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Aerisa ionization technology “casts a broad net” over a host of compounds related to industrial processes. The effectiveness of ionization is related to the ionization energy of the compound to be treated. Ionization energy (IE) of an atom or molecule describes the minimum amount of energy required to remove an electron from the atom or molecule in the gaseous state. Those chemicals with lowest IE are most amenable to treatment by air ionization. Those with an IE greater than that of oxygen (since ionization creates oxygen ions) are more difficult.

For a more complete list of compounds that are amenable to ionization, click here.

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Typical Odorous and Corrosive Compounds
Compound NameFormulaMolecular WeightDetection threshold, ppm (v/v)Recognition threshold, ppm (v/v)Odor DescriptionIonization Effectiveness
AcetaldehydeCH 3 CHO440.0670.21Pungent, fruityGood
Allyl mercaptanCH 2 :CHCH 2 SH740.00010.0015Disagreeable, garlicVery Good
AmmoniaNH 3171737Pungent, irritatingGood
Amyl mercaptanCH 3 (CH 2 ) 4 SH1040.0003 - - -Unpleasant, putridNo Data
Benzyl mercaptanC 6 H 5 CH 2 SH1240.00020.0026Unpleasant, strongExcellent
n -Butyl amineCH 3 (CH 2 )NH 2730.081.8Sour, ammoniaExcellent
Dibutyl amine(C 4 H 9 ) 2 NH1290.016 - - -FishyExcellent
Diispropyl amine(C 3 H 7 ) 2 NH1010.130.38FishyExcellent
Dimethyl amine(CH 3 ) 2 NH450.34 - - -Putrid, fishyExcellent
Dimethyl Disulfide(CH 3 ) 3 S 294.20.0010.006Vegetable Sulfide, mustyExcellent
Dimethyl sulfide(CH 3 ) 2 S620.0010.002Decayed cabbageExcellent
Diphenyl sulfide(C 6 H 5 ) 2 S1860.00010.0021UnpleasantExcellent
Ethyl amineC 2 H 5 NH 2450.271.7AmmonialikeExcellent
Ethyl mercaptanC 2 H 5 SH620.00030.001Decayed cabbageVery Good
Hydrogen sulfideH 2 S340.00050.0047Rotten eggsGood
IndoleC 6 H 4 (CH) 2 NH1170.0001 - - -Fecal, nauseatingExcellent
Methyl amineCH 3 NH 2314.7 - - -Putrid, fishyExcellent
Methyl mercaptanCH 3 SH480.00050.001Rotten cabbageVery Good
Phenyl mercaptanC 6 H 5 SH1100.00030.0015Putrid, garlicExcellent
Propyl mercaptanC 3 H 7 SH760.00050.02UnpleasantVery Good
PyridineC 5 H 5 N790.660.74Pungent, irritatingVery Good
SkatoleC 9 H 9 N1310.0010.05Fecal, nauseatingExcellent
ThiocresolCH 3 C 6 H 4 SH1240.0001 - - -Skunky, irritatingExcellent
Trimethyl amine(CH 3 ) 3 N590.004 - - -Pungent, fishyExcellent
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