How it works


Our ultra-low energy plasma technology is unmatched for its efficacy, safety, ease of use, and affordability.

Novaerus Technology

Plasma: The Fourth State of Matter

Novaerus uses a patented atmospheric plasma discharge of the dielectric barrier discharge type. The plasma discharge comprises electrons and ions that cause extensive damage to microorganisms. Unlike other products, microorganisms are exposed directly to the plasma discharge as opposed to by-products of the discharge. 

Under the Microscope

The Novaerus plasma technology is rapid and the inactivation occurs immediately… Concrete evidence of the effect of plasma on airborne bacteria; strong chemical and structural changes are observed.

– Dr Ram Prasad Gandhiraman Research Scientist, NASA

Medium e coli slide1

Healthy E. coli Bacteria

prior to exposure

Medium autoclave slide2

Damaged by Autoclave

at 160˚C after 2 hours

Medium ozone slide3

Damaged by Ozone

at 350,000 ppb after 2 hours

Medium novaerus plasma slide4

E.coli Bacteria

Destroyed by Novaerus Plasma

after 0.002 seconds

Novaerus ultra-low energy plasma technology shown to destroy E.coli bacteria on contact. View the research.

How Novaerus Compares 

Compare Novaerus with other air purification technologies. 
(1 = Not Effective 5 = Very Effective)

 
Novaerus
Photocatalytic Oxidation UVGI Cleaner Sanitization Misting HEPA Filtration Ozone Laminar Air Flow Carbon Filtration
Harmful byproducts

No

Yes1

Yes2

Yes

No

Yes3

No

No

Prevents filter colonization
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24/7 bacteria load reduction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24/7 viral load reduction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24/7 fungal & bacterial spores reduction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24/7 odor & VOC neutralization4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating costs for maintenance

Low

High

High

High

Medium

High

Low

Medium

Removal of ultra/fine particulates4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1. PCO can produce formaldehyde. 2. At high levels, UV can create noxious gases and is mutagenic. 3. High levels of ozone is unsafe to humans. 4. Defend 1050 only

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