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Aerisa ionization technology “casts a broad net” over a host of compounds related to poor indoor air quality (IAQ). 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. Ionization is highly effective for VOC reduction.
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|Typical Odorous and Corrosive Compounds|
|Compound Name||Formula||Molecular Weight||Detection threshold, ppm (v/v)||Recognition threshold, ppm (v/v)||Odor Description||Ionization Effectiveness|
|Acetaldehyde||CH 3 CHO||44||0.067||0.21||Pungent, fruity||Good|
|Allyl mercaptan||CH 2 :CHCH 2 SH||74||0.0001||0.0015||Disagreeable, garlic||Very Good|
|Ammonia||NH 3||17||17||37||Pungent, irritating||Good|
|Amyl mercaptan||CH 3 (CH 2 ) 4 SH||104||0.0003||- - -||Unpleasant, putrid||No Data|
|Benzyl mercaptan||C 6 H 5 CH 2 SH||124||0.0002||0.0026||Unpleasant, strong||Excellent|
|n -Butyl amine||CH 3 (CH 2 )NH 2||73||0.08||1.8||Sour, ammonia||Excellent|
|Dibutyl amine||(C 4 H 9 ) 2 NH||129||0.016||- - -||Fishy||Excellent|
|Diispropyl amine||(C 3 H 7 ) 2 NH||101||0.13||0.38||Fishy||Excellent|
|Dimethyl amine||(CH 3 ) 2 NH||45||0.34||- - -||Putrid, fishy||Excellent|
|Dimethyl Disulfide||(CH 3 ) 3 S 2||94.2||0.001||0.006||Vegetable Sulfide, musty||Excellent|
|Dimethyl sulfide||(CH 3 ) 2 S||62||0.001||0.002||Decayed cabbage||Excellent|
|Diphenyl sulfide||(C 6 H 5 ) 2 S||186||0.0001||0.0021||Unpleasant||Excellent|
|Ethyl amine||C 2 H 5 NH 2||45||0.27||1.7||Ammonialike||Excellent|
|Ethyl mercaptan||C 2 H 5 SH||62||0.0003||0.001||Decayed cabbage||Very Good|
|Hydrogen sulfide||H 2 S||34||0.0005||0.0047||Rotten eggs||Good|
|Indole||C 6 H 4 (CH) 2 NH||117||0.0001||- - -||Fecal, nauseating||Excellent|
|Methyl amine||CH 3 NH 2||31||4.7||- - -||Putrid, fishy||Excellent|
|Methyl mercaptan||CH 3 SH||48||0.0005||0.001||Rotten cabbage||Very Good|
|Phenyl mercaptan||C 6 H 5 SH||110||0.0003||0.0015||Putrid, garlic||Excellent|
|Propyl mercaptan||C 3 H 7 SH||76||0.0005||0.02||Unpleasant||Very Good|
|Pyridine||C 5 H 5 N||79||0.66||0.74||Pungent, irritating||Very Good|
|Skatole||C 9 H 9 N||131||0.001||0.05||Fecal, nauseating||Excellent|
|Thiocresol||CH 3 C 6 H 4 SH||124||0.0001||- - -||Skunky, irritating||Excellent|
|Trimethyl amine||(CH 3 ) 3 N||59||0.004||- - -||Pungent, fishy||Excellent|
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