Airborne Bacteria Removal and Reduction

For those individuals who live along the South West coast of Florida, this year has been especially challenging with the long last issues caused by Red Tide. This algae bloom is a common occurrence during the summer months and often begins out in the Gulf of Mexico. This year the Algae bloom has been larger and extends from Naples up to Tampa Bay. In addition, the blooms are toxic and kill sea life and produce an airborne bacteria that is harmful and potentially fatal to humans.

In 1985, Pure Air Systems was founded to bring true HEPA based air filtration systems to the residential market. These fan powered, metal housed units, are capable of providing surgery suite environments in all types of buildings and for all types of airborne contaminant applications. These true, commercial grade, scanned HEPA filters can remove up to 99.99% of all particles 0.3 microns and larger.

In the case of the Florida Red Tide issue, there are many days when the number of dead fish on the shore which produce a significant odor and also a release of toxic bacteria into the air which is blown onto shore and into the populated areas when the prevailing winds are out of the West. By applying the HEPA based technology used in the Pure Air Systems air filtration units, businesses and home owners along this stretch of shore line could effectively and safely remove a very high percentage of this airborne particulate and protect the health of those that live and work in this area.

The HEPA based air filtration systems offered by Pure Air Systems consist of small portables with volumes up to 350 CFM to large commercial units with volumes up to 2,000 CFM. PAS also utilizes variable speed drive motors so they can control the air volumes for 1 to 100% in 1% increments to provide the correct amount of air flow for the application. PAS units are used in the residential, commercial, institutional, medical and industrial markets.

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

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Air Filtration

For those people who live and work in colder climates, the amount of time you spend indoors is proportionally more than those individuals who live in warmer climates. In addition colder air is much drier than warm moist air and as a result dust particles and other airborne contaminants tend to stay suspended in air for much longer periods of time.

As humans we inhale large quantities of air every time we take a breath. All of that air is filtered through our mucus membranes and lung linings and a large portion of the particulate are ( those particles larger than 20 microns ) air filtered out and most often projected out of the body when exhaling.

The smaller particles, those under 20 microns and especially those sub-micron particles, are trapped in the lung linings and not exhaled. They are absorbed by the body and then flushed out of the body. However, some of those particulate may be harmful to the body and these may be airborne viruses or bacteria or perhaps some other type of airborne contaminant. Collecting these particulate is what Pure Air Systems does with their HEPA based air filtration systems.

Started in 1985, Pure Air Systems created a line of Air Filters that specifically used true, commercial grade, scanned HEPA filters in all their systems. HEPA filters are the most effective mechanical device for removing 99.99% of all particles 0.3 microns or lager and approaching 99.98% at particles as small as 0.12 microns in size.

These HEPA systems are all fan powered and use the newer ECM variable speed drive motors so they can be used on 120/240 volt 50/60Hz electrical systems and used any where in the world.

The systems range in capacity from 50 CFM ( Cubic Foot Per Minute) up to 2,000 CFM. They can be used either attached to an existing ducted HVAC system in the by-pass configuration or as stand-alone units. These Air Filtration systems can be used in residential, commercial, institutional, medical and industrial applications.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA based Air Filtration systems please go to our website at:  or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

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Pollen Season Is Coming – Time For HEPA Filters

Now that February is here, Spring is just around the corner and with the warmer temperatures and rain comes the new production of grass, tree and ragweed pollen. Allergies to airborne pollen and other airborne allergens is actually more challenging in many ways than fighting off a cold or the flu which can last from a few days to a week.

A person suffering from airborne pollen will have to endure the process for many weeks and even months in some cases. And, the allergy medicine primarily helps relieve some of the symptoms but at a very minimal rate. The only true way to remove yourself from the airborne pollen is to…well remove yourself from the airborne pollen.

Pure Air Systems has been making and selling HEPA based, fan powered air filtration systems since 1985 and is now one of the leaders in high performance HEPA air filtration systems.

