In response to the Intergovernmental Panel Climate Change (IPCC) report, many industries are facing scrutiny from environmental groups and governments all over the world due to their lack of eco-conscious efforts. The maritime sector is among them.
New regulations are pushing maritime organizations to cut their greenhouse gas emissions in the fight against climate change, which has led the cruise, yacht, and commercial segments to incorporate multiple green initiatives onboard, such as the utilization of hydrogen fuel, to reduce their carbon footprint.
Though this is a step in the right direction, it will take more than a fuel replacement to help the world achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by mid-century.
Why Installing a Hydroxyl Generator Should be the Next Green Initiative
Implementing a hydroxyl generator onboard provides several environmental benefits besides experiencing clean air and surfaces indoors.
1. Lowers carbon emissions. Hydroxyl generators can help ships and yachts lower their carbon emission footprints. With reduced air resistance and less dense filters, the air handling units (AHUs) won’t have to work as hard to push air through the HVAC system, which will lead to lower energy consumption levels and costs.
2.Utilizes circulated, ultra-clean air. Hydroxyl radicals created within the air purification system are transformed into powerful sanitizing oxidants that are released into a space. This continuous process relieves the HVAC system of having to pump in new, hot and humid air from the outside, and reduces fuel cost.
3. Enhances shelf life of food and produce onboard. Since hydroxyl generators can operate at room temperature, there is no need to manipulate the temperature or humidity where food and fresh produce is stored. The high-quality air being produced will extend the shelf life of them, potentially reducing food cost and waste.
4. Provides a safe and natural process to purify indoor air. In nature, when the sun’s UV rays interact with water molecules and terpenes in the air, they generate several by-products, including hydroxyls, that rid the environment of viruses and bacteria by penetrating the cell wall and deactivating them to prevent further exposure. Hydroxyl generators work the same except in an indoor environment. Through extensive testing conducted by multiple regulatory bodies, the hydroxyls created within a generator are proven safe to humans, animals, and the environment.
Are You Ready to Do Your Part in the Fight Against Climate Change?
With maritime organizations under pressure to act now to reduce their carbon footprint, it is important to consider what other initiatives you can take to provide not only an enjoyable experience onboard, but one that will prevent further damage to the environment.
You can meet Vikand at the Superyacht technology Network Show & Conference at stand 28, downstairs by the auditorium.