We’ve all been spending a lot of time in our homes. A lot more than usual. And since our indoor air is five times more polluted than outdoor air, any technology that can help confirm we’re breathing in good air, is a good thing.
Molekule, a “science company” headquartered in San Francisco, has created an air purifier that uses nanotechnology and a dual-filtration system to destroy pollutants such as allergens, VOCs, viruses and bacteria. Studies show the air purifier can actually “capture, oxidize and destroy black mold.”
The company’s proprietary technology is called PECO, or Photo Electrochemical Oxidation. It works at a molecular level to destroy pollutants and utilizes the same free radicals used to kill cancer cells. Their flagship residential product, Molekule Air, can be used in rooms up to 600 sq. ft. while the Molekule Air Mini+ is best for rooms up to 250 sq. ft.
Molekule offers a quiet, energy-efficient option to conventional air purifiers. Research completed by the University of Minnesota also demonstrated the PECO technology did not generate ozone byproduct. And their app, available for both iOS and Android, allows you to view the filter status or select your fan speed from your phone or iPad.
Their newest commercial air purifier product, Air Pro RX, was recently granted FDA 510(k) Class II Medical Device Clearance for medical use. Studies show the Air Pro RX has the ability to “destroy 99.9994% of RNA virus MS2 on the filter in 24 hours, which is a proxy for SARAS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19” meaning, although not a “cure” for COVID-19 it may help reduce the spread of it. Molekule conducts extensive testing through their own labs as well as certified third-party laboratories.
Keep an eye on this company. They are continuing to innovate and are currently working on products that will improve the indoor air quality in schools, businesses, and public transportation.