Airionex LLC

Bipolar ionization technology

Nature has done it forever. Now We do the same.

Sunlight or lightning in our atmosphere constantly forms ions from the oxygen (O2) in the air.  The ions produced here (O2-) react with the air pollution, which were oxidized and neutralized.  Thus, the atmosphere has its own natural cleaning process.

We also utilize this natural process and bring it controlled in each room.  The oxygen ions neutralize odors, sterilize the air, reduce pollution and bring freshened air into the room.


Benefits of Bipolar Ionization

Bipolar ionization provides a huge range of benefits, including:

 ✓  Reduced odors. Bipolar ions break down odors at their source and eliminate them — no masking or diluting!

 ✓  Reduced VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds). Bipolar ions break down toxic gasses and compounds from dangerous chemicals such as cleaning products, pesticides, paints, solvents, mold, mildew and more.

 ✓  Reduced bacteria and viruses. Bipolar ions break the cell membrane surface of bacteria and viruses and eliminates the air born contaminants.

 ✓ Energy recovery guarantees you’ll reduce your energy consumption because you’ll spend less on heating and cooling ventilated air. With our technology, you’ll recycle conditioned, purified air instead.

 ✓  Reduced particulates. Bipolar ions that bond with contaminants gain size and mass and drop to the floor, or return to the filter, making them easily cleaned from the air we breathe. 

 ✓  Reduced static electricity. Bipolar ionization naturally neutralizes the air, eliminating static charges.

 ✓  A safe, natural and environmentally friendly process. Our patented bipolar ionization technology uses no chemicals, heavy metals or mercury, and produces no harmful by-products such as ozone or ultra-violet light.

The Varionix air purification system’s bipolar ionization tube creates a tightly controlled corona discharge (DBD Dielectric Barrier Discharge). The discharge forms are non-thermal unstable gas plasma. In this plasma there are positive and negative ions, and intermediates of oxygen (atomic oxygen, oxygen ions (O2-), Singlet-oxygen and ozone (the amount of ozone produced (max. 0.005 ppm, when the strictest safety limit is 0.05 ppm) is many times below the safety limitations and will not increase the level of ozone in the inside air).

These highly reactive intermediates lead to an immediate oxidation and destruction of organic compounds. Bacteria, mold, mildew, or other microbes will be killed and make air borne germs incapable to germinate. 

The energy content in non-thermal plasma corresponds to an extremely hot gas but the actual temperature plasma is only marginally increased. This makes it possible to change volatile organic compounds (VOC) such as hydrocarbons, at best, to carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O). Other compounds in the air such as NH3, H2S and others can be eliminated as well.

History and scientific studies

Air ionization has a long history of varied applications. In one published review article on the ionization of air for removal of noxious effluvia, a presentation of recent developments in the application of controllable air ionization processes that apply dielectric-barrier discharge devices to generate non-thermal plasma have led to applications for chemical and biological decontamination in indoor environments. These include significant reductions in airborne microbes (mold, bacteria, and fungi), neutralization of odors, and reduction of VOC's. Also, removal of very fine particulates (PMx) is  enhanced by air ionization. 


How bipolar ionization is created?

Bipolar ionization is created when an alternating voltage source (AC) is applied to a special tube with two electrodes. When voltage is applied to the tube’s electrodes an ionization field is produced around the tube. However, the ionization cannot be seen but its presence will result in freshness. Such ions occur naturally especially on mountain tops and waterfalls, where the production of both positive and negative ions purify the air. Such a system has significant commercial and industrial applications. The airflow distributes the energized ions into all spaces served by the duct system in an in-duct installation or into the application space if a standalone is used. 

Unlike most air purification systems, Varionix seeks out particulates and contaminants, including molds, bacteria, and germs and does not wait for pollutants to find their way into the filter within the air handler. Instead charged ions go to the contaminants in the space where you breathe, just as in nature, and do so in a continuous fashion and with continuous disinfection. These positively and negatively charged ions effects on dust particles, allergens, VOC’s, odors, and bacteria, viruses, molds and mold spores. VOC’s or gaseous chemical off gasses typically cause odors and irritations. Bipolar ions break down hydrocarbon chains that make up these complex compounds into immeasurable levels of carbon dioxide and water vapor. On microorganisms like bacteria, virus, and molds, bipolar ions will interrupt the reproductive ability of these organisms so rather than colony forming units (cfu) increasing and spreading and expanding, they shrink away and lessen the chance of infection. 

With VARIONIX - devices you can get these problems quickly under control without major rebuilding measures.