Plasma Solutions Improve Indoor Air Quality

In the age and aftermath of COVID-19, improving indoor air quality and protecting those in your facility is of upmost importance. Today, there are new and simple solutions to update your HVAC system and bring peace of mind.

Plasma Solutions Can Help Eliminate Viruses in your Facility.

Did you know? Your HVAC system can do much more than heat and cool your space? During the COVID-19 outbreak indoor air quality has become critically important to business offices, medical facilities, schools, restaurants, religious organizations, and others!

Plasma air solutions are one of the industry’s best-kept secrets, but serve a more important role in our facilities today. These HVAC-mounted ionizers use proactive air purification technologies to deactivate airborne viruses safely. Needlepoint, brush, and tube-style products use bipolar ionization, which creates millions of positive and negative ions, a proven method of virus destruction.

The ions travel through the duct system into occupied spaces where airborne viruses exist. What makes this technology even more powerful is that it is continuous. If air is flowing into the space, bipolar ionizers will continue to release ions into the air to combat viruses.

Airborne particles are charged by the ions causing them to cluster and be caught in filters

As they divide to reproduce, bacteria and virus cells bond with oxygen ions and are destroyed

Odorous gases and aerosols oxidize on contact with oxygen ions and are neutralized

Oxygen ions cause a chemical reaction with VOCs breaking down their molecular structure

Illustrations courtesy of Plasma Air — www.plasma-air.com

What are Oxygen Ions?

Ions are molecules or atoms that contain an electrical charge and exist in nature in various sizes. Small ions only last between 30 and 300 seconds before losing their charge, but are extremely active.

Small ion densities range from 900 to 1,100 negative ions and 1,000 to 1,200 positive ions per cubic centimeter (ions/cm3) in pristine natural environments. At sea level ion density is typically around 500 negative and 600 positive ions/cm3. In cities and inside buildings ion levels drop by 80% to 95% and can be barely detectable in small spaces.

As ion density decreases, so does the air quality. By increasing the quantity of both positively and negatively charged small oxygen ions, air quality is improved. This is the basis of Plasma Air’s bipolar ionization technology.


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