Atmofizer: Clean technology is making air quality better @ CES 2022 - Show Notes

Atmofizer: Clean technology is making air quality better @ CES 2022

Tuesday Feb 15, 2022 (00:09:40)


People are taking more notice of the quality of the air around them. Whether it be pollutants from vehicles in the city or illness spread through the air, what we breathe in is more important than ever. This is where Atmofizer comes in - making technology to help improve the air quality in your home or office.

What is Atmofizer?

In the world of clean technology, Atmofizer is a name that stands out. The company has developed a patented and patent-pending ultra-fine particle agglomeration technology that helps to mitigate the threat of dangerous nano-scale particles. These tiny particles, which include viruses and bacteria, can be difficult to manage using traditional filters or UV lights. To accomplish this goal, the technology uses atmofizing, as the company's name would suggest. This process describes the use of ultrasonic acoustic waves in order to group particles together. This makes for larger targets for ultraviolet light to neutralize. Atmofizer's technology then rapidly reduces ultrafine airborne particles without disposable filters or excessive maintenance requirements.

The company's technology has a number of advantages over traditional methods such as MERV or HEPA filters. While MERV and HEPA filters only capture particles efficiently down to 300nm and 10000nm respectively, Atmofizer technology rapidly reduces ultrafine airborne particles - with no disposable filters and low maintenance. With air quality becoming an increasingly pressing issue around the world, Atmofizer is leading the charge in making our environment safer for everyone.

Who is Atmofizer for?

Atmofizer is for anyone who wants to improve the air quality in their home or office. The company's technology is a revolutionary way of managing tiny particles that can be dangerous to our health. With Atmofizer, you can rest assured knowing that you and your loved ones are breathing clean, healthy air.

Atmofizer's technology is a great solution for anyone who wants to improve the air quality in their home or office. The technology can be used by homeowners, building managers, and more. Atmofizer is also an ideal solution for healthcare facilities, commercial buildings (offices), residential homes (apartments/condos), schools/universities, restaurants & bars... anywhere that you want clean air!


The price of Atmofizer varies depending on what you need it for and how many people will be using it. The company currently offers three different models. The smallest is the Go Series Flex, which is designed for portable use, such as in a car or even hotel travel. It can also be used in a small work space, such as a cubicle at work. The middle model is the A500 Model One. It is designed for a standard sized room, such as a bedroom or office. The largest unit is the Pro Series Lite. This device looks like the old-style units you might have purchased from RadioShack or Sharper Image, and is designed for a large room, like a living room or a conference room. It is also wall-mountable, allowing you to get it up off of the floor.

Atmofizer is making air quality better for people all around the world - be sure to check out their products today on the company's website.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central.

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Scott Ertz

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Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.


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Erin Hurst (00:07)

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Todd Cochrane (00:21)

All right, so our next guest is here, and the Atomfizer. Go ahead, introduce yourself and your product. Welcome to the show.

Corey MacPhee (00:33)

Yes, thank you. Hi, my name is Corey MacPhee, I work with Atmofizer, and we are doing air purification using acoustic agglomeration,

Todd Cochrane (00:41)

Acoustic agglomeration, now you're gonna have. That's a new term for me. So you're gonna have to bust that down for me.

Corey MacPhee (00:48)

No problem. It's a new term for most. It was a new term for me eight months ago, too. So what we're doing is something very unique. We have a patented technology that uses sound waves to take nanoparticles, the smallest particles, that are in the air, and jam them together into larger particles, the same way, you take snowflakes and put them into a snowball.

Todd Cochrane (01:07)


Corey MacPhee (01:07)

Then they're much easier to deal with.

Todd Cochrane (01:09)

That's interesting. So you know, during COVID, my office already had, because I have a studio already had, like, multiple air happening, quality air filters, pull the dirt out and dust, you know, they weren't, they weren't COVID certified by any means. They made no claims. And they made me feel better running them. Right. But air quality as a whole, you know, in especially offices now, they've been locked up or people are staying in their houses more. It's a big deal. Yeah. So this particular device, then, is this design for a room? For a bedroom? What is the typical application for this?

