How The AtmosAirTM System Works
The beauty of the AtmosAir system is just how easily it can be integrated into HVAC systems in homes and buildings or used as standalone portable units.
Airflow passes through our patented ionization tube. The tube energizes the air to form bi-polar (or positive and negative) air ions. The airflow then distributes the ions into all of the spaces served by the duct system in an in-duct installation, or into the applicable space if a standalone unit is used. It’s that simple and elegant!
There’s no continual maintenance, no filters to keep changing or collector cells to constantly clean. The only maintenance required in most cases is a once yearly replacement of the ionization tube.
The bi-polar ions created can also affect a greater number and variety of contaminants than most air purification systems because the ions go out into the breathing space and seek out and neutralize the contaminants at their source. This is vastly superior to most air purification methods, which rely on trying to bring all the contaminants through the device to be affected and usually suffer from insufficient airflow. The air cleans itself where you breathe, just as occurs in nature.
Benefits of Bi-Polar Ionization
Particles – Bi-Polar ions interact with particles and cause particles to be attracted together and bond air ions. The process is called agglomeration. The particles become larger in size and weight and two things occur. Particles drawn in by airflow that may pass across a filter are more efficiently trapped by filters and particles drop from the breathing space to the floor. The result is air free from particles such as dust and mold in the space where you breathe.
Odors – Bi-Polar ions seek out odors at their source and break down their composition and eliminate odors. Our system doesn’t mask or dilute odors, it eliminates them.
VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) – These are off-gasses from chemicals, cleaning products, pesticides, paints, solvents, mold (mildew), etc. They are irritating in many cases and toxic in some cases. Bi-Polar ions seek out VOC’s and break down their complex hydrocarbon chains into simple harmless elements such as carbon dioxide and water vapor in minute amounts.
Mold, Bacteria, Viruses – Bi-Polar Ions interact with these elements and affect their DNA, disturbing their reproductive process. Losing the ability to reproduce, the mold, bacteria or viruses stop growing and increasing in numbers, as they typically would, but reduce and become less viable.
Energy Conservation – In commercial buildings it is important to mechanically ventilate the building with outside air as windows may be inoperable and VOC’s would build up to irritating levels if not diluted with outside air. Outdoor air however is extremely expensive to heat or cool especially in light of today’s rising energy costs. By our ability to purify the air, conditioned air can be recycled and cost savings can be achieved.
Static Electricity Reduction – Because we use bi-polar ionization, the indoor environment is statically neutralized and static charges are eliminated.
A Natural Process – Our unique patented bi-polar ionization uses no chemicals or heavy metals or mercury and produces no harmful by-products such as ozone or ultra-violet light.
For more on what an ion actually is, click here: Ions
AtmosAirTM Cleans the Air Naturally…the Way Nature Intended it To