The Importance of Bipolar Ionization and Whole Building Virus Protection
Whole building air purification gets a whole lot more attention than it used to in the current state of the post-COVID world. Clearly, air purification has an important place in buildings—both commercial and residential—but just how far should we take it? How significant are the benefits, and how does air filtration relate to other indoor air quality priorities? With infectious diseases transmitted through aerosols, HVAC systems can have a major effect on the transmission of the virus to host. Decreasing exposure to its host is an important step in curtailing the spread of infectious diseases.
Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 through the air is sufficiently likely that airborne exposure to the virus should be controlled. There is mounting research to suggest that clean air plays a vital role in preventing the spread of Covid-19. Changes to building operations, including the operation of ventilating and air-conditioning systems, can reduce airborne exposures.
Plasma Air’s HVAC-mounted ionizers use proactive air purification technologies to deactivate airborne viruses safely. Our needlepoint, brush and tube-style products use bipolar ionization, which creates millions of positive and negative ions, a proven method of virus destruction. In recent testing by the Spanish government, Plasma Air products have been proven to reduce Covid-19 surrogate by 99% airborne and 80% on surfaces in 10 minutes.
In our latest whitepaper entitled “Commercial Buildings and Covid-19: Air Purification Takes on New Urgency”, we further discuss the importance of increasing value of clean indoor air going “from a ‘nice to have’ to a competitive ‘must have.’ “Safe and Healthy Workplace” has taken on new meaning where indoors, bipolar ionization is a critical addition to building ventilation and filtration systems.
Click here to read more about the importance of Whole Building Air Purification for the best defense against airborne transmission and why bipolar ionization has become a vital component for your building ventilation system.