Air quality has always been important, however, it’s never been more top of mind than now! The current global situation has compelled us to reconsider air quality, particularly indoor air quality in enclosed spaces such as educational facilities. Let’s talk about the importance of air purifiers at schools
Maintaining air quality in daycares, schools, colleges, and universities presents unique challenges. Essentially, they are densely populated spaces in which people tend to spend extended periods of time, thus increasing exposure for students and faculty to contaminated air that may be present.
It is not uncommon to find airborne particles such as dust, viruses, bacteria, allergens, and mold circulating in the air.
Our local schools should be clean and fit for learning. One way to reduce airborne contaminants and potential exposure to disease in classrooms and lecture halls are by using air purifiers. There are various options available, but essentially they all try to achieve the same result – clean air by neutralizing or filtering out contaminants.
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What are Air Purifiers?
Air Purifiers are machines that either filter or neutralize airborne contaminants. They achieve this by employing various methods, but most can be classified in one of two ways: Filter driven air purification systems (such as HEPA air purifiers) or Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization, which neutralizes contaminants by ionizing the air.
What is a hepa air purifier?
HEPA filtration works by forcing air through a filter media, with numerous redirections in its path, causing 99.97% of microns smaller than 0.3 μm to be trapped. HEPA air purifiers are ideal for educational facilities as they are designed for use in occupied spaces, produce no byproducts, and can operate continuously with minimal maintenance.
Public Health Ontario has stated that “Air cleaners equipped with HEPA filters should be able to remove COVID-19 virus-sized particles from indoor air, which may contribute to a reduction in exposure to the virus.” (https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/ipac/2021/01/faq-covid-19-portable-air-cleaners.pdf?la=en)
Which hepa air purifier is the best for air filtration in Schools?
Aeroex has engineered the IRIS series of medical-grade HEPA Air Purification systems to tackle contaminated air in enclosed spaces. Ideal for applications in school classrooms, university and college lecture halls, medical waiting rooms, offices, and other high-traffic spaces. Aeroex air purifications systems are excellent for use in educational facilities as:
- IRIS air purification systems come equipped with a 1st dual-stage MERV8 Carbon filter and 2nd stage HEPA filter with a rating of 99.97% at 0.3 microns.
- Portable and central solutions are available.
- Wall and ceiling mounts available.
- Variable speed control is standard for many models allowing infinite adjustment to an ideal airflow and sound level.
- Our units are classified by delivered airflow instead of rated airflow, making it easy to identify the suitable unit for a specific application. For example, the IRIS-400 delivers post filter airflow at the rate of 400 CFM.
With over 20 years of experience in emission control and air purification, we have the right unit for your application. Our production facility is proudly located in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, and services all of North America.
Which IRIS unit is right for your application?
We have developed an online calculator to help you determine which unit is suitable for your specific application based on the room area and the required number of Air Exchanges per hour. (https://aeroex.com/air-purification-calculator)
If you have a hard time choosing the right air purifier for schools , or have questions about any of our products, and would like to speak to one of our clean air specialists, reach out to us.