With the on-going COVID-19 pandemic still a major threat to our health, preventing the spread of the virus is a top priority by both the Philippine government and its citizenry. While we treat our homes as the safest place we can be during these challenging times, paying closer attention to the air quality in our residences.
Developed by Panasonic Corporation, nanoe X technology is the original ionizer that generates “nano-sized atomized water particles” collecting invisible moisture in the air and applies a high voltage to it in order to produce “hydroxyl radicals contained in water”. Hydroxyl radicals are characterized by being strongly oxidative and highly reactive.
Panasonic has been researching this technology since 1997 and has verified its effectiveness in a variety of areas, including inhibiting pathogenic microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, and viruses) and allergens, breaking down PM 2.5 components that have adverse effects on the human body.
In 2012, the company conducted a virus clearance test with a third-party organization and had confirmed the effectiveness of each of the four (04) categories in terms of biological characteristics. Based on this result, Panasonic announced that “hydroxyl radicals contained in water” technology could be expected to have an inhibitory effect on new viruses.
Texcell, a global contract research organization, has confirmed that the nanoe X does have an inhibitory effect on the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). This testing was carried out in a closed laboratory environment and was not designed to assess its efficacy in uncontrolled living spaces.
Nanoe X & Hydroxyl Radicals Contained in Water
In general, hydroxyl radicals in the air have a short life span and have difficulty in generating a huge quantity while controlling ozone generation. The technology utilized by Panasonic generates hydroxyl radicals contained in water encompassing charged water particles to give it a longer life span. The same technology produces a huge quantity of hydroxyl radicals while controlling ozone generation, making it safe and effective in inhibiting new viruses.
Hydroxyl radicals contained in water have a longer life span which enhances its ability to attach to viruses, taking away hydrogen (H) from proteins that neutralize viruses. The same Texcell test report has verified nanoe X device used in a 45-liter enclosed box effectively inhibits novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in 2 hours.
Panasonic air conditioners and other Panasonic appliances equipped with nanoe X contain about 4.8 trillion per second hydroxyl radicals that can inhibit surface-level pollutants. This is done by penetrating deep into fabric materials and inhibiting pathogenic microorganisms such as bacteria & viruses, mold, allergen, pollen, and hazardous substances.
The new technology offered by Panasonic is a testament to how they stay true to offering new value for better living and help realize “A Better Life, A Better World” for each of their customers. This will provide Filipino families an option to be able to make sure that their homes are indeed a haven for them, lessening the harms of being infected by the rapidly spreading coronavirus. Aside from our homes, business establishments including restaurants, hospitals, offices, gyms, schools, and more are best to utilize this technology since Panasonic air conditioners equipped with the nanoe X, are capable of providing 24-hour air protection.
Panasonic will continue to pursue the potential of nanoe X technology to address possible risks associated with air pollution such as new pathogenic microorganisms, to create healthy environments for people around the world.