How OdormixSPA was started
I had used our odor control media with our own cat, Smokiee,
entire 19 years we had him. We have sold some of our media to some
and they said we should put this on the market. So here we are.
Odors like everything else are made up of two compounds 1) organic
& 2) inorganic matter.
Organic is living matter and in most cases carbon has been the media of
choice to control organic or VOC odors.
Inorganic has been considered traditionally been considered to be of
inanimate or non-biological origin. A mineral or metal would be
considered to be Inorganic. Carbon Monoxide & Carbon Dioxide
also considered as Inorganic.
The hard problem when controlling odors, including kitty odor, is these
two compounds have a wide range of use and do combine. I call it life,
others call it other things. For example we classify VOC
as organic but 25% of the VOC's has Inorganic
attached to it.
Confused yet? Don't be because it is what it is. We have 3 compounds to
deal with as a general rule.
compounds that smell
compounds that smell
of Organic & Inorganic compounds
that smell (this is kitty litter)
When it comes to Organic compounds we have a few things we can do, the
most common is to use carbon. Carbon is an absorber, like a sponge for
the chemical element world. Carbon doesn't work very well
Inorganics, in fact it has a hard time working with Organics!
Have you every installed a carbon filter then removed it and it had a
bad odor? This is why I don't like using just carbon for IAQ. That odor
just didn't pop up because you pulled the filter out, it has been in
your duct releasing odors the entire time from when you first put it
in. Just think about a carbon pellet as a very large 40 story parking
garage. The odors are all types of transportation vehicles with a
mixture of everything that happens in your home, including the kitty
box. Odors that are light are the small cars & odors that are
strong are the big truck bullys. Remember carbon is an absorber or
parking lot, when Ms Molly in her small sorts car parks her car, it is
not going to stay because Big Buddy Truck wants that parking spot so Ms
Molly moves her sports car farther into the parking structure. This
story keeps going until Ms Molly & other odors is tossed out on
other side. This doesn't mean carbon is a bad filter or Big Buddy Truck
was in the wrong. This is just how carbon works with Organic compounds.
What else we need to keep in mind is the Inorganic acid gases attached
to Organics. Carbon alone can't remove odors from these just by
Since kitty litter and well as other pet odors have both Organic
Inorganic odors (gases) it takes a combination of several compounds to
breakdown the chemical bonds and stop the odor. This is where
comes in and works
so well. The Big Buddy Truck type compounds are
broken down to allow Ms Molly to park for a longer period of time. She
will be asked to move, but not as fast. After all that is why we call
it "Odor Control".
If you have any questions, please email us. We will answer as soon as
of odor control is controlling
the submicron particles in your home. If you are using a pleated air
filter odds are you can do better. Why, the HVAC industry by
standard does not seal its air filters. The simplest way to do this is
consider using self-sealing filters when available. When not available
using gasket or tape to seal the edges of the air filters. Our Tri-Dek
(not available in
stores) also has a dry/wet tack to help catch and hold submicron
particles, pleated filters in general do nt have this.
next biggest mistake people do is not considering airflow.
Going down to the store to
purchase a high efficient filter is not always the answer. By design
down the airflow and can cost you more money in the long run. Also
they are going to seal or not. It is better to not drag down the
your HVAC unit and use a side-stream air cleaning device (also known as
cleaner) that is designed for the type of filtration you want to
If a small air cleaner sits in
the middle of the room yes it will exchange the air by its design but
do a poor
job getting that air across the room. An air cleaner can only clean as
it can throw the air. By using a air cleaner that becomes part of the
return air the cleaned air is transported (or delivered) to everywhere
home or office. I only know of a few that can really accomplish this.
has a great web page on air cleaners or you can contact us for our
Filtration Systems, Corp.
Las Vegas , Nevada Phone: