FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1) What does the Dais name mean?
Dais can be defined as any raised platform, often for dignified occupancy, as at the front of a lecture hall or sanctuary. We chose this name to signify our position as leaders in the industry, staying on the cutting edge of nanotechnology.
2) If Dais is capable of everything it claims, why is it not the size of a Google, GE or Microsoft?
Companies that work with breakthrough technology are subject to an R&D cycle. Before any products can be sold, a great deal of resources must be spent to develop the materials, applications and processes necessary to create the product, often leading to losses early in the firm’s life. To cite an example, a Dow Chemicals Executive Vice President of Research and Development once said that it took 10 years and $1 billion to develop a new material. Dais has developed 4 materials and 4 value-added processes in 10 years for just $34 million.
1) What is an Energy Recovery Ventilator?
An Energy Recovery Ventilator is an add-on device for most forms of Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning equipment. This device pre-conditions the temperature and moisture content of incoming fresh air using the energy found in the stale, indoor air that is exhausted from the home or building. The end result is the HVAC equipment does not have to work as hard (saving money and creating less emissions), or be as large (requiring lower capital expense). According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO, ConsERV offers 10-11% energy savings on ventilation air at the residential level. For commercial buildings, ConsERV leads to 25-57% energy savings on ventilation air, according to a 2004 Florida Power and Light study. Every day is a ‘fresh spring day’ to the HVAC equipment when using an Energy Recovery Ventilator.
2) What is the difference between latent and sensible heat as it relates to ConsERV?
Latent heat refers to the moisture content in air, while sensible heat refers to the temperature of that air. Latent heat consumes more energy to manage than does sensible. ConsERV is a top performer in the Energy Recovery Ventilator industry in both of these categories.
1) NanoClear’s ability to clean water to the “parts per billion” level sets it apart from products currently on the market. Why is this important?
Many products and processes clean water to the “parts per million” level. Unfortunately, the water has a certain level of key contaminants remaining. Over the past thirty years, levels of certain contaminants — be they from prescription drugs, acrylic based coatings, arsenic, uranium, by-products of manufacturing processes (to name a few) — have been rising. Some of these are in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act while others post-date the Safe Drinking Water Act itself. These contaminants are dangerous for ingestion by humans and animals.
NanoClear is one of the few existing products that is able to clean water to the “parts per billion” level and, as a result, better protects consumers.
2) What is the difference between NanoClear and Reverse Osmosis water purification?
NanoClear uses the solid (hermetic), water-loving (hydrophilic) Dais membrane to selectively move molecules from one side to the other based on the dielectric constant and size of the molecule and the vapor pressure difference of the two sides of the membrane. Dais has a U.S. patent for this technology and maintains sole proprietary rights over this incredible membrane.
By contrast, Reverse Osmosis removes many types of large molecules and ions from water by applying pressure to one side of a “water and special solution” membrane. The result is contaminated water remains on the pressurized side of the membrane and the “purer water” is allowed to pass to the other side.
Because NanoClear relies on the nature of the membrane itself rather than a pressure barrier, NanoClear requires much less energy than Reverse Osmosis. An additional benefit of NanoClear is that it only allows water molecules through the membrane, rejecting large molecules and ions. This increased selectivity means cleaner water for the customer.