Covid and the Mask Issue

The issue regarding masks and their effectiveness has been a constant battle in this country. Facts of how masks work and their value have been bashed by the uneducated and anti-vax groups for the past year with no viable, technical data to support their claims. N95 Style masks do provide some viable protection against sub-micron sized particles.

Pure Air Systems has been making HEPA based air filtration systems since 1985 and has over 36 years of experience in dealing with airborne allergens and pathogens. HEPA filters are used extensively in the CDC and pharmaceutical companies around the world. The N95 masks have similar particle reduction capabilities and are very affective in keeping the wearer safe from airborne viruses and bacteria.

For some strange reason people want to discount the science of air filtration in lieu-of nonsense spewed by the social media pawns. It is important that the general public do their own research and not listen to the TV pundits who are only trying to get their ratings up for their sponsors and are not interested in providing reliable information to the public.

Covid and its new strains will be with us for a long time and the more we debate the value of the masks the longer we put off making these mask issues a useful and necessary part of daily life the longer we will deal with the virus.

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

 

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Chevrolet Nova – A Car After It’s Time

The Chevy Nova was made in the early 60’s through part of the 70’s and was somewhat popular as a mid sized, low cost vehicle. This car also had many mechanical issues and was dropped from the line up only to be resurrected as the Chevy Citation in the 80’s. Different design, same issues. When the Japanese entered the US car market they were surprised that General Motors ad chosen the name Nova because in Japanese this word means NO GO. This should have been a warning to GM not to use that name.

When Pure Air Systems came out with their HEPA filtration systems in 1985, the units were considered too expensive and the existing furnace type media filters were considered the best filters on the market. Ozone generators and Ion Generators were also sold as high efficiency air filter systems and were much less expensive than the HEPA units. However, like the Nova, these general duty air filtration filters and mechanical systems did not work as promised and are still sold today to unsuspecting consumers. 

The fan powered, commercial grade HEPA filtration systems by PAS are considered some of the best overall HEPA systems on the market. And, Pure Air Systems, Inc. is one of only 3 companies in the world that make this type of HEPA system with a wide range of sizes and housing configurations. The PAS line offers systems that range from 50 CFM to 2000 CFM using new ECM variable speed drive motors.

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

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House of The Rising Sun

There are some songs that seem to transcend time and this one by Eric Burton and the Animals is not exception. For almost anyone alive today hearing the first 5 cords of this song instantly remind you of what comes next. There are products and companies that also fall into this category.

Pure Air Systems, Inc. Founded in 1985, is one of those companies. PAS was one of the first companies in North America to offer true HEPA based, fan powered, air filtration systems for both residential and commercial applications. The model 600HS was the first HEPA system that was designed to attach to any forced air, ducted HVAC system using the partial by-pass concept. This allowed the use of the 600, 1200 and 2000HS series units to used in any application for any size HVAC unit with the added ability to introduced fresh, filtered outside air in small quantities to help pressurize any environment.

Today, Pure Air Systems is one of only 3 companies in the world that produce this type of commercial grade HEPA air filtration system. These units also use the variable speed drive motors and can be programmed to adjust the speed ( air flow in CFM ) to suit the application.

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

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Using Metal Instead of Plastic Composites

Many products that used to be fabricated from metal are now made by using an injection molding process and a wide variety of plastics to keep the cost and weight down. In many cases this option works as the strength of many of the composite plastics are very strong and will work for most applications.

In 1985 Pure Air Systems began its process of making fan powered, commercial grade, HEPA air filtration systems for both the residential and commercial markets. The cabinets used to house the filter components was mild steel that was powder coated. These rugged housings allowed for the use in both interior and exterior applications and provided a housing structure that would last 20 years or longer under heavy use.

The housings ranged in size from the small portable which is approximately 13 inches square by 21 inches long, the 600HS series which is 16 inches square by 34 inches long ( high ), The 1200 HS series which is 25 inches square by 48 inches long and the 2000HS series which is identical to the 1200HS in size. All of these units are fabricated from 16 gauge powder coated steel and are built to last.

