Air cleaning system
The air is filled with pollutants and contaminants that can have significant consequences for humans and human activities. Soot from combustion, dust from construction and farming, as well as living pathogens are present in the air we breathe.
These pollutants can cause health problems for people and animals. An air cleaning system endeavors to rid the air of causes of infection such as bacteria, viruses, and fungal spores.
Safer air to breathe
Individual germs are generally harmless, but if those germs multiply, they can overwhelm our immune systems. This is why many air cleaning systems do not necessarily seek to outright kill pathogens. It is sufficient to simply make sure that the pathogens are unable to reproduce should they land on a susceptible host.
The key to preventing pathogens from reproducing it to damage their genetic material. This means damaging DNA if the target is bacteria, fungi, or viruses, and RNA if the target is a retrovirus. Ultraviolet light and activated oxygen are both potent means for disarming pathogens. An air cleaning machine will draw air into a chamber where concentrated levels of ultraviolet light or activated oxygen can destroy a pathogen’s ability to reproduce.
Pairing an air cleaning system with some type of air filtering can multiply the benefits of a clean air machine. A HEPA or ULPA filter is able to physically capture pathogens as well as allergens. This provides multiple levels of defense against airborne pollutants.
Where clean air counts
Having cleaned air to breathe in the home, workplace, or schools can improve the quality of life of the occupants of those spaces. In hospitals, air cleaning systems can be a matter of life or death. Tuberculosis transmission and staph infections due to airborne pathogens can be limited or even eliminated in hospitals that use effective air cleaning systems.1
Controlled agricultural settings such as high-intensity animal husbandry facilities and greenhouses can be perfect environments for diseases to spread.2 The intensively bred livestock and cloned plants are often so genetically similar that if one becomes ill, the pathogens are able to spread quickly and cause enormous damage.3 Any method to reduce airborne pathogen transmission can be of economic benefit.
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An air cleaner or clean air machine has the goal of killing or otherwise reducing the potential from harm from airborne pathogens. An air purifier, on the other hand, seeks to clear particulate matter and volatile organic compounds as well. A clean air machine may also be known as an air sanitizer or air sanitizer machine.
Hospitals use a number of different air cleaning and purification systems to help reduce the transmission of airborne pathogens. Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation is a standard anti-tuberculosis measure used in hospitals. HEPA filters, which remove the vast majority of airborne particles, including pathogens, are also a standard fixture in medical settings.
Air purifiers run from a few hundred dollars for floor units to tens of thousands of dollars for HVAC integrated units.
If you suspect that you may have a mold problem, there are professional testing services and home test kits that can be used. Home test kits work by exposing a growth medium to the air for a period of time to see if any mold spores germinate. Home tests kits can be so sensitive that they may not be able to tell you definitively if there is mold in your home, as they will also detect mold spores that waft into your home from elsewhere.
In some air cleaning systems, moisture from condensation can foster mold and microbe growth in the body or filter of the air purifier. If the filter isn’t cleaned or changed regularly, the mold or microbe growth can actually release pathogens into the air. A well-maintained air purifier should not present these problems.
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Master Air Purifier Sources:
Air quality sources: Air purification/filtration process sources: HEPA, UPLA, and MERV filter sources:
Air quality sources:https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.est.5b01236
Air purification/filtration process sources:https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/air-purifiers/buying-guide/index.htm
HEPA, UPLA, and MERV filter sources:https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16517004/