Corey MacPhee (01:50)

Yeah, sure. So just want to make it clear that our focus isn't on this device. Like, we are a true technology company. So this technology is scalable, up and down. So we did design this device for small personal spaces.

Todd Cochrane (02:03)


Corey MacPhee (02:04)

So this would ideally sit on your desk at the workplace, maybe beside your bed while you're sleeping.

Todd Cochrane (02:09)


Corey MacPhee (02:09)

So it would have a local area of influence surely votes, ideally, probably 10 feet up to 500 square feet. But the best impact is going to be the the closer that you are to this unit,

Todd Cochrane (02:20)

But because your technology provider, you're looking to, I'm assuming here to show you're going to scale this up in license. Is that the goal of the show?

Corey MacPhee (02:28)

Yeah, exactly. So we're kind of like the Intel inside. So we would work with HVAC companies, other air purifiers. Our technology works well on its own, but it also enhances the efficiency and efficacy of other technologies in a really wonderful way.

Todd Cochrane (02:43)

So what are, you know, you're talking about combining particles? What do you do with it once you get them together?

Corey MacPhee (02:52)

Okay, yeah, so here's what's gonna happen. With no filter at all, what's going to happen is these larger particles are instead of going to, instead of me staying in the air for hours, or even days on it, they're naturally going to settle, gravity is going to pull them down. So that's awesome. Because really, ideally, we're just trying to prevent particles from entering into the body entering into the lungs, and causing disease and infection.

Todd Cochrane (03:15)


Corey MacPhee (03:15)

So the other thing that can happen is, now we're able to grab these particles with looser net filters a lot easier. So we might not need as tight of a filter, or adding a pre filter before HEPA. Now we're able to take the load off of that HEPA filter route to run a lot more efficiently, a lot longer and use a lot less energy. Yeah, also, the other thing that's really cool, is increasing the target size. We also have UV light on the inside, that's able to do a lot better job at targeting these ultra fine particles.

Todd Cochrane (03:46)

Interesting. You know, I've, yeah, the HEPA filter thing, they're expensive. And you know, I have to change those out twice a year. That's probably with the unit's I have probably a $200 or $300 Bill to do that twice a year. That's nuts. Not. So with a smaller medium filter, potentially get away with washing it, or maybe a simple replacement. Yeah, more expensive.

Corey MacPhee (04:12)

Yeah. So we have a lot of different possibilities now. Right? So it's going to require further testing.

Todd Cochrane (04:17)


Corey MacPhee (04:18)

And it really depends on the spec of the filter that you have downstream. So yeah, there's a lot of possibilities out there to really lower your cost on filter changes, and lower your costs on energy usage.

Todd Cochrane (04:29)

So the question everyone's going to ask because we're all used to the ionizing ones and all that, what is the actual elimination? What's the elimination rate? Or is that part of your spec at all?

Corey MacPhee (04:29)

Yeah. So if, right now we have independent lab testing that is showing on particularly on viruses and bacteria that we're getting well over 99% reduction rate after about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the virus or bacteria that we tested. So that's all published on our website. You can check that out. We'll be publishing some new white papers very soon, that are going to show the specifics of the particle shift from smaller size to larger size. And you'll be able to get that white paper on our website.

Todd Cochrane (05:11)

Awesome. You know, I think that a lot of these companies, especially now, people are doing a lot more research to make sure what they're buying does what it says it does. And that independent lab testing is important in those specifications down to either I don't know whether they get down to a micron size, or what's the actual size of particles typically do you know?

Corey MacPhee (05:31)

Yeah, so we're dealing with the full spectrum down as low as one nanometers. So we're going after the hardest particles.

Todd Cochrane (05:37)


Corey MacPhee (05:38)

that we're struggling with in our world today.

Todd Cochrane (05:40)

That's pretty amazing. So any other cool certifications or claims a faint? Or do we have to wait until maybe an FDA review or something to that effect? Yeah.

Corey MacPhee (05:49)

So right now we have UL verified on our data. So yeah, UL independently, they have seen and they monitor the lab that did our testing, the independent lab. So we're one of the first ones to have that. We've had that for over six months now. So we're proud of that. So we're taking our time, we're doing it right, we're getting real good data, so that the consumers can have confidence that what they're buying is the real deal.

