Photocatalytic Oxidation

What is photocatalytic oxidation?

Photocatalytic Oxidation also well known as “PCO”, it’s a proven technology tested by prestigious American third party institutions. PCO is a 100% safe technology that has been already installed in more than 700 facilities in the US.  

What makes  PCO different than other technologies is that instead of capturing pollutants, it eliminates them from the air, even those smaller than 0.1 microns, such as bacterias, viruses, fungi and VOC’s.

With Genesis Air PCO panels, even bioaerosols such as SARS-COV-2 and VOC’s are broken down thus significantly improving the air we breathe. 

How does it work?

Photocatalytic Oxidation (PCO) is a technology that accelerates the natural decomposition of organic matter. It uses broad-spectrum UV light to react with a thin fabric coated with titanium dioxide crystals. This resulted in oxidation of microorganisms which then be absorbed on catalyst’s surface. In simple words, it’s essentially a powerful, efficient and clean photocatalysis process.

The fact that all oxidation process occurs into the PCO panel, turn this technology also a very safe option.

Better than capturing particles

eliminate harmful bioaerosols

Surface coated with TIO2.

UV-C lamps energize the TIO2 electrons.

Hydroxyl radicals are formed

Bactérias, viruses and pollutants are destroyed

Transformed into harmless subproducts such as CO2 - H2O

A healthy air
in 3 steps


Capture: a MERV filter, captures most of the pollen, mold, mites, domestic dust, animal hair and many other allergens and irritants.


Deactivate: UV-C lamps energize the photocatalyst and clean the panel surfaces. UV-C light activates the TiO2 surface located along the panel, generating free radicals-hydroxyl – OH.


Destroy: Free radicals destroy malignant molecules via oxidation, converting them to benign molecules. In addition, the DNA / RNA of viruses, bacteria and spores that were present in the air stream are destroyed. The carbon-hydrogen chains break, controlling odors.

Over 90% efficiency in only one air passage!

Why Genesis Air PCO is different than other technologies?

Genesis Air incorporates revolutionary technology in its photocatalytic panels. Unlike traditional systems, however efficient they may be, they do not eliminate odors and capture only larger particles, leaving bioaerosols in the air smaller than 0.3 µm, such as bacteria, viruses and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).

With Genesis Air’s PCO panels, even bioaerosols such as SARS-COV-2, which measure 0.1µm, and VOCs are captured and eliminated through the advanced photocatalytic oxidation process.



  • Reduction of particles of all sizes, including microorganisms smaller than 0.3µ as viruses, bacteria and volatile organic compounds in one single pass.
  • Every oxidation reaction takes place inside the photocatalytic panel, which preserves the air and guarantees a decontamination process with maximum safety and protection for people and animals.
  • Efficiency above 90% in a single air passage, proven by prestigious third party laboratories.
  • Drastic reduction of the possibility of contagion in occupied spaces.
  • The fabric coated with titanium dioxide crystals, proved to be 3 times more effective than chlorine and 1.5 times stronger than ozone.
  • Converts toxic substances into benign material.
  • Reduces the rate of absenteeism and increases productivity.
  • Minimum maintenance with low cost and 15-year life cycle for the panel.
  • Available in a wide variety of configurations and sizes, including portable versions, for ducts and central air ventilation units.
  • Safe product; it does not produce ozone, free radicals or by-products transmitted to the occupied space.
  • Low energy cost.