FN NANO®’s Photocatalytic System has been installed inside the premises of Eyes on Sheppard, a North York optometry office. This is the first commercial project of this new technology in Canada. Eyes on Sheppard joins over 75 Million square feet treated surfaces with FN NANO® worldwide.
FN NANO® Photocatalytic Disinfection System
Antimicrobial, kills viruses on contact, and self-cleaning the FN NANO® Photocatalytic Disinfection System consists of a thin film of nano-sized crystals of titanium dioxide, UV-A light and ventilation. The light activates the titanium crystals producing the natural phenomena called photocatalysis. Innumerable scientific studies have proven that photocatalysis destroys viruses and bacteria when these microorganisms come in contact with a photocatalyticly active surface. Furthermore, photocatalysis breaks down complex toxic and noxious gases, pollutants, and fine particulates. By utilising FN NANO® Photocatalytic Air Disinfection System Eyes on Sheppard is pioneering a new method of sanitation and setting new standards for public health.
Treated in a similar fashion as paint, the film forms a thin layer of 0.005 to 0.05 mm thick on a substrate that is activated by light. This activated layer cleans the air, breaks down organic and inorganic substance and exhibits a self-cleaning ability. FN NANO®’s film and UV-A light allows a treated surface to become a highly effective, low energy, reliable and maintenance—free air cleaner for 10 years.
FN NANO® has been dedicated since conception to improve air quality and help rid the indoor air of harmful pollutants and microorganic material. Coinciding with the recent concern about indoor transmission of the coronavirus, FN NANO® has engineered a viable, decade long-lasting alternative to commonly used disinfection methods such as those that rely on harmful chemicals. Post-application field tests conducted on the treated areas of Eyes on Sheppard showed the absence of biological material and the elimination of bacterial and viral growth.
FN NANO® is able to offer their solution to companies and individuals seeking to improve indoor air quality and invest in the new normal.
“As health care providers, we have a responsibility to maintain a safe and sanitary environment for our patients, staff, and doctors. At Eyes on Sheppard, we have implemented best-in-class cleaning and disinfection technologies to assure visitors to our new clinic that they are protected and safe. We are delighted to be one of the first health care facilities in North America to apply FN NANO® coatings to purify the air we breathe while removing allergens, dust, bacteria, and viruses from all contact surfaces.”
Dr. Kerry Salsberg, Optometrist & Owner – Eyes on Sheppard
“It is a photocatalytic disinfection system. It contains crystals of titanium dioxide, which are activated when exposed to UV-A light. It acts on viruses and bacteria as a hot plate. Viruses ‘burn’ after contact with the activated surface. Imagine that the virus hits the wall. It has some helix with ribonucleic acid and some bonds. And the photocatalytic reaction pulls the electron out of that bond. It destroys the bond, oxygen binds to the ends and the virus burns, or rather oxidizes. The action on the surface of the crystals can be compared to a hot plate that is 30,000 degrees Celsius, five times the temperature of the sun. Of course, everything happens at room temperature.”
“We originally developed the photocatalytic film for allergy sufferers because it destroys toxins, allergens and odors. Gradually, however, we began to use its antibacterial functions. We did not anticipate the pandemic we are experiencing now, but it poses great benefits for hospitals, schools and other public facilities.”
Dr. Jan Prochazka, Inventor of FN NANO® Photocatalytic Films
“With the completion of this project at Eyes on Sheppard, we believe this will define a new era of sanitation”.
“The virus collaborates on a global scale to augment and transform – the world’s health and commercial sectors can respond better with the same level of coordination. An international problem necessitates an international effort and we are hopeful to see FN NANO® being utilized for the betterment of Canada’s public health”.
Antonio Bauce, Economic & Trade Specialist, Czech Consulate in Toronto
“Congratulations to Eyes on Sheppard for taking this powerful step in sustainability by installing FN NANO® Photocatalytic Disinfection System, to reduce the spread of airborne virus, bacteria and other microorganisms demonstrating care and safety of the Patients and Staff.”
Ezekiel Martin, PhD, Director of Sustainability MACOMA™ FN NANO®
“It is encouraging that Eyes on Sheppard has become the medical pioneer of our technology in Canada. We are proud to witness the installation of our sustainable air purification technology in a public setting that can help people live healthier lives and breathe clean air. Our technology is cost-effective, has a 10-year guarantee and is easy to install – we are scaling up to prepare for additional projects and look forward to engaging with those concerned about indoor air quality and public health.”
Lukas Golka, President of FN NANO® Canada
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