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AtmosAir System Product Comparison

Below is a AtmosAir System Product Comparison of the most common technologies available on the market today.

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AtmosAir Bi-Polar Ionization

  • Disinfects air by producing and distributing a controlled amount of positive and negative air ions, which interact with oppositely charged elements.
  • Does not rely on contaminants passing through the unit to be cleaned, the bi-polar process allows for air cleaning to occur within the desired space treating a larger volume of air within the breathing range.
  • AtmosAir’s patented BPI technology does not produce harmful chemicals or products such as ultraviolet (UV) and ozone.
  • Effective against bacteria, spores, voc compounds and particles.
  • Can treat the source of contamination.
  • Can be incorporated into central HVAC systems or used as stand alone units.
  • Will not restrict airflow when incorporated into central systems.
  • Requires maintenance each year to replace worn tubes.

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Filtration

  • Pleated type filter that has proven 99.97% efficient to trap particles 0.3 microns and larger.
  • Can be incorporated into central HVAC systems or used as stand alone units.
  • Is effective on particulate removal.
  • Cannot treat source of contaminants, can only filter contaminated air from entering an area.
  • Is not effective on many mold spores, bacteria and viruses.
  • Is not effective on VOC’s, gasses and most odors.
  • Will restrict airflow when incorporated into central systems and increase energy costs.
  • Requires several maintenance visits to replace used filters each year.

UV (Ultra-Violet light) Purification

  • Disinfects by passing air through ultra-violet light.
  • Can be incorporated into central HVAC systems or used as stand alone units.
  • UV light can only treat contaminants that pass directly through the light field. Ambient air that does not enter through the light field will not be affected.
  • UV is dependant on contaminants being exposed to the light field for a time period long enough for the contaminant to be treated.
  • UV is dangerous when exposed to humans.
  • Some elements (for example Aspergillus Niger) are resistant to UV altogether.
  • In not effective on VOC’s, gasses and odors.
  • Is not effective in reducing particulate levels.
  • Some of these systems produce undesirable ozone levels.
  • Will not restrict airflow when incorporated into central systems.
  • Requires maintenance each year to replace worn bulbs.

Electronic Air Cleaners

  • Charges particles by generating single polarity ions to pass through the unit to attract to an oppositely charged collector cell.
  • Uses high energy (up to 25,000 volts) to produce ions.
  • Mostly ineffective against bacteria, spores, odors and voc compounds.
  • Requires maintenance (sometimes monthly) to clean collector cells or unit’s effectiveness will diminish.
  • Can only treat air which passes through the collector cell.
  • High energy used to generate ions will create ozone.
  • Can be incorporated into central HVAC systems.

“Dust Collectors”

  • Examples of these units are the many “stick style” consumer units.
  • Charges particles by generating single polarity ions to pass through the unit to attract to an oppositely charged collector cell.
  • Units do not produce adequate airflow to effect large spaces.
  • Only effective inches from the unit.
  • High energy used to generate ions will create ozone.
  • Single polarity charge may produce particles clinging to surfaces.
  • Ineffective against bacteria, spores and voc compounds.
  • Cannot be incorporated into central HVAC systems

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