RGF® Environmental Group PHI-CELL® Technology Approved in Canada and United Kingdom to Inactivate Airborne Viruses in Indoor Environments

PHI-CELL® Technology Inactivates SARS-CoV-2 Virus in Commercial, Healthcare and Education Facilities

Port of Palm Beach, Florida (July 1, 2021) – RGF® Environmental Group, Inc., a leading environmental design and manufacturing company, announces the approval of RGF’s patented PHI-CELL® technology by the governments of Canada and the United Kingdom for installation in commercial, healthcare and education facilities. Each government approval was achieved upon review of independent studies proving that PHI-CELL® technology inactivates over 99.9% of the SARS-CoV-2 virus on surfaces and 99.5% of the aerosolized form.

80+ countries utilize PHI-CELL® technology demonstrating worldwide demand for high-quality air purification products designed, engineered and manufactured in USA

“RGF® is working with public agencies across the globe to review and test our proven air treatment solutions that eliminate viruses and bacteria,” notes Dr. James Marsden, Executive Director of Science and Technology, RGF® Environmental Group, Inc. “As governments re-open their economies, they can provide higher quality indoor air quality for their citizens and visitors.”

The details of each government approval are noted as follows.

United Kingdom, National Health Services – 3 Year Contract
The East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub has approved a three-year contract for the procurement of RGF® air purification systems to be distributed through Healthy Indoor Environments Ltd. The NHS noted, “The services and equipment available under this framework support infection control needs related to COVID-19. These services and products are suitable for all areas of hospitals, both patient facing as well as support functions and office settings, putting patient and workforce safety at the fore.”

Simulated Space Testing Protocol
Innovative Bioanalysis Laboratories in Cypress, California, performed the third-party testing. RGF’s test procedure used the SARS-CoV-2 virus inside a large chamber (1,280 cu. ft.) representing a real-world conditioned commercial space. The virus was nebulized into the space simulating a sneeze or cough from an infected person. Results from the test include:

  • RGF’s PHI-CELL® technology inactivated greater than 99.9% of SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces and inactivated 99.5% of the aerosolized form of SARS-CoV-2.
  • RGF’s REME-HALO® resulting in >99% airborne inactivation of the SARS-CoV-2 within indoor environments.

REME HALO SARS results PR

DISCLAIMER: The summary and any comments herein are based on the results from an independent laboratory study performed under controlled conditions and are not in any way medical claims. The product(s) and technologies described are not medical devices and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, virus or illness.

About RGF Environmental Group, Inc.
RGF manufactures over 500 environmental products and has a 36+ year history of providing the world with the safest air, water and food without the use of chemicals. RGF is an ISO 9001:2015 certified research and innovation company, holding numerous patents for wastewater treatment systems, air purifying devices, and food sanitation systems. Situated in the heart of the Port of Palm Beach Enterprise Zone, RGF Headquarters span 9 acres, with 130,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and office facilities. RGF’s Lakeland, FL facility adds over 40,000 square feet for back-up production and lamp production. RGF continues to upgrade its facilities, creating an increased vertical approach to manufacturing, further allowing the company to provide the highest quality and best-engineered products on the market.

RGF® Environmental Group Introduces the HALO-ROVE™ Portable Active Air Purification System

HALO-ROVE™ provides commercial spaces with a “plug and use” portable, flexible solution to improve Indoor Air Quality by significantly reducing viruses, bacteria, mold, and odor within minutes of operation

Port of Palm Beach, Florida (March 29, 2021) – RGF® Environmental Group, Inc., a leading environmental design and manufacturing company, introduces the HALO-ROVE™, a standalone, portable active air purifier capable of treating commercial spaces up to 1,000 square feet. Utilizing RGF’s proprietary PHI-CELL® product with Photohydroionization® technology, the HALO ROVE™ provides significant reductions in viruses, bacteria, mold, and odor within minutes of operation.

“As a part of RGF’s commitment to a whole-building approach to healthy Indoor Air Quality, the HALO-ROVE™ provides our customers with a plug-and-use system for commercial spaces up to 1,000 square feet,” noted Dr. James Marsden, Executive Director of Science & Technology at RGF® Environmental Group. “Because the HALO ROVE™ is portable, it is a versatile solution for office and conference rooms, classrooms and day cares, as well as restaurants, restrooms and locker rooms.”

Safe, Natural Levels of Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) for Occupied Areas
The HALO-ROVE™ utilizes RGF’s patented Photohydroionization® (PHI-CELL®) technology to substantially reduce airborne and surface bacteria, viruses, odors, mold and VOCs (chemical odors). RGF’s PHI-CELL® air treatment systems are operating safely in over four million installations globally.

HALO-ROVE™ – Commercial Air Purification System

The HALO-ROVE™ quietly circulates air around the space while creating and distributing safe, low-level airborne hydrogen peroxide (H2O2).

The PHI-CELL® technology utilizes a photocatalytic process to create active air purification. The combination of UV light and a hydrated quad-metallic catalyst drives a reaction that produces low levels of airborne hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), similar to levels generated outdoors by sunlight. While typical outdoor levels of hydroperoxides run between .01 to .03 ppm, the OSHA permissible exposure limit (PEL) is 1.0 ppm. RGF’s PHI-CELL® technology creates hydrogen peroxide levels of .01-.02 ppm or 1/50 of OSHA safety limits.

The HALO-ROVE™ is manufactured at RGF’s vertically integrated, environmentally friendly ISO 9001:2015 certified facility and is available through RGF’s existing HVAC distribution channels.

