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Zeomic's odor-eliminating function

In addition to antimicrobial effects, Zeomic also provides an odor-eliminating effect.
The synergetic effect of the zeolite’s physical absorption of odiferous elements (physisorption) and the chemical absorption by metal ions (chemisorption) makes Zeomic effective on a wide range of odiferous elements.
When Zeomic is used in cloth, it provides the 2-in-1 effect of both “antimicrobial” and “odor-elimination”.

Zeomic's odor-elimination mechanism

Zeomic has an odor-elimination effect on a wide range of odors due to its physisorption and chemisorption abilities. It is also characterized as an agent with low re-emission.

Physical Adsorption

There exist an uncountable number of fine pores on the surface of porous zeolite and malodorous elements are reduced through a physical adsorption mechanism (physical adsorption).

Chemical Adsorption

Deodorizing effects are due to a chemical adsorption mechanism between the metal ions such as silver and zinc in zeolite and the malodorous elements.

Deodorization performance test data

We hold odor-elimination data on Zeomic (powder) and fabric processed with Zeomic.

Powder Zeomic's Deodorizing Effects

The deodorizing effect of Zeomic was measured for various malodorous gases.

Ammonia

Trimethylamine

Isovaleric acid

Acetic acid

Methyl mercaptan

Hydrogen sulfide

Pyridine

Gases adjusted to a predetermined concentration were prepared. 6L of each of these gases were sealed into Tedlar bags with 1.0g of the sample and the gas concentration was measured using a gas detector tube immediately after sealing (within 1 minute), 1 hour later and 3 hours later.

Deodorizing Effects on Post-Processed Fabric

The deodorizing effect was measured in relation to various malodorous gases for Zeomic-processed fabric.

Ammonia Initial concentration 2 hours later Reduction rate
Zeomic-loaded processed cloth (not washed) 100ppm 2.0 97%
Zeomic-loaded processed cloth (washed 10 times) 100ppm 8.5 89%
Non-treated processed cloth (not washed) 100ppm 74 -
Acetic acid Initial concentration 2 hours later Reduction rate
Zeomic-loaded processed cloth (not washed) 50ppm 1.6 93%
Zeomic-loaded processed cloth (washed 10 times) 50ppm 1.4 94%
Non-treated processed cloth (not washed) 50ppm 24 -
Methyl mercaptan Initial concentration 2 hours later Reduction rate
Zeomic-loaded processed cloth (not washed) 8.0ppm <0.1 >99%
Zeomic-loaded processed cloth (washed 10 times) 8.0ppm 0.4 95%
Non-treated processed cloth (not washed) 8.0ppm 7.5 -
Hydrogen sulfide Initial concentration 2 hours later Reduction rate
Zeomic-loaded processed cloth (not washed) 4.0ppm <0.1 >97%
Zeomic-loaded processed cloth (washed 10 times) 4.0ppm <0.1 >97%
Non-treated processed cloth (not washed) 4.0ppm 3.9 -

By means of the test method of Japan Textile Evaluation Technology Council for deodorization-processed article (instrumental analysis)

Post-processed fabric processed with 1wt% of Zeomic

Zeomic's deodorizing function

By inhibiting the growth of bacteria,Zeomic also inhibits the gases generated by the metabolisms of bacteria,thus is anticipated to have a deodorizing effect.

Gas considered as the cause of foul odors

Sweat smell : Ammonia,acetic acid,isovaleric acid
Old-age smell : Ammonia,acetic acid,isovaleric acid,nonenal
Excretion smell : Ammonia,acetic acid,methylmercaptan,hydrogen sulfide,indole
Cigarette smell : Ammonia,acetic acid,acetaldehyde,pyridine,hydrogen sulfide
Raw garbage smell : Hydrogen sulfide,methylmercaptan,trimethylamine,ammonia

From the odor-eliminating processed fiber accreditation standards issued by Japan Textile Evaluation Technology Council

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