NASA Spinoff Database: Charged Particles Kill Pathogens and Round up Dust

NASA Center: Marshall Space Flight Center
Public Release Year: 2015
Reference Number: MSFC-SO-216
Category: Consumer/Home/Recreation
Origin: Preventing premature plant aging in space

To keep plants fresh longer in space, Marshall Space Flight Center awarded funding to the University of Wisconsin-Madision to develop a titanium oxide-based device that reduced the amount of decay-inducing ethylene gas in the air. Electrolux (now Dallas-based Aerus Holdings) furthered the technology by developing an air purification product that kills pathogens both in the atmosphere and on surfaces.

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Page Number in Published book: 92
Manufacturer: Airocide

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