Post-Fire Environment Safety - Part 2

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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Miss Part One of the post-fire environment safety study?  View here.

About Michael Pinto and Wonder Makers Environmental:

Michael A. Pinto, CSP, CMP, is the chief executive officer of Wonder Makers Environmental, Inc., a manufacturing and environmental consulting firm that specializes in identification and control of asbestos, lead, IAQ, mold, industrial hygiene, and chemical problems. Mr. Pinto is the author of over 200 published articles and 5 books. He has completed doctoral course work in environmental engineering and holds numerous certifications an the environmental and safety areas, including Certified Safety Professional and Certified Mold Professional. He was a member of the Mitigation Assessment Team for FEMA following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and is known for his contributions to the EPA’s Healthy Home Initiative. He has worked closely with the restoration and abatement industry for the past 27 years as both an international instructor and consultant, and is widely regarding as an industry expert. Michael is also recognized for his “practical “ approach to difficult scientific and environmental problems as they relate to air quality.

 

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