DISCLAIMER: The summary and any comments herein are based on the results from an independent laboratory study performed under controlled conditions and are not in any way medical claims. The product(s) and technologies described are not medical devices and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, virus or illness.

About RGF Environmental Group, Inc.
RGF manufactures over 500 environmental products and has a 36+ year history of providing the world with the safest air, water and food without the use of chemicals. RGF is an ISO 9001:2015 certified research and innovation company, holding numerous patents for wastewater treatment systems, air purifying devices, and food sanitation systems. Situated in the heart of the Port of Palm Beach Enterprise Zone, RGF Headquarters span 9 acres, with 130,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and office facilities. RGF’s Lakeland, FL facility adds over 40,000 square feet for back-up production and lamp production. RGF continues to upgrade its facilities, creating an increased vertical approach to manufacturing, further allowing the company to provide the highest quality and best-engineered products on the market.

City of Virginia Beach Completes Installation of RGF® Environmental Group’s AirMation® Vehicle Exhaust Removal Systems

Indoor Air Quality project helps remove vehicle exhaust particulates, contaminants and carcinogens.

Port of Palm Beach, Florida (March 23, 2021) — RGF® Environmental Group, Inc., a leader in environmental design and manufacturing, announced the installation of the AirMation® Vehicle Exhaust Removal System in the City of Virginia Beach’s Fleet Maintenance buildings, providing service for the city’s fleet of vehicles and buses. As RGF’s master distributor for the AirMation, Air Technology Solutions (ATS) provided project oversight for the installation. ATS had previously installed the same system inside each of the City’s fire stations.

“The City of Virginia Beach is to be commended for funding this important Indoor Air Quality project,” states Daniel Orto, President of ATS. “With AirMation in the Fleet Maintenance buildings, occupants can be confident in the quality of the indoor air they are breathing during the working day.”

The AirMation® Vehicle Exhaust Removal System protects fleet maintenance professionals and building occupants against harmful vehicle exhaust particulate, contaminants, and carcinogens by continuously circulating and filtering the air of vehicle exhaust emissions and other hazardous airborne pollutants. Complemented with RGF’s proprietary ClearSky ionizer for additional particulate agglomeration, the high levels of exhaust particulate will be effectively addressed through multiple redundant treatment technologies.

“When the exhaust system at our fleet management bays had reached its life expectancy, we reached out to Daniel Orto at Air Technology Solutions,” notes Peter Cascio, Building Systems Engineer with the City of Virginia Beach. “Installation was quick and training thorough. I highly recommend the AirMation systems for any automotive facility.”

“We are pleased to contribute to a safer work environment for the City of Virginia Beach’s fleet maintenance professions,” commented Tony Julian, RGF’s Vice President of Commercial Products. “Indoor Air Quality, particularly in industrial environments with high vehicle traffic, is critical to the well-being of the building’s occupants.”

Virginia Beach police department Airmation

DISCLAIMER: The summary and any comments herein are based on the results from an independent laboratory study performed under controlled conditions and are not in any way medical claims. The product(s) and technologies described are not medical devices and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, virus or illness.

About RGF Environmental Group, Inc.
RGF® Environmental Group, Inc. manufactures over 500 environmental products and has a 36+ year history of providing the world with the safest air, water and food without the use of chemicals. RGF is an ISO 9001:2015 certified research and innovation company, holding numerous patents for wastewater treatment systems, air purifying devices, and food sanitation systems. Situated in the heart of the Port of Palm Beach Enterprise Zone, RGF Headquarters span 9 acres, with 130,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and office facilities. RGF’s Lakeland, FL facility adds over 40,000 square feet for back-up production and lamp production. RGF continues to upgrade its facilities, creating an increased vertical approach to manufacturing, further allowing the company to provide the highest quality and best-engineered products on the market.

About Air Technology Solutions
Air Technology Solutions combines expertise in the air quality services industry with state-of-the-art equipment to provide innovative, engineered air quality solutions for each of its clients — regardless of the environment. For more information, visit airtechsol.com

RGF® Environmental Group and Weather Engineers Provide Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) Facilities with Air Treatment Solutions

200 air purification units installed in 29 JTA properties, including the new Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center, to protect riders and employees

Port of Palm Beach, Florida (March 11, 2021) – RGF® Environmental Group, Inc., a leader in environmental design and manufacturing, announces the successful installation of RGF’s patented air treatment solutions across the Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s (JTA) real estate portfolio. The 29 buildings represent over 203,000 square feet protected by RGF air treatment solutions with a proven efficacy of greater than 99% for neutralizing the SARS-CoV-2 virus within indoor spaces.

“RGF is working with building owners across the United States to provide safe environments for employees,” said Tony Julian, Vice President of Commercial Products, RGF® Environmental Group, Inc. “Multi-modal transportation hubs, such as the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center, are critical links to get Americans safety to and from their places of work.”

“The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is committed to the safety of our customers and employees during this public health emergency and beyond,” said JTA Chief Executive Officer Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. “The installation of RGF’s equipment in our indoor spaces is an example of our commitment to providing a safe and welcoming environment for everyone to experience.”

“Within a service and maintenance contract with JTA, Weather Engineers, Inc. provided engineering and installation services for RGF’s air treatment solutions,” notes Dan Griffin, president of Weather Engineers, Inc. “The Indoor Air Quality enhancement project includes the new Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center at LaVilla which serves as the JTA’s main bus transfer facility, regional mobility hub and the JTA’s administrative offices.” For the project, the JTA chose RGF’s award-winning REME HALO®, Package PHI Units, Mini Split PHI, BLU QR® and PTAC PHI units.

