Using Air Filtration System As An Air Curtain

Air curtains are designed to be placed above a large door or opening to create an “air barrier” so to speak, that will keep the air from one side of the curtain from entering the other side of the curtain. This is accomplihed using a high volume industrial blower and fan with a fairly powerful motor. Usually 1/2 HP to 1HP. The air is produced by the fan and forced through manifold that is placed along the top edge of the door and extends the entire width of the door. The opening of the flow side of the manifold is very small in comparison to the air entry side of the blower. This design create a venturi affect that jets air downward at a very high velocity. 

Pure Air Systems has a series of fan-powered HEPA based air filtration systems that can be used as the main source of fan power for an air curtain while also maintaining a contaminant free air door. These HEPA air curtains are often used in food processing, medical product manufacturing, laboratories and medical facilities. The main advantage is the speed of entering or exiting a room without having to open or close a door. This is a real advangtage when the door opening is very wide and would require either double doors or a horizontal sliding door. In addition, you could have more than one person moving throught the opening at one time. 

Pure Air Systems has been manufacturing HEPA and Carbon based air filtration systems that are fan-powered and with all metal housings since 1985. These units range in air flow volume from a low of 50 CFM to 2,000 CFM. The PAS units come standard with a true, scanned HEPA filter, Carbon Filter and Prefilter. All components are made in the USA. For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon filtration systems please go to our website at:  http://www.pureairsystems.com    or call us on our toll-free number at:  800-868-8025.

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High Performance HEPA Portable By Pure Air Systems

Pure Air Systems has been making commercial grade, fan powered HEPA air filtration systems since 1985. They are one of three companies in the world that provide this type of filtration systems. PAS makes a number of models of HEPA systems that range from 600 CFM to 2000 CFM all using variable speed drive motors. Their portable system, the HPS series was introduced around 1992 and has since gone through a number of refinements. It was the only HEPA unit in the line-up that did not use a variable speed drive motor. In stead, it used a 4 speed motor from EBM. 

Coming this year, PAS will be fitting the popular portable HPS unit wiith it’s own variable speed drive motor. This will allow for a CFM range from 25 CFM up to 250 CFM in 1% increments. In addition, the new motor will be designed to maintain the same speed/cfm rating even as the pressure drop increses across the HEPA filter.And likes the original version, the new HPS unit will have a prefilter,carbon filter and a true 99.99% scanned HEPA fitler as standard equipment.

The portable HEPA unit has a wide range of applications and is very well suited fror the laboratory environment as well as small confined areas requiring HEPA filtraiton in both a positive or negative room application. The all metal housing and rugged construction make this one of the best portable HEPA systems on the global market. 

For more information on this system and the complete line of HEPA systems please go to our website at:  https://www.pureairsystems.com   or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

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Carbon Filters For Removal of Odors and Gaseous Pollutants

The removal of airborne odors and gaseous pollutants is a totally different technology than the removal of airborne particulate. To capture gaseous odors and pollutants requires some form of material or compound that can capture the gaesous molecules and hold them in place. The most commen type of material used for this type of process is carbon which is activated charcoal placed in a web-like enclosure. This material is created under high tempertures and has a very high surface area with lots of openings that can capture gaseous pollutants up to ten times its own weight. 

The term used for capturing gases and odors with carbon and other materials is the “adsorbtive process” This is different than the term “absorb” which is used with sponge-like materials. Carbon has a great affinity to capture and hold the majority of organic and inorganic gases and will hold them until the carbon becomes saturated at which time the carbon needs to bed replaced. Frequency of change is dependent upon the amount of odor producing gas and the volume of air ( in CFM ) that you are cleaning. 

Granular carbon media can be packaged in many ways. For water filtration the carbon media is placed in a porous bag or fine screen enclosure. For use in airborne processes it can be placed in a cardboard frame with fine screening material or infused in a  filter media type substrate an placed accordian style in a frame sized to fit into any opening. These carbon filters can be placed in the return air of HVAC ductwork and used in conjunction with air filters.

Pure Air Systems manufactures a complete line of fan-powered air filtration systems that can include HEPA and Carbon media filters or all Carbon media for applications where just gases and odors need to be removed. In all cases a prefiter is always placed in front of the carbon or HEPA filter fo keep the secondary filters clean.

For more information on the complete line of air filtration systems please go to our website at:  https://www.pureairsystems.com   or call us on our toll-free number at:  800-869-8025.

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HEPA Filters. High Efficiency Particulate Absolute

HEPA filters were developed in the early 1940’s during the creationg of the atomic bomb.The use of radioactive materials in the making of the bomb created extreme health hazards for the technicians and engineers that had to handle this type of material. Due the extremely small size of the radioactive particles ( Sub-micron in size ), readily available air filter media like furnace filters, were totally useless in reducing the levels of radioactive particulate. They needed a filter material that could absolutely remove and capture these tiny particles. 

