Kronos Advanced Technologies Inc. (OTC: KNOS)
Kronos Advanced Technologies Inc. (OTC: KNOS) develops and sells a variety of disruptive, advanced, state-of-the-art air filtration and purification systems that fully remove harmful allergens, bacteria, viruses (including the flu), and even gasses from indoor breathing spaces, including healthcare and other settings.
Kronos' own patented medical-grade technology is tested as the most effective clean air solution on the market. Kronos filters particles down to .0146 micron (.0146μm) – far beyond the 3 microns (0.3μm) of a traditional HEPA filter. Kronos® not only collects but destroys air pollutants. Kronos® AIR 5G® Air Purifiers use about 30,000 volts inside to actively destroy 99.99% of all airborne bacteria, mold, and virus particles.
Kronos® devices operate silently using nanotechnology to remove 100% of pollutants in a 400ft2 room (up to the whole house) and replenishes the room with pure, clean air every 15 minutes. Indoor household air is often four times more polluted than outdoor air, and Kronos air purifiers act like bionic lungs for the home and protect the people in it.
Unlike traditional HEPA systems that collect pollutants on filters which can, over time, grow mold and bacteria, Kronos' patented technology destroys and eliminates all manner of harmful particles and deposits them on easy-to-clean collecting plates. This reduces the risk of harmful particles in the air and eliminates the need to replace costly HEPA filters every month.
The Kronos® AIR 5G® Air Purifier destroys and eliminates dust, allergens, bacteria, and even viruses. The AIR 5G® has been third party lab tested and confirmed to kill 99.87% of influenza virus in one hour.
The patented system's five step process starts with a pre-filter screen that filters and collects hair, pet dander, etc. The air is then pulled through emitter wires which create a 30,000-volt electro field that zaps dangerous particulates. In the ionic field, charged particles are destroyed, killing bacteria and pathogens. The particles are then captured on collecting plates, removing dangerous toxins from circulation. The collecting plate is easily cleaned and reused without buying new filters. The catalytic layer is the final step in the purification process, removing odors and keeping the air fresh and pure. The AIR 5G® has Smart Control Auto Mode, which measures and displays the air quality in the room and self-adjusts fan speed based on how dirty the air is in the room. There's also an AIR 5G® Smart App that displays the real time Air Quality Index and acts as a remote control.
The Kronos® AIR 5G® Air Purifier is offered in three models:
- Kronos® AIR 5G® X3 air purifier combines powerful patented TPA® technology with a compact form factor up to six times smaller than other air purifiers, with washable and reusable filters.
- Kronos® AIR 5G® X5 thoroughly wipes out dust, smoke, dander, bacteria, pollen, viruses, odors, germs, and more from the air, delivering the healthiest breathable air possible. It was developed for some of the world's most polluted areas and is now available for use in the home. It runs completely silently, passing through five stages of purification to guarantee the cleanest possible air in homes or offices.
- Kronos® AIR 5G® X8 delivers maximum power, more than doubling the capacity and efficiency of the Kronos X5, with CADR speeds of up to 470 CFM – enough to clean a 1,000ft2 room in just 20 minutes.
Kronos also offers the Kronos Car Air Purifier, the most advanced car air purifier with Kronos' patented TPA® technology, and FitAir, the best personal air purifying solution that brings clean air anywhere by cleaning within 25ft2 of personal space at an airflow rate of 3x per hour.
The global air purifier market was valued at $10.38 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $21.15 billion by 2027, achieving a CAGR of 10.7% over the forecast period, according to Brandessence Market Research. The market is primarily driven by the increasing concerns about both outdoor and indoor air pollution, coupled with the associated health problems.
Air pollution is one of the most prevalent concerns, due to worsening environmental condition. According to Health Effect Institute, it accounts for 4.9 million to 8.8 million deaths worldwide each year. Furthermore, as most of our time is spent is indoors, indoor air pollution remains a serious concern to individuals, as well as regulatory agencies. Particles like PM 2.5 can enter indoors through a wide range of sources including car engines, fireplaces, and coal- or natural gas and the infiltration of ambient particulates in urban areas. Even in the absence of solid fuels, indoor ventilation can build up PM 2.5 particles to a greater extent than in outdoor environments. Growing demand for portable air purification filters and systems in urban areas, increased advancements to catch key particulates like coronavirus, and increased regulatory measures to ensure safe environments for professionals in the industrial sector remain leading drivers of growth in the air purifier market.
Poor indoor air quality can cause fatigue, headache, and irritation of the eyes, throat, lungs, and nose, which can have a negative impact on worker productivity. Some air contaminants can cause asthma and other respiratory diseases.
Air purifier adoption is increasing rapidly in the U.S. to minimize health issues caused by poor air quality. Strict air quality standards, guidelines, and regulations in the U.S. are expected to have a positive impact on the market. For instance, the New Jersey Indoor Air Quality standard, NJAC 12:100-13 (2007), sets guidelines and standards related to indoor air quality during working hours in public employee-occupied buildings.
Key manufacturers are focusing on acquisitions and mergers to expand their geographical reach and strengthen their position in the market.
Michael Rubinov, President and Head of Business Development
A seasoned hi-tech executive with 25 years of global business experience, Mr. Rubinov has served in various positions in sales, marketing, channel development and partner management. He has worked for large and global organizations such as Intel, NICE Systems, and Boeing (Defense and Security), as well as for start-up companies like Dialogic and Remunera International SA. He was appointed President and Head of Business Development of Kronos Advanced Technologies Inc. in February 2020. Mr. Rubinov holds an MBA, an MS Computer Sciences, and a BS Electrical Engineering.
Joseph L. Florence, Chief Operational Officer & CTO
A dynamic skilled leader in all aspects of business formation, evaluation, and execution, Mr. Florence brings a unique combination of Fortune 100 company experience with a lifetime of entrepreneurial experience to the Kronos team. He is a gifted visionary, possessing the unique ability to see future opportunities and make timely strategic adjustments and is naturally gifted at seeing unrecognized risk and overlooked opportunities. Mr. Florence has a proven track record of transforming companies to better align people, processes, and technologies to meet strategic goals and business metrics resulting in increased market share and profitability.