What is nanoe™ ?
nanoe is atomized, nano-scale electrostatic water particles born of Panasonic’s proprietary technology. High-voltage electricity is applied to water molecules in the air, resulting in ions wrapped in water. Inside these ions are a large number of highly reactive OH radicals, which work to inhibit harmful substances in the air. In addition, Panasonic has accomplished the difficult task of making OH radicals long-lasting by encapsulating them in water. For this reason, nanoe has a long lifespan and offer beneficial effects far from their source. In addition, since nanoe is weakly acidic like human skin. nanoe improves the air quality not only of homes but also hospitals, hotels, automobiles, and public transportation. And nanoe makes life more comfortable overall.
1.nanoe is nano-scale ions that contain 1,000 times by volume*¹ the water found in common negative ions in the air.
2.The lifespan of a nanoe is approximately 600 seconds—6 times that of a general negative ion in the air (Panasonic research). Since nanoe particles are wrapped in water, they last longer and reach farther.
3.When nanoe interacts with bacteria, the OH radicals grab hydrogen atoms from the bacteria. This reaction causes the hydrogen atoms to become parts of water molecules and Inhibits the bacteria.
Three major benefits of nanoe™
Inhibiting bacteria and viruses
Nanometer-scale, long-lasting*² nanoe spread out through the air, penetrating deep into clothing fibers and other spaces, where they work to inhibit bacteria,*³ viruses,*⁴ and allergans*⁵(pollen, tick excreta and remains, etc.).
In a room, nanometer-scale, long-lasting nanoe penetrate deep into carpets, curtains, furniture cushions, and other areas. There they work to deodoraize odors*⁶ from tobacco, cooking, pets, and more.
Microscopic but still full of water, nanoe penetrate into hair and skin to provide multiple benefits. nanoe makes hair more manageable*⁷ while helping retain the moisture of the skin.
In 2016, Panasonic launched nanoe X, which offers 10x*⁸ more OH radicals than original nanoe for even more powerful suppression of bacteria and odors. nanoe X is now playing a role in air conditioners, air purifiers, and a wide range of other appliances and devices.
One of Panasonic’s original air quality enhancement technologies, nanoe-G helps eliminate fine particulate matter (PM2.5), bacteria, and more. In Panasonic air conditioners, nanoe-G is a key element of a proprietary air purification system.
*¹ Comparison of general negative ion (typical diameter: 1.3 nm) with nanoe (typical diameter: 13 nm) (Panasonic research).
*² Comparison of common negative ion with lifespan of up to 100 seconds with nanoe with typical lifespan of approximately 600 seconds (Panasonic research).
*³ Test performed by Kitasato Research Center for Environmental Science. Test method: Measurement of single type bacteria made airborne in laboratory of approximately 9.7 m². Deactivation method: nanoe generator. Test object: Single type of airborne bacteria. Test result: 99% of bacteria eliminated in 4 hours (No. 24_0301_1).
*⁴ Test performed by Japan Food research laboratories. Test method: Confirmation of virus particles on cloth in laboratory of approximately 10 m². Deactivation method: nanoe generator. Test object: Single type of virus on cloth. Test result: 99% of viruses eliminated in 8 hours (No. 13001265005-01).
*⁵ Test performed by Panasonic Corporation Product Analysis Center. Test method: Measurement by ELISA method of allergens on cloth in laboratory of approximately 9.7 m². Deactivation method: nanoe generator. Test object: Allergens attached to cloth. Test result: 88% or higher reduction of pollen in 8 hours (No. BAA33-130402-F01) and 60% or higher reduction in tick excreta and remains in 24 hours (BAA33-130304-F04).
*⁶ Test performed by Panasonic Corporation Product Analysis Center. Test method: 6-level assessment of odor strength in laboratory of approximately 9.7 m². Odor reduction method: nanoe generator. Test object: Tobacco odor on testing medium. Test result: Odor reduced by 1.2 stages in 2 hours (BAA33-130125-D01). Test performed by Panasonic Corporation Product Analysis Center. Test method: Exposure for 15 minutes to electrostatically charged water particles in 250 L box. Test object: Garbage odor on testing medium. Test result: Odor eliminated in 15 minutes. Test performed by Daido University, School of Informatics, Odor and Aroma Research Center. Test method: Assessment of odor level over 1 week in pet shop mockup of approximately 11.3 m²containing an average of 13 pets. Odor reduction method: nanoe generator (2 units). Test object: Pet odors in room. Test result: Approximately 33% reduction in odors. Test performed by Daido University, School of Informatics, Odor and Aroma Research Center. Test method: 6-level assessment of odor strength in laboratory of approximately 9.7 m². Odor reduction method: nanoe generator. Test object: Imitation scalp odor of middle-aged/elderly person on pillowcase. Test result: Odor reduced by 0.65 stages in 6 hours.
*⁷ When used continuously for 2 weeks or more.
*⁸ Comparison of nanoe (480 billion particles per second) with nanoe X (4.8 trillion particles per second) (Panasonic measurement using ESR method).