Formaldehyde/TVOC Testing & Removal Treatment

Formaldehyde/TVOC Testing & Removal Treatment

 

What is Formaldehyde/TVOC?

 

Formaldehyde in Your Home: What you need to know | Formaldehyde and Your Health | ATSDR

Formaldehyde is a colorless, strong-smelling gas used in making building materials and 

many household products. It is used in pressed-wood products, such as particleboard, plywood, and fiberboard; glues and adhesives; permanent-press fabrics; paper product coatings; and certain insulation materials. 

 

Defined as one of the Volatile Organic Compounds that have a high vapor pressure at ordinary room temperature, created by both human and natural environment. Some VOCs pose a dangerous threat to human health or cause harm to the surroundings, though not actuely toxic but have compounding long-term health effects.

 

Usually detected by the foul scent or odor, which is very common in premise after renovation. Therefore it applies to both residential and commercial units, where we perform most of our services there.

 

The most common health problems in people exposed to formaldehyde include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat. Formaldehyde may cause occupational asthma, but this seems to be rare. Animal studies have shown that inhalation of formaldehyde can result in irritation and damage to the lining of the nose and throat.

 

UC Fresh Air provides a one-stop solution to Formaldehyde and VOC troubles. Our professional testing equipment will be able to detect and derive the values of Formaldehyde and TVOCs present and remove them effectively.

Formaldehyde/TVOC Testing & Removal Treatment

 

UC Fresh Air provides a 1-stop solution to Formaldehyde and VOC troubles.

 

Our professional testing equipment will be able to detect and derive the values of Formaldehyde and TVOCs present.

 

We can then tailor the suitable treatment required not only to remove the Formaldehyde and TVOCs present but also to deal with the constant outgassing of those harmful substances.


How photocatalysis works

1.Electrons combine with oxygen.

When Titanium dioxide receives energy from light, electrons (-) are released from the surface. The electrons released are combined with oxygen in the air then creates “O2-” (Superoxide anion).

2.The surface takes electrons from moisture of the air and then return to its original state.

The surface where the electrons were released is tinged with the positive electric charge (+), and takes electrons from moisture of the air and then return to its original state. On the other hand, the moisture that lost the electron becomes a hydroxyl radical (•OH).
*This is referred to as an “Electron hole”, and this is called as 「Hole of plus (Electron hole)」or just a hole.
*Before reacting with H2O, there are cases where electrons are taken and broken down directly from organic compounds.

3.Decomposition and Release

The “O2-” and “•OH” that resulted in a process of transfer of this electron can produce strong oxidative decomposition, which decompose organic compounds such as oil causing dirt and adhesion, bacteria, harmful chemical gas, viruses, and molds even into simple harmless substances that then are released into air.

 

What is Titanium Dioxide?

Titanium dioxide is a white powder (superfine particles) that has long been used as a white pigment. It is used for a wide variety of usages such as in coatings, dental material, toothpaste, and cosmetics. It is also used as a food additive for coloring in white chocolate, sweets, and chewing gums because it is tasteless, odorless, and is harmless to humans.

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