Independent performance testing was recently done by the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (LRRI) to compare the Odorox® Boss machine to the Titan machine sold by International Ozone Inc. LRRI has special expertise in the area of atmospheric and physical chemistry and their scientists are well published. They have studied hydroxyl radicals for years for the U.S. Government and others. They are most likely the only lab in the United States that is capable of these performance measurements and you will note the details provided with respect to their testing procedures.
The Titan machine is popularly advertised as a “hydroxyl” machine for a fraction of the cost of Odorox®. The LRRI tests have proven the Titan is unable to produce any measurable quantity of hydroxyls and was unable to make any reduction to either of the test VOCs in the air. By comparison, the Odorox® machine produced approximately 2 million hydroxyls per cubic centimeter and made a 17% reduction in the test VOC in a relatively short period of time.
The Titan is marketed as a machine that uses the Photo Catalytic Oxidation (PCO) method to generate hydroxyls. By design, this method requires the contaminant to come into very close contact with the coated surface inside the machine, and is not a technology that can effectively be used for treating surfaces and contents in the treatment space. The Odorox® methodology is unique in its ability to treat both the air in the room that passes through the irradiation chamber as well as the surfaces and contents in the treatment area.
To prevent further confusion in the marketplace, it is very important that contractors and insurance professionals understand the difference between the Odorox® brand and these other so called “hydroxyl” machines.