A commercial air cleaner is designed to keep large spaces, such as offices, hospitals, gyms, and hotels in tip-top condition. They remove odors and harmful particulates, like mold, dust mites, pollen, and pet dander. They also filter out gases, including volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. VOCs can cause eye and nose irritation, headaches, and liver damage. They are often generated by paints, fuels, plastics and cleaning products. Air pollution causes and exacerbates respiratory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. The good news is that you can significantly reduce these illnesses by using an industrial air purifier.
There are many different types of industrial air cleaners, but one common choice is a true HEPA unit. True HEPA filters contain thousands of fine fibers arranged into a matrix that captures all types of microscopic particles. They are highly effective at removing common germs, such as viruses (including the Covid-19 virus), as well as allergens and pollutants, such as tobacco, cigar, and cigarette smoke, dust, dander, and mold.
Look for an air purifier with a high Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR), which measures how quickly it filters the air. The higher the CADR, the more air it can change per hour. This is important, especially for spaces with high levels of smog or smoke. Also, select a unit that is quiet. You don’t want to disrupt a work environment with loud noise.
If your space is prone to chemicals, choose an air purifier that includes a carbon filter to clear the air of gas pollutants. This is an ideal solution if your building is near a busy road, wood-burning fires, or chemical factories. The Austin HealthMate, for example, has 15 lbs of activated carbon and zeolite to remove VOCs.
The most important thing to remember is to place your air purifier in a central location where it can circulate the entire space. You should also keep it clear of obstructions, such as furniture or curtains. This will allow it to operate at its full potential. Finally, it is a good idea to run your air purifier all the time so that it can catch and neutralize particles throughout the day.
An industrial air purifier can keep valuable stock, equipment and tools in tip-top shape. It can also help you comply with health and safety regulations and maintain a safe working environment for your employees. Blue Ox industrial air purifiers use a patented process to draw in the air, removing up to 95% of contaminants, including welding fumes, wood and drywall dust, VOCs, mold spores, bacteria and viruses. Then, the air is exchanged eight times per hour resulting in medical-grade clean air environments.