Molekule’s Patented PECO Technology

Molekule’s proprietary technology, Photo Electrochemical Oxidation (PECO), works at the molecular level to destroy pollutants. Take a deep breath and see what makes Molekule air purifiers the first of their kind.

Science at the nanoscale

Developed over two decades by research scientists, PECO is an innovative technology that utilizes free radicals—the same radicals used to destroy cancer cells—to break down pollutants at a molecular level, including VOCs, bacteria, mold, viruses, and allergens. By using nanotechnology, PECO is able to destroy pollutants 1000 times smaller than what traditional HEPA technology was designed to trap.

  • Free Radical (OH)
  • Oxygen (O2)
  • Virus (C,O,H,N)
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
  • Water (H2O)
  • Trace Elements (N2, etc)

The path to clean air.

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The path to clean air.

PECO destroys pollutants. HEPA simply collects them.

HEPA simulation

Mold and bacteria can live and grow on HEPA filters. PECO destroys them.

Pollutants trapped on HEPA filters can grow and be released back into the air you breathe. PECO destroys bacteria, mold, and other pollutants such as allergens, ozone, and VOCs.

HEPA simulation

HEPA technology isn't designed to remove the smallest pollutants, like VOCs. PECO destroys VOCs.

Many harmful pollutants are under the 0.3-micron HEPA standard and are too small for HEPA filters to capture. PECO technology was designed to destroy even tiny pollutants, including VOCs.

Under the microscope

Unlike HEPA technology, PECO can eliminate pollutants at a microscopic scale (including VOCs and viruses). With no ozone byproduct, Molekule air purifiers safely destroy a vast range of indoor air pollutants. As a science company, Molekule conducts extensive testing of its technology through its own labs as well as certified third-party laboratories.

Before Molekule

Black mold captured on the surface of the Molekule PECO-Filter before being broken down.

Destruction

Black mold in the process of being oxidized (broken down).

Elimination

Black mold is oxidized and eliminated.

Air reduced all pollutants tested*

Indoor air is a complex mixture of chemical compounds that varies from building to building. Even when challenged with a blend of organic pollutants, Molekule Air is working to purify the air.

Test location & standard

Tested per GB/T 18801-2015 Protocol in a 30 m³ chamber at Intertek-Grand Rapids.

*Pollutants were not re-released into the chamber after initial introduction. Device operated on highest setting.

Formaldehyde: 90% removed in 8 hrs*

Molekule Air destroys toxic volatile organic compounds like formaldehyde, which is a stable substance that is difficult to remove from indoor air. It can enter your home as part of industrially manufactured products like furniture, flooring, or clothes, and is a significant portion of cigarette smoke.

Test location & standard

Tested per GB/T 18801-2015 Protocol in a 30 m³ chamber at Intertek-Grand Rapids.

*Pollutants were not re-released into the chamber after initial introduction. Device operated on highest setting.

D-Limonene: over 99% removed in 3 hrs*

Unpleasant natural and artificial smells in the air can be caused by chemicals such as limonene. Lemon-scented cleaning products commonly contain limonene. Molekule Air can destroy VOCs like D-limonene.

Test location & standard

Tested per GB/T 18801-2015 Protocol in a 30 m³ chamber at Intertek-Grand Rapids.

*Pollutants were not re-released into the chamber after initial introduction. Device operated on highest setting.

Toluene: 98% removed in 3 hrs*

Solvents in paint such as toluene can linger in your home for extended amounts of time, but Molekule Air can destroy these VOCs.

Test location & standard

Tested per GB/T 18801-2015 Protocol in a 30 m³ chamber at Intertek-Grand Rapids. 

*Pollutants were not re-released into the chamber after initial introduction. Device operated on highest setting.

Smoke: 85% removed in 22 min*

Molekule Air’s filters help remove particles of this size range from the air quickly, which includes the invisible components of smoke. These types of particles can be inhaled into the lungs and potentially damage internal organs.

