Today, more than ever, we worry about the air we breathe, and the cleanliness of every surface. In health care facilities, schools, offices, factories, and other heavily trafficked workplaces, these concerns have always been of the utmost importance. What if you could reduce pathogens, including the novel Coronavirus, in the air and on surfaces in your facility or workplace, without replacing your current air handling system? What if you could also reduce allergens like dust, mold, and other substances at the same time? What if you could accomplish all these goals through a system that is both ecologically and economically friendly? Varionix bipolar ionization technology allows you to do just that. It has been proven through independent testing to eliminate the Coronavirus (COVID-19), other viruses, microbes, and allergens, with improved energy conservation and no negative environmental effects.
At the core of Varionix systems is bipolar ionization technology. ECO-In the atmosphere, natural phenomena like sunlight and lighting constantly form bipolar (negative and positive) ions from the oxygen in the air. These oxygen ions (O2-) react with air pollution, oxidizing and neutralizing it. In short, the atmosphere has its own natural cleaning process. Compare this to the air filtration system in your office building. It may be an older model, or the filter may not be changed as often as it should be. Bacteria and viruses may colonize on commonly-touched surfaces, barely skimmed by the air flow from the filtration unit. Allergens like dust and mold may recirculate due to poor or clogged air filters. Disinfectants and other industrial chemicals create strong odors that may irritate guests or workers. What if you could solve all these issues with one new system that cleans the air in an ecologically and economically friendly way?
Varionix uses this very same natural process of bipolar ionization to improve indoor air quality standards, disinfect the air, reduce allergens, and meet the demands of industrial applications—all while lowering your energy costs for heating and cooling.
The ions not only neutralize odors, but also sterilize the air of chemicals and pathogens (including coronaviruses like SARS-CoV-2 (the virus causing COVID-19)), reducing allergens and ambient air pollution. Because this allows the recirculation of purified air, less outdoor air is needed and energy costs for heating and cooling are reduced, on average, by about 50 pecent.
The Benefits of Bipolar Ionization
Bipolar ionization gives enterprises a vast variety of benefits, including:
✓ Reduced odors. Bipolar ions break down odors at their source, thus eliminating unsavory and unacceptable smells in the workplace. This is especially helpful in the hospitality industries, where you want your public venue to smell fresh and clean, as well as in industrial manufacturing, where chemical odors may be distracting to workers.
✓ Reduced VOC's. (VOC = Volatile Organic Compounds). Bipolar ions break down VOCs (toxic gas compounds). The VOCs can arise from dangerous chemicals such as cleaning products, pesticides, paints, solvents, mold, mildew, and many others.
✓ Reduced bacteria and viruses. Reducing the spread of infectious diseases like Covid-19 is on everyone's mind right now. Bipolar ions can break the cell-membranes of the surface of bacteria and viruses, such as the coronavirus (COVID-19), and can eliminate airborne contaminants.
✓ Energy recovery. Airionex solutions guarantee a significant reduction in operational energy consumption, through a reduction of the necessity for temperature regulation. In standard air filtration systems, it's necessary to bring in large amounts of outside air for freshness, and when there is a big temperature differential between inside and outside, energy costs shoot up from heating and cooling this outdoor air. With Varionix systems installed, energy costs for heating and cooling are reduced, on average, by about 50 percent, because purified air is recycled instead.
✓ Reduced particulates. Bipