I want to note right away that the main means to combat the epidemic is personal hygiene and discipline. And climate technology will help make your stay in the room more comfortable and safer.
According to the recommendations of doctors, in order to minimize the lifetime of viruses in the air, it is required:
- Ventilate the room regularly, i.e. provide air circulation.
- Maintain humidity levels
- Wipe surfaces regularly with disinfectant solutions.
To implement these recommendations, expensive equipment is not needed, or a conventional ventilation and air humidification system is sufficient.
And for a more effective fight against coronavirus and other viruses, including seasonal SARS, there are a number of specialized devices, consider the main ones.
Scheme of air disinfection of the installation Flow
Professional equipment used in medical institutions or industry. They do their job 100%. As a rule, expensive, use in everyday life is redundant.
household air purifier
Air purifiers and climatic complexes
An obvious category of equipment designed to purify the air from all harmful impurities. But it is worth noting that they do this with different efficiency depending on the filter elements “on board”.
Let’s arrange the filters in order of effectiveness against viruses:
- Photocatalytic purifier (PCO). In simple terms, it is a filter that neutralizes organic pollutants, bacteria and viruses, at the molecular level, converting them into safe compounds. At the same time, such filters do not require regular cleaning, only once every few years, it may be necessary to replace the UV lamp.
- HEPA filters. They are effective against dust and many allergens, which has a beneficial effect on overall air quality, but they practically do not cope with viruses, if we talk about household classes of this type of filter.
- Air washers. They also only improve air quality by “capturing” coarse dust and natural humidification, but do not trap viruses.
Modern climatic complexes use several types of filtration at once. For air disinfection, choose complexes with a photocatalytic filter.
Greater efficiency can be achieved if the ventilation system and even domestic air conditioning are equipped with a photocatalytic cleaner.
Air handling unit with FCO and separate FCO module
Ventilation filtration units
Most ventilation units are equipped only with HEPA filters, but there are models with built-in FCF. Supply air is purified from all viruses and bacteria by 99.9%.
Also, the FKO block is produced as a separate module for integration into the ventilation system.
Decontamination unit for wall air conditioner
The main route of spread of coronavirus (and other respiratory infections) is through the air, airborne droplets or airborne dust.
The second method is contact, disinfection of hands and surfaces reliably helps from it. Climate technology also prevents the spread of the virus by air.
Air conditioners with disinfection
Similar to ventilation units, the indoor units of modern split systems can have a built-in FCO. Or the FKO block can be purchased and installed additionally. Due to intensive recirculation, all the air in the room will be disinfected quickly enough.
Our experts will help you choose a device with photocatalytic air purification, based on the parameters and purpose of the room.