RGF® equipment is installed in every HVAC unit and in every building that JTA occupies. When integrated into HVAC units, the RGF® equipment inactivates SARS-CoV-2 by more than 99.9% as demonstrated in a third-party study.

The independent third-party study focused on the inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 using RGF’s proprietary REME HALO® product with PHI-Cell® technology. The study demonstrated efficacy rates greater than 99.9% against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, commonly known as the coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19. The testing, performed at the Innovative Bioanalysis Laboratories in Cypress, Calif., looked at neutralizing the virus within the occupied space in the air and on surfaces. Results of the study can be viewed here:

SARS-CoV-2--PR-graph

Third-party study results of RGF’s REME-HALO® with PHI-CELL® technology.
RGF technology inactivated greater than 99.9% of SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces.
RGF technology inactivated 99.5% of the aerosolized form of SARS-CoV-2.

DISCLAIMER: The summary and any comments herein are based on the results from an independent laboratory study performed under controlled conditions and are not in any way medical claims. The product(s) and technologies described are not medical devices and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, virus or illness.

About RGF Environmental Group, Inc.
RGF® Environmental Group, Inc. manufactures over 500 environmental products and has a 36+ year history of providing the world with the safest air, water and food without the use of chemicals. RGF is an ISO 9001:2015 certified research and innovation company, holding numerous patents for wastewater treatment systems, air purifying devices, and food sanitation systems. Situated in the heart of the Port of Palm Beach Enterprise Zone, RGF Headquarters span 9 acres, with 130,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and office facilities. RGF’s Lakeland, FL facility adds over 40,000 square feet for back-up production and lamp production. RGF continues to upgrade its facilities, creating an increased vertical approach to manufacturing, further allowing the company to provide the highest quality and best-engineered products on the market.

About Weather Engineers, Inc.
Weather Engineers, Inc. was established in 1963. Since that time, we have become the leader in the North Florida marketplace in providing products and services to condition the indoor environment for homes, commercial buildings and industrial facilities. We have developed and maintained this market leadership by constantly seeking technological innovations to better serve our customers. We have been and will continue to be market leaders in providing our customers with high efficiency solutions to increase reliability and reduce operating costs. Another example of our commitment to technological innovation and leadership is our Envirovac business unit which provides indoor air quality services including duct cleaning, sanitizations, air purification and repairs. For more information visit weatherengineers.com and envirovac.org

About the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)
The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is an independent state agency serving Duval County, with multi-modal responsibilities. The JTA designs and constructs bridges and highways and provides varied mass transit services. These include express and regular bus service, monorail, the St. Johns River Ferry, paratransit and other mobility and on-demand services. The JTA serves the largest city in the continental U.S. in terms of landmass. An integrated transportation network is a critical element in any community to properly manage growth, provide mobility and offer a good quality of life. Learn more at www.jtafla.com.

Els Center of Excellence Completes Campus-wide Installation of RGF Environmental Group Air Treatment Technology to Maintain Safety and Continuity of Programming for Individuals with Autism

Proven air treatment solutions show greater than 99.9% efficacy for neutralizing SARS-CoV-2 virus within indoor spaces

Port of Palm Beach, Florida (March 11, 2021) – RGF® Environmental Group, Inc., a leader in environmental design and manufacturing, today announced the installation of RGF’s patented REME-HALO® and Package PHI Units throughout The Els Center of Excellence ™. Based in Jupiter, Florida, The Els Center of Excellence offers world-class programming and services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder through the Els for Autism Foundation ™and includes two Palm Beach County public charter schools: The Learning Center for grades Pre-k through 8th, and The Learning Academy for high school students. Recently, the Foundation completed the installation of PHI-CELL® and REME-HALO® units throughout the campus, including in classrooms and shared teaching spaces for all grade levels, to ensure the highest air quality and safety of students and staff.

“For our students in the schools and the private clients of the Foundation, the daily routine of in-person learning and access to services is particularly important to help them navigate the challenges associated with the autism spectrum,” shared Dr. Marlene Sotelo, Chief Operating Officer for the Els for Autism Foundation. “We conducted significant research to find a solution to mitigate the risks associated with the pandemic, improve indoor air quality and reduce potential transfer of viruses. By implementing various safety and social distancing protocols along with installing RGF’s air filtration system, we are doing everything we can to reduce risk factors associated with the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and keep our students in school and clients in programs and services.”

Els press release

The PHI-CELL® and REME-HALO® units, which use RGF’s patented technology, install inside existing air conditioning ducts where they actively treat the air inside of conditioned spaces. The units harness the power of hydrogen peroxide by releasing low level molecules into a room where they attach to airborne microbials, like the SARS-CoV-2 virus, to safely and effectively neutralize the contaminants in the air and on surfaces.

“As a national leader in indoor air quality, RGF’s products have long been hailed as gold-standard solutions for combating airborne viruses and bacteria,” shared Tony Julian, Vice President of Commercial Products, RGF Environmental Group. “In response to the global pandemic, we increased the production of products that create safer indoor environments so that children may go back to school and adults can return safely to work. The PHI-CELL® and REME- HALO® units provide peace-of-mind for parents, school staff, and children, and provide safe in-person learning environments which is imperative for students and their families.”

