What are the expectations for an allergy sufferer?
There should be an improvement within 2-3 days. Please note that all the other normal rules of conduct for pollen allergy sufferers continue to apply.
Are there contraindications?
People who have an allergic reaction to traces of ozone should exercise caution in rooms equipped with ionisation.
What is bipolar ionisation?
Bipolar ionisation is modelled on nature. Both positive and negative oxygen ions are also formed when there is a thunderstorm, in the vicinity of waterfalls or in the mountains. This is the mechanism by which air is purified in nature. In contrast to existing equipment, which only produces negative ions, these units imitate nature using bipolar ionisation and produce an equal number of positive and negative ions.
Applications for bipolar Ionisation
Where are the units used?
The units are used:
in medical engineering for sterile areas (laboratories, operating theatres) and for general ventilation in hospitals (reduction of unpleasant odours),
in old-peoples’ and nursing homes to reduce unpleasant odours,
in the food industry for the highly sensitve packaging areas where there is no further thermal treatment of the foodstuffs,
in the catering sector to reduce odours in dining areas,
in hotels in fan coil units to reduce unpleasant odours and improve the indoor air quality,
in offices to increase well-being of employees by reducing the incidence of colds and fatigue,
Do the ionisation units consume a lot of electricity?
No, each tube has uses 8 Watts, so the the ionisation units are not “energy-guzzlers”
How doew bipolar air ionisation work?
In air ionisation systems, electrical current is used to create negative and positive ions from the oxygen in the air.What do the ions do?
Ions are highly reactive and act as oxidising agents. Contamination which is present in the air is rendered harmless.
How do oxygen ions work?
Oxygen ions react immediately with organic compounds present in the indoor air.
Can the ion concentration become too high?
The sophisticated sensor technology in the units ensures that the production of ions is precisely adjusted to the level of contamination in the indoor air. This means that a reaction consuming the ions takes place immediately. As the contamination is reduced, so is the production of ions.
How long has air ionisation technology been in existence?
The principle of air ionisation is based on an invention by Werner von Siemens in 1857.
Are there any scientific studies about air ionisation?
In the past few years, several detailed studies have been carried out on the function of air ionisation for a wide range of applications. These have repeatedly confirmed the theory behind the positive practical results.
Where else is air ionisation technology used?
In practice, air ionisation has already been used successfully for many years in commercial, technical applications. In particular, air ionisation successfully reduces bacteria and mould spores in cold-storage rooms and warehouses. Systems using air ionisation technology are also widely used in exhaust air purification to remove unpleasant odours.
How does ozone work in the air?
Ozone is a highly reactive gas, which is only stable in air for a short period of time and therefore degrades quickly.
Is ozone formed?
If ionisation is not controlled, too much ozone can be produced.
This is, however, effectively prevented by means of the units’ complex patented sensor system. The ozone concentration is well below the legal limits.
What is the desired ozone concentration?
The concentration must not exceed the legal limit, currently. 0.2 ppm (parts per million). If the equipment is used properly, the sensor system prevents the formation of ozone as far as possible. Representative tests show the concentration in indoor air to be only 0.015-0.03 ppm.
How is an excessive ozone concentration prevented?
Ozone is formed as a result of the uncontrolled production of ions. Various measures effectively prevent this. Particularly noteworthy are the patented compensation control of the high voltage source and the measurement of the VOC-content (volatile organic compounds) in the air.