What's nanoe™ X?

Question

What’s the difference between UV sanitization and nanoe™ X?

Answer

UV sanitization works on airborne pollutants. It is not effective over large areas as it works line of sight. And UV rays can be harmful to human health. nanoe™ X can inhibit not only airborne pollutants, but also adhered pollutants, including certain bacteria and viruses, and has a long lifespan of about 10 minutes. It is effective in large spaces and can penetrate deep into fabrics because of the small size of its particles.

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What's the difference between filters and nanoe™ X?

Answer

Filters can trap airborne pollutants. nanoe™ X can't trap airborne pollutants, but reaches pollutants in the air directly, having the capacity to inhibit them. And nanoe™ X can effect adhered pollutants as well.

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Does nanoe™ X smell?

Answer

nanoe™ X itself has no odor. However, since a small amount of ozone is produced when nanoe™ X is generated, there are traces of ozone smell. The amount of odor is equivalent to the amount that exists naturally in forests and elsewhere, and has no effect on the human body.

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What is the lifespan of nanoe™ X?

Answer

nanoe™ X lasts about 600 seconds, which is about 6 times longer than ordinary air ions.

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Is nanoe™ X an ion?

Answer

nanoe™ X is hydroxyl radicals (highly reactive components) contained in water. It has a lifespan 6 times longer than ordinary ions and contains more than 1,000 times as much water. It is mildly acidic so it is gentle on the skin and hair.

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What is the principle by which nanoe™ X is generated?

Answer

Moisture from the air is condensed and concentrated at one point on an atomization discharge electrode through the principle of the Peltier effect, and nano-sized particulate ions, nanoe™ X, are generated by applying a high voltage.

Question

What is unique about nanoe™ X? (generation method, efficacy, etc.)

Answer

nanoe™ X itself is based on a principle applied in the technology used in electrostatic spraying.

The uniqueness of nanoe™ X is the fact that its hydroxyl radicals contained in water have a long lifespan, and Panasonic leverages that characteristic to improve air quality and provide beauty care.

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What are hydroxyl radicals?

Answer

Hydroxyl radicals exist in nature, for example in forests.

Radicals are unstable atoms or molecules with unpaired electrons. Since they are highly reactive, they react readily with other atoms or molecules to form stable molecules or ions.

Thanks to this characteristic they can be used to take away hydrogen atoms from lipids, resulting in inhibition of viruses and bacteria.

Question

How many hydroxyl radicals are generated per second by nanoe™, nanoe™ X generator
Mark 1 and nanoe™ X generator Mark 2?

Answer

nanoe™ generates 480 billion hydroxyl radicals per second (0.48 trillion). nanoe™ X generator Mark 1 generates 4.8 trillion hydroxyl radicals per second. nanoe™ X generator Mark 2 generates 9.6 trillion hydroxyl radicals per second.

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How is the quantity of hydroxyl radicals in nanoe™ X measured?

Answer

The quantity of hydroxyl radicals in nanoe™ X is measured using the ESR (Electron Spin Resonance) method.

Question

What’s the difference between hypochlorous acid and nanoe™ X?

Answer

Hypochlorous acid has sterilisation and deodorizing effects, but requires maintenance such as the supply of water and salt tablets.

nanoe™ X contains many hydroxyl radicals, which are mildly acidic, so it is gentle on the skin and hair. It has a wide range of effects such as inhibition of certain pollutants, and moisturizing of skin and hair. Also, nanoe™ X  Generators require no maintenance.

Maintenance

Question

Is regular maintenance or replacement of a nanoe™ X generator required?

Answer

A nanoe™ X generator requires no maintenance, as its atomization electrode is enveloped in water during the generation process and it is made of titanium so it does not wear down.
 
Note: The durability of the nanoe™ X generator installed in a product may vary based on the product it is installed in and that product’s use.

Safety

Question

Isn’t ozone produced in nanoe™ X generation?

