FOTONIT® N100AGX is a photocatalytic colloid used in producing effective antimicrobial coatings. Photocatalysis happens between visible light and any given semiconductor. In FOTONIT® technology, this interaction can be enhanced by plasmonic resonance, which is based on optic antennae that have been rooted on the surface of the nanoparticles. The antennae attract light in a wider spectrum than other photocatalytic coatings do. The material of the antennae attenuate the recombination of the electron hole pairs, making the reaction even more effective.
Microbes are not capable of becoming resistant to photocatalytic methods since the reaction oxidizes and perishes the structures of the microbes.
FOTONIT® – proven to work
ISO 22196:2011 Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC
ISO 22196:2011 Pseudomonas aeruginosa
ISO 22196, ISO/IEC 17025 Escherichia coli
ISO 22196, ISO/IEC 17025 Staphylococcus aureus
EN 14476:2019 Ganstroenteris Virus of Swine
EN 14476:2019 Vaccinia Virus (Coronae family)
The idea behind catalytic coating is that the material absorbs the energy of a photon and forms an electron hole pair. The electron hole pair will then trigger off a series of chemical reactions where airborne oxygen and water vapour form reactive oxygen species (ROS). The ROSs oxidize organic compounds and convert them to water and carbon dioxide.