Odor & Ultra Fine Particle Control

 

Odor & Ultra Fine Particle Control (Overview)

About Activated Carbon

Activated carbon is recognized as the safest and most efficient way to treat airborne chemicals, gaseous pollutants, fumes and odors. Carbon that is activated undergoes a process that opens millions of tiny pores and fissures to enhance the material’s adsorbent properties. A single pound of activated carbon typically has a surface area of 125 acres. In fact, activated carbon is so effective that it is used by the military to combat the world’s most dangerous airborne pollutants.

Why Choose Activated Carbon Over Ozone?

Activated carbon the safe, effective and economical choice

Effective: Widely used by the military and heavy industry for chemical and odor control
Economical: Carbon canisters can be refilled, low electricity draw
Reliable: Simple, yet effective technology that is more reliable and easier to maintain
Safe: Does not create or aggravate respiratory problems, which makes it a safer technology for staff and clients during and after use
Versatile: Ideal for occupied buildings, can be used in any type of environment
Responsible: Does not create new pollutants

The drawbacks of ozone machines

• Expensive to run, high electricity draw
• Ozone must reach toxic levels to be effective against microorganisms, consequently ozone “blasts” are usually over Federal safety limits
• Not suitable for occupied buildings
• May cause serious respiratory problems for staff or clients
• Not useful in high humidity environments
• Oxidation can create other pollutants
• Complicated maintenance, higher incidence of product or component failure

About HEPA

HEPA stands for high efficiency particulate air filter and describes a filter that can remove at least 99.97% of airborne particles 0.3 microns in diameter. Particles of this size are used to evaluate the performance of a HEPA filter, because they are among the most difficult to remove. HEPA filters are considered the safest and most efficient method to treat airborne particles.

About UV

Many of our units can be customized with a UV (ultra violet) germicidal lamp. This technology is favored by the healthcare industry, food storage warehouses, laboratories and other facilities where microorganisms, bacteria, viruses or mold are an issue. UV works by breaking down microorganisms and disrupting their DNA, hindering their ability to reproduce.

About Micro-HEPA

Micro-HEPA particle filters are manufactured with material that is rated 99% efficient at removing airborne particles 0.1 microns in diameter.

About Maximum Radial Air Filtration (MRAF)

MRAF or Maximum Radial Air Filtration describes the superior filtration system incorporated into our RAP and RSU industrial units. This cylindrical “super wall” of carbon provides the largest adsorbent surface area in the industry.

About Progressive Diagonal Filtration (PDF)

Progressive Diagonal Filtration (PDF) describes the path of pollutants in our bottom intake air cleaners. This exclusive air intake configuration allows for extended dwell time, which maximizes the adsorption of chemicals, gases and odors.