What happens inside Kitchen Ventilation Systems ?

In restaurants and community kitchens, during food cooking phases, fats pollutants and unpleasant smells are generated.

Besides these inconveniences, those deposits are very dangerous for fire risks, and for this reason continuous maintenance operations area necessary.

Furthermore food cooking bad smells may be disputed by authorities and give often rise of legal issues with the neighborhood.

Fats are carbon and hydrogen compounds, with a structure made of complex chains.

If fats are exposed to an intense UV-C irradiation, they absorb parte of this powerful energy, and molecules, placed in a highter energy state, become more reactive.
For this reason they recombine with oxygen present in the air.
This provess causes a particular and immediate chemical reaction, the “cold combustion”.

Results of this reaction are organic and odorless short chain gases, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), water, etc..., normally present in air.

UV-SMELL-SQ or UV-STYLO-S are applied either inside kitchen hoods or in kitchen ventilation system, through a «plenum».

Both devices can be equipped with UV-C+03 (Ozone) lamps or UV-C ozone-free lamps; these are the first devices in the market that can handle ozone or ozone-free lamps, alternatively or even combined together, according to client's needs.

So the air filtered by UV-SMELL-SQ or UV-STYLO-S during normal cooking, reduces the formation and deposits of fat and the consequent risk of fires, limiting also the growth of molds that feed usually on fats.

Special TIOX® filter

TIOX® honeycomb filter, original Light Progress (optional) is a special filter coated with nanostructured titanium dioxide and silver salts (optional) that, in combination with the very high UVC power emitted by lamps, is an excellent photo-catalyst that degrades pollutants and organic and inorganic compounds (SOV, NOx and VOC volatile organic compounds, nitrogen oxides).

TIOX® filter performs further oxidation of polluting particles, and contributes sigificantly to the deodorizing action of UV-C.

The TIOX® can be added inside UV-SMELL-SQ or in between the applications of UV-STYLO-S.