From NASA to Now

From an iconic NASA mission, to technology that has changed how air is cleaned, we are proud and honored to be a part of it.

From NASA to Now

“Houston, we’ve had a problem.”
This was the call to action that inspired a team of NASA engineers to solve a problem, pronto. The result was a device that brought the wounded Apollo 13 capsule and its astronauts safely back to earth.

The call went out again (somewhat less urgently) when space station astronauts needed to eliminate the ethylene gas produced by plants that accelerates ripening. Again, NASA engineers with help from the University of Wisconsin found a solution: an air purification technology that eliminates 99% of ethylene gas from the air, and as a result, now food packers, florists and grocery chains have been using Airocide since 1998 to extend the shelf life of flowers, fruits and vegetables (as much as ten days) by eliminating the ethylene gas trapped in storage facilities and refrigerators. This one-of-a-kind technology helps save a portion of the 27 billion pounds of fruits and vegetables lost to spoilage each year.

Further testing showed Airocide was virtually 100% effective in destroying Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) – basically the bad stuff emitted by products you have around your house, like aerosol sprays, cleaning supplies, disinfectants, hobby supplies, dry-cleaned clothing, building materials, paints and paint thinners, strippers, pesticides and even air fresheners. It was also found that Airocide eliminates pollen, dust mites, viruses, bacteria and other biological pollutants traditional air purifiers couldn’t even attempt. These findings were truly a breath of fresh air.

In 2003 Airocide was introduced into hospitals, clinics, emergency rooms, dental offices and daycare centers to help stop the spread of infectious disease. Further studies consistently demonstrate dramatic reductions in mold and bacteria counts.


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