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Case Studies


Video Case Study - Rutherford California premium wine producer discovers Airocide pays for itself in six months

Julio Ramirez sees proof that Airocide enables reductions in losses to evaporation in combination with humidification while eliminating mold from the equation.

Video Case Study - Sawyer Cellars Underground Barrel Room and Wine Library

Brad Warner, VP Operations and Winemaker for Sawyer Cellars describes how Airocide enables the winery to maintain a chemical free, totally natural environment.

Video Case Study - 16,000 square foot caves at Viader Winery cut labor costs

Alan Viader, talks about labor costs before and after installing Airocide and how Airocide enabled him to achieve a four day pre-soak without fermentation.

Video Case Study - Vineyard 29 super-premium winery uses Airocide in caves and case-goods warehouses

Keith Emerson, director of winemaking for Vineyard 29 talks about Airocide’s role in maintaining the perfect atmosphere.

NASA publication describes how Airocide has been found to be capable of destroying Anthrax.

Spores that pass through the box aren't filtered, they're fried," says John Hayman, Chief Science Officer for Akida Holdings, the manufacture and marketer of Airocide. "That's appealing," he notes, "for people who don't want to change an Anthrax-laden air filter."

University of Wisconsin Laboratory Study of Airocide's performance in controlling Anthrax

A total of 60,865 spores entered the reactor and of this inoculum, a total of 5 CFUs exited the devide and were collected on the surface of the seven sets of blood agar plates over the 70-min sampling period. After each 10-min sampling period culture plates were covered and labeled. A total of 14 culture plates were incubated overnight at 35 degrees Celsius. The CFUs of B. thuringiensis were counted and recorded for each culture plate.

Air Quality Sciences (AQS) Ozone Evaluation of an Air Cleaner Device “GCS-25 Rev 3”

Airocide was tested in a 1m³ dynamic environmental chamber following the guidelines of ASTM D 5116 (1). Ozone monitoring was conducted with a Thermo Environmental Model 49 Ozone Analyzer. This analyzer operates based on the strong UV absorbance of ozone at 254 nm. The chamber was continuously monitored for ozone over a five hour period. Ozone, if any, was below the minimum quantifiable level of 10 μg/m³ (5 ppb (parts per billion).

Research Summary – Commercial Winery; California, USA

A clinical study of the Airocide bioconversion system was conducted in the 65,000 ft3 wine barrel storage cave of Hartwell Vineyards, a boutique winery in the Stag's Leap district of Napa, CA. The results show an average airborne mold reduction inside the cave of 72.3% in 23 days.

Research Summary – Commercial Winery California, USA

A clinical study of the Airocide bioconversion system was conducted in the 130,000 ft3 wine barrel storage room of Chateau St. Jean. Founded in 1973 and now owned by Foster's Group, Chateau St. Jean is a wine making estate located at the foot of Sugarloaf Ridge in the Sonoma Valley near Kenwood, California. The data supports the hypothesis that airborne mold levels would be lowered after 21 days of continuous operation of the system. The results show an average airborne mold reduction inside the storage room of 57% in 23 days.

Research Summary - UK wine industry, Surrey Diagnostics by Corkwise Limited

Surrey diagnostics are leading experts in the monitoring and elimination of allergens, micro-organisms and volatile organic compounds. Previous work performed both in the USA and Spain demonstrated that Airocide bioconversion systems are effective in the removal of 2,4,6-tricloroanisole (TCA) from the atmosphere. Report 2008002945 clearly demonstrated that the Airocide bioconversion equipment was able to dramatically reduce the levels of airborne TCA.

Executive Summary - Performance of Airocide Reactor in Treatment of Gaseous 2,4,6-trichloroanisole

A bench top PCO reactor with operating conditions similar to that commercialized by KesAir (US DISTRIBUTOR) was tested for the ability of it to remove TCA gas from a feed stream containing an initial concentration (79 – 286 ppb) of TCA (in a balance of ultra-pure air). From these data, the PCO materials within the Generation 1 Airocide bioconversion system is capable of removing up to 50% of TCA in a single pass through the reaction chamber.