Air Oasis continues to set the standards for advanced photcatalytic oxidation air purifiers. The new Air Oasis G3 commercial and residential induct series offers these new enhancements:
The Air Oasis G3 Induct UV Air Purifier easily installs in your HVAC system to ensure the duct work in your house or building stays free of harmful contaminants such as mold and bacteria. This UV air purifier also allows your home or building to be covered more evenly due to ions being forced throughout the duct work and into each room or area with an air outlet.
More than 20 years after NASA put the first man on the moon, NASA began to prepare for future man missions into deep space by growing their own fruit and vegetables in space. They had to find a way to reduce ethylene gas, which was destroying the plants and vegetables when they would ripen. NASA developed an ethylene scrub air purification machine using a titanium dioxide catalyst in conjunction with UV lamps to remove the ethylene gas. Subsequent tests revealed that this PCO/TiO2 air purifier technology also helped destroy harmful organisms such as bacteria that passed through the system.
Air Oasis has utilized this early NASA UV PCO air purifier technology to develop a revolutionary line of air purifiers. Every Air Oasis air purifier contains a PCO cell coated with their proprietary nano Nickel HCT catalyst that is permanently bonded to the PCO cell structure. When photons from the germicidal UVC lamp excite water and oxygen molecules on the catalyst surface, redundant oxidizers, including hydroxyl radicals and hydro peroxides, are formed. Organic compounds that collide with the catalyst are greatly reduced. Air Oasis air purifiers have been tested by Nabarun Ghosh Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology, Department of Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences at West Texas A&M University. They have been proven to greatly reduce mold, bacteria, VOCs and other aeroallergens. Read Air Oasis Studies and Test Results
The proprietary patent-pending Air Oasis nano Nickel HCT catalyst is superior to any PCO catalyst currently on the market. Imitation air purifiers use titanium dioxide (TiO2) alone as a catalyst. (TiO2 is the cheapest, most available catalyst metal on the market. It's often used as the white pigment in standard house paint and costs only pennies.) The nano Nickel HCT contains five rare catalyst metals. We also use nano size metals to increase the kinetic rate of reaction. Read about Air Oasis Technology
Since UV lamps were first used in HVAC systems, there has been one constant complaint from HVAC engineers and contractors. UV light can degrade many of the rubbers and plastics used within an HVAC system causing premature system failure. Air Oasis has created the perfect solution. With the development of their proprietary Rotational UV Shield you can control how little or how much UV light is emitted from the unit, while allowing for a constant stream of air to pass through the AHPCO cell for treatment. The Rotational UV Shield can be rotated 360 degrees exposing more or less of the UVC lamp. (Click here to read why most induct UV lamps are not as effective as claimed).
The Air Oasis nano HCT HVAC 6" Induct UV Air Purifier is for smaller sized homes, offices or buildings up to 1000 sq. ft. per air handler, assuming an 8-foot ceiling and depending on cubic air space and contaminant sources and levels.
The Air Oasis G3 nano HCT HVAC 9" Induct UV Air Purifier is for average to large sized homes, offices or buildings up to 3000 sq. ft. per air handler, assuming an 8-foot ceiling and depending on cubic air space and contaminant sources and levels. This model works well in small commercial applications like kennels, pet shops, medical and dental facilities, business offices, etc.
The Air Oasis G3 nano HCT HVAC 14" Induct UV Air Purifier is designed for larger homes (3,500+ sq. ft. per air handler), large commercial or industrial applications or smaller buildings where higher contaminants are known to exist and need to be reduced continuously. HVAC blowers should be over 6500 CFM.
The following specifications apply to all nano HCT induct models:
The Air Oasis nano HCT Induct is powered using a 26 VDC power adapter with a rated input voltage of 100 - 240 VAC and 6 foot supply cord. The adapter connects to a 110 or 230 VAC 3 amp power cord that is 5 feet in length. The AC power cord is detachable and interchangeable to meet global requirements. For safety and to ensure proper function of the nano HCT Induct we recommend that ONLY the power adapter included with the original purchase be used.
