Indoor air quality PCO vs Peco. What’s the difference between these technologies used in air purifying systems? PCO also was known as Photocatalytic Oxidation was the original technology developed before the creation of PECO. This technology (PCO) evolved out of research Dr. Goswami was performing in solar energy. Dr. Goswami’s desire to invent this technology came from his son, Dilip, who had bad allergic reactions that would frequently trigger asthma attacks that would land him in the hospital. Indoor air quality is a major health concern as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stated that indoor air pollution is one of the top five environmental health risks to humans. Thus, technologies were developed to help aid in the removal of air pollutants from indoor environments.  These two technologies can get easily confused as both technologies are the same but one fine-tuned to have a higher efficiency. We are going to break down the key differences in these two technologies to help you understand how they work and what air purification technology to implement in your personal environment.

The Differences Between PCO & Peco

First, we are going to discuss the PCO technology. PCO (Photocatalytic Oxidation) was the original technology believed to remove pollutants in the air by oxidation. This version of the technology was based on air purification but was ultimately found to be inefficient and had a slow rate of destruction of the pollutants in the environment. This, however, did not stop Thus, based on this conclusion Dr. Goswami worked to develop a more efficient method to destroy pollutants in the air but is this new method developed safely for our environment and those exposed?

PECO (Photo Electrochemical Oxidation) is the refined version of the original technology PCO. They claim that PECO is the only technology that has the capability to destroy the full range of pollutants efficiently and effectively. Peco works when light shines on a specifically nanoparticle coated filter. This action of light on the surface of the filter creates a reaction that is able to completely oxidize pollutants in the air. This reaction utilizes free radicals to oxidize the pollutants at the surface and then converts them supposedly into harmless elements that get rereleased back into the environment. Is it safe, however, to have any type of byproduct or elements being re-released back into the environment?

EnviroKlenz believes in ensuring that no “elements” or “byproducts” are released back into the environment. Thus, EnviroKlenz utilizes a patented earth mineral technology that has “adsorptive neutralization” mechanisms to effectively capture and neutralize any chemicals or odors in the environment, without having to worry about any re-releases back into your personal environment. Check out the EnviroKlenz Mobile System to learn even more about this technology and our air purification system.

EnviroKlenz also conducted a study to test the efficacy of the EnviroKlenz technology in comparison to the PECO Molekule technology. The results below show how each technology worked against different chemicals in the environment. EnviroKlenz is represented by the blue line and the Molekule by the orange line.