Upwind Rescue Science
What you need to know about odor elimination:
ODOR – An odor or fragrance is caused by one or more volatilized chemical compounds, generally at a very low concentration, that we perceive by our sense of smell. It is how we perceive these compounds with our sense of smell that define an odor.
ODORLESS – Chemical compounds that are not perceived as odor.
Odors can be classified into some broad categories:
- Hydrogen Sulfide / Mercaptan: The rotten egg smell. Bacteria are the main source for hydrogen sulfide odors. Bacteria liberate hydrogen sulfide from sulfur-containing amino acids. Sulfide odors can be detected at very low concentrations.
- Ammonia: Pungent strong sweat / urine smell
- Skatoles: Pungent odor with flowery hint, think of rotting garbage.
The chemical structure of an odor molecule is what makes them detectable as odors. Odor elimination is a chemical transformation process that results in a molecule that is undetectable as odor. Upwind’s patented technology completes the transformation of odor molecules into odorless molecules rapidly and continuously.