The issue of indoor air quality concerns many people these days. With an increasing number of people returning to public places like schools, office buildings and retail establishments, it is essential to have a way to purify the air from pollutants. The best way to do this is through the use of air purification systems, air filters or air scrubbing systems.
What’s the difference between air purification systems, air filters and air scrubbers?
Air filters are relatively cheap and can only filter out particulate matter before it has time to spread into the air. But what's more important is what they can't filter out - viruses and bacteria.
An air purifier is an air cleaning device that captures and kills contaminants within the purifier itself. Air purifiers use one or more filtration and air treatment methods to remove pollutants from the air. Air purifiers that use HEPA filtration can filter air particles down to 0.3 microns in size with a 99.97%.
An air scrubber is an air cleaning device that utilizes a sear and retrieve method to eliminate contaminants in the indoor air. Like air purifiers, air scrubbers are also available with HEPA filtration, allowing you to filter air particles down to 0.3 microns in size at 99.97% efficiency rating. In addition, they can work alongside a variety of three=stage HEPA negative air machines, which feature replaceable forest, second, and third filters. Air scrubbers are excellent for construction and healthcare organizations as they are highly effective at removing both airborne and settled dust and bacteria.
ASHRAE (formed as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning) states that Indoor air is the dominant pathway for exposure to airborne contaminants given that people spend the majority of their time indoors, and indoor air commonly contains numerous contaminants originating from both indoor and outdoor sources. Many of the contaminants impact health, comfort, well-being, learning outcomes and work performance. It is important that IAQ is considered in the design, construction and operation of buildings and HVAC systems. Portable Air Purification devices are helpful to combat many of these contaminants, especially in aging structures where traditional HVAC Systems may have diminished efficiency.
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From infection control for duct cleaning in hospitals to OSHA confined space training and fall protection when working from lifts, Hughes Environmental’s technicians are experienced and trained to meet your facility’s safety requirements. We’ve performed hundreds of cleaning projects in all kinds of facilities. So, whether your building is a manufacturing facility, a university, school, hospital, or office building, we can help you breathe easier with air purification systems.