Advanced Polarized Filtration is a Necessary Component for Improved IAQ
SVL offers products from Dynamic Air Quality Solutions that clean air to MERV-15 levels and will improve your IAQ. Polarized MERV 15 filtration clears the air of dangerous, ultrafine particles, biologicals, VOCs, and odors. It can accomplish this at a third of the operational cost of conventional passive filter alternatives, leaving you with significantly cleaner indoor air and lower energy expenses.
How Polarized Filtration Works
Active-field polarized media removes the smallest contaminants from the air. This filtration method dramatically improves Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) cleaning as a result of the three-dimensional loading of particles to media fibers, as opposed to one-dimensional trapping. Additionally, polarization causes particle agglomeration. The process of agglomeration causes ultrafine particles to become polarized after passing through an air cleaner. As a result of agglomeration, the particles attract each other and other chemical contaminants. Finally, they become bigger particles that move back to the air handling unit, leaving you with cleaner air. There are three types of pollutants in the air that polarized filtration removes, ultrafine particles, odors and VOCs, and biological contaminants.
Almost any activity releases Ultrafine Particles (UFPs). Some common sources include technology, factory emissions, and tobacco smoke. The smaller the particle, the more dangerous and problematic they can be. Not only are particles damaging to coils and other equipment, but also to occupant health.
There is an inverse relationship between the number and weight of contaminating particles. A limited number of big particles make up the bulk of the mass, while the millions of UFPs cause the most health problems to make up the majority of the particle count, but just a small fraction of the mass. Particles in this size range bypass your body’s defenses and can carry with them a wide variety of VOCs and reactive gas phase contaminants.
Odors and VOCs
VOCs and odors can be particularly dangerous. Odors and VOCs come from interior sources, like furniture and cleaning supplies, as well as exterior sources like tobacco smoke, formaldehyde, and pesticides.
Viruses and bacteria are at the forefront of many minds with the current pandemic. Polarized active-field filtration offers excellent protection against the redistribution of airborne biological contaminants. Mold, pollen, and dust mites are also significantly reduced when utilizing agglomeration. Allergy sufferers will feel the difference, and your facility will have a considerably smaller chance of transferring biological contaminants of all kinds from room to room.
Dynamic Air Filtration Improves IAQ While Saving Money
Dynamic filters are rated to remove contaminants as small as 0.3 microns in diameter, with maximum load filters. This means that Dynamic’s products are able to capture and contain SARS-CoV2, which is the virus that causes COVID-19. Dynamic’s V8 Air Cleaning System requires far fewer filter changes than other options on the market, which saves on operation costs and maintenance time. Dynamic also has advanced filtration options for tight spaces to make the infrequent maintenance easier.
Effectively cleaned indoor air also allows a reduction of ventilation air requirements, by ASHRAE’s standards. The result is cost savings due to reduced fan energy and equipment horsepower requirements. An improved filtration option will make your facility more pandemic resistant and save money at the same time. SVL can help you identify the best advanced filtration option for your application.
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