Hydroxyl Generator

Hydroxyl Generator HYDRO-MAXX 12000

Contractors have long relied upon ozone, foggers, masking agents, filters and chemicals for deodorization. But the hydroxyl generator is a new technology that may be preferable to all of these methods in many circumstances and has now become an essential tool for many disaster cleanup contractors.

Hydroxymax Photo Catalytic Oxidation Effects on Infectious Diseases and IAQ

  • Indoor air quality (IAQ) is rapidly becoming a buzz word for the HVAC contractor.
  • Most people associate indoor air quality with air filtration, which is designed to remove airborne particles.
  • The problem is that standard air filters have little or no effect on microbials such as viruses and bacterial, or molds, VOC, odors and other health-related air contaminants.
  • IAQ got its start with the media rash of mold stories of the 1980s.

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Hydroxymax Hydroperoxide for IAQ

  • Oxidation is technically defined as the losing or the giving up of an electron.
  • It can involve very complex reactions between molecules & the oxidizers that are produced.
  • For this article we will keep it simple & only look at some of the interactions between oxygen molecules & the different substances that they may contact.
  • Controlled oxidation is an excellent way to destroy organics such as odors, viruses, bacteria, VOCs & mold.
  • Unfortunately, uncon- trolled oxidation can also destroy living tissue. Fire

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Hydroxyl Extreme

If you are looking for in room air purification and filtering the Hydroxyl Extreme is the right machine for you Easily handles 1000+ sqft. 400 CFM blower 3 speed with remote control. Top mounting eye hooks make it easy to suspend from the ceiling or to sit on a shelf or other surface.Massive HO productions and Biopolar Ion Gen combo! Destroys Mold Viruses, Bacteria Odors and More!


PRICE: $1273.00

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Hydroxymax

Treats 3-4000 Sq Ft, For Powdery Mold Mildew Viruses Bacteria Odors and More! Powerful best in class 5500 CFM Blower shoots straight up and blows away the competition! Massive HO productions and Biopolar Ion Gen combo!


PRICE: $1773.00

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Hydroxymax 2X

Treats 6000-7500 Sq Ft, For Powdery Mold Mildew Viruses Bacteria Odors and More! Double the power with 2 hydroxyl generating units! Powerful best in class 5500 CFM Blower shoots straight up and blows away the competition! Massive HO productions and Biopolar Ion Gen combo!


PRICE: $2273.00

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Biblaster Hydroxyl HVAC

For Home HVAC Air Handlers Want to treat your homes air ducts? Treats 3-4000 Sq Ft, For Powdery Mold Mildew Viruses Bacteria Odors and More! Massive HO productions and Biopolar Ion Gen combo! Requires installation from HVAC professional.


PRICE: $633.00

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The Science


Hydroxyl radicals (·OH) are created naturally in the atmosphere when the sun’s ultraviolet rays react with water vapor (H2O) and oxygen (O2). They rapidly decompose chemicals in the air and are often referred to as “nature’s broom? because of their crucial role in helping to keep the Earth’s atmosphere clear of harmful organic and inorganic compounds. Hydroxyls work primarily by abstracting hydrogen atoms, thereby dismantling the molecular structure of odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In fact, they react so rapidly that indoor environments have few natural hydroxyls present because they are consumed near their point of entry. Powerful hydroxyl generators using the same broad range of UV radiation as the sun are now used to naturally clean and deodorize indoor environments.

In the disaster restoration industry, hydroxyls are often compared to ozone because they are both oxidizing gasses. They both have the capacity to react with and destroy chemicals that cause odor, and they do not mask, filter or otherwise cover up odors. Hydroxyls, however, react over one million times faster than ozone and with a significantly broader range of compounds. Hydroxyls are known to react with as many as 5,000 different chemicals and are the second most powerful oxidant in the world, behind only fluorine. In practice, ozone is used in such high concentrations that it may deodorize slightly faster, but is toxic to humans and animals and damaging to many materials.

Hydroxyl free radical chemistry is very different from ozone chemistry. Hydroxyl radicals abstract hydrogen atoms from organic compounds, which begins a cascade of free radical decomposition processes called chain reactions. These chain reactions continue throughout the treatment space and enable the effective penetration and deodorization of porous materials such as clothing, furniture, rugs or other contents and structures. By contrast, ozone is a stable molecule and its reaction mechanisms are innately slower and more selective.

There is one primary method for generating hydroxyls. Patented by HGI Industries, Inc. (Odorox), this method replicates nature’s process by producing multiple wavelengths of high-energy UV lights that are able to generate hydroxyls by reacting with water vapor and oxygen in the air. This process creates approximately 2 million hydroxyls per cubic centimeter that exit the machines. An exponentially higher quantity of hydroxyls is produced inside the chamber of these machines. Together, this enables the deodorization of compounds in the air as well as those absorbed by structures and contents. This technology is able to produce a sufficient quantity of hydroxyls in any environment, including areas with relatively low humidity.

Hydroxyl Advantages


Unlike ozone, atmospheric hydroxyls are safe for people, animals, plants and all sensitive materials like rubber, plastic, leather, vinyl, electronics, paper and artwork. Contents can be wet while being deodorized without the risk of bleaching. Jobs can be streamlined when the contractor is able to deodorize while drying, cleaning and demoing. Both contents and structure can be treated at the same time, and as conditions permit, certain packout activities can be avoided or substantially reduced. In many cases, residents can stay in their home or businesses and remain open, while avoiding costly business interruption.

Hydroxyl machines have proven to be effective for almost any odor. They are commonly used for treating odors caused by fire and smoke, water losses, mold and VOCs. This technology is regularly deployed on losses ranging from large big box retail and industrial fires to residential Category 2 and 3 water losses. Hydroxyls have also proven to be very effective for odors that are difficult for ozone or other deodorization methods, such as those caused by protein fires, fuel oil, biohazard and sulfur compounds.

The overall safety and simplicity of the hydroxyl technology creates a lot of flexibility for contractors. Machines can be moved around while contractors work. They can be moved to more difficult areas and can even be left behind for lingering odors. Difficult items can be tented for some containment and a greater concentration of hydroxyls if necessary.

All contents can be treated with no risk of damage. This provides contractors with the opportunity to restore all items including electronics, artwork and important papers or collectibles of significant retail or sentimental value.

Hydroxyl applications are a gentle and safe form of deodorization. As a general rule of thumb, hydroxyls generators cover approximately 1,000 to 1,500 square feet with normal 10 to 15 foot ceilings when treating moderate to severe odors. There are many factors that can affect this, such as the severity of odor, layout of the structure, whether or not contents are on-site, how long you have to complete the job, etc. Some deodorization can be done within only a few hours, but most applications take three to four days. Large industrial hydroxyl generators are also available for very large losses and have been successfully used on losses of several million cubic feet and more.

Just as in nature, very low concentrations of ozone are necessarily produced as a by-product of the UV irradiation process. Because of this, reasonable safety precautions are required for the most powerful machines on the market when used in very small and unventilated spaces. When using these machines, it is important to follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and safety guidelines. The hydroxyl technology is relatively simple to use on small and large losses. Basic air movement principles are applicable, however proper training is recommended to maximize the use of this new and exciting technology.