Early in the 90’s. Pure Air Systems looked at the possibility of using strong, composite plastic materials in-lieu of metal housings but found both the cost and challenge of making a unit strong enough to hold the metal blowers, ECM motors and HEPA filter and associated prefilter material. In this case, metal was and has always been the best choice for making the high performance HEPA based air filtration systems.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon filters go to our website at: http://www.pureairsystems.com   or call us on our toll-free number. 800-869-8025.

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Goodbye 2021 — Hello 2021

Looking forpward to 2022 which is beginning to look at lot like 2021 …..again! It seems moving forward is much harder than it used to be. While change is usually constant there are some aspects of 2021 that continue to look more like 2020. Will 2022 actually look more like a new year and less like yesterday again? One can only hope.

For Pure Air Systems, our operation made a major change by moving into our own new facility south of Indianapolis and with more functional space to make our assembly process smoother and easier. We continue to see our business expand as more companies and individuals purchase our commercial grade, fan powered HEPA air filtration systems both in North America as well as overseas. Our new, programmable ECM, variable speed motors offer digital system control that can be customized for any application where accurate fan speed is required for the application with the ability to change air flow automatically or manually.

We hope you have a joyful and prosperous New Year….which ever year shows up. For more information on the complete line of our HEPA and Carbon filter systems, please go to our website at: http://www.pureairsystems.com   our call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025,

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Blockchain Filtration

Blockchain technology is in the news everyday and unless you have been hiding under a rock all you hear anymore is Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin and Blockchain. The advantages of using the blockchain process for storing data is the ability to have a secure set of data that cannot be changed or altered making it a very unique method of storing all types of encrypted data including Bitcoin.

Pure Air Systems has been manufacturing HEPA air filtration systems since 1985. Their fan powered commercial grade systems utilize a three-stage filter system. The first stage, is a dual-layer polyester ring panel filter. This captures much of the larger particles and protects the carbon filter and HEPA filter that follow. The carbon media unit that follows the prefilter, captures airborne gaseous pollutants. Lastly, the 99.99% scanned commercial grade HEPA filter that follows the Carbon filter captures over 99.99% of all particles 0.3 microns in size and lager.

As with the Blockchain technology, the three-stage filtration process used by Pure Air Systems in all of their systems capture all the particulate and retain it in their air filter components forever. HEPA filters are the primary filtration technology used by the CDC, hospitals, clinics, surgery suites, and the reduction/removal of airborne viruses such as the Covid-19 strain.

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

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Tobacco Road

In the 60’s Eric Burton of the rock group The Animals sang a song about a lost soul. The name of the song was Tobacco Road. The animals and song went on to become an iconic part of early rock and roll. Along the same lines the product tobacco had also become one the most influential soft drugs in the US and around the world. Nicotine, one of the main components of cigarettes and other tobacco related products, is also one of the most addictive compounds legally allowed in every country in the world.

In addition to the nicotine that is harmful to the user, the cotinine that is released as a result of burning the nicotine is a sticky material that sticks to everything it touches and releases an odor that lingers for a long period of time. Attempting to remove this airborne gaseous compound is difficult as it requires both carbon for adsorption of the odor as well as filter media ( usually HEPA filters) to capture the very fine airborne particulates that are released by the cigarette.

Because of the nature of the two emissions both the carbon and media filters ( HEPA ) need to be changed frequently making it very expensive and challenging to remove cigarette smoke in a room or enclosed area. This is one of the major reasons whey smoking is now prohibited in almost every public building and most restaurants.

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

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If You Expect To Rate As A Gentlemen Don’t Expectorate On The Floor

For the most part, human beings are fairly messy creatures…not being genetically that far apart from the animal kingdom as we know. Everyday we flake off millions of skin cells and spew out thousands of droplets of moisture every time we talk, laugh, cough or yell. This is how germs, bacteria and viruses are spread from person to person. Close contact just increases the chances of the exchange of body fluids.