After trying a number of materials a process using a wet laid paper type material infused with tiny pieces of glass was used to develop a very dense material that was capable of filtering out these tiny sub-micron particles. The paper like material was formed into an accordian style form with pieces of aluminum sandwiched beteween each folded layer to protect the paper-like media as it was relatively fragile and could abrade by rubbing on itself.

The filter pack was placed inside a square medtal housing and was glued in place. The outside parameter of the metal housing had a neoprene type gasket so when it was placed in a sheet metal duct it would compress the gasket to form a leak-tight seal. These filters had an initial efficiency of capturing 99.97% of all particles 0.3 microns and larger and as it got dirtier its efficiency increased. The use of this HEPA filter allowed the technicians to work in a safer environment culminating in the eventual creation of the two bombs used on Japan to end WWII.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA filtration systems offered by Pure Air Systems please go to our website at:  https://www.pureairsystems.com    or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025. 

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The Best HEPA Filtration System Line-Up In The Market Today

Founded in 1985, Pure Air Systems offers one of the most complete line-up of HEPA air filtration systems anywhere. In fact, there are now only three companies in the world, including Pure Air Systems, that offer fan-powered, high-performance true HEPA filtration systems in the world. 

PAS currently uses variable speed drive motors in all of its filtration systems and that now includes the HPS series portable units. Unlike the older style induction motors, the variable speed drive motors can be programmed to run at any speed and are capable of ramping up if the pressure drop across the HEPA filters increases. This allows for a constant flow of air ( measured in CFM ) through the filtration systems over the life of the HEPA filter.

The all-metal housing units also include a prefilter and carbon filter along with the scanned HEPA filters. There are three base units, the 600HS, 1200HS and 2000HS units along with the HPS portable series. The housings for the base units are split into two sections, with one section containing the blower/motor and the other section containing the filters. By modifying the sections we can offer straight through units, or left or rignt 90 degree angles and also change the type of filters that are put into the units. This design technique allows us to offer a unti to fit any configuration whether the units are installed as along with existing duct work or as stand alone systems.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA based air filtration systems please go to our website at:  https://www.pureairsystems.com       or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

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UV Lights and Ozone Generators Do Not Filter The Air

Covid-19 has reignited the air filtration market with new ( old technology ) being offered to the public as the panacea for removing viruses from the air. Unfortunately, these old technologies are being regurgitated as the panacea for keeping you safe from airborne viruses such as Covid-19, et al.  UV lights are good for illuminating finger prints on glass if you are a forensic scientist searching for a perpetrator but this light does very little to destroy airborne bacteria and viruses. For UV light to have any affect on airborne contaminants, the particles need to be exposed for a long period of time ( from 1 to 10 minutes). Since most UV lights are installed in HVAC systems the speed of the air passing by the UV light somewhat defeats the purpose of using the light in the first place.

Ozone Generators have been around for more than 40 years and were used originally to reduce odors in commercial applications. Ozone is made up of 3 Oxygen molecules and will easily give up one of its molecules when it comes in contact with another gaseous molecule and changes the chemical nature of that molecule. This is how it reduces odors by simply changing the chemical nature of the odor producing molecule. Ozone also attacks carbon based objects and humans are basically carbon based forms. For airborne particulate, Ozone is not effective as it does not have any capture mechanisms to reduce the level of the particulate. Again, particulte would have to be in contact with the Ozone for long periods of time to have any affect at all.

Mechanical air filters, which include all media air filters including HEPA filters, are the only mechanism available to remove and capture airborne bacteria and viruses. This is why all Hospitals, clinics, laboratories and other medical facilities use HEPA or HEPA type filters to protect the occupants from viruses such as Covid-19. Even the lesser efficient air filters that are used in homes and offices that  have some minimal effect on removing viruses are better that using UV lights and Ozone generators. 

For more information on these types of air purifiers and air filters, please go to our website at:   https://www.pureairsystems.com    or callus on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025. 

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Making Central Air Filtration Part of Your New Home Construction

For many years people would add central vacuum systems to their new home construction process as this was both less expensive and more efficient than trying to add it after the home was constructed. While there are fewer central vaccum systems being installed today ( use of robots and less carpeting ) the advantage of a using a central system is still very effective.

Today, it is possible to add a central, whole-house HEPA air filtration system to your home both during and after construction. Pure Air Systems has been selling their 600HS PLUS, fan powered, commercial grade HEPA filtration system for homes, offices, hospitals, commercial buildings and industrial applications since 1985. This uint can be attached to any ducted, forced air HVAC unit with some minor ducting modificatioins and simple wiring. 

The system is designed to run anytime the HVAC unit runs and is really well suited to working with the newer variable speed drive HVAC units. The 600HS comes with a prefilter, carbon media filter and a true, certified HEPA filter. The advantages in having this type of medical grade air filtratoin system are many and, in this day of Covid-19, this type of system can be extremely beneficial in reducing the levels of airborne viruses in your home along with other allergens and contaminants.

For more information on this system please go to our website at:  https://www.pureairsystems.com   or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025. 

