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.
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 four 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.