Nautic Air purification system

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Mold and mildew can plague even the cleanest boats. Nautic Air’s award-winning air purification system allows the boater to tackle the terrible two in an environmentally friendly way.

Nautic Air is the boating industry’s first truly green in-line air purification system, according to the company. The National Marine Manufacturers Association recognized the product as one of the most innovative new products of 2008. (The NMMA Innovation Award was presented to Nautic Air’s inventor, Heath Schuman at last October’s International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference.)

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“Finally, there is an affordable and efficient solution to the age-old problem of mold, mildew and noxious odors in boats, which typically stay closed up without adequate ventilation for long periods of time,” says Schuman. The patent-pending Schuman Nautic Air system uses a proprietary combination of ultraviolet (UV) light and titanium dioxide (TiO2) to produce hydroxyl radicals, which kill mold, bacteria, viruses and other volatile organic compounds, according to Schuman. It is three times as powerful a disinfectant as chlorine, and one-and-a-half times stronger than ozone, but is non-toxic and emits no ozone or other harmful byproducts, he said.

The in-line Nautic Air module is designed for fast, easy installation into the boat’s existing HVAC ductwork. The system consumes less than one amp of power and requires virtually no maintenance, other than replacing the UV bulb every 5,000 hours. The in-line purification modules fit all types and sizes of boats. Contact: Schuman Nautic Air, Stevensville, Md., (410) 604-2801, www.schumanclean.com.

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