Eliminating odors, grease, and particles from kitchen exhaust air – increased fire protection by preventing grease and tar deposits

The cooker hood is one of the basic household appliances. Its task is to remove odors and absorb vapors and fats generated during the preparation of food. Thanks to it, walls, furniture, and other kitchen devices are not covered with grease. The smell of cooked or fried food does not spread throughout the home. The exhaust vent for the kitchen can be an element of the interior. It will emphasize the style of the cooking room and become its decoration.

Problems in the Kitchen Exhaust System and Modern Solutions

A sweet smell coming from the kitchen enters the exhaust system. It can turn into stench if the air ducts are not clean. Organic matter – grease and carbohydrates – accumulates on the canal walls. It is a favorable breeding ground for microbes and bacteria. This factor is especially significant during the coronavirus epidemic.

Odors accumulate on the kitchen exhaust vent more quickly during intense cooking, frying, and baking. Together with the spread of pathogens, this poses great challenges for food service workers. Managers of restaurants, cafes, and hotel complexes should be aware of dirty air ducts. But not only the health and safety of personnel worries the administration. Organic deposits may one day cause a fire. Customers and the reputation of the establishment will suffer.

Traditional Solutions

In the Middle Ages, the roof vent for kitchen exhaust was cleaned by a chimney sweep. By now, little has changed. Catering owners are forced to hire cleaners from time to time. Since duct pollution occurs very quickly, cleaning costs are quite expensive. Households face the same problem. If you love to cook, the exhaust fan will surely start to stink. The risk of fire also increases.

Several manufacturers offer filters of various types. In this case, you only have to renew the replacement parts. This is a definite step forward. Buildings of historical value are a big problem. The kitchen exhaust roof vent here has long failed to comply with safety standards. It requires a decisive reconstruction. However, the renovation works threaten to destroy the integrity of the architectural monument. Oxytec offers a way out.

Low-Temperature Plasma (LTP)

LTP equipment has proven to be effective in commercial range hoods and food service establishments. Tiny organic carbon particles are captured and removed. Odor molecules, bacteria, and viruses are actively decomposed. Solids are separated during the initial filtration step. Plasma technology is seamlessly integrated into any kitchen exhaust. It is used to remove cigarette smoke and stale air in warehouses.

LTP is used where it is irrational to use expensive exhaust ventilation. It is easier to integrate a low-energy system into a fast food trailer or mobile kitchen. LTP technology will do its job well in households. CleanAir Plasma (CAP) includes the following stages of work:

  • Separation of solid particles. Two mesh strainers trap large pieces of dirt before further cleaning. This element is easily dismantled if you do not need it.
  • An electrostatic filter separates solid particles from the air stream. This destroys the molecular structure of odors, viruses, and bacteria. The treated mud is collected in the easy-to-clean pallet.
  • Creation of a plasma structure during the oxidation of polluted particles. Carbon compounds react with oxygen molecules and, as a result, are neutralized.
  • Activated carbon filtration. This is where the most stable particles, including ozone molecules, are neutralized. The smooth regeneration of activated carbon ensures a long life cycle.

Odor Eliminating Systems for Homes and Kitchens

CleanAir Plasma in combination with UV technology gives a high cleaning effect. This solution does not require high energy consumption, therefore it saves your resources. We emphasize that our technologies do not use harmful chemicals. Pay attention to the compactness of our models. CleanAir Plasma 650 is the perfect solution for the kitchen exhaust roof vent cap.

CKA Systems

Clean Kitchen Air (CKA) is the optimal solution for heavily polluted ventilation ducts. The cold burning method helps to eliminate harsh chemicals before settling on the walls. This solution is ideal for historic buildings. A radical reconstruction of the venting kitchen exhaust is hardly possible here. Installing the CKA system will give you the following benefits:

  • almost elimination of decomposing organic odors;
  • a significant reduction of dirt build-up on the walls of the range hood;
  • prevention of the risk of fire;
  • saving money on air fan maintenance;
  • reduction of heating costs due to heat recovery;
  • full technical support at all stages of service.

