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Understanding the Hazards of Fire Residue Encountered During Restoration

Posted by Roger Sheppard on 12/15/15

An extensive literature review was undertaken to determine the types and levels of contaminants present in a building following a fire. A thorough review of currently available literature uncovered significant research regarding the sorts of contaminants that are produced during building fires, as well as the type and extent of airborne and surface contaminants that are produced in such conflagrations. A wide variety of noxious materials were identified from multiple studies, with the consistent warning that attempts to fully characterize hazards associated with fires are inherently limited due to the vast array of products that can be impacted by re and the individual progression that each structure fire takes.

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Michael Pinto and Wonder Makers Environmental Release Part Two Study – Odorox Performance and Safety For Fire Restoration

Posted by Roger Sheppard on 12/14/15

Michael Pinto with Wonder Makers Environmental, Inc. has completed Part Two of the study regarding the safety of post-fire conditions for contractors, including the effect of the Odorox technology in these environments.  A real-world fire was simulated in a test chamber and  air samples were taken regularly for five days after the fire was extinguished. The samples were measured by a highly reputable third party lab to detect the type and quantity of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present.  In the study, worst case conditions were created with the actual source materials left in the sealed room while the Odorox machine was running.  The total VOCs were reduced from 48,000 nanograms per liter (ng/L)  to 2,600 ng/L in just eight hours.  At the conclusion of the study, the room was completely fresh and even the smoke residue on the walls was visibly reduced.  The study confirms the science that is explained by Odorox , which includes the actual breakdown of more complex VOCs.  The study also includes some practical recommendations regarding personal protective equipment in difficult post-fire conditions.  The overall conclusion provides that the Odorox equipment makes working conditions safer for contractors by eliminating the odors and substantially reducing the harmful VOCs, even under these worst case conditions without source removal.

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Odorox Hydroxyl Group releases independent lab studies for reduction of aerosolized biologicals , 4.7 log reduction achieved with Black Mold

Posted by Roger Sheppard on 10/21/15

“This series of lab studies demonstrates our ongoing commitment to important third party scientific studies to further prove the efficacy of the Odorox technology.  These studies include a broad spectrum of biologicals, and are really impressive. The technology does far more than odor elimination and the possibilities for applications in many different markets are astounding. We will also continue to seek the input of experts in the Disaster Cleanup industry to find ways our technology should be further included in other cleaning protocols.”

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Odorox® and Wonder Makers Environmental Release Part One of a Study Regarding the Safety of Post-Fire Environments

Posted by Roger Sheppard on 10/7/15

In Part One of a two-part project, Wonder Makers Environmental, Inc. conducted an extensive review of existing literature regarding the air quality of post-fire environments and the potential risk to restoration contractors when working in such situations. This research paper answers important questions about the types and quantities of residual contaminants that may be present in structures at the time that restoration work is undertaken. Areas of review include evaluating the general safety of a fire-damaged structure during the various stages of restoration work, and determining if there is any consensus in the current body of knowledge regarding the recommended use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the restoration and cleanup process. 

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Understanding the Cascade Effect of Hydroxyl Radicals Produced by Odorox® Systems

Posted by Tom McArdle on 1/22/14

This paper has been provided by Dr. Araps to further explain the “Cascade Effect” of Hydroxyl Radicals produced by the Odorox® systems. The series of chain reactions enables the treatment of not only the pathogens passing through the machine , but also the structures and contents in the treatment space outside of the machine.

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Odorox Hydroxyl Group To Present At The Worley 2014 Expo

Posted by Tom McArdle on 12/15/13

The Odorox Hydroxyl Group and Tom McArdle have been asked to provide an educational presentation for CE credit at the upcoming Worley Claims Expo in San Antonio, TX from January 22nd to January 25th.  This class will address the science and benefits of the Odorox® patented hydroxyl technology as well as the potential claims savings related to ALE, business interruption, and restoration of valuable items.

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The New Tool for Deodorization: Hydroxl Generators

Posted by Tom McArdle on 11/19/13

In the November, 2013 issue of Restoration & Remediation Magazine, Tom McArdle Vice President of the Odorox Hydroxyl Group discussed the growing use Hydroxls in deodorization applications.

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