An independent third-party study focused on the inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 using RGF’s proprietary REME-HALO® product with PHI-CELL® technology. The study demonstrated efficacy rates greater than 99.9% against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The testing, performed at the Innovative Bioanalysis Laboratories in Cypress, Calif., looked at neutralizing the virus within the occupied space in the air and on surfaces. Video results of the study can be viewed here:

SARS-CoV-2--PR-graph

Third-party study results of RGF’s REME-HALO® with PHI-CELL® technology.
RGF technology inactivated greater than 99.9% of SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces.
RGF technology inactivated 99.5% of the aerosolized form of SARS-CoV-2.

With the completion of the installation, The Els Center of Excellence campus joins numerous other schools and universities, global hotels and resorts, national chain restaurants, office buildings, medical and dental offices, and municipal transit authorities in trusting their indoor air quality to RGF’s PHI-CELL® and REME-HALO® technology.

DISCLAIMER: The summary and any comments herein are based on the results from an independent laboratory study performed under controlled conditions and are not in any way medical claims. The product(s) and technologies described are not medical devices and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, virus or illness.

About RGF Environmental Group, Inc.
RGF manufactures over 500 environmental products and has a 36+ year history of providing the world with the safest air, water and food without the use of chemicals. RGF is an ISO 9001:2015 certified research and innovation company, holding numerous patents for wastewater treatment systems, air purifying devices, and food sanitation systems. Situated in the heart of the Port of Palm Beach Enterprise Zone, RGF Headquarters span 9 acres, with 130,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and office facilities. RGF’s Lakeland, FL facility adds over 40,000 square feet for back-up production and lamp production. RGF continues to upgrade its facilities, creating an increased vertical approach to manufacturing, further allowing the company to provide the highest quality and best-engineered products on the market. For more information, visit RGF.com.

RGF® Environmental Group Releases Industry’s First Test Evaluating Aerosolized SARS-CoV-2 Viral Reductions Directly in the Air: PHI-PKG14 PHI-CELL® Proven to Inactivate 99.96% of Airborne SARS-CoV-2 within Simulated Air-Conditioned Space

  • First and only commercial product validated by third-party testing to confirm actual airborne inactivation of 99.96% SARS-CoV-2 virus particles and aerosols
  • PHI-PKG14 PHI-CELL® product with Photohydroionization® technology is uniquely designed for and easily installed in HVAC systems up to 250 tons
  • Proprietary Active Air Purification technology eliminates the need for virus particles to travel through HVAC or Air Purification Systems

Port of Palm Beach, Florida (March 1, 2021)—RGF® Environmental Group, Inc., a leading environmental design and manufacturing company, has released the results of a third-party test that proves the PHI-PKG14 PHI-CELL® product with Photohydroionization® technology inactivates greater than 99.96% of airborne SARS-CoV-2 virus. The report is the first-of-its-kind to test for viral reductions occurring within the actual air. Utilizing a direct air sampling method rather than surface or in-duct measurements, researchers analyzed the efficacy of neutralizing airborne SARS-CoV-2.

SARS-CoV-2, commonly known as coronavirus, is the virus that causes COVID-19. Given the CDC’s determination that SARS-COV-2 is an airborne virus, meaning it spreads from person-to-person via aerosols and respiratory particles, the airborne test results are important for homeowners and commercial building owners and operators seeking a solution to combat the airborne SARS-COV-2 virus within their occupied spaces.

“Virus particles or aerosols are produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. The aerosols are then carried through the air from the infected person to others and can stay airborne within the occupied space for a period ranging from a few seconds up to several hours,” noted Dr. James Marsden, Executive Director of Science & Technology at RGF® Environmental Group. “Because the PHI-PKG14 PHI-CELL® technology is designed for installation within HVAC systems, the technology represents a versatile solution for residential and commercial buildings around the world.”

“RGF’s PHI-PKG14 PHI-CELL® is currently the only third-party tested indoor air quality solution that is proven 99.96% effective against the actual airborne SARS-CoV-2 virus,” said Ron Fink, CEO, RGF® Environmental Group, Inc. “The rigorous research, development and testing of the PHI-PKG14 PHI-CELL® is another example of RGF’s commitment to providing the world with the cleanest, safest air.”

RGF-PKG14 SARS-CoV-2 reduction in air

Figure 1: Innovative Bioanalysis Test Summary
PHI-PKG14 PHI-CELL® product with Photohydroionization® resulted in
greater than 99.96% inactivation of the SARS-CoV-2 virus within the
occupied space based on a direct air-sampling method

Airborne SARS-CoV-2: Testing Protocols and Results
As an industry leader committed to the highest standards for product testing, RGF® Environmental Group funded an independent, third-party study with Innovative Bioanalysis in Costa Mesa, California. RGF’s airborne test procedure used the SARS-CoV-2 virus inside a large chamber (1,280 cu. ft.) representing a real-world air-conditioned office or room. The virus was nebulized as a fine spray into the space with a cross directional air flow. The objective was to simulate the conditions that occur when a sneeze or cough from an infected person introduces the airborne virus in an environment that is being continuously treated with a PHI-PKG14 PHI-CELL®. Aerosolization of the virus was repeated at 15 min intervals for an hour and at 3 hours with airborne samples collected at four locations within the test chamber.

