Looking to see if anyone has any growing experience with using Photocatalytic Oxidation systems for control of mold/odor and mildew in indoor gardens.
Over the years I have tried lots of different approaches to control powdery mildew and other airborne issues. Recently I noticed some folks promoting a process called “Photocatalytic Oxidation” to the cannabis growing community. Specifically a firm called, Airoclean420. ( https://www.airoclean420.com ) On first blush it sounds like some of the outrageous claims that I have seen over the years for all sorts of cannabis growing related products, however the concept appears to be solidly grounded, ( http://www.filtsep.com/hvac/features/air-purification-dual-filtration-approach-meets/ ).
While the Airoclean420 folks are obviously focused on our market, a simple google search turned up several other manufacturers. I would be curious if anyone has any experience with them. The unit that looked most interesting was from a firm called, Airpura, ( https://www.filterdepot.ca/airpura-central-air-purifiers/213-airpura-p600w-p600-w-photocatalytic-oxidation-central-air-purifier.html#idTab4 ). While costly at approx $1500 (US) it has the promise of not only controlling pathogens but also odor. If one were to use this unit in a 1,000 sq ft grow space and achieve a 1% increased harvest it would more than pay for itself in a year.
Bottomline here is we have all seen years of outrageous claims from manufacturers. Any experience with these systems?