Quantum Antimicrobial Technology
airDefender® Quantum Antimicrobial Technology (QAT) is an innovative protectant engineered through an advanced patented technology to be an antimicrobial and/or self-cleaning solution for a range of projects from industrial to commercial to consumer homes. A revolution to traditional nano photocatalytic science that harnesses natural and sustainable resources and minerals, QAT can be introduced and integrated with different kinds of raw materials and finished goods to create antimicrobial and self-cleaning products.
With known antimicrobial and self-cleaning properties as well as effectiveness in environmental purification, Titanium Dioxide has been studied since the 1970s to improve its photocatalytic abilities. In an improvement to reduce the harsh activation criteria, namely its dependency on there being a stable source of UV light, and to improve the effectiveness of its properties, a new technique employing nano-sized (~100nm) TiO2 was created, resulting in the now relatively well known Nano Photocatalyst. Unfortunately, while successful in widening the activation criteria to any light source, constant light energy is still necessary to maintain the photochemical reaction.
Since its development, traditional nano photocatalysts have been used in a variety of applications and products, including in for of photocatalyst coatings. Often applied to exterior environments due to the light activation requirement, these nano-photocatalyst coatings can be used to extend the life of exterior paint, reduce mold growth, and eliminate environmental TVOCs.
A breakthrough in photocatalyst technology, QAT is the new era improvement to traditional nano photocatalyst that no longer requires a stable and constant source of light for activation. Moreover, the new technology can achieve 38x higher performance in its antimicrobial and self-cleaning abilities while being longer-lasting and safe for use on humans and all surfaces.
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airDefender International Company holds two separate patents for Quantum Antimicrobial Technology.
Antiviral efficacy with Patent no: CN2020/103148
Self-cleaning property with Patent no: WO2019/205551
In 2014, airDefender™ had a breakthrough and developed a Titanium Dioxide Antimicrobial Technology in Quantum dot size − to lower the sizes of the solution to far beyond the Nano definition. This smaller size allowed it to attach to pathogens more effectively and improved performance drastically. Since then, airDefender began using this technology in commercial applications.
Able to kill superbugs – such as H1N1, E.coli, MRSA, etc – as well as other bacteria/viruses of concern – such as SAR2 and 229E Human coronavirus.
Able to outlast other additive technology to deliver effectiveness ranging from hours to months–depending on the type of product incorporation.
Able to attach to the surfaces stronger by increased contact points due to smaller ion size, increasing durability and wash resistance.
NASA & AJIC Studies
As a part of the airDefender mission to provide healthcare innovations, airDefender®'s quantum technology, which uses the Visible Light Responsive (VLR) catalyst, was ranked by NASA research team as one of the top 3 best samples submitted in 2014.
An experiment was conducted by the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) to test the effectiveness of the QAT surface coating. The results showed a remarkable decline of infection rate in healthcare settings by a 30% reduction, in terms of the incidence of transmission.
Tested & Verified Efficacy
airDefender® QAT has undergone and continues to undergo efficacy and safety testing to ensure superior quality and safety for our partners and consumers. QAT has been strictly tested effective against H1N1 Influenza virus, E. Coli, MRSA, SARS-2, Salmonella, Legionella, Listeria, HCoV-229E, Vaccinia, hand-foot-mouth, and many other diseases and contaminants.
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