Key findings of the test indicate:

  • The PHI-PKG active air purification system showed a greater than 99.96% neutralization of airborne SARS-CoV-2 virus particles and aerosols within the testing chamber.
  • Due to the efficacy of neutralizing airborne SARS-CoV-2 virus particles and aerosols, the test indicated a significant reduction of respiratory particles and aerosols through the air in an occupied space.
  • The PHI-PKG14 PHI-CELL® is actively treating air inside the occupied space, eliminating the need for virus particles to travel through the HVAC system filters or UV air purification system.

DISCLAIMER: The summary and any comments herein are based on the results from an independent laboratory study performed under controlled conditions and are not in any way medical claims. The product(s) and technologies described are not medical devices and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, virus or illness.

About RGF Environmental Group, Inc.
RGF manufactures over 500 environmental products and has a 36+ year history of providing the world with the safest air, water and food without the use of chemicals. RGF is an ISO 9001:2015 certified research and innovation company, holding numerous patents for wastewater treatment systems, air purifying devices, and food sanitation systems. Situated in the heart of the Port of Palm Beach Enterprise Zone, RGF Headquarters span 9 acres, with 130,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and office facilities. RGF’s Lakeland, FL facility adds over 40,000 square feet for back-up production and lamp production. RGF continues to upgrade its facilities, creating an increased vertical approach to manufacturing, further allowing the company to provide the highest quality and best-engineered products on the market.

RGF® Environmental Group Releases Independent Study: PHI-PKG14 PHI-CELL® Inactivates greater than 99.9% of SARS-CoV-2 Virus in the Air and on Surfaces

  • PHI-PKG14 PHI-CELL® product with Photohydroionization® technology inactivates greater than 99.9% of SARS-CoV-2 virus in the air on inoculated surfaces
  • By actively treating the air inside the occupied space the PHI-PKG14 PHI-CELL® eliminates the need for virus particles to travel through the HVAC system filters or UV air purification system
  • Versatile magnetic mount installation for packaged units and air handlers up to 250 tons
  • Independent, third-party testing provided by Innovative Bioanalysis

Port of Palm Beach, Florida (February 26, 2021)—RGF® Environmental Group, Inc., a leading environmental design and manufacturing company, has released the results of an independent, third-party test that indicates the PHI-PKG14 PHI-CELL® product with Photohydroionization® technology inactivates greater than 99.9% of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the air and on inoculated surfaces.

SARS-CoV-2, commonly known as coronavirus, is the virus that causes COVID-19. Given the CDC’s determination that SARS-CoV-2 is an airborne virus, meaning it spreads from person-to-person via aerosols and respiratory particles, the test results are important for building owners and operators seeking a proven solution to combat SARS-CoV-2 in the air and on surfaces inside the occupied or air-conditioned space.

“SARS-CoV-2 virus particles or aerosols are produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. Large virus particles fall out of the air and onto surfaces, resulting in surface contamination, however small virus particles can stay airborne for hours,” noted Dr. James Marsden, Executive Director of Science & Technology at RGF® Environmental Group. “Similar to RGF’s REME HALO®, the PHI-PKG14 PHI-CELL® neutralizes greater than 99.9% of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the air and on contaminated surfaces.”

RGF-PKG14 SARS-CoV-2 test results

Figure 1: Innovative Bioanalysis Test Summary
PHI-PKG14 PHI-CELL® product with Photohydroionization® resulted in
greater than 99.9% inactivation of the SARS-CoV-2 virus within the
occupied space at 36″, 72″ and 84″ distance from the PHI-CELL®

Testing Protocols and Results
Testing was performed at the Innovative Bioanalysis Laboratories in Cypress, California. RGF’s test procedure used the SARS-CoV-2 virus inside a large chamber (1,280 cu. ft.) representing a real-world air-conditioned office or home. The virus was nebulized into the space simulating a sneeze or cough from an infected person. With the PHI-PKG14 PHI-CELL® operating inside the chamber, the virus was reduced on contact, resulting in a greater than 99.9% reduction of the virus within the simulated real-world space at 36″, 72″ and 84″ distance from the cell.

Testing of the PHI-PKG14 PHI-CELL® active air purification system indicated that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is significantly neutralized within the occupied space, and significantly reduced risk of person-to-person infection by respiratory particles and aerosols. The PHI-PKG14 PHI-CELL® eliminated the need for virus particles to travel through the HVAC system filters or UV air purification system.

RGF-PKG

PHI-PKG14 PHI-CELL® Product Overview and Applications
PHI-CELL® technology to actively treat the air inside conditioned spaces. This product is specifically designed for package HVAC systems. Because of its versatile magnetic mount installation, the Package PHI Unit can be used in a wide variety of applications. Adjustable magnetic feet attach without fasteners to the blower unit, simplifying installation. The Package PHI Unit is effective where ductwork is difficult to access or where modification to existing or HVAC systems is not an option. The 24V model connects directly into the control box of the HVAC unit where the 14” cells can handle package products up to 20 tons. These units can also be used in conjunction with RGF’s new PKG Rack™ system enabling installation for up to eight package units in one application.

DISCLAIMER: The summary and any comments herein are based on the results from an independent laboratory study performed under controlled conditions and are not in any way medical claims. The product(s) and technologies described are not medical devices and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, virus or illness.

About RGF Environmental Group, Inc.
RGF manufactures over 500 environmental products and has a 36+ year history of providing the world with the safest air, water and food without the use of chemicals. RGF is an ISO 9001:2015 certified research and innovation company, holding numerous patents for wastewater treatment systems, air purifying devices, and food sanitation systems. Situated in the heart of the Port of Palm Beach Enterprise Zone, RGF Headquarters span 9 acres, with 130,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and office facilities. RGF’s Lakeland, FL facility adds over 40,000 square feet for back-up production and lamp production. RGF continues to upgrade its facilities, creating an increased vertical approach to manufacturing, further allowing the company to provide the highest quality and best-engineered products on the market.

