The problem of indoor air disinfection is both old and new at the same time. Until recently, air disinfection was considered the prerogative, first of all, of medical institutions, food industry enterprises, as well as vehicles, especially those engaged in long-distance transportation. However, today there is a departure from this paradigm: the constantly deteriorating state of the environment, the emergence of new types of infections and viruses, the growing resistance of a number of microorganisms to antibiotics make us seriously think about air disinfection in office buildings, crowded places, and just in residential buildings.

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Rice. 1, 2, 3 — Microorganisms common in the environment

The market for equipment and devices for air disinfection today is dominated by traditional methods such as ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, HEPA filtration, ozonation and photocatalysis. The effectiveness of these methods is proven, but at the same time it is low. Traditional methods of air disinfection have a number of significant drawbacks that make their use not always appropriate, and sometimes unsafe. In recent years, the substitution of concepts has also been increasingly occurring: a number of companies are making loud statements that they have developed a fundamentally new technology for air disinfection. But, in most cases, these «new» technologies are modifications or combinations of old, widely used methods.

Today, when environmental friendliness and safety, respect for natural resources and sustainable development have become the main priorities in all civilized states, the question of using only those technologies that are friendly to humans and the environment has become acute.

These, of course, include the method of air disinfection using Bioinactivation® technology, which is based on the use of constant electric fields of alternating polarity. This method is unique and has no analogues in the world. Bioinactivation® technology makes it possible to destroy 99.99% of pathogenic microorganisms in the air. It is hardly possible to find more reliable confirmation of its effectiveness than the fact that this particular technology was chosen for use in space: first on the orbital space station Mir, and then on the International Space Station. This is the only technology in the world that ensures the microbiological purity of the air on board spacecraft.

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The fundamental difference between the Bioinactivation® technology and conventional methods of air disinfection is that it is absolutely safe for humans and the environment (the equipment can be used in the presence of people), does not provide for consumables, has very low power consumption (about 10 W) and high speed. inactivation of microorganisms — 0.5 seconds. Equipment based on Bioinactivation® technology does not use harmful chemicals. At the same time, the range of possible areas of its application is as wide as possible: medical, food, transport, space industry and many others.

It is safe to say that Bioinactivation® technology is the most competitive air disinfection technology on a global scale. It can be safely called the technology of the future, because its innovative potential fully meets the principles of sustainable development and security. In addition, it optimally combines high performance and economy.

Unfortunately, industry standards in the field of air disinfection have not yet been adopted in our country, and this is one of the reasons why development in this area is rather slow. And ordinary consumers are still poorly aware of new technologies. The average person focuses on anything except the microbiological composition of the air — eliminating odors, ionization, humidifying the air, etc. At the same time, the most important issue remains unattended — the presence of pathogenic microorganisms in the air. However, we are firmly convinced that this is only a matter of time, and in the foreseeable future, the issue of air disinfection will receive its rightful place in the minds of ordinary people.

The article was provided by Potok Inter, NPF specialists.

Source: TopClimat.ru


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