How does photolysis work?
Photolysis is a chemical reaction in which photons (light particles) break down chemical compounds. The energy in the light causes molecules to vibrate, which in turn breaks the bonds that keep the molecules together and causes the compound to break up. Photolysis can be used to destroy grease and gaseous odours and also to attack bacteria, mould and viruses.
The Techniclean system utilises high intensity UV-C light which also produces ozone. This further attacks odour and grease molecules downstream of the equipment.
Where we use photolysis
Techniclean units use photolysis to attack grease and gaseous odours. The units use a special lamp which emits light at 185nm and produces both light energy and ozone. Downstream, ozone produced by the UV-C lamps continues to break down any remaining odours via the mechanism of ozonoylsis.
We’re looking at innovative ways to use UV-C photolysis for air and surface treatment and disinfection. If you have a possible use for UV- C technology but Techniclean isn’t the product for you, we’d be happy to discuss ideas. Just get in touch