RGF® Environmental Group Introduces the LUCIDIUM Pulse™ Commercial UV System

Lucidium Pulse logo
Lucidium Pulse rendering

Port of Palm Beach, Florida (February 16, 2021)—RGF® Environmental Group, Inc., a leader in environmental design and manufacturing, is pleased to introduce the LUCIDIUM Pulse™ electrodeless commercial UV system, after 2 years of rigorous testing. The LUCIDIUM Pulse™ can be used as a coil cleaner, air purifier, and in food sanitation applications. The system is extremely powerful, generating four (4) times the UV-C output of a 60-inch lamp when tested per ASHRAE 185.2. The unit was tested on over 3 million on/off cycles with no measured UV degradation. The LUCIDIUM Pulse™ uses RGF patented technology with further patents pending.

Features of the LUCIDIUM Pulse™:

  • Much higher germicidal UV output, four (4) times higher compared to a conventional commercial UV lamp
  • More surface area treatment coverage with fewer lamps
  • 5-year warranty
  • Unlimited on and off cycling, with no lamp degradation effects
  • Completely sealed glass envelope with no filaments or other penetrations
  • Capable of purifying fast moving air within the HVAC system
  • Can be wired to cycle with the HVAC blower, reducing overall power consumption, as powered only when needed
  • For coil cleaning applications, Pulse lamps can be cycled using a timer, providing UV treatment only as required, further reducing overall power consumption
  • Full UV output is instantaneous, no long warm-up periods like other lamps
  • No filaments, therefore cannot add to solarization

The LUCIDIUM Pulse™ is currently in limited production at RGF’s new vertically integrated, environmentally friendly facility in Lakeland, FL and will soon be available through RGF’s existing HVAC distribution channels.

Lucidium Pulse production

About RGF Environmental Group, Inc.
RGF manufactures over 500 environmental products and has a 35+ year history of providing the world with the safest air, water and food without the use of chemicals. RGF is an ISO 9001:2015 certified research and innovation company, holding numerous patents for wastewater treatment systems, air purifying devices, and food sanitation systems. Situated in the heart of the Port of Palm Beach Enterprise Zone, RGF Headquarters span 9 acres, with 130,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and office facilities. RGF’s Lakeland, FL facility adds over 40,000 square feet for back-up production and lamp production. RGF continues to upgrade its facilities, creating an increased vertical approach to manufacturing, further allowing the company to provide the highest quality and best-engineered products on the market.

In a City Hard Hit by the Pandemic, Fisher Brothers Complete Indoor Air Quality Projects to Enhance Safety in the Firm’s Iconic New York City Buildings

Real estate giant taps RGF® Environmental Group’s air treatment solutions to protect Fortune 100 tenants, employees, residents and visitors
RGF’s technology has been shown to be more than 99.9% effective in neutralizing the SARS-CoV-2 virus within indoor spaces

Port of Palm Beach, Florida (January 27, 2021)—RGF® Environmental Group, Inc., a leader in environmental design and manufacturing, is pleased to announce the completion of a significant indoor air quality (IAQ) enhancement project spanning five Class A buildings in New York City. Under the design and installation supervision of Clean Sciences Solutions, RGF’s proprietary products with PHI-Cell® technology has been deployed, protecting over 8 million square feet of premier indoor office, commercial and residential space. Owned by Fisher Brothers, this leap forward in indoor air quality enhancement serves as an added layer of protection for tenants, employees, residents and visitors against the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

“Fisher Brothers is committed to Excellence in Offices, and as a fourth-generation company, our history is tied to that of New York City. We want to contribute to the return of a vibrant Manhattan through the adoption and deployment of world-class air treatment solutions for the hundreds of thousands of individuals who work and live in and visit our buildings,” notes Kenneth Fisher, Co-Managing Partner of Fisher Brothers. “We are committed to a safe work environment for our neighbors, friends and colleagues.”

“As a national leader in the fight to overcome the global pandemic, RGF is working tirelessly in the deployment of our industry-leading, patented air purification products in office buildings across the United States,” notes Tony Julian, Vice President of Commercial Products, RGF Environmental Group, Inc. “This project provides improved indoor air quality for some of Manhattan’s most iconic buildings. We are pleased to partner with Clean Science Solutions and Fisher Brothers as leaders in their field.”

Thomas Misisco, CEO of Clean Science Solutions, notes, “Fisher Brothers is leading the way to a higher standard in Indoor Air Quality for Manhattan office and residential buildings. With the installation of RGF’s air treatment solutions, Fisher Brothers demonstrates their commitment to tenant and resident safety.”

The full-scale installation of RGF’s PHI Cell® technology was performed following a pilot program overseen by multiple third-party independent laboratory consultants. The pilot project compared baseline air quality measurements against space with active PHI-Cell® technologies installed. As a part of the pilot, engineers introduced volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the test space. The laboratory results confirmed that RGF’s equipment rapidly and effectively eliminated the VOCs. While the pilot project was active, the building engineers began preparation and planning for continued IAQ equipment installation. Upon review of the successful pilot project and confirmation of the findings, installation throughout five buildings commenced and was completed according to a fast-tracked schedule.

