Where the Aerisa system has been installed, it’s literally now like a breath of fresh air.
The Aerisa System’s ionization approach provides a significant upgrade over the traditional filtration solutions. Applications using Aerisa air treatment will realize a higher success rate compared to traditional solutions including filters, UV, carbon, chemical, bio and PCO.
Typically, Aerisa solutions will remove over 99% of odor-generating airborne chemicals along with many other contaminants. In comparison, traditional solutions will remove from none to at most 80% of the chemicals in the system. In general, the remaining contaminated air is released to the ambient. (Traditional solutions may increase effectiveness by designing a multi-pass system where the air passes through the solution multiple times – this increases costs and effectiveness). In addition to the effectiveness of chemicals removal by Aerisa solutions, treatment using Aerisa will reduce airborne particulates while potentially removing bacterial, fungal, and viral contaminants in the system.
Below is a summary of each of the prevalent traditional technologies:
|Filters And Filtration|
|Aerisa System||Traditional||HEPA / Fine Grain1||Carbon||(UV)2||Bio3||Chemical||PCO|
|Type & Description||View
Description:Uses ionization to treat air
Description:Non-chemical pre-filters, bag filters, pleated, and fiberglass filters
HEPA / Fine-Grain Filters1
Description:Filters airborne particles in the system
Type:Absorption and Particle Filtration
Description:Air pushed through carbon to react with chemicals in air
Description:Uses radiation to treat air
Type:Bio-Scrubber / Biological Reaction
Description:Treats exhausted air through biological media by reacting with contaminants
Type:Chemical Scrubber / Chemical Reaction
Description:Treats exhausted air through chemical media by reacting with contaminants
Photo Catalytic Oxidation (PCO)
Type:Chemical and Particle Filtration
Description:Filter media is coated with material that reacts with chemicals
|Pressure Drop||Minor||Minor||Large||Medium||None||Very High||High||Medium|
|Particle Size||Small||Large ( > 5um )||Small ( > 0.01um )||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Large|
|Treats Air in Room||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Treats Make-Up / Supply Air||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|Treats Return Air||Yes||Yes||Yes||Rarely||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|Treats Exhaust Air||Yes||Rarely||No||Yes||Rarely||Yes||Yes||Rarely|
|Capital Costs||Low||Low||Medium||High||Medium||Very High||Very High||High|
|O&M Costs||Low||Low||Low to Medium||High||Marginal||Very High||Very High||High|
|Disposal Costs||None||Low||Depends on Contamination||High||Marginal||High||High||High|
|Success Rates||99%||Minimal||0 - 80%||Marginal||Minimal||Marginal||Marginal||Marginal|
- Fragile media; often requires pre-filter for coarser contaminants.
- Only treats air that passes through effective zone, and within the UV light's path.
- Uses proprietary biological media; failed bio-filtration companies make media replacement difficult and expensive.