Panasonic Corporation had joined forces with Emeritus Yoshio Higashiyama, a Professor of Yamagata University and has successfully developed a new nanoe X device that generates 100 times more Hydroxyl (OH) radicals than the conventional nanoe device.
As a result, the latest nanoe X device delivers increased effectiveness in air purification and deodorization in indoor spaces.
Recently, people have become more conscious of the indoor air environment as they cope with lifestyle changes, spending more time indoors, with an increasing number of people refraining from going out and telecommuting.
Since it developed the first nanoe device in 2003 designed to improve the air environment, Panasonic has continued to pursue nanoe technology over the years. In 2016, the technology evolved into a nanoe X device that produces 10 times more OH radicals than nanoe.
Now, beyond consumer electronics such as air conditioners and air purifiers, the use of nanoe and nanoe X devices has been expanded to transportation including cars and trains, as well as public spaces such as hospitals and hotels.
Through these efforts, Panasonic has been providing clean and comfortable spaces by improving air quality.
While the conventional nanoe X device adopts a multi-leader discharge system that achieves a concentrated electric discharge using a 4-needle-shaped counter electrode plate, this newly developed nanoe X device has evolved through its round-leader discharge system that discharges electricity in a circular pattern to increase the area for generating OH radicals.
This allows the new nanoe X device to increase the amount of OH radicals generated to 48 trillion radicals per second, 100-fold compared to the nanoe device while maintaining the advantages of nanoe’s weak acidity and long-life properties.
Panasonic will continue to pursue and evolve the potential of its nanoe technology and provide clean and comfortable spaces in various facets of our lives and society, including consumer electronics, automotive, and housing-related fields.