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The five buildings include:

Not only does RGF technology effectively eliminate VOCs, but RGF’s active air treatment solution also kills bacteria and viruses on surfaces and in the air. An independent third-party study evaluated the efficacy of RGF’s proprietary products with PHI-Cell® technology in the inactivation of SARS-CoV-2. The study demonstrated a rate of effectiveness that is greater than 99.9% against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The testing, performed at the Innovative Bioanalysis Laboratories in Cypress, California, looked at neutralizing the virus within the occupied space in the air and on surfaces.

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Video results of the study can be viewed here:

For more information about the project or to schedule an interview with RGF, Clean Science Solutions or Fisher Brothers, please contact Shawna Seldon McGregor at shawna@themaverickpr.com or 917-971-7852.

DISCLAIMER: The summary and any comments herein are based on the results from an independent laboratory study performed under controlled conditions and are not in any way medical claims. The product(s) and technologies described are not medical devices and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, virus or illness.

About RGF Environmental Group, Inc.
RGF manufactures over 500 environmental products and has a 35+ year history of providing the world with the safest air, water and food without the use of chemicals. RGF is an ISO 9001:2015 certified research and innovation company, holding numerous patents for wastewater treatment systems, air purifying devices, and food sanitation systems. Situated in the heart of the Port of Palm Beach Enterprise Zone, RGF Headquarters span 9 acres, with 130,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and office facilities. RGF has recently upgraded its facilities, creating an increased vertical approach to manufacturing, further allowing the company to provide the highest quality and best-engineered products on the market.

About Clean Science Solutions, Inc.
Clean Science Solutions is a full service indoor environmental conditioning company. Providing audit, assessment, installation, and maintenance services nationwide. For more information, visit CleanScienceSolutions.com.

About Fisher Brothers
As a family-owned and multi-generational real estate investment company, Fisher Brothers is steadfast in its belief that uncompromisingly high standards are key to the partnership’s history of excellence. Having built, owned and managed more than 10 million square feet of Class A commercial space, our core portfolio of prestigious properties is evidence of this commitment. At the same time, the firm welcomes opportunities to collaborate with other major developers who share these same exacting standards. Whether as a joint venture or strategic partner, Fisher Brothers believes that prime location, high quality construction and strict attention to the needs and comforts of prominent corporate, retail and residential tenants is a winning formula. For more information, please visit FisherBrothers.com

RGF® Environmental Group Provides Air Treatment Solutions for TGI Fridays® Restaurants Nationwide

RGF® Environmental Group Provides Air Treatment Solutions for TGI Fridays® Restaurants Nationwide

Port of Palm Beach, Florida (January 14, 2021) )—RGF® Environmental Group, Inc., a leader in environmental design and manufacturing, announces TGI Fridays® will install RGF’s patented REME HALO® and Package PHI Units in the company’s restaurants across the United States to support the re-opening of the restaurants’ indoor dining areas.

“As a national leader in the fight to overcome the global pandemic, RGF looks forward to working with TGI Fridays in the deployment of our patented products to provide a safe dining experience for customers and patrons,” said Bill Svec, Vice President – Water & Food Products, RGF Environmental Group, Inc. “RGF is collaborating with national and independently-owned restaurants across America to help them provide safe indoor dining environments. Restaurants want to—and need to—re-open so they may bring employees back to work.”

“As we looked for indoor air quality technology to support the reopening of our locations for indoor dining, we determined RGF’s technology to be the best solution for TGI Fridays’ national footprint of restaurants,” notes Jay Roach, Senior Director of Construction & Facilities, TGI Fridays. “RGF’s active air treatment solution kills bacteria and viruses on surfaces and in the air, which provides both a safe dining environment for our customers and a safe work environment for our employees.”

An independent third-party study focused on the inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 using RGF’s proprietary REME HALO product with PHI-Cell® technology. The study demonstrated efficacy rates of greater than 99.9% against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the virus known to cause coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19. The testing, performed at the Innovative Bioanalysis Laboratories in Cypress, Calif., looked at neutralizing the virus within the occupied space in the air and on surfaces.

SARS-Cov-2 test results and graph

Video results of the study can be viewed here:

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For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Shawna Seldon McGregor at shawna@themaverickpr.com or 917-971-7852.

DISCLAIMER: The summary and any comments herein are based on the results from an independent laboratory study performed under controlled conditions and are not in any way medical claims. The product(s) and technologies described are not medical devices and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, virus or illness.

About RGF Environmental Group, Inc.
RGF manufactures over 500 environmental products and has a 35+ year history of providing the world with the RGF manufactures over 500 environmental products and has a 35+ year history of providing the world with the safest air, water and food without the use of chemicals. RGF is an ISO 9001:2015 certified research and innovation company, holding numerous patents for wastewater treatment systems, air purifying devices, and food sanitation systems. Situated in the heart of the Port of Palm Beach Enterprise Zone, RGF Headquarters span 9 acres, with 130,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and office facilities. RGF has recently upgraded its facilities, creating an increased vertical approach to manufacturing, further allowing the company to provide the highest quality and best-engineered products on the market.

RGF® Environmental Group Study: REME HALO Inactivates SARS-CoV-2 by 99.9%

Proprietary PHI- Cell® Technology Eliminates the Need for Virus Particles
to Travel through HVAC or Air Purification Systems

Port of Palm Beach, Florida (October 26, 2020) – RGF® Environmental Group, Inc., a leading environmental design and manufacturing company, has released the results of a third-party study that reveal REME HALO® efficacy of 99.9% against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, commonly known as the coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19.