PAS has a method of attaching any of their HEPA systems to an existing, ducted HVAC system or the systems can be used as stand-alone units. This means you can have commercial grade, certified HEPA filters continuously filtering the air in your home, office or work place and in addition the systems can be used to slightly pressurize the area to totally eliminate the potential for any infiltration of outdoor particulate.

Thousands of these systems have been sold over the past 32 years and for those individuals who have used the 600HS, 1200HS or 2000HS PAS systems their issues with allergies due to pollen and other airborne particulate have been reduced to the point where they have little or few symptoms.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon filtration systems please go to our website at:  or call us on our toll-free number at anytime:  800-869-8025.

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No Time To Wait

Time, time, it’s all we got and not a lot. So make your time count for you can never get it back. Next week, next month…perhaps next year. You believe you can always find it when you need it.

In my 60 plus years of creating different businesses I have learned one valuable lesson. Procrastination is deadly. Along those same lines, relying on someone else to make important things happen for you is like playing Russian Roulette.

Creating Pure Air Systems was rewarding as it was difficult. Creating a business model in a market that had little understanding of HEPA filters and even less willing to spend money on a product 20 times more expensive than other air filtration systems during the mid 1980’s. The one thing that made this product very different from its competition was the simple fact that it worked better than anything else at that time.

If I had waited for the market to become better educated there is a good chance Pure Air Systems would have never been stated. There is no right time or better time to bring a good idea to the market. The real key is doing your homework and making sure there is a market or potential market for your concept or product idea.

Pure Air Systems is 31 years old this year. It is a testament to the continuing dedication to staying true to its original mission to provide the best commercial grade HEPA based, fan powered air filtration in world.

The company started with one system and added six more over 15 years. Today, new design ideas are still being introduced to make the existing product line even more durable and effective for its very broad base of customers and the over 60 different applications to which these systems have been used.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based systems please go to our website at: or call us on our toll-free number at. 800-869-8025.

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Of all the roles played by Sylvester Salon, Rambo is probably my favorite. It is a mixture of his Rocky character…slow spoken with deep honesty in his eyes, and his Expendables character where killing and maiming are often done with some weird humor. And of course, he faces numerous bad guys and barely gets scratched. Or if he does he has amazing healing powers.

Some companies have this same character trait where they keep the best parts of their operations as they move forward with new technologies and marketing concepts. In this way the customers still feel like they are dealing with the same people even though the company logo, location and product design are changing.

Pure Air Systems started its operation in 1985 with the promise that they would produce the highest quality products and offer superior performance and exceptional customer service. Fast forward 31 years later and Pure Air Systems still makes the same great HEPA based, fan powered air filtration systems in North America and have added a few new products along the way.

The PAS line of HEPA and Carbon filters use the newer variable speed ECM motors that can be digitally controlled producing air volumes from 50 CFM to 2,000 CFM in one percent increments if necessary. These systems can even be designed to work in series with ducted HVAC systems.

These units are used in almost every application with the reduction/removal of airborne contaminants at sizes below 0.3 microns in size. In fact the newer scanned, certified HEPA filters can remove 99.99% of all particles 0.3 microns and larger, consistently.

PAS has units in the commercial, medical, agricultural, industrial, institutional, military and residential markets. Some of them are even operating on ocean going vessels. Used as stand-alone or connected to your heating/cooling/ventilation systems, the HEPA systems from PAS are the most effective method for airborne contaminant control.

For more information on the complete product line please go to our website at:  or call us on our t0ll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

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High Speed Rail

The world has to move billions of people every day from one place to another and it does it via numerous modes of transportation. Car, truck, bus, bike, motorcycle, boat, plane, train and even camel. Other than planes, no other mode of transportation is as fast or efficient as high-speed rail.

Bullet trains are common place in Japan and some other parts of Asia. Moving at speed up to 300 miles per hour, people can make one hour trips that used to take 4 to 6 hours using vehicular modes of transport. In addition, these trains carry as many as 500 passengers making this a very effective method of moving a lot of people quickly with minimal energy used per passenger.

