Research

Photocatalytic Detoxification

Chemical, microbial and particulate matter contamination of air and water poses an increasing challenge.

CERC has long researched many iterations of photocatalytic detoxification and disinfection. Photocatalytic oxidation is a process where a semiconductor upon adsorption of a photon, acts as a catalyst in producing reactive radicals, mainly hydroxyl radicals, which in turn can oxidize organic compounds and totally mineralize them.

This way organic molecules are decomposed to form carbon dioxide, water and mineral acids as final products When used in combination with solar radiation, titanium dioxide (TiO2) infused filters captures and oxidizes volatile organic compounds, bacteria, spores, dust mite allergens, molds, endotoxins and viruses .