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REME® or Reflective Electro Magnetic Energy, is an advanced oxidation technology developed by RGF Environmental Group to minimize and neutralize indoor air pollutants such as bacteria, viruses, mold, gases (VOCs), odors, pollen, dust, and other airborne particles. REME® uses an electro magnetic energy cell to create ionized hydro-peroxides (H2O2), a friendly oxidizer plasma made from oxygen and humidity. This hydrogen peroxide vapor is excellent at killing germs, reducing VOCs and eliminating unwanted odors. In addition, RGF’s In-duct HVAC unit, the REME HALO®, has the added benefit of reducing airborne dust and particles through bi-polar ionization. Particles will clump together to form larger, heavier particles, which in turn drop out of the air or are caught by your filter.
Safety It is a normal reaction to question the long-term safety of any product that is effective and uses new or ‘breakthrough’ technology. This type of question has become common, as our litigious society has taught us to question things that significantly outperform existing methods or products. There is no known case of hydro-peroxides ever creating a health risk. Considering we have been exposed to hydro-peroxides in nature since the day man stepped on the planet, it is a reasonable assumption that hydro-peroxides do not constitute a health risk. Over the past 20 plus years, RGF has more than one million Advanced Oxidation products successfully used worldwide without a safety problem. The breakthrough in the RGF advanced oxidation technologies is a group of oxidants known as Hydro-peroxides. Hydro-peroxides have been a common part of our environment for over 3.5 billion years. Hydro-peroxides are created in our atmosphere whenever three components are present: Oxygen molecules, water vapor and energy (electro magnetic) Ionized-hydro-peroxides are very effective at destroying harmful microbials in the air and on surfaces. As oxidants, they do this by either destroying the microbe through a process known as cell lysing or by changing its molecular structure and rendering it harmless (which is the case in VOCs and odors). The amount of hydro-peroxides required to accomplish this task in a conditioned space is well below the level that is constantly in our outside air. The Advanced Oxidation Technology found in RGF’s Guardian Air and REME product family has brought the oxidants found in the outside air into the conditioned space of your home.
Photohydroionization® (PHI) is an advanced oxidation technology developed by RGF Environmental Group to minimize and neutralize indoor air pollutants such as bacteria, viruses, mold, gases (VOCs) and odors. PHI utilizes a broad-spectrum, high intensity UV light targeted on a hydrated quad-metallic catalyst surface. This target surface is covered with a proprietary quad-metallic and hydrophilic coating. The UV light reacts with the catalyst and moisture to produce an advanced oxidation plasma consisting of hydro-peroxides, super oxide ions and hydroxide ions. These friendly oxidizers will revert back to oxygen and hydrogen once they’ve come in contact with and eliminated the pollutant.
Safety It is a normal reaction to question the long-term safety of any product that is effective and uses new or ‘breakthrough’ technology. This type of question has become common, as our litigious society has taught us to question things that significantly outperform existing methods or products. There is no known case of hydro-peroxides ever creating a health risk. Considering we have been exposed to hydro-peroxides in nature since the day man stepped on the planet, it is a reasonable assumption that hydro-peroxides do not constitute a health risk. Over the past 20 plus years, RGF has more than one million Advanced Oxidation products successfully used worldwide without a safety problem. The breakthrough in the RGF advanced oxidation technologies is a group of oxidants known as Hydro-peroxides. Hydro-peroxides have been a common part of our environment for over 3.5 billion years. Hydro-peroxides are created in our atmosphere whenever three components are present: Oxygen molecules, water vapor and energy (electro magnetic) Ionized-hydro-peroxides are very effective at destroying harmful microbials in the air and on surfaces. As oxidants, they do this by either destroying the microbe through a process known as cell lysing or by changing its molecular structure and rendering it harmless (which is the case in VOCs and odors). The amount of hydro-peroxides required to accomplish this task in a conditioned space is well below the level that is constantly in our outside air. The Advanced Oxidation Technology found in RGF’s Guardian Air and REME product family has brought the oxidants found in the outside air into the conditioned space of your home.

