What Is Plasmacluster?
Plasmacluster ions are the same type of positive and negative ions that occur in nature. After purifying the air, the ions turn to water and return to the air.
Plasmacluster ions are made from the same type of positive and negative ions that occur in nature.
Humans have always been surrounded by naturally occurring positive and negative ions.
Plasmacluster technology generates positive hydrogen ions (H⁺) and negative oxygen ions (O₂⁻). Simply put, Plasmacluster ions are naturally occurring airborne water and oxygen, but in a different form. Let’s look at how Plasmacluster ions are formed.
Positive hydrogen ions and negative oxygen ions
exist in the natural world
How Plasmacluster ions are generated
① Positive and negative ions are generated through plasma discharge
Ions have positive or negative charges. To ionize the water and oxygen in the air, Sharp came up with the idea of using plasma discharge to give water a positive charge and oxygen a negative charge. Through plasma discharge, in which voltage is applied to the discharge electrode, positive hydrogen ions (H⁺) and negative oxygen ions (O₂⁻) are generated from the water and oxygen in the air.
② Ions form clusters for greater stability
The positive hydrogen ions (H⁺) and negative oxygen ions (O₂⁻) each have an electrical charge. This attracts water molecules in the air (H₂O), which surround the ions and form stable cluster ions.
ColumnWhat’s a cluster?
The most familiar example of a cluster is a cluster of grapes.
When water molecules surround ions that are generated by plasma discharge, the result looks much like
a cluster of grapes.That’s why we call the technology “Plasmacluster.”
It’s also why the Plasmacluster logo looks like a cluster of grapes.
Working mechanism of inhibitory effects
The positive (H⁺) and negative (O₂⁻) ions of the Plasmacluster ions bond on the surface of airborne viruses and other substances and change into OH radicals. With their extremely strong oxidizing power, the OH radicals quickly extract hydrogen (H) from the protein on the surface of viruses and other substances, thus decomposing the protein and suppressing activity. The surface of things like bacteria and allergens consists mainly of protein. Removing the hydrogen atom (H) from this structure inactivates the undesirable substance. Furthermore, the OH radical bonds with the removed hydrogen atom (H) to immediately form water (H₂O), which is returned to the air.
ColumnPlasmacluster also removes static electricity
Static electricity comes from items taking on a positive or negative charge.
Plasmacluster is made up of both positive and negative ions and therefore reacts to both.
Plasmacluster’s negative ions will bond with a positively charged substance, and its positive ions
will bond with a negatively charged substance. In either case, the static electricity is eliminated.