CGA Systems

Clean Grill Air (CGA) is a technology specially designed for barbecues. Heavy smoke with a thick admixture of soot settles on the kitchen exhaust vent cover. If the walls are not cleaned, fire is inevitable. This filtration system significantly reduces the content of flammable particles in the air stream. It eliminates odors inside and outside. With Clean Kitchen Air and CleanAir Plasma, you get 100% safety and comfort. The system is serviced using a scrubber and does not require manual labor.

Galley Kitchen Ventilation

Oxytec technology works great at sea and on land. We have tailor-made solutions for the ship industry and households. CKA Marine uses UV-C and Plasma systems to effectively remove deposits and odors near the stove. In marine where cleaning procedures are difficult, the risk of fire is particularly high. Our proposals take into account the need to cut energy costs and compact duct placement.

Oxytec Exhaust Fans – Kitchen Odorless

We offer more than just effective odor and deposit control technologies. Oxytec specialists are engaged in the installation and full technical support of products. We guarantee the economy of your efforts and resources, as well as comfort and safety. The future has already arrived. Just go into it.

Practical examples

Gosch, Frankfurt/Main Train Station

Gosch deep fries fish, scampi, and french fries in the train station

It was not possible to have exhaust air with a volume of 2000 m3/h flowing across the roof, because the building is historically protected. The task was to introduce exhaust air directly into the train station concourse at a height of 3 meters. This system makes it possible to use exhaust air for heat recovery. The installed catalytic converter cleans residue ozone and remaining odors from the exhaust. Since 2004, there has been no need to change the activated carbon. (Activated carbon – porous, fine-grained carbon with a large interior surface area, used as an absorbent substance in chemistry, medicine,...

Block House, Düsseldorf

Olfactory measurement was conducted by the company Müller-BBM – one of the foremost technical consulting companies engaging in consulting, testing, and planning – by taking three test samples in September of 2007. They came to the following conclusion, “The system’s effectiveness for purifying air using UV-C ozone averages at 95.6% and at 99.9% when combined with a catalyst.”

Vienna Airport

A commercial kitchen prepares food for the entire airplane catering industr

The reason for the extreme grease contamination in the exhaust ducts was a large number of high-performance deep fryers loaded with grease. This also created a high risk of fire in an environment with a high concentration of travelers. Thanks to installing a CKA system, the grease deposits have been reduced. Safety levels have increased distinctly, while operating costs have decreased.

Marriott Hotels

A restaurant offering its guests a rich selection

The restaurant operates almost 24 hours a day and produces 18,000 m3/h of exhaust air. The results are extreme grease deposits in exhaust ducts and a very high risk of fire. It was therefore necessary to clean frequently, which resulted in damage to the wallpaper and carpets.

SailCity Bremerhaven

The restaurant Strom is located on the ground floor of a 20-story sail-shaped skyscraper. There are 120 rooms on the eight floors above the restaurant, and the next 12 floors are offices. So that the hotel guests and those renting offices are not burdened by the smell of food being prepared and fire safety regulations are met, the exhaust air needed to be transported across the roof. It would have been necessary to build an 80 meter long shaft with a 10” ventilation duct and protect the duct with fireproof cladding. By installing CKA elements, the exhaust duct remains free...

The cooker hood is one of the basic household appliances. Its task is to remove odors and absorb vapors and fats generated during the preparation of food. Thanks to it, walls, furniture, and other kitchen devices are not covered with grease. The smell of cooked or fried food does not spread throughout the home. The exhaust vent for the kitchen can be an element of the interior. It will emphasize the style of the cooking room and become its decoration.

Problems in the Kitchen Exhaust System and Modern Solutions

A sweet smell coming from the kitchen enters the exhaust system. It can turn into stench if the air ducts are not clean. Organic matter – grease and carbohydrates – accumulates on the canal walls. It is a favorable breeding ground for microbes and bacteria. This factor is especially significant during the coronavirus epidemic.

Odors accumulate on the kitchen exhaust vent more quickly during intense cooking, frying, and baking. Together with the spread of pathogens, this poses great challenges for food service workers. Managers of restaurants, cafes, and hotel complexes should be aware of dirty air ducts. But not only the health and safety of personnel worries the administration. Organic deposits may one day cause a fire. Customers and the reputation of the establishment will suffer.