Todd Cochrane (06:10)

So I know that you're, this is not a primary business, that you guys are looking to expand and work with HVAC and different companies to incorporate this on a larger scale. Is this going to be available for retail?

Corey MacPhee (06:21)

It is. Yes, so we are working with distributors right now. So the USA Rapid Test here in America is doing a great job. And

Todd Cochrane (06:29)


Corey MacPhee (06:29)

yeah, I think I have it backwards there for the camera. But helping make workplaces a lot safer. So this is definitely a part of their strategy. So this is available right off their website right now.

Todd Cochrane (06:39)

Do you know what the retail on that is?

Corey MacPhee (06:41)

I believe it's around a little under $1,000. A little under $1,000.

Todd Cochrane (06:45)

So you know, that's interesting. Yeah, I'm gonna have to read your spec sheets on that. Because if you're getting down to the Nano, that does it. You know, that gets everything, essentially that, you know, that we have to worry about today. Yeah, that's pretty impressive.

Corey MacPhee (07:05)

Yeah, we're proud of that. And if you think about it right now, the attention has all has been for the last two years on COVID.

Todd Cochrane (07:10)

Oh, yeah. Yeah.

Corey MacPhee (07:13)

That's definitely a big problem. But if you started to do your research on ultra fine particles, these are the particles that are causing us the biggest health problems. These are the ones that the body doesn't deal with very well. We don't capture them in our primary filter, which starts in our nose, the mucus doesn't grab it, it actually infiltrates into the lungs and gets into the bloodstream. That's where it starts doing the damage. That's where it starts attacking the organs, goes to the brain, hearts. There's a lot of independent studies now linking ultra fine particles to lung disease, to Alzheimer's, cardiovascular disease. So it's definitely a huge problem.

Todd Cochrane (07:48)

Awesome. Well, hey, thank you so much for coming out and sharing this with us, Frank. Definitely appreciate it. Cause you're the marketing manager of Atmo I saying it right Atmofizer? Atmofizer, you got. Atmofizer? All right. Is it

Corey MacPhee (08:01)

You gotta

Todd Cochrane (08:04)

Perfect. Outstanding. So here you go with more health tech. I was actually a little surprised on the price, but considering what it does. And I know what the filter I have in my studio does. This blows that thing away?

Christopher Jordan (08:20)

And then add to that the price of every filter that you have to buy?

Todd Cochrane (08:24)


Christopher Jordan (08:25)

That’s HEPA certified.

Todd Cochrane (08:26)

But still the HEPA doesn't get down to this nano.

Christopher Jordan (08:30)


Todd Cochrane (08:30)

No, no, no, no, it doesn't get to that.

Christopher Jordan (08:32)

You're talking 5 micron.

Todd Cochrane (08:34)

Right. Right.

Christopher Jordan (08:35)


Todd Cochrane (08:36)

And I think, you know, we don't want to be stuck on COVID too much but what is a flu virus size? Do you know?

Christopher Jordan (08:42)

I mean, to be able to put these in hospitals, doctors offices, anything like that in addition. Use would be pretty incredible.

Todd Cochrane (08:50)

Two or three of these in a waiting room.

Christopher Jordan (08:52)


Todd Cochrane (08:52)

And one of these in each of the examination rooms.

Christopher Jordan (08:55)

Exactly. Exactly. Yeah. Yeah.

Todd Cochrane (08:57)

Thank you so much for being here.

Corey MacPhee (08:59)

Thank you guys. Appreciate it.

Todd Cochrane (09:00)

Yeah. Absolutely

Erin Hurst (09:03)

TPN CES 2022 coverage is executive produced by Michele Mendez. Technical Directors are Kurt Corless and Adam Barker. Associate producers are Nancy Ertz and Maurice McCoy. Interviews are edited by Jo Mini. Hosts are Marlo Anderson, Todd Cochrane, Scott Ertz, Christopher Jordan, Daniele Mendez, and Allante Sparks. Las Vegas studio provided by HC Productions. Remote studio provided by PLUGHITZ Productions. This has been Tech Podcasts Network Production, copyright 2022.

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