Test location & standard

Tested per AHAM AC-1 Protocol in a 27 m³ chamber at Intertek-Cortland.

*Pollutants were not re-released into the chamber after initial introduction. Device operated on highest setting.

Dust: 84% removed in 20 min*

Floating dust can harbor dust mite fragments and other dirt, which are a common cause of allergic reactions. Where Molekule Air is running, there are fewer dust particles.

Test location & standard

Tested per AHAM AC-1 Protocol in a 27 m³ chamber at Intertek-Cortland.

*Pollutants were not re-released into the chamber after initial introduction. Device operated on highest setting.

Pollen: 79% removed in 10 min*

Pollen, pet dander, and other particles fall within this size range and can be allergens. Molekule Air helps capture them, removing them from the air.

Test location & standard

Tested per AHAM AC-1 Protocol in a 27 m³ chamber at Intertek-Cortland.

*Pollutants were not re-released into the chamber after initial introduction. Device operated on highest setting.

Air Mini reduced all pollutants tested*

Indoor air is a complex mixture of chemical compounds that varies from building to building. Even when challenged with a blend of organic pollutants, Molekule Air Mini is working to purify and make naturally clean air.

Test location & standard

Tested per GB/T 18801-2015 Protocol in a 30 m³ chamber at Intertek-Grand Rapids.

*Pollutants were not re-released into the chamber after initial introduction. Device operated on highest setting.

Formaldehyde: 59% removed in 8 hrs*

Molekule Air Mini destroys toxic volatile organic compounds like formaldehyde, which is a stable substance that is difficult to remove from indoor air. It can enter your home as part of industrially manufactured products like furniture, flooring, or clothes and is a significant portion of cigarette smoke.

Test location & standard

Tested per GB/T 18801-2015 Protocol in a 30 m³ chamber at Intertek-Grand Rapids.

*Pollutants were not re-released into the chamber after initial introduction. Device operated on highest setting.

D-Limonene: 99% removed in 3 hrs*

Unpleasant natural and artificial smells in the air like limonene are destroyed by Molekule Air Mini. Lemon-scented cleaning products commonly contain limonene, which can cause allergies.

Test location & standard

Tested per GB/T 18801-2015 Protocol in a 30 m³ chamber at Intertek-Grand Rapids.

*Pollutants were not re-released into the chamber after initial introduction. Device operated on highest setting.

Toluene: 98% removed in 3 hrs*

Solvents in paint such as toluene can linger in your home for extended amounts of time, but Molekule Air Mini can destroy them so they aren’t inhaled.

Test location & standard

Tested per GB/T 18801-2015 Protocol in a 30 m³ chamber at Intertek-Grand Rapids.

*Pollutants were not re-released into the chamber after initial introduction. Device operated on highest setting.

Smoke: 84% removed in 22 min*

Molekule Air Mini’s filters can strip particles of this size range out of the air quickly, which include the invisible components of smoke. They can be easily inhaled into the lungs and transferred to the blood, where they can be distributed throughout the body and damage internal organs.

Test location & standard

Tested per AHAM AC-1 Protocol in a 27 m³ chamber at Intertek-Cortland.

*Pollutants were not re-released into the chamber after initial introduction. Device operated on highest setting.

Dust: 82% removed in 20 min*

Floating dust can harbor dust mite shells and other dirt which are the most common cause of allergic reactions. Where Molekule Air Mini is running, there are fewer dust particles.

Test location & standard

Tested per AHAM AC-1 Protocol in a 27 m³ chamber at Intertek-Cortland.

*Pollutants were not re-released into the chamber after initial introduction. Device operated on highest setting.

Pollen: 79% removed in 10 min*

Pollen, pet dander, and other particles lie in this size range and can be sources of allergies and other respiratory problems. Molekule Air Mini can capture them from the air.

Test location & standard

Tested per AHAM AC-1 Protocol in a 27 m³ chamber at Intertek-Cortland.

*Pollutants were not re-released into the chamber after initial introduction. Device operated on highest setting.

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