|Bill Converse, Inventor |
of the CritterZone
Air Purifier. Photo provided
by Air Restore.
|Molly. Photo by Donna Hailson.|
|Photo by Donna Hailson.|
Air Restore's website offers an explanation of the technology behind CritterZone noting, first, that the air we breathe is filled with various contaminants (dust, dander, bacteria, dry protein from feces, mold, germs, viruses and more). It also contains the natural ingredients of the fresh air that Nature intended including oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, and water vapor.
|CritterZone units. Photo provided|
by Air Restore.
The company claims its product will "naturalize" the air, restoring natural air balances, in a way akin to the work of a thunderstorm. It is said to do so via two distinctly different, but related, continual processes: Bi-Polar Ionization & Plasma Conversion.
Air Restore's website continues with this: "Bi-Polar Ionization is a continual process whereby massive streams of positive and negative ions are released into the environment. These ions create charges on the solid matter in the air, which are then attracted to the particles of the opposite charge until they grow heavy enough to settle out of the air. As the air restores around the CritterZone, the process extends deeper into the environmental space, quickly cleaning a large area from a small source. The Plasma Conversion Process uses a high-energy plasma flow to convert the moisture in the air into natural cleaning agents. The moisture is converted to additional hydrogen and oxygen components and then proceeds to use these to create oxidation and reduction components in the form of hyper-oxides and hydroxides (HOH and OH) - the natural cleaners. These components react to pollutants, virtually destroying odors, mold, bacteria, germs, viruses, dust, dander, etc. These same components combine with the moisture in the air to provide a surface of protection to actually PREVENT germ and mold growth."
Bill acknowledges that the CritterZone does produce trace amounts of ozone as a byproduct of this process. He concludes, however, that the amounts are less than minimal and the health benefits are substantial.