The Potok air decontamination technology is a patented method for destroying
any types of air-borne of bacteria, mold, fungi, and viruses.
Decontamination method

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. This phenomenon, discovered and described by biochemist Professor Eberhard Neumann at the end of the 20th century, was the basis for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded in 2007.

Electroporation is widely used to introduce foreign DNA into the cells of microorganisms and viruses. In this case, we are talking about electroporation in a liquid medium. The Potok technology is the first to apply electroporation in the air.

Decontamination procedure

The Potok technology is used to decontaminate air by exposing microbial cells or viruses’ secondary and tertiary structure of proteins to constant electric fields of a given orientation and tension. The value of the electric field is designed to destroy (not just filtrate) any microorganisms, regardless of the type (incl. viruses, molds, and yeast).

Electroporation is irreversible. Microorganisms inactivated in this way cannot recover.

Decontamination process

Stage 1: Microorganisms are repeatedly exposed to constant electric fields that rapidly vary in intensity and gradient and ions of opposite signs, which completely destroys the microbial cells or viruses’ secondary and tertiary structure of proteins.

Stage 2: The debris of the destroyed cells and particles is trapped on highly porous nanoelectrodes of an electrostatic precipitator with a high dust capacity.

The Potok equipment reduces the concentration of microorganisms in indoor air to a minimum and maintains it at this level. Moreover, living microorganisms do not accumulate inside the equipment elements, which means they will not be released after the air decontamination units are switched off and on again.

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Effectiveness of inactivating microorganisms

at least 99%


destruction of all types 

of microorganisms, 

including coronaviruses and molds


24/7 work 

in the presence of people


the service life of the equipment 

is 10 years

Energy saving

consumption is similar 

to that of a LED light bulb

Environmentally friendly

no chemicals are used 

for inactivation, equipment 

does not require special disposal

No expendables needed
Automatic control over inactivation effectiveness
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