As businesses, schools and medical facilities etc. face the challenge of how to reopen safely, indoor air quality is at the high on the agenda.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the quality of air inside buildings is of course of great concern, especially in the current climate.
Their research has shown that 50% of people are affected by indoor air pollution and even more significantly, 68% of all diseases have been found to be related to air pollution.
In all types of internal applications, indoor air quality is affected by airborne particles and pollutants, such as dust, mould, bacteria and viruses. Manufacturing and production process can also produce chemical by-products and other substances, which can be detrimental to internal air quality.
As governments around the world work hard to restart their economies and get people back to work, the advantages of purification systems systems have been gaining significant traction in the industry.
The CDC has published a regularly-updated list of guidance for businesses looking to reopen safely.
The advice includes:
The Airius PureAir system uses a fan to circulate cleansing agents to disinfect all the air and surfaces in a room at the same time.
Competing air purification systems that rely on using filters to trap pathogens and airborne particulates, do not offer the highest level of protection. This method takes many hours before it can pass all the air in a room through the filter located within the device. It also offers little protection against new contaminants, until they have also been circulated through the filter. When pathogens are caught in the filter they are not destroyed and can remain alive and dangerous, making the process of changing filters carry its own risks.
The Airius PureAir range of fan units have been proven to remove up to 99% of viruses, germs and bacteria in the air and on surfaces and has been already been used by customers throughout the world to combat Bird Flu, Norovirus, E. Coli, Listeria, Strep, and SARS.
Harmful contaminants surround us everywhere and can reach every corner of the spaces we occupy. They enter spaces through doors and windows, transmitted by people or even be produced by a process within the space. This makes maintaining a constantly clean environment extremely difficult.
Chemical sprays and disinfectants are one method of carrying out indoor disinfection, but this is complicated and expensive, creating major challenges.
The Airius PureAir series however, is one of the most efficient and effective air and surface purification systems available. It provides continuous cleaning neutralising up to 99% of all airborne particles and can be installed in a matter of hours, without causing any disruption to the space.
The next step to keeping indoor air clean and reducing the concentration of airborne viruses and pollutants is through regular air changes, replacing indoor air with outside air.
This short film, released by the Government, explains how Corona Virus can linger in a room and the importance of keeping interior spaces well ventilated.
Professor Catherine Noakes, an adviser for the film, said: “When a room does not have any fresh air, and where people are generating large amounts of aerosol through activities such as singing and loud speech, that is when transmission of coronavirus is most likely. Fresh air must come from outdoors – recirculating air just means the aerosols containing the virus move around the same room rather than being extracted outdoors.
“Ventilation units or any household systems that use outdoor air can be just as effective as opening windows or doors as long as they are limiting the recirculation of the same air.” An indoor ventilation system pushing air out in a stream could actually work as a vector for transmission if there’s infected air present, particularly if no new clean air is being introduced.
While it is likely to take a while for the economy to recover fully from the impact of COVID-19, the Airius PureAir System can help provide you, your business and your building with the protection it needs to return to normal operation as soon as possible.