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Air Scrubber Plus

Air Scrubber Plus

Traditional Approach to Filtration

Basic filtration technology has not advanced since the 1950s. Common furnace filters are constructed of fiberglass strands that only capture large dirt and dust particles visible to the naked eye. Pleated filters are made of treated cellulose that is crimped in order to create a larger surface area. While they are more effective than fiberglass, pleated filters can only capture particles down to 3 microns. Contaminants 2.5 microns and smaller are considered the most damaging to lung tissue. While effective down to .3 microns, HEPA filters create too much static pressure loss for practical use in residential systems. Electronic air cleaners are useful, but they are expensive and require extensive maintenance and periodic cell replacement.

The Air Scrubber Plus

The Air Scrubber Plus is a new indoor air quality product based on the same technology NASA developed for its manned space flight program. The concept was adapted to address the problems created by tight homes, and the device is especially effective for those suffering from COPD, asthma, allergies and immune system deficiencies.
Conventional air purifiers are passive in nature, so they only capture airborne irritants that travel directly through or past the device. Viruses, dust, smoke and spores often remain trapped in the living area until they are unwittingly inhaled by an occupant. Germs, bacteria and viruses transferred from your hands to counters and fixtures can stay alive for hours, days or weeks. The Air Scrubber Plus is an active system that cleans and disinfects the air as well as all the surfaces inside your home or office.

How the Air Scrubber Plus Works

The Air Scrubber Plus utilizes a germicidal UV light to destroy and alter the composition of smoke, gases and other toxic compounds. When tuned to a 254nm (nanometers) wavelength, ultra violet light is 90 percent effective in killing living biological organisms including viruses, mold spores and fungi. As part of a complete system, the Air Scrubber Plus incorporates an oxygen and water molecule reaction system inside a honeycomb cell grid coated with a unique combination of reactive metals and non-nano titanium dioxide. During the purification process, superoxide ions, hydrogen peroxide and hydroxyls travel through the ductwork until they are distributed to every corner of the building. The active ions and molecules clean the air and all the surfaces they come in contact with.

Benefits of the Air Scrubber Plus

The Air Scrubber Plus is a low maintenance air purification device that provides a variety of benefits including:

Improved Indoor Air Quality:

The Air Scrubber Plus is designed to clean the air and disinfect the surfaces inside your home or office. The unit is 90 percent effective in eliminating airborne contaminants and 99.9 percent effective in eradicating stationary microorganisms.

Lower Utility Costs:

When vital components inside a furnace or air conditioner are dirty and neglected, the unit must work longer and harder to meet the indoor load. This condition not only raises utility costs but can lead to premature equipment failure. The Air Scrubber Plus helps keep vital system components clean, which can reduce the likelihood of an unexpected malfunction during extreme weather.

Laboratory Verified:

Extensive testing has verified the effectiveness of the Air Scrubber Plus. This includes studies done at Kansas State University and the University of Cincinnati Center for Health-Related Aerosol Studies.

Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Reduction:

VOCs are used extensively in the manufacturing process for carpeting and furniture. These unhealthy gasses are eventually released over an extended period and can aggravate those with respiratory conditions. The Air Scrubber Plus helps break down harmful VOCs into safe inert elements.

Ozone Model Available:

The Air Scrubber Plus is available with an ozone generator option. This unit releases a small amount of ozone to quickly reduce odors and restore a fresh smell in the living area. The measurable level of ozone is far below EPA limits, but ozone free models are also available.

Installation and Maintenance

The Air Scrubber Plus is relatively easy to install, but it does require creating a 4-inch penetration in the supply duct directly above the furnace or air handler. Therefore, hiring a licensed HVAC professional is recommended, especially since the UV bulb will need to be replaced periodically. Once installed, the unit will begin operating immediately and can service a 3,000-square-foot building. The Air Scrubber Plus consumes only 19 watts of electricity and complies with all existing EPA and Green Building Council requirements.