Shinoe™ Proprietary Air Treatment Technology

Shinoe™ Proprietary Air Treatment Technology comprises of 3 to 5 (for specific models) processes that have undergone intensive Research and Development in order to optimize the treatment output of Shinoe Products within a specified indoor space.

Collectively, these processes effectively treat and recirculate indoor air eliminating air pollutants such as bio aerosols, VOCs, and particulates that contribute to human respiratory health risks.

Shinoe™ Air Treatment Process 1: Photocatalytic Oxidation (PCO)

Photocatalytic Oxidation (PCO) is a process achieved when you combine Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation with a Titanium Oxide (TiO2) catalyst. PCO creates hydroxyl radicals and super oxide ions which are highly reactive electrons that 'attack' malignant contaminants, breaking the cellular structure of air pollutants apart at the DNA level. Photocatalytic Oxidation has the power to destroy particles as small as 0.001 microns.

To give perspective, conventional HEPA Filters, while an effective alternative, can only filter particles as small as 0.3 microns.

A Bacteria's width ranges from 0.2 to 1 micron.

A Parasitic Virus is about 100 times smaller than a bacteria.

Photocatalytic Oxidation is an extremely powerful process that can decompose and eliminate viruses, bacteria, and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) such as formaldehyde which is carcinogenic. PCO also addresses foul smell such as amonia in the case of bathrooms.

References: 1, 2, 3 

Shinoe™ Air Treatment Process 2: Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI)

Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) is a spectrum of electromagnetic energy generated by the sun and can also be generated artificially with specially designed germicidal UV lamps. UVGI is a non-toxic and effective disinfection method to eliminate and inactivate 99.99% of viruses, bacteria, and other microorganisms.

UVGI works as a mutagen to viruses, bacteria, and other microorganisms on a cellular level penetrating the cell wall.

This disrupts the microorganism's DNA, which causes the death of the cell and renders it incapable of multiplying.

Out of the wide spectrum of UV light, Shinoe UVGI utilizes germicidal UV-C at 254 nanometers which is the most effective at penetrating cell membranes of unwanted microorganisms.

 References: 1, 2

We have furnished the same Shinoe UVGI Technology as stand alone products that can be used in disinfecting indoor surfaces as well.

See Our Stand-Alone UVGI Products for Surface Disinfection - Shinoe UV Series

Shinoe™ Air Treatment Process 3: Supercharged STI Ionizer


Shinoe patented STI contains an electrically charged wire, which sends charged molecules into the air in a specified indoor space. These molecules, or ions, interact with pollutants and dust particles in the air due to an electric attraction. By removing these particles (PM2.5/10/1) from the air you breathe, STI improves air quality and reduces the amount of particulates that enter you lungs.

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Shinoe™ Air Treatment Process 4: Activated Carbon Filter (Available in some models)

Activated Carbon Super-condensed Filter is utilized in some Shinoe Closed Loop Ventilation models to compliment the first three processes as mentioned above and is targeted to treat odours from air. Activated Carbon is highly effective in absorbing smell, foul odours, and benzene (from cigarette smoke).

Activated Carbon is utilized in our closed loop ventilation models such as FRESCO VB600, SILENCER CVF160, and ESP600.

References: 1, 2


Shinoe™ Air Treatment Process 5: Electro Static Precipitator (Available in some models)

An Electrostatic Precipitator is a pollution-control device that uses the force of an induced electrostatic charge to remove certain impurities, either solid particles or liquid droplets, from the air. The electrostatic precipitator functions by applying energy only to the particulate matter being collected, without significantly impeding the flow of gases/air. This technological process is commonly used particularly for removing particles from waste gases at industrial facilities and power-generating stations and even smoke fumes from typical commercial restaurants before being ventilated out.

Our Shinoe Proprietary ESP design made this technology compact and is implemented in some of our closed loop ventilation products such as SILENCER CVF160 and ESP600.

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See Our Closed Loop Ventilation Products - Shinoe CLVS Series