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.