Plasma Air Purifier Overview
Plasma air purifiers are equipped with very small filters that have the capability to catch small particles that other types of filters easily miss. This means that plasma air purifier is able to reduce/eliminate the amount of not only bacteria and viruses but other harmful particles, such as dust, smoke, and pollen. Cold plasma air purifier and other plasma generator air purifier work by emitting both positive and negative ions. These ions have a same makeup to water, which allows them to separate and rejoin around the harmful particles. When the ions join with the toxins, they become trapped within the plasma filter, effectively removing them from the air where they are breathed in by unsuspecting people. The technology in plasma purifiers is a low-cost, low-maintenance solution to improving indoor air quality, as they do not require frequent filter replacements like other types of air purifiers do. Plasma air filters are very energy-efficient, generally requiring less electricity than a standard light bulb to operate.
Plasma Air filters
The Plasma Filter is the most effective method of filtration. Initially developed to bring the risk of illness and allergies lower in hospitals. The plasma filter cleans/purifies the air by filtration of bacteria and viruses from indoor air using two of their main characteristics:-
1) Extremely small filter and
2) The ability to propagate at great speed and acceleration.
The Plasma Filter is inbuilt in the air conditioning indoor unit and does not require replacement during the life of the system.
How Plasma air purifier helps to clean Air?
Basically there are three main types of air purifiers. They generally use filters, electrical attraction, or ozone to remove harmful pollutants or gases.
- Air purifiers with air filters have very fine screens that filter polluted particles from the air
- Some purifiers use electrical attraction technology to filter particles. There are three main types of air purifiers that work using electrical attraction. They are:
- Electrostatic precipitating cleaners, which eliminates particles using the force of an induced electrostatic charge.
- Electret air filters, which generally use synthetic fibers that create static charges to attract particles.
- Negative ion generators, which use tiny, charged wires or needles to produce gas molecules with negative ions that follow the airborne particles and collect them in a filter.
- Ozone generators that are sold as air purifiers generate ozone using high voltage electrical currents.
Both ionic air purifiers and ozone generators generate ozone. Ozone is an irritant that can worsen asthma and compromise your ability to fight respiratory infections.
Benefits of plasma air purifiers
The moment we think about ‘air pollution, we imagine the smoke, vehicular and industrial emissions. Surprisingly many studies have proved that quality of indoor air is 2 to 5 times polluted than the outdoor air. Every one of us has to deal with indoor air pollution as most of us spend up to 90% of our time indoors, where the risks associated with air pollution are far more than the outdoors.
Pollutants such as dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, dust mites and their feces are very common indoors in homes or offices. They may cause allergies which include asthma, recurring headaches, fatigue, runny nose, watery eyes etc.
Apart from the above said airborne particles, indoors are filled with harmful gases that pose serious threat to our health. Many of the harmful gases very common indoors are Volatile Organic Compounds. These gases are normally emitted from some of the commonly used materials such as cleaning solutions, building materials, adhesives, paints, varnishes etc. Some other harmful gases indoors include tobacco smoke, radon, fuel combustion fumes etc. which may cause very serious respiratory problems.
As per Environmental Protection Agency of the United States, indoor air pollution is one of the top five environmental health risks in America. In order to keep the indoor air safe to breathe, you need to use air purifiers, which eliminate or reduce different types of airborne particles, chemicals, micro-organisms and odors present in air.