Hospitals have the challenge of trying to keep their facilities as clean as possible due to the high rate of infections in hospital patients. Visitors coming into see their loved ones are one of the major players in the cause of infection, simply due to the fact that many patients are immunocompromised due to their post-operative state of health. This is why all the operating rooms are pressurized with 100% HEPA filtered air….to minimize or remove the possibility of bacteria or viruses from entering the surgery suite while the patient is under the knife.

Pure Air Systems has been making fan powered, commercial grade, HEPA filtration systems since 1985 and is considered one of the leaders in this specialized industry. These systems range in air volume from 50 CFM up to 2,000 CFM using variable speed motors for finite volume control to suit any application. PAS makes 7 different models that can be used as stand-alone units or in conjunction with a ducted HVAC system. All of the PAS models are fabricated from galvanized steel and are powder coated for a high end finish. 

Each filter unit comes complete with a prefilter, carbon media filter and true, scanned 99.99% HEPA filter. The motors are all variable speed, programmable and offer 120/240 Volt, 50/60Hz operation for locations anywhere in the world.

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

 

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HEPA Filtration Systems For Covid-19 Applications

As with most Covid type Viruses, Covid-19 will be with us for a while and like the normal Flu, Covid-19 will also change and have variants over time. For this reason, it will be important to look at putting some HEPA based air filtration systems in your operation to minimize the airborne spread of the virus in small offices or close quarters for your employees and other personnel. This could be one way to somewhat reduce the issues regarding wearing masks, proximity to other people and even operate with un-vaccinated personnel.

Pure Air Systems has been making fan powered, commercial grade, HEPA filtration systems since 1985. They offer a range of sizes for any application or room size. These systems can be used in conjunction with and existing HVAC system or they can be used in a stand-alone configuration. All of the systems use variable speed drive motors and the air volume can be adjusted from 1% to 100% in 1% increments. 

Pure Air Systems can provide you with all the information you will need to select the right system for your application to offer the best performance for the reduction/removal of airborne contaminants. For more information and details on the various units please go to our website at:    http://www.pureairsystems.com  or call us on our toll free number. 800-869-8025.

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Bacteria vs Viruses. Size Does Matter

In past blogs we discussed the fact that you can only see down to about 20 microns in size with the naked eye.  For comparison, your hair is about 100 microns in diameter. Dust particles that you see floating in the air are around 100 microns and larger. The larger particles are too heavy to stay airborne so they tend to fall on the floor or other surfaces. 

Airborne allergens such as pollen, ragweed and grasses can also be airborne and they can be smaller than 20 microns in size and stay airborne for a period of time. Allergy sufferers know this all too well. Bacteria can be as large as 10 microns and smaller than 0.3 microns. Bacteria can be on any surface and stay airborne for long periods of time. Viruses, on the other hand, are extremely tiny, as small as .005 microns or 1/1000th of an inch. They can stay alive and airborne for hours both indoors and outside. Covid -19 is a virus.

Removal of airborne particles (both organic and inorganic ) is done best using media style air filters ( think furnace style filter ) that can capture these particles and remove them from the air. For larger dust particles the furnace filters or Merv 7-9 rated filters, are adequate in capturing 90% of the larger dust particles. But less than 10% effective in capturing bacteria or viruses.

Removing these tiny particles requires a HEPA filter. These High Efficiency Particulate Air filters are designed for the commercial, medical and institutional markets and now also used in the residential markets. A standard, true, HEPA filter is rated at 99.99% efficiency for particles 0.3 microns or larger and is over 95% effective at removing particles particles less than 0.005 microns in diameter. Some HEPA filters use a more dense media and are called ULPA  ( Ultra Low Particulate Air) or SULPA ( Super Low Particulate Air ) filters. These are designed for applications like the CDC and micro chip manufacturers.

For more information on HEPA filters and their capabilities go to our website at:   http://www.pureairsystems.com  or call us on our toll-free number at 800-869-8025.

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