Mechanism of the preventive effects (How it works):
In the presence of ultraviolet light, molecules of microorganisms are entrapped and exposed to the action of the energy of free electron holes with electron energy of 3.2 eV. This energy is greater than the energy of most bonds between atoms in molecules of organic substances. Consequently, these bonds are broken and their place binds atmospheric oxygen. As can be seen from and experiment a factory smoking area (Figure 2), where the ceiling plate was illuminated by fluorescent UVA, all the smoke and deposits on the active layer decomposed.
The official position of the Czech Society for Applied photocatalysis reported in an official statement and other professionals in the EAA web TZB Info
This is a response about misleading information regarding the use of Titanium Dioxide, by persons who have not performed correct scientific standard procedures and have stated opinions that could cause serious financial harm to the European Union. Their purpose was unknown, but it is now rectified. Insufficient professional level of authors in the field of photocatalysis, material chemistry clearly lacking practical experience led to professionally incompetent, ideological text characterized by alarming text before purporting actually nonexistent danger of health risks for humans titanium dioxide. “The Scientific Council is convinced that employees of state bodies should not spread their subjective opinions without previous wide professional discussion of which would create a qualified consensus “.
With a detailed approach, the authors wrote this article detailing the professional misconduct of its authors (found in the full text of the attached document).
Opinion of the Czech Society for Applied photocatalysis
The full text of the opinion
NOTICE: The company has re-branded the registered FN® brand for commercial reasons on the 1. 10. 2021. Currently, two registered brands are used, the international FN NANO® and the Czech FN®. It has simplified the trade name by deleting the word “Protectam” and uses the designations FN® 1, FN® 2 and FN® 3 or newly FN NANO® 1, FN NANO® 2, FN NANO® 3, FN NANO® BioMax, FN NANO® Wood and FN NANO® Aqua. In addition to the basic product designation functional coatings FN®, all documents also mention the trade name Protectam, which is no longer in use and will be gradually replaced by the above-mentioned simplified name FN NANO®.