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

The technology is based on a physical method of destroying microorganisms and viruses 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 virus receptors to constant electric fields of a given orientation and tension. The value of the electric field is designed to destroy any microorganisms and viruses, regardless of the type.

Electroporation is irreversible. Exposure to the electric field leads to the instant and complete destruction of the cellular receptors of viruses and rupture of membranes of microorganisms in the treated air. Microorganisms and viruses 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 and cellular receptors of viruses.

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 and viruses in indoor air to a minimum and maintains it at this level. Moreover, living microorganisms and viruses 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%

Filtration effectiveness

Similar to H11-H14 class filters


Destruction of all types of microorganisms and viruses, including antibiotic-resistant strains


Work in the presence of people


Service life of the equipment is 10 years

Energy saving

Consumption is similar to that of an LED light bulb

Environmentally friendly

No chemicals are used for inactivation, equipment does not require special disposal

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