ROS breaks bonds in all 3 main types of microbes.

PATHOGENS

  • Make people or plants sick (infection or toxins)
  • Only a few percent of microbes are always harmful
  • Examples: E. coli 0157:H7; Salmonella; Listeria; Norovirus
FOOD SPOILAGE
  • Do not make people sick but cause shrink
  • Examples: Botrytis(mold on fruits and vegetables); Serratia marcescens (slime and odor in meats)
NEUTRAL OR BENEFICIAL

Examples: yeasts in breads and yogurt

O(3P)

Atomic Oxygen

  • Highly reactive and quickly bonds with molecules
  • Free Radical forms into O3

COMMON MICROBES REDUCED AND/OR ELIMINATED BY AIRROS TECHNOLOGY

1. Botrytis cinerea

  • FF&V (Fresh Fruit & Vegetable)
  • Floral

2. E. coliO157:H7(pathogenic strain)

  • FF&V
  • Meat & Poultry

3. Listeria monocytogenes

  • Meat & Poultry
  • Fish & Seafood
  • Dairy

4. Salmonella

  • FF&V
  • Meat & Poultry
  • Fish & Seafood
  • Dairy

5. Serratia marcescens

  • Meat & Poultry

6. Lactobacillus and related lactic acid bacteria

  • Meat & Poultry

7. Infectious human diseases including

  • Bacteria
  1. Staph aureus (mRSA)
  2. Citrobacter
  3. Pseudomonas
  • Yeast
  1. Candida (Fungus)
  • Viruses
  1. Corona Virus (CoVid-19)
  2. Influenza A (including Bird Flu)
  3. Norovirus (stomach flu)
  4. Rhinovirus (colds)