What is Indoor Air Quality and How to Achieve it?
Low indoor air quality environments cause or trigger health problems. One of these is Sick Building Syndrome, which can be seen everywhere from offices to hospitals and schools and entered the Medical literature.
Among the causes of sick building syndrome, which is frequently seen in buildings where air circulation and ventilation is insufficient, there are no windows to open to outside, and heating-cooling systems such as air conditioners are used; buildings made from unhealthy construction materials, humidity and the use of goods produced from chemicals harmful to health.
Indoor air quality with proven impact on efficiency, performance, and mental activities; it is also directly related to the temperature and humidity of the environment. Humidity decreases, respiratory infections, burning in the throat, headache, dizziness, odor and taste disturbance, dry eye, cough, fatigue, and allergic reactions can occur in many health problems. The symptoms of sick building syndrome, including these and similar symptoms, diminish or disappear when people leave the environment.
The only way to eliminate a problem is to eliminate the source of the problem. This can be started by using non-toxic cleaning agents and paints.
Airborne pollutants are the most important factors that reduce indoor air quality. One of the first steps to prevent indoor air pollution is to reach the source of the pollutants in primary and secondary sources and eliminate the root contaminants. Another step is to choose healthier alternatives (natural products without chemicals) in the content of materials available in any living space.
However, avoiding chemicals may not always be economical and feasible. After taking measures to solve the problem at its source, other factors should be taken into consideration for improving indoor air quality in all building types.
Can we improve our indoor air quality without going through major changes? The answer is yes!
Today, technologies that offer absolute solutions such as Ozone Generators and UV air purifiers have been developed to improve indoor air quality and breathe healthier in our home or office.
Even when used in low doses, ozone shows outstanding results in indoor spaces. Ozone molecules destroy all airborne microorganisms that may cause disease in ventilation ducts.
In this way, it helps to prevent diseases caused by buildings and ventilation, and keeps the ventilation ducts clean and prevents the accumulation of microorganisms and dust.
In addition, in many studies, ozone application in ventilation ducts, air is constantly kept clean and high in terms of oxygen has been found to increase the performance of employees, focus problems have been reduced to a large extent.
UV Air purifiers are very effective units which sterilize air from all airborne pathogens like viruses, bacteria and mould. UV Air purifiers consist germicidal UV-C lamps. These lamps kill or deactivate all by corrupting the DNA of these pathogens. UV air purifiers sterilize air instantly without producing any ozone gas. Like ozone generators, these air purifiers don’t require any consumables but electricity.
UV systems can be used as stand-alone or they can be installed in ventilation systems. Both applications achieve a great result but like all engineering solutions, they have to be chosen and calculated carefully for maximum performance.