Answer

In principle, ozone is produced when nanoe™ X is generated, but Panasonic has a method to reduce the amount of ozone produced to a level that does not cause problems, utilizing our advanced generator design and control technology.

Question

What is the impact of ozone produced in the generation of nanoe™ X on the human
body?

Answer

The concentration of ozone generated in the process of generating nanoe™ X is not significantly greater than that found in nature, such as in forests, and has no effect on the human body.

Question

Does nanoe™ X have adverse effects on the human body?

Answer

The safety of nanoe™ X has been verified by third parties with respect to the following issues:
A. Impact on chromosomes
B. Impact on respiratory organs
C. Toxicological and carcinogenic impact
D. Impact on DNA
E. Impact on male and female fertility and unborn children

Question

Do hydroxyl radicals act only on the lipids of the skin? Don’t they enter the body?

Answer

Hydroxyl radicals do not enter the body. They act on the lipids on the surface of the skin. Hydroxyl radicals do not remove hydrogen atoms from the lipids. Hydroxyl radicals react with lipids, and the lipids act as a hydrophilic group that coats the entire skin. Since moisture in the skin is prevented from evaporating, this helps to moisturize the skin. Hydroxyl radicals are considered safe even when inhaled.

Question

Does nanoe™ X also inhibit bacteria that are good for people?

Answer

Since nanoe™ X cannot distinguish among the substances it inhibits, it may also inhibit bacteria that are good for the human body. However, it does not have the effect of inhibiting bacteria inside the human body.

Effectiveness

Question

Is nanoe™ X effective when the air conditioner is installed in a very large space?

Answer

It is important to install the appropriate air conditioner for each space in accordance with specifications. nanoe™ X is carried quite far on airflows, and its effect is verified by third parties.

Question

How many devices are needed to ensure nanoe™ X is effective in a very large space?

Answer

Effects can be expected when nanoe™ X devices of appropriate specifications are installed.

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What effects does nanoe™ X have?

Answer

nanoe™ X is effective in inhibiting viruses, molds, pollens, allergens and hazardous substances, as well as in deodorizing, and in moisturizing skin and hair.

Question

Can nanoe™ X collect PM 2.5?

Answer

nanoe™ X cannot collect PM 2.5 particles. However, nanoe™ X can inhibit hazardous substances which are known to be found in PM 2.5.

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Does nanoe™ X damage materials like leathers or other fabrics or electrical equipment?

Answer

Based on our studies and tests to date, nanoe™ X does not damage materials like leathers or other fabrics or electrical equipment.

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Does nanoe™ X have an influence on wireless LANs or other high-frequency technology?

Answer

nanoe™ X does not influence wireless LANs or other high-frequency technology.

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Is nanoe™ X effective in ventilated spaces?

Answer

nanoe™ X is expected to be effective when products of appropriate specification are used in a space, including when ventilation is used.

Question

Is nanoe™ X effective on odors which have not yet been tested? 

Answer

Panasonic testing indicates that nanoe™ X works on many different kinds of odors. Since hydroxyl radicals, which are contained in nanoe™ X, are highly reactive, nanoe™ X is effective in inhibiting the odors of organic substances. However, there are many substances such as perfumes, considered to have a pleasant odor, which are highly stable and concentrated, and on which nanoe™ X may have no deodorizing effect.

History

Question

How did nanoe™ development start?

Answer

Noting the fact that water has the property of dissolving substances that cause odors we began studying the possibility of applying this property to purification of air in the living environment.

Question

How long has Panasonic been developing nanoe™?

Answer

Research began in 1997, and in 2001 we began developing the technology to generate nanoe™.

Question

How has nanoe™ evolved?

Answer

Ongoing development of the atomization system has increased the volume of hydroxyl radicals generated, the key element of effectiveness.

Question

Is there any room for further evolution of nanoe™ X in the future?

Answer

Yes. We hope to continue to meet the demand for higher air quality.