The Potok air decontamination technology is a patented method for destroying any types of air-borne of bacteria, mold, fungi, and viruses.
The technology is based on a physical method of destroying microorganisms called cell membrane electroporation.
Electroporation is a technique, in which an electric field is used to make pores in cell membranes.
In June 2022, a comprehensive study of the operation of the POTOK device in Germany at the Fraunhofer Institute was completed. Air disinfection tests were carried out on the example of simulators of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus — bacteriophage Phi6. The size of bacteriophage MS2 is 27 nm, bacteriophage Phi 6 is 85 nm, while the size of coronaviruses ranges from 80 to 120 nm, sometimes reaching 200 nm. Therefore, the conditions for conducting experiments with coronavirus simulators were more stringent.
In Fraunhofer, the installation also showed excellent results in air disinfection, despite the fact that the test program differed from the studies conducted in Russia, e.g. at the prominent Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology.