The EnviroKlenz® products use our nanotechnology called NanoActive that makes them very effective for chemical neutralization and odor elimination. However, the materials are NOT nanoparticles.
The term “nano” can mean different things and can be applied to many fields of science, technology, and research. Generally, it refers to technologies that deal with the special properties of things or matter that are sized below 100 nm in 2 or 3 dimensions. As materials get smaller, many different physical and chemical phenomena become pronounced. One example is that as the size of the materials decrease, the chemical reactivity or kinetics of reaction typically increase. In the case of odor neutralization, that would mean faster and more complete elimination of the odor. A potential drawback, however, is as materials get smaller in size they could potentially pose a safety concern due to the small size of the particles.
What makes the NanoActive technology special is that the benefits of the more effective chemical neutralization are derived without the concerns associated with small nanoparticles. In fact our particles are many times larger than traditional nanoparticles.
You are probably wondering how this is achieved? The EnviroKlenz
technology adsorbs and eliminates toxic and noxious chemicals by a
combination of both physical and chemisorption mechanisms. The advanced
high surface area chemistry of the EnviroKlenz neutralizing agents, in
combination with the high chemical neutralizing reactivity provides superior
chemical neutralization and odor elimination. This desired outcome is achieved
by our advanced technology while retaining the safety characteristics of the basic earth minerals.
We have a trade secret and patented processes in which we can produce our NanoActive metal oxide materials (which are inherently safe) and increase the usable surface area and pore volume. These increases allow the whole volume of the materials to be for chemical neutralization and not just the outside surface. Thus, we get the full activity of the nanomaterials, without being a nanoparticle.
These unique and advanced manufacturing approaches greatly enhance the beneficial neutralizing properties of the earth minerals by turning them into an active form while retaining their inherent safety characteristics. When EnviroKlenz compounds come into contact with harmful chemicals and vapors, the earth minerals’ receptors capture the bad chemicals. The manufacturing techniques are designed to facilitate, enhance, and add to that process. EnviroKlenz’s earth minerals more efficiently capture and destroy the harmful chemical through a process we call “adsorptive neutralization.”
EnviroKlenz has increased surface area, unique morphology, high chemical reactivity, and high porosity, all contributing to the enhanced adsorption and neutralizing characteristics. EnviroKlenz has the ability to not only contain, but to also chemically break down a wide variety of chemical compounds. This technology has been tested and certified for a broad array of chemical pollution mitigation including the highly toxic chemical warfare agents. The technology has been tested by the following laboratories for chemical breakdown and neutralization applications:
- Battelle Memorial Institute
- Edgewood Chemical Biological Command
- Coal Mines Technical Services
- Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
EnviroKlenz Technical Information