Mold/Bacteria Protection of an Air Conditioner Coil

Mold/Bacteria Protection of an Air Conditioner Coil By Ronald G. Fink The Problem: g r o u n d f o r m o l d a n d Cold gas is pumped through an air conditioner coil. A coil is b a c t e r i a ) . A s t h […]

Hydro-Peroxide for Indoor Air Quality

Hydro-Peroxide for Indoor Air Quality! A new advanced Oxidation Technology utilizing “Ionized Hydro-Peroxide” is brought to the HVAC industry for indoor Air Quality! By Dr. James Marsden, Ronald G. Fink and Walter B. Ellis fire and flood restoration companies. The use of ozone as Oxidation is technically defined as the losing or the giving an […]

Airline Commercial Building Bio-terrorism Solution

Airline / Commercial Building Bioterrorism Solution By Dr. James Marsden, Ronald G. Fink and Walter Ellis In theory, a terrorist could aspirate a virus easily on an air- 3’ liner, in a terminal or any commercial building simply by plac- 88% Reduction ing a virus in a small hand activated asperator readily available at any […]

Wholesale & Distribution, Fall 2015 – A Clean Business

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Advanced Oxidation Effects on Infectious Diseases and Indoor Air Quality

Advanced Oxidation Effects on Infectious Diseases and Indoor Air Quality By Dr. James Marsden, Ronald G. Fink and Walter Ellis Indoor air quality (IAQ) is rapidly becoming a buzz word for the HVAC contractor. Most people associate indoor air quality with air filtration, which is designed to remove airborne particles. The problem is that standard […]

Sick Yacht Syndrome

Sick Yacht Syndrome (S.Y.S.) Norwalk Virus, bilge odors, flesh eating bacteria, mold, yeast, holding tank odors, VOC’s, stale air, diesel bacteria – all are indoor air problems on a yacht. The question is why are indoor air problems magnified on a yacht and how can we control them? Indoor air problems or sick building syndrome […]

Envision, The World’s First Environmentally Friendly Mega Yacht

Envision, The World’s First Environmentally Friendly Mega Yacht Where Technology Meets the High Seas! By Devon Julian From the moment you set your eyes on this yacht it is hard and work began at the Riviera Yacht Center in Riviera to believe. Step inside, take the tour, and you will really be Beach, Florida, just […]

the NEWS, June 2003 – IAQ Sales

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RGF's new REME HALO®-How it Works in Your Home

Explanation of how REME Halo works

REME HALO® for Commercial Applications

Revision of REME Halo Commercial

REME HALO Trailer

REME HALO Trailer

RGF Guardian Air REME DVD September 2011

Shortened version of Guardian Air products

RGF Guardian Air TV Commercial

TV Commercial of Guardian Air

Halos for Hope Cancer Awareness and Research Fundraiser

RGF's High Speed Fiber Laser

RGF's Mean, green, eco-friendly machine to be on display

American Home Builders Installs RGF's REME System

Part of an episode of American Home Builders featuring REME system

SARS News Story

News 12 story on SARS

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Air Purification Technologies

This section contains quick explanations and criteria to help you decide what filtration method is best for a given problem. You should be familiar with the pros and cons for all the filtration and purification methods listed below.

Filters are the most common filtration method. In general, filters must permit some pollutants to pass with the airflow. The higher the efficiency or density of the filter, the lower the airflow and higher the restriction to the blower.


HEPA Filters

HEPA

Description

HEPA stands for high efficiency particulate air filter. HEPA filters utilize a powerful blower to force the air through a very tight membrane to achieve high efficiency particulate filtration.

Pros:

They are very efficient in the filtering of air that passes through the filter. They filter to .03 micron.

Cons:

They require filter changes. The filter can act as a breeding ground for bacteria, mold and fungus. They do not remove odors, gases, pesticides, viruses, and many bacteria. They reduce airflow due to the tight pores of the filter. They are generally not used in central systems, and sold as stand-alone units only.


Carbon Media Filters

Carbon Media

Description

Carbon filters consist of carbon impregnated filter fabric or granulated carbon. These filters usually have a foam or fabric filter to hold the media. Carbon has the unique capability of acting as a physical filter trapping particulate, and on a chemical basis by reacting with some odors and some of the heavy gases.

Pros:

Absorbs odor, absorbs some gases, filters particulate, installed in central or individual rooms.