Commencing in March 2020, the study was overseen by Dr. James Marsden, Executive Director of Science and Technology at RGF. “The study results show the REME HALO® to be effective in combating the COVID-19 virus and a valuable solution to immediately improve the Indoor Air Quality of residential and commercial spaces and protect occupants against exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.” The studies are ongoing.

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Figure 1: Dr. James Marsden, Executive Director of Science and Technology.

The independent third-party study focused on the inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 using RGF’s proprietary REME HALO® product with PHI- Cell® technology. The testing, performed at the Innovative Bioanalysis Laboratories in Cypress, Calif., looked at neutralizing the virus within the occupied space in the air and on surfaces.

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Image 2: Testing Summary: 99.9% Inactivation of the SARS-CoV-2 utilizing REME HALO®.

“In our New Normal, the public deserves the confidence of Indoor Air Quality solutions that are backed by science. This study proves the efficacy of one of our flagship products,” said Ron Fink, CEO, RGF® Environmental Group, Inc. “From restaurants to schools and places of business, RGF’s REME HALO® is a tested and proven solution that provides the peace of mind needed to get America back to work.”

The test procedure used the SARS-CoV-2 virus inside a large chamber (1,280 cu. ft.) representing a real-world air-conditioned office or home. The virus was nebulized into the space simulating a sneeze or cough from an infected person. With the REME HALO® operating inside the chamber the virus was reduced on contact, resulting in a 99.9% reduction of the virus within the simulated real-world space.

The REME HALO® active air purification system testing showed the SARS-CoV-2 virus was significantly neutralized within the occupied space on airborne virus, reducing the risk of person-to-person infection by respiratory particles and aerosols. The REME HALO® is an “active” solution that neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 within the occupied space, eliminating the need for virus particles to travel through the HVAC system filters or UV air purification system.

DISCLAIMER: The summary and any comments herein are based on the results from an independent laboratory study performed under controlled conditions and are not in any way medical claims. The product(s) and technologies described are not medical devices and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, virus or illness.

About RGF Environmental Group, Inc.
RGF manufactures over 500 environmental products and has a 35+ year history of providing the world with the safest air, water and food without the use of chemicals. RGF is an ISO 9001:2015 certified research and innovation company, holding numerous patents for wastewater treatment systems, air purifying devices, and food sanitation systems. Situated in the heart of the Port of Palm Beach Enterprise Zone, RGF Headquarters span 9 acres, with 130,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and office facilities. RGF has recently upgraded its facilities, creating an increased vertical approach to manufacturing, further allowing the company to provide the highest quality and best-engineered products on the market.

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RGF Environmental Group Helps Students and Staff at Palm Beach Day Academy Return to School Safely

Port of Palm Beach, Florida (October 7, 2020) – RGF® Environmental Group, Inc. announces that Palm Beach Day Academy has installed RGF’s PHI-Cell® throughout their upper and lower school campuses prior to students returning to in-class learning. Palm Beach Day Academy, one of the Palm Beaches most prestigious schools, completed installation of PHI-Cell® and REME HALO® in all classrooms to ensure the highest quality of air and the ongoing safety of students as they return to classes.

Palm Beach Day Academy

“We were happy to supply the PHI and REME in-duct air purifiers to Palm Beach Day following a request from the school’s Director of Facilities Chris Evans,” said Tony Julian, RGF’s Vice President of Commercial Products. “After reviewing the RGF® technology and references, Scott and team made a quick decision to install throughout the whole school in order to help with managing concerns around COVID-19.”

The PHI-Cell® and REME HALO® units, which use RGF’s patented technology, install inside existing air conditioning ducts to purify every cubic inch of air throughout the conditioned space. The RGF® technology effectively reduces odors and air pollutants like bacteria and viruses, including H1N1, MRSA, Norwalk, e-coli, and others. Recent testing on SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, indicates similar results to all other virus RGF® has successfully eliminated. The units work by sending out very low levels of airborne hydrogen peroxide into a room, which effectively kills microbial contaminants in the air and on surfaces, while being safe for the building occupants.

“Throughout the pandemic, our top priority has remained the re-opening of our campuses while ensuring the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff,” said Chris Evans, Facility Manager at Palm Beach Day Academy said. “As a result of our partnership with RGF and the installation of their premier air purification technology in our buildings, we felt confident that we could safely execute our Opening of School plan and re-open our doors to our community this fall.”

In addition to the complete installation at Palm Beach Day Academy, RGF’s PHI-Cell® and REME HALO® products are also installed at many other schools and universities, global hotels and resorts, national chain restaurants, as well as various office buildings, medical and dental offices. Many Fortune 500 companies utilize RGF’s proprietary technologies for use in health care, food processing, military, government, marine, hospitality, residential and commercial applications. Over four million PHI Cell® products are installed worldwide, and growing rapidly.

About RGF Environmental Group, Inc.
RGF manufactures over 500 environmental products and has a 35+ year history of providing the world with the safest air, water and food without the use of chemicals. RGF is an ISO 9001:2015 certified research and innovation company, holding numerous patents for wastewater treatment systems, air purifying devices, and food sanitation systems. Situated in the heart of the Port of Palm Beach Enterprise Zone, RGF Headquarters span 9 acres, with 130,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and office facilities. RGF has recently upgraded their facilities, creating an increased vertical approach to manufacturing, further allowing the company to provide the highest quality and best engineered products on the market.