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Subject: Photocatalytic oxidation

Photocatalytic oxidation

From: Paisley Cato <pcato<-a>
Date: Friday, September 23, 2005
Has anyone had experience using the photocatalytic oxidation
technology in air systems for archives or collection storage?  This
technology is used in hospitals and labs and residences for air
purification, with particular emphasis on removal of bacterial,
viral and other organics.

The suggestion has been made that it might be effective in archives
for preventing mold spores.

An example of the technology:
<URL:> and the
description of the technology is available from that page as well.

Pros?  cons?

Paisley S. Cato, Ph.D.
Curator of Collections Care and Conservation
San Diego Natural History Museum
PO Box 121390
San Diego CA 92112-1390
Fax: 619-232-0248

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:17
                 Distributed: Thursday, October 6, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-19-17-037
Received on Friday, 23 September, 2005

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