How APCO® Works
The APCO® unit removes airborne contaminants as the air is circulated by the central air system.
Airborne microbes and volatile organic compounds (odor molecules) are captured by the APCO® activated carbon matrix and held in place by the microscopic structure.
UV Light Kills Germs & Destroys Odors
UV-C light shining on the APCO® activated carbon matrix causes a photocatalytic reaction which transforms odor molecules into harmless water vapor and CO
Mold, germs, and viruses are also sterilized by the UV light on the matrix and in the air as they pass by.
Blue-Tube UV is the single most popular germicidal UV light product for HVAC systems in the world. Home owners breathe easy knowing that the air their family breathes is protected by this proven technology. Blue-Tube UV is the simple, safe, and effective way to keep your air system clean and improve indoor air quality
We are so confident in the quality of our design and manufacturing that this product comes with a lifetime warranty on all parts except the UV lamp (which needs to be replaced every one or two years depending on model).
ENTER THE MATRIX
The matrix of titanium dioxide
infused activated carbon cells
inside APCO® attracts and
holds odors, microbes, and
VOC molecules which are then
catalyzed by exposure to UV light.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air pollution is often ﬁve times worse than outdoor air pollution. The unique design of APCO both biological and chemical contaminants in indoor air.
is especially effective against potentially toxic Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) which are the source of nearly all bad smells. APCO also sterilizes microbes as they pass by in the air stream. The result is cleaner, healthier, fresh smelling indoor air.
Mold thrives in the cool, moist interior of the central air system. Blue-Tube UV is proven effective at sterilizing mold and other biological contaminants. Moldy coils shorten the life of the air system and waste energy by reducing efficiency. Blue-Tube UV kills the mold and reduces the need for system maintenance.
ODORS & VOCs
Cigarette / cigar / pipe smoke • Pet odors • Cooking smells • Building materials • Flooring / carpets / upholstery • Composite wood products • Paints / varnishes / solvents • Cleaning & disinfecting chemicals • Fuel oil / gasoline / vehicle exhaust
Mold • Allergens • Viruses • Bacteria
Germ-Killing Power of UVC Light
1. Odor-causing and potentially toxic Volatile Organic Compounds (V.O.C.s) can accumulate in interior spaces. If unchecked these airborne chemicals can build up to dangerous levels.
2. As V.O.C. molecules pass through the APCO they are captured and held by the carbon matrix. Light from the UV lamp shines on the carbon/titanium dioxide surface creating a photocatalytic reactionwhich breaks down V.O.C.s into simpler components.
3. After being tranformed by the photocatalytic process all that remains of the once harmful V.O.C.s is simple water-vapor and carbon dioxide which pass back into the air leaving the carbon matrix clean and regenerated. Becasue of this the APCO system is virtually maintenance free.