Air Cleaners for VOC's and other Contaminants
PCI is developing air cleaning technologies focused on control of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's) and other air pollutants. Microlith® catalytic air cleaners offer several advantageous performance features and benefits over other alternative technologies:
Microlith catalytic air cleaners offer several performance benefits over alternative technologies.
- Ultra-compact size and low weight
- Direct electrical heating of the conductive substrate utilizing low power
- High energy and conversion efficiency
- Reduced maintenance and power requirements
- Improved durability for long term reliable operation
Microlith® Air Cleaner
PCI advanced Microlith® based catalytic oxidizers for trace air contaminant control (TCCS) aboard the International Space Station have been provided under contract to NASA for qualification testing, offering substantial weight savings in a compact space. Other benefits include the ability to target individual species for cleanup and ready integration with existing systems.
This technology has been successfully tested for oxidizing trace amounts of space station air contaminants e.g. isopropanol, butanol, acetone, toluene, methane, 2-ethoxyethanol, octaflouropropane and sulfur hexaflouride. Duration testing of the prototype unit has been performed resulting in over 16,000 hours of cumulative operation without degradation in methane oxidation efficiency (~98%).
Contact PCI to learn more about how our solutions may be adapted for your needs.