Ambient Scenting

The AirQ Technology Advantage

Effective air treatment at less than one part per million concentration.

It is no longer necessary to saturate a space with heavy concentrations of scent and environmentally unfriendly volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in order to create a pleasing atmosphere. The AirQ micro-droplet technology represents a genuine breakthrough in the use of liquids for air treatment applications through the ability to produce tiny droplets with consistent sizes and controllable quantities. These droplets serve as transport vehicles for fragrances and odour neutralising air treatment agents to blend with the ambient air in an interior space.

Conventional aerosol droplets vary in size between 30 and 100 microns in diameter, whereas the AirQ droplets consistently measure less than 1 micron1. In relation to a conventional aerosol droplet of around 50 microns, the AirQ droplet is 1/50 the size, 1/125,000 the weight2, and presents more than 50 times more exposed surface area per unit of volume to the air3.

More importantly, the AirQ droplet is produced with very low pressure and no heat to ensure that the original chemical compound is not altered in any way and the droplet is delivered into the air without the use of harmful VOCs as propellants.

Why is droplet size important?

The smaller and much lighter AirQ droplets behave like a 'dry' gas, remaining airborne for many hours4, blending uniformly throughout the interior space and without leaving surface deposits, unlike the heavier aerosol droplets that fall to the floor or other surfaces within minutes.

The greater exposed surface area to volume ratio of the AirQ droplet has a huge performance advantage over conventional aerosol droplets as more surface area means more contact between the air treatment agent and the air being treated. This also means that the ultra-low concentrations achieve excellent odour neutralisation and scenting results.

What does this mean for you? Simply put, the AirQ droplet is highly effective at ultra-low concentrations of less than one part per million, well below allegenic and toxicity thresholds.


1. Actual diameters are between 800 and 1200 nanometers.
2. This can be calculated using the formula for volume of a sphere - V=лr 3(4/3).
3. The surface area of 1 50um particle is 7.85e-9 m^2 while the area of 125,000 1um droplet (same volume) is 3.93e-7 m^2. The surface area is therefore 50 times greater for the 125,000 1um droplets than for the single 50um droplet.
4. It is estimated that a 1 micron droplet requires 14 hours to fall 6 feet. 


Aerosol Droplets

Large Aersolo Droplets

  • 1,000,000 times heavier
  • Uneven dispersion
  • Wet surface deposits
  • Olfactory saturation
  • Low efficiency


AirQ Particles

1 micron size AirQ paricles

  • Float for up to 14 hours
  • Strong, uniform dispersion
  • No deposits
  • No olfactory saturation
  • High efficiency