Speed is important in other businesses as well. Pure Air Systems has been delivering high-speed, high performance HEPA based, fan powered air filtration systems since 1985. The ability to move a large amount of air ( CFM ) to effectively remove harmful airborne contaminants separates the PAS systems from the rest of the filtering devices. With the ability to move up to 2,000 CFM at long distances, the PAS products are capable of being used in a wide range of applications in the residential, commercial, institutional, industrial, medical and military.

These all metal units use the ECM variable speed motors that are rate 120/240 v 50/60 Hz so they can be used anywhere in the world. And, they incorporate not only a 99.99% scanned, commercial grade HEPA, but also a dual layer prefilter and carbon media filter as standard components.

There is a significant move to making all the health care facilities safer and using more of a defensive posture to reduce the level of airborne pathogens, viruses, bacteria and other harmful sub-micron sized particles. PAS is playing a major part in assisting your local health care facilities by using our systems to provide for isolation rooms and areas to separate infected people from the general population. These systems also help to protect the health care workers.

For more information on our complete line of HEPA and Carbon filtration systems please go to our website at:  or you can call us at 800-869-8025.

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Looking Down The Rabbit Hole

When Alice followed the Rabbit down the hole she never expected to enter a world of fantasy and terror. One would not think twice about following a rabbit as these creatures are afraid of humans and are not dangerous in the least. So her instincts were correct, at least in her initial phase of thought.

Often we find ourselves doing the same thing when we follow or pay attention to something that is benign but turns out to be a very bad decision. This is true with individuals and companies we follow trusting them and their products or services to give us what we expect and are willing to follow through when we have an issue or challenge with them or their operations.

When prospective customers searching for a better performing air filtration system, they were often lead to the boys at Pure Air Systems. PAS has been a very successful air filtration manufacturer that uses only high end, commercial grade HEPA based filters for its mult-filter, fan powered systems. So when customers made their first purchase of a PAS unit they expected to get the performance and reliability that was the hallmark of these units. Unlike Alice’s experience with the rabbit hole Pure Air Systems customers found the sought after pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

For over 30 years PAS has been providing the best performing, highest quality HEPA based air filtration systems in North America. With thousands sold all over the world, Pure Air Systems has been setting the standards for fan powered, mult-filter units. Many of their systems that were sold in the 80′ are still in operation today. Even Alice would be happy to follow the PAS rabbit.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based filters please go to our website at:  or call us on out toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

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Allergies Now Year Round

The Winter months have seemed to get lost in 2015. High temperatures well above normal have been every where in the US and even Canada. The advantage is lower heating costs and no shoveling snow, however, without extended temperatures below freezing grasses and some plants continue to grow and the dry air allows for much of this airborne allergen to be around longer than allergy sufferers would like.

Pure Air Systems has been manufacturing commercial grade HEPA based air filtration systems since 1985. HEPA filters are the most effective devices for removal of over 99.97% of all particles 0.3 microns and larger and approaches 99% removal of particle 0.12 microns and larger. It is these small respirable sized particles that create problems with individuals who suffer from allergies due to ragweed, pollen, trees, grasses, etc. Most allergy sufferers have some form of filtration device in their home whether it is one of our PAS units or a filter that is inserted into their return air grill in the home, people who deal with these allergy issues during the Spring, Summer and Fall, now have to deal with them during the Winter.

The PAS units are designed to either be used as stand-alone units or attached to existing HVAC units via the by-pass method which is the most effective way to maintain a very clean indoor environment any time of the year. Since 1985 Pure Air Systems has sold thousands of our 600HS, 1200HS and 2000HS models across North America and overseas. These commercial grade units incorporate 3 separate filters. A dual-layer ring panel filter, carbon media filter and true, certified HEPA filter. The pre-filter is used to remove a large percentage of the larger particles and keeps the HEPA filter clean allowing only the smaller, sub-micron particles to enter the HEPA media. The carbon filters will take out odors and gaseous pollutants found in most house holds.

