THE BANE OF INDOOR AIR QUALITY AT HEALTHCARE
Healthcares are a cesspit of air-borne diseases because patients can be carriers of infectious diseases or viral, fungal or bacterial infections.
SOURCES OF INDOOR AIR POLLUTION
HOW TO TACKLE INDOOR POLLUTION IN HEALTHCARE
Air Purifiers are known to effectively eliminate indoor pollutants and harmful chemicals and gases.
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR IN AN AIR PURIFIER DESIGNED FOR HEALTHCARE
While there are many filters used in air purifiers, there are some that are more relevant for Healthcare.Activated Carbon Filter
When carbon is treated with oxygen, it causes numerous tiny pores to open up on the surface of the carbon. These pores are so many in number that one pound of activated carbon provides 60-150 acres of surface area with the objective to trap pollutants. The activated carbon filter works by the principle of adsorption where a gas element bonds with the surface of a solid. The solid material here being the activated carbon, which absorbs airborne pollutants equivalent to 60% of its weight. Once the airborne particles are absorbed by the filter, only the pure air flows out.HEPA Filter
A HEPA filter is always used in combination with an activated carbon filter to achieve highly efficient air filtration. The HEPA filter alone is the most efficient filter for people suffering from allergies and asthma. It removes 99.97% of airborne irritants which are as small as 0.3 microns.Ultraviolet
The ultraviolet filters are a game-changer. This new technology uses ultraviolet light to incinerate bacteria passing through it. This is beneficial for people suffering from asthma, lung diseases and allergies.Photo Catalyst Filter
These filters contain titanium dioxide. They purify the air with the help of UV light. When the UV light shines upon the titanium dioxide electrons, the electrons start interacting with water molecules and form hydroxyl radicals. The hydroxyl radicals then attack the larger organic pollutant molecules and turn them into harmless substances like water.Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP)
The ESP filter helps in removing fine particles like dust and smoke. It works by forcing the dirty gas pass through two electrodes where the first electrode is charged to a negative voltage and the second electrode is charged to a positive voltage. As the dust particles move through the first electrode, they pick up a negative charge and then they move towards the positive charged electrode. Since opposite charges attract each other, the dust and soot particles stick to the positive electrode.
INTRODUCING OUR i-CLUSTER TECHNOLOGY WITH MULTISTAGE FILTRATION
Air Purifiers eliminate indoor pollutants and return the air quality to safer levels.