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Air Purifiers Eliminate Pathogens, Preserve Food

NASA-funded researchers produced an ethylene reduction device for a plant growth unit. KES Science and Technology Inc., a Kennesaw, Georgia-based company specializing in sustaining perishable foods, licensed the ethylene scrubbing technology. KES partnered with Akida Holdings, of Jacksonville, Florida, which now markets the NASA-developed technology as AiroCide. According to the company, it is the only air purifier that completely destroys airborne bacteria, mold, fungi, mycotoxins, viruses, volatile organic compounds (like ethylene), and odors. What's more, the devices have no filters that need changing and produce no harmful byproducts, such as the ozone created by some filtration systems
Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
MSFC-SO-190
Patent Status: 
Agency
NASA
Region
Southeast
State: 
Alabama
Phone: 
256-544-9151
Email: 
terry.taylor@nasa.gov
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