Although we have focused only on Covid19 today, with industrialization, allergens and harmful contaminants in the air we breathe are creating important health problems. Even before Covid19, sick leaves because of minor illnesses cost the UK economy £30 billion per year. Like many airborne viruses, the risk is even higher, as covid19 is spread by aerosols.
When we talk, cough, and breathe, we release thousands of invisible aerosol droplets into the air. If they contain viruses, they can infect other people in the same environment. These droplets spread farther than 1.5 – 2 meters social distance due to many factors and can stay in the air for hours. Maintaining social distance and covering our mouth and nose is protective of course but the most effective method to reduce the risks posed by airborne viruses is a good air change and filtering the air.
VOCs are among the most harmful air pollutants as they contain anthropogenic compounds, which are harmful to humans and animals. These pollutants are mostly present in adhesives, paints and varnishes. Formaldehyde is a prime example of harmful volatile organic compounds. Prolonged exposure to formaldehyde fumes can even lead to cancer.
Air purifiers come with special filters to remove these volatile vapours from the indoor environment. Activated carbon air filters inside our air purifiers can trap VOCs in their carbon tunnels and remove them permanently from the air. Ozcon’s multi-stage air purifiers effectively trap and eliminate these compounds.
VOCs may seem extremely dangerous when compared to common dust but the threat from extremely fine dust particles is also very hazardous. These fine particles, also known as Particulate Matter, can be up to 40 times smaller than human hair. PM2.5 particles can even reach the central nervous system and brain through blood circulation, causing a host of respiratory, cardiovascular and mental illnesses.
Particulate matter is trapped using a special air filter, called HEPA. HEPA is an acronym for high-efficiency particulate air. High-quality HEPA filters can trap up to 99.999% of particulate matter and fine dust particles. Ozcon air purifiers use H13 and H14 grade HEPA filters to remove these pollutants from the air permanently. These high-quality filters also trap airborne germs like viruses, bacteria and mould.
Trapping and holding the particulate and VOCs in the air is called filtering. Purifying is another process. UVC light is the type of UV light that’s most effective at killing germs. It can be used to disinfect surfaces, air, and liquids.
UVC light kills germs like viruses and bacteria through damaging molecules like nucleic acids and proteins. This makes the germ incapable of performing the processes that it needs to survive. Ozcon air purifiers are equipped with high-output UVC lamps to sanitise your recirculating air and filters. Thus they leave germs no chance to survive.
One of the most useful features of an air purifier is its ability to get rid of odours. The smell from cooking, cigarette and other elements can be removed by using a home air purifier with high-grade HEPA and activated carbon filters. Ozcon Air purifiers are also effective against anaesthetic gases in healthcare settings like dental practices, surgeries, treatment rooms etc.
Especially in today’s climate, we take our disinfection measures and keep our distance in our workplaces. But it’s known that germs are spreading fast in the room even by talking. After we’ve all been through with lockdowns and quarantines past year, now it is very important to keep our businesses open, stay productive. Correctly sized Ozcon Air purifiers, reduce the chance of spreading germs, protects your business from illnesses and prevents absenteeism.
Air purifiers provide a significant benefit, along with proper ventilation, to improve air quality and eliminate polluting factors. Today, air-cleaning devices developed with state-of-the-art filtration systems filter viruses, bacteria and microorganisms with HEPA filters and then purify the indoor air with air purification technologies such as UV and Ioniser. Even in devices with the best filtration system, HEPA filters need to be changed every 1-3 months.
These devices filter or neutralize pollutants such as viruses, bacteria, pollen, particles, etc. in the air. They do not affect increasing the amount of oxygen in the air. If possible, the CO2 values in the classrooms should be measured continuously and fresh air intake should be provided to the classrooms.