Cons:

Requires frequent changes, acts as a breeding ground for microorganisms, can easily become blinded and ceases functioning. They reduce airflow.


Fiber/Foam Filters

Foam

Description

Fiber or open-cell foam filters rely on the air passing through a matrix of foam cells or fibers of fiberglass, wire, plastic or cloth. Typically, these filters only stop medium to large particulate.

Pros:

Low cost, low air resistance, installed in central units.

Cons:

They only filter the air that passes through the filter. The particle build-up can act as a breeding ground for bacteria. They only filter medium to large particulate.


Electrostatic Precipitators

Electro Static

Description

Electrostatic Precipitators have been used by industry for many years to clean up smokestack emission of particulate. They operated by electrically charging a field between metal plates. The air is charged with an electrical charge similar to static electricity. The charged particulates collect and coagulate on a second set of charged plates where they build up and fall to a collection tray.

Pros:

They are very effective on removing smoke from the air that passes through the filter. They do not reduce airflow as most other filters do. They can be installed in central units or in each room.

Cons:

They require frequent cleaning. They only filter the air that passes through the filter. The particle build-up can act as a breeding ground for bacteria.


Negative Ion Generators

Negative ION

Description

Negative ion generators have been used by industry for years to remove particulates from the air and to neutralize the effects of excess positive ions. Negative ions are produced electrically and travel through the air until they attract airborne particulate and coagulate the particulates until they are too heavy to drift and settle to the floor.

Pros:

They are very effective on removing smoke from the air. They travel throughout the entire room and purge all the air of particulate, not just the air that passes through a filter.

Cons:

They drop the particulates to the ground. They must be in each room as the ions cannot effectively travel through HVAC ducts.


Ozone

Ozone

Description

Ozone is a gas of oxygen ⎯ an oxygen molecule containing three atoms instead of two, like the oxygen we breathe. The extra atom of ozone is known as a loose radical that looks for organics to attach to and thereby oxidize. Ozone is known as a friendly oxidizer due to the fact that it reverts back to oxygen after oxidation occurs.

Pros:

Ozone is an oxidizing gas that travels throughout the room and oxidizes all organics. Ozone can neutralize odors and gases. Ozone destroys microorganisms and does not reduce airflow. Ozone units can be installed in central units or in each room.

Cons:

Ozone has no effect on particulate solid particles. Ozone exposure can be very dangerous at high levels.


Ultraviolet (UV) Light

UV LIGHT

Description

Ultraviolet light rays have been used as a sanitizer by the medical profession for years. Ultraviolet light can also sanitize air that is passed directly in its path with the proper exposure times.

Pros:

Ultraviolet light can destroy bacteria, fungus, molds and some gases. It does not reduce airflow.

Cons:

Ultraviolet light has no effect on particulate, needs direct close contact with a calculated exposure time, Ultraviolet light rays must be shielded from human exposure. UV Light has little to no effect on the conditioned space.


Photohydroionization

Photohydroionization

Description

An advanced oxidation technology patented by RGF utilizing broad spectrum HE/UV light targeted on a quad metallic target that produces Hydroperoxides that reduce microbes and gases in the conditioned space.

Pros:

A broad scope of oxidizers makes it extremely effective on a larger number of microbes and gases.

Cons:

Little effect on airborne particulate.


REME+

REME+

Description

A unique combination developed and patented by RGF® that uses a Charged Advanced Oxidation Plasma to provide continuous purification with the ability to increase the efficiency of removal of .03 micron particulates with standard media filters up to 73%. Filtration can be increased to 93% with RGF REME+ Grounded Collector.

Pros:

All the benefits of Photohydroionization with the added benefit of increased efficiency and particulate removal.

Cons:

Must maintain Grounded collector or filter.


Technology Comparison

Below is a chart that illustrates the effectiveness that various industry products, including the Guardian Air and REME in combating indoor air pollutants. As you will see, only the REME provides whole home coverage for all three types of pollutants.

When considering only Microbials and Gases, besides the REME, no other solution is as effective as the Guardian Air. In independent laboratory tests, the Guardian Air has inactivation rates of over 99% in a matter of hours for the most common and deadly bacteria, viruses and mold.



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