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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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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.

PECO: the clear winner against HEPA

Mold destruction

Mold spreads through the air and finds surfaces to grow on. While HEPA technology can catch mold, its filters also can become places for mold growth. Eventually, this mold can escape back into the air. Because of Molekule’s breakthrough PECO purification process, mold is destroyed in the air as it passes through the device.

VOCs destruction

PECO destroys volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are too small to be captured by even the best-in-class HEPA technology. Carbon filtration technology, while able to capture some chemicals initially, can re-emit these same chemicals back into the air.

Allergens destruction

PECO breaks down even the smallest allergens, like pollen, dust mites, and dander to provide truly clean air.

Virus destruction

Viruses are so small they can easily escape HEPA-grade filters, but even if caught on the filter, they can remain viable for up to 200 days. PECO offers a revolutionary and effective method for destroying virus pollutants. Molekule can eliminate millions of airborne viruses that are brought indoors.

Bacteria destruction

Bacteria can easily stay alive on traditional HEPA filters. Studies have shown that bacteria can multiply on these filters and can escape back into the air. Even if the bacteria die, they can still release endotoxins into the air if not properly eliminated. Molekule can destroy even the smallest bacteria before they have a chance to accumulate.

Mold destruction

Mold spreads through the air and finds surfaces to grow on. While HEPA technology can catch mold, its filters also can become places for mold growth. Eventually, this mold can escape back into the air. Because of Molekule’s breakthrough PECO purification process, mold is destroyed in the air as it passes through the device.

White Papers & Technology Reports

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  • Whisper quiet

    Molekule air purifiers are engineered to be quieter than conventional purifiers.

  • Risk-free returns

    If not completely satisfied, contact support and arrange for a hassle free return. All you pay is shipping and handling costs.

  • Safely destroys pollutants

    Molekule air purifiers don’t emit ozone or other harmful byproducts into your air.