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How does Airborne 10 SIAT work?

The Airborne 10 which uses SIAT (Surfactant Induced Absorption Technology) alters the solubility and also the effective area or interface of the water droplet by something in the order of 500 000%. Airborne 10 achieves this by having its hydrophilic (water loving) end in the water and its hydrophobic (water hating) end in air. This happens immediately the droplets are formed, this means that our 50 micron droplet that had a surface area of 7,855 square microns and effective volume of 65,458 cubic microns has now got an effective area of 39,275,000 square microns and an effective volume of 8,182,227 cubic microns. Now when we go back to our collisions we can see why this is important.

What is an offensive odor? 

They are gases, which are travelling at thousands of kilometers an hour. Hard to believe? Yes but try this out. Put a container with something very smelly inside in a room with little or no air movement remove the lid and move to the opposite side of the room, it will not be long before you can smell it, the substance has reached your olfactory nerves.

If it is travelling at such a high speed why is it not instant?

The speed a gas molecule travels at is proportional to its mass, the smaller the mass the faster the speed, but the air is full of other molecules which are continually crashing to each other, so our offensive odor molecules cannot travel in a straight line and after millions of collisions it finally reaches you.

The bigger the effective volume and the area of our droplet the more effective it is at catching the pollution molecules, the mass of our water droplet is huge in comparison and is just about floating in the air. When we look at the size of our pollution molecules Hydrogen Sulphide, for example, has an atomic mass of 34.08 this means that it is less than 1,000,000,000th the size of our 50 micron droplet, even a very big pollutant molecule like Skatole with a molecular weight of 131.17 is very small by comparison when they collide with our droplet they are caught, forming a solute. This makes the droplets heavier so they drop to the ground, where they are broken down by the natural bacteria present.

Ok, so far so good.

But why don’t we make our droplet sizes even smaller? Well what we have found is that if they are too small they will flash evaporate into the air and that is no good, as they are lost for our purposes. Let’s look at some larger droplet sizes the type people use in scrubbing systems for example.

The facts about Airborne 10

  • A 100 micron droplet would have an effective volume of 14,138,888 cu. microns
  • A 200 micron droplet would have an effective volume of 33,514,400 cu. microns
  • A 300 micron droplet would have an effective volume of 65,457,813 cu. microns

They look impressive don’t they, but be careful because:

  • For one 100 micron droplet you would get 8 of the 50 micron droplets
  • For one 200 micron droplet you would get 64 of the 50 micron droplets
  • For one 300 micron droplet you would get 216 of the 50 micron droplets

THEREFORE the 50 micron droplet is 463% more effective than the 100 micron
1,563% more effective than the 200 micron and a huge 2,700% more effective than the 300 micron.

What's an Odor?

What's an OdorAn odor is caused by a volatilized chemical compound(s), normally at a low concentration which animals and humans perceive by the sense of olfaction (or smell).

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