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Pure Air Systems Is Major Supplier Of Filtration Systems To Fight Covid-19

Created in 1985, Pure Air Systems was one of the first US companies to offer commercial grade, fan powered, HEPA air filtration systems for the general publc. These systems are designed to be used as both stand-alone units as well as attaching them to existing HVAC systems to provide central and whole house filtration. Over the next 10 years Pure Air Systems developed seven different sizes and configurations varying in air volume capacity from 50 CFM to 2,000 CFM. In addition the systems had the capacity to add carbon media and prefiltration in conjunction with the HEPA filters providing systems that could handle almost any air filtration or odor challenge in the market.

When Covid-19 entered the globe in eary 2020, many of the hospitals, clinics, laboratories and municipal facilities across Norht America started lookng for HEPA based air filtration systems as HEPA filters are the only type of air filter that can remove a subtantial amounty of airborne viruses. Standard air filters are, for the most part, not very effective in removing these sub-micron particulate from the air. 

The Pure Air Systems units use very powerful, variable speed drive motors ranging from 1/3 HP to 1 HP, they can move a lot of air through the HEPA filters which are extremely dense. In additon, the units can move air through ductwork that is connected to the filtration systems so they can be used to provide clean air in a large space. The systems can also be used to create either a positive or negative room area for patient isolation as is the common practice in most Hospitals.

Today, Pure Air Systems is one of only three companies around the world that produces a metal framed, commercial grade, fan powered true HEPA air filtration that can be used in a very wide range of applications in the residential, commercial, institutional, industrial and medical markets.

For more informaion on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based air filtration systems please go to our website at:  https://www.pureairsystems.com   or call us on our toll free number at: 800-869-8025.

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Why Face Masks Can Capture Sub-Micron Particulate

Okay. So there is enough printed material and comments on social media about Masks to choke a very large horse or Blue Whale ( the largest animal on earth ). Does this mean that much of the information is not correct? No. Masks, of various types, styles and materials, have been used for over 100 years to minimize the inhalation of airborne particulate of all sizes. They are used daily in surgery rooms where any form of bacteria or virus can contaminate an open wound and cause serious infections. If, for example, you were wheeled into a surgery room and the Doctors and Nurses were chewing gum and had Twizzlers sticking out of their mouths and not wearing any face coverings, you would be somewhat concerned because they were not wearing MASKS….

Face coverings, masks, gators, face shields, are synonymous with Hospitals, clinics and any type of medical facility where the art of medicine is practiced. Yet, when asked to where a mask to minimize the potential transmission of a highly contagious virus we react with indignation. This virus, Covid-19, is very unique in its ability to enter the body and not show up on very accurate testing on that day. It may be four days later that it responds to the test. This is what makes this virus so sinister. And, it does affect and has killed people of all ages and all walks of life. Not just seniors and those that have underlying medical conditions. Plus, long term affects of getting this virus are still not known. 

Viruses are very tiny and are only captured by very high end HEPA based air filters. The masks are not Hepa filters and even the N90 masks have some limitations. However, there are tiny dust particles in the air that are also trapped in your face covering when you breathe in and these particles can actually assist in minimizing the amount of the virus you inhale. And the quantity of exposure over time is a big deal. So by not wearing a mask you can inhale a large quantity over a short period of time. The mask significantly reduces that high percentage of oral contact. It can be the difference between living or dying.

For more information on filters, masks and other air filtration devices please go to our website at:  https://www.pureairsystems.com   or call us on our toll free number at: 800-869-8025. 

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Pressurizing Your Home To Minimize Infiltraton of Outdoor Particulate

When people purchase a home their primary concern is size, number of bedrooms, baths and back yard size. Concerns about the HVAC system, the heating/cooling unit, are seldom brought into the decisoin, Yet, this unit and associated returns, supplies and duct work, can make your home a dream home or living nightmare. Today, in most areas of the country it is now required to have a blower door test to determine if your home is postitive or negative when the HVAC system is operational. If the test shows the house to be positive, meaning that air is being pushed against the interior of the house and keeps the home from any infilatraion from the outside. Obviously, the opposite occurs when the tests show the house to be negative. Under these conditions the house will actually suck in any fine particles through any passage way between the interior and exterior of the home. This means more dust and allergens as well as bringing in more moist hot air in the summer and cold dry air in the winter which make the HVAC system run longer and work harder and crate higher energy bills.

Sizing of the HVAC system should be done by professionals and higer Seer rated systems are must more efficient over the long haul. You may want to have a blower door test done on your home if it is 10 years or older. if the house is negative is it possible to make some modifications to the returns and supply runs to adjust for this issue. Using the correct size and rated filter for your home and system is also critical. The more efficient air filters may work better at removing airborne particulate but if they are too restrictive they can reduce the air flow through your HVAC unit and crate negative pressure in your home. In any case, keeping your home pressurized is the positive way to go.

For information on the Pure Air Systems line of HEPA and Carbon air filter systems pleae go to our website at:  https://www.pureairsystems.com   or call us anytime on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

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