UV odor removal : how does it work?

In the atmosphere, natural UV radiation reduces VOC pollution. UV radiation produces radicals, such as hydroxyl or OH, that support this process.



These radicals may be also created artificially, using the right type of UV lamps. The UV photons break up long molecule chains such as fats and polymers.



Atmospheric oxygen also reacts with UV photons, thus creating ozone and single oxygen atoms. These in turn react with air-borne substances.