The HEPA systems are designed primarily for use in the commercial, industrial, medical and institutional markets. There is no residential grade unit. All the units are the same construction and use the ECM variable speed drive motors and commercial blowers. As a result, those customers that place our units in their homes can expect to have them run for 20 years or longer without any major repairs other than just changing out the filters at the prescribed frequencies.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based filters please go to our website at: or call us on our toll-free number at; 800-869-8025.

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Winter Months Bring IAQ Issues

The snow is falling in parts of the U.S now which means you are now closing up your home for the next 4 to 5 months. Longer if you live in the extreme northern part of the U.S. One of the main challenges facing individuals with allergies and respiratory issues is their having to live in an environment that has little to no fresh air and has minimal air filtration to remove the now trapped airborne allergens and particulate in the air.

During the summer months you have more moisture in the air, even in air conditioned spaces as the humidity levels are usually in 35 to 45 % range. During the winter months with your furnace running you are creating very dry air with humidity levels under 20%. This warm, dry air keeps the small, sub-micron sized particles airborne for long periods of time and every time you walk through the carpets, sit on the sofa or shake off  your clothes, the level of particulate increases substantially.Normal furnace filters do not remove these smaller, harmful particles even though the furnace filter manufacturers say they will.

 Started in 1985, Pure Air Systems brought the then new HEPA filtration technology to the residential market. Prior to that time HEPA filters were used primarily in the medical and electronics industries. HEPA filtration is extremely effective in removing over 99% of all particles smaller than 0.3 microns and as it loads up becomes more efficient over time. The real challenges with these filters is their extremely high pressure drop. To allow them to be used in conjunction with standard forced air, ducted heating/cooling systems, Pure Air Systems incorporated powerful blower/motors in each of their HEPA systems. These blowers would pull the air through the HEPA filter and eliminate the pressure drop issues by constantly adjusting to the increase in resistance across the HEPA filters.

Today, Pure Air Systems HEPA units are one of the few being made in the U.S. and their success in being in business for over 32 years is a testament to the continued pursuit of performance and product quality that have been their trademark since their inception in 1985.

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

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Some Call It A Spear Some Call It An Arrow

Years ago there was a cartoons showing an ancient battle ground with half clothed warriors laying on the ground with long pointed objects sticking out of their backs. Two of the warriors left standing discussed the situation and one commented on the long sharp objects asking what do think they are? The other warrior pointed to the long deadly objects and said, ” some call it a spear some call it an arrow”.  in the end it didn’t really matter what they were, the warriors were still dead.

Objects and items often are called by a variety of names, but in the end if they do the same thing then it doesn’t matter what you call it.. or does it? If we use a wrench as a hammer to pound a nail because we can’t locate our hammer, did we not use the wrench to hammer the nail? And if so does this make this a hammer as well as a wrench? And, do you care?

Pure Air Systems has been manufacturing high end, commercial grade, fan powered HEPA based air filtration systems since 1985.  Air filtration devices have gone through a number of design and performance iterations over the past 30 years, but in the end they still remove airborne contaminants and particulate only with better performance and greater efficiency. Years ago the word  air purifier crept into the air filtration industry and soon became a commonly used term when referring to any device that cleaned the air. Ion air cleaners, ozone generators and any device that had some mechanism to assist in making the air we breathe a little cleaner grabbed that moniker.

Over time the PAS line of HEPA and Carbon based systems were often referred to as air purifiers even though the term is not mechanically correct. True certified HEPA systems are very different from the more general duty “air purifiers” on the market. The removal of airborne contaminants, bacteria and some viruses requires the mechanical action of the media used in the manufacture of HEPA filters. These sub-micron particles will not be significantly reduced by using Ion generators or ozone generators or the old style electronic air cleaners. Hospitals, surgery suites, the CDC, military, chip manufacturers, optics manufacturers all use true HEPA filters as their ONLY filtration systems for sub-micron particulate removal.

So while it is true that different objects can perform similar or the same functions, when it comes to the term HEPA air filtration, air purifiers are NOT even close to doing the same function. It is an important distinction.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based air filtration systems offered by PAS, please go to our website at: or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

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