Milwaukee-based Prolitec Inc., which manufactures ambient scenting and odor remediation solutions, has been granted a technology patent for its AirQ ambient-scenting systems.
The patent is specifically for its method of controlling the operation of a diffusion appliance to treat the atmosphere within an enclosed space.
“Patents like this, coupled with additional proprietary technologies and methods we use in providing the AirQ ambient scent service, allow us to offer our clients a truly hi-fidelity scent experience unavailable from any other scent provider,” said Richard Weening, chief executive officer of Prolitec.
Utilized in retail stores, hotels, casinos, spas, fitness centers and other commercial entities in more than 90 countries across the globe, Prolitec’s AirQ systems convert aqueous or non-aqueous liquids into plumes of ultra-fine droplets measuring about one micron in diameter.
These droplets rapidly transition to a dry vapor uniformly distributed throughout indoor spaces. AirQ’s on-board computer, which functions independently or in conjunction with a building’s HVAC unit, controls the system and gives users the ability to precisely adjust the intensity and occurrence of the scent effect.
“Even the finest of fragrances are not attractively presented if they are too strong or too weak,” Weening said. “This type of control system insures an accurate presentation that is faithful to the perfumer’s art.”