The Air Oasis nano HCT Induct air purifier was designed for continuous operation. For maximum effectiveness, operate the unit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Optional 24 VAC Internal HVAC Power Source Wiring
Most forced-air heating or cooling systems have a internal 24 VAC power source to which the nano HCT Induct can be safely connected without overloading other circuits.
The Air Oasis G3 nano HCT induct unit has two indicator lights that tell specific information about the unit.
Operational Indicator Lights
- Green - Unit has power, ballast and UVC lamp are operating efficiently.
- Red - Unit has power, UVC lamp is defective or not properly connected. Contact an Air Oasis representative.
- No Lights: There are two possibilities.
- The unit is not properly connected to the power supply.
- The ballast exceeded the operating temperature of 105C. When that happens, the thermal protector opens the circuit, disconnecting power to the ballast. The circuit will automatically reset when the ballast cools.
UVC Lamp Status Lights
- Blue Solid - The UVC lamp is within its two-year life span. No action is needed.
- Blue Flashing - The UVC lamp is outside its two-year life span and should be replaced.
The nano HCT Induct was engineered to be virtually maintenance free. The AHPCO Cell should be replaced every two years. A blue flashing light on the panel indicates that the UVC lamp is outside its two year life span and should be replaced. At two years of age, the UVC lamp performance drops by 20%, and continues to drop during the third year of use until it is no longer effective.
To maintain the outer housing, never use harsh cleaners, chemicals or abrasives on the plastic polycarbonate housing or anodized aluminum. Only a dry micro fiber towel or a towel lightly moistened with water should be used to remove any dust or other debris from the outside of the unit.
Air Oasis is made in the USA with quality American engineered parts. From durable light weight titanium anodized aluminum, down to the polycarbonate ballast housing, every part of the nano HCT is made with pristine quality and assembled and tested by hand. Air Oasis offers quality you can count on. (Read More about Air Oasis Quality)
The nano HCT Induct units are designed to be installed within the ductwork of an HVAC system. They can be mounted in either the supply side or return side of your HVAC system. The nano HCT Induct unit should be placed within 10 feet of an electrical outlet. To help you determine the optimal placement of your new nano HCT Induct, we have listed a few examples below. We recommend that you always work with an authorized Air Oasis dealer and licensed HVAC engineer or contractor when deciding optimal placement.
The nano HCT Induct unit should be mounted directly above the coils with UV Shields rotated 90 to the open position. The unit should be orientated so that the UV light shines directly on the coils (air flow label should be pointing at the coils). Larger air handlers may require multiple units.
Reducing Contaminants in Ductwork
In residential or light commercial applications a single unit can be mounted in the plenum on the supply side of the HVAC system.
In Large Commercial Applications
Air can become recontaminated as it travels through the duct work. Therefore it may be necessary to mount several nano HCT Induct units throughout the ductwork. The UV Shield can be rotated to the closed position when installing the unit in close proximity to rubber seals and gaskets or electrical components to protect them from the UV rays. When possible, the UV Shield should be rotated in the open position for optimal efficiency to expose more contaminants to UVC radiation.
Reduce Airborne Contaminants in a Room
The nano HCT Induct unit should be installed in close proximity to the air outlet vent that supplies air to the room being treated. The UV Shield should be rotated to the closed position to prevent human exposure to UV rays.
Air Oasis Induct ACT units are installed directly into the plenum or other remote "down stream" locations. The following are simplified instructions. Please consult the installation manual for extensive installation instructions.
Once the installation process is complete, plug the included power adapter into the Nano HCT. Connect the power adapter to a 110 or 240 VAC electrical outlet. The Nano HCT will start, with the green lights and blue lights illuminating.
Additional installation instructions and options can be found in the manual. Read the nano HCT Induct Installation Manual
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