Traditional Solutions

In the Middle Ages, the roof vent for kitchen exhaust was cleaned by a chimney sweep. By now, little has changed. Catering owners are forced to hire cleaners from time to time. Since duct pollution occurs very quickly, cleaning costs are quite expensive. Households face the same problem. If you love to cook, the exhaust fan will surely start to stink. The risk of fire also increases.

Several manufacturers offer filters of various types. In this case, you only have to renew the replacement parts. This is a definite step forward. Buildings of historical value are a big problem. The kitchen exhaust roof vent here has long failed to comply with safety standards. It requires a decisive reconstruction. However, the renovation works threaten to destroy the integrity of the architectural monument. Oxytec offers a way out.

Low-Temperature Plasma (LTP)

LTP equipment has proven to be effective in commercial range hoods and food service establishments. Tiny organic carbon particles are captured and removed. Odor molecules, bacteria, and viruses are actively decomposed. Solids are separated during the initial filtration step. Plasma technology is seamlessly integrated into any kitchen exhaust. It is used to remove cigarette smoke and stale air in warehouses.

LTP is used where it is irrational to use expensive exhaust ventilation. It is easier to integrate a low-energy system into a fast food trailer or mobile kitchen. LTP technology will do its job well in households. CleanAir Plasma (CAP) includes the following stages of work:

  • Separation of solid particles. Two mesh strainers trap large pieces of dirt before further cleaning. This element is easily dismantled if you do not need it.
  • An electrostatic filter separates solid particles from the air stream. This destroys the molecular structure of odors, viruses, and bacteria. The treated mud is collected in the easy-to-clean pallet.
  • Creation of a plasma structure during the oxidation of polluted particles. Carbon compounds react with oxygen molecules and, as a result, are neutralized.
  • Activated carbon filtration. This is where the most stable particles, including ozone molecules, are neutralized. The smooth regeneration of activated carbon ensures a long life cycle.

Odor Eliminating Systems for Homes and Kitchens

CleanAir Plasma in combination with UV technology gives a high cleaning effect. This solution does not require high energy consumption, therefore it saves your resources. We emphasize that our technologies do not use harmful chemicals. Pay attention to the compactness of our models. CleanAir Plasma 650 is the perfect solution for the kitchen exhaust roof vent cap.

CKA Systems

Clean Kitchen Air (CKA) is the optimal solution for heavily polluted ventilation ducts. The cold burning method helps to eliminate harsh chemicals before settling on the walls. This solution is ideal for historic buildings. A radical reconstruction of the venting kitchen exhaust is hardly possible here. Installing the CKA system will give you the following benefits:

  • almost elimination of decomposing organic odors;
  • a significant reduction of dirt build-up on the walls of the range hood;
  • prevention of the risk of fire;
  • saving money on air fan maintenance;
  • reduction of heating costs due to heat recovery;
  • full technical support at all stages of service.

CGA Systems

Clean Grill Air (CGA) is a technology specially designed for barbecues. Heavy smoke with a thick admixture of soot settles on the kitchen exhaust vent cover. If the walls are not cleaned, fire is inevitable. This filtration system significantly reduces the content of flammable particles in the air stream. It eliminates odors inside and outside. With Clean Kitchen Air and CleanAir Plasma, you get 100% safety and comfort. The system is serviced using a scrubber and does not require manual labor.

Galley Kitchen Ventilation

Oxytec technology works great at sea and on land. We have tailor-made solutions for the ship industry and households. CKA Marine uses UV-C and Plasma systems to effectively remove deposits and odors near the stove. In marine where cleaning procedures are difficult, the risk of fire is particularly high. Our proposals take into account the need to cut energy costs and compact duct placement.

Oxytec Exhaust Fans – Kitchen Odorless

We offer more than just effective odor and deposit control technologies. Oxytec specialists are engaged in the installation and full technical support of products. We guarantee the economy of your efforts and resources, as well as comfort and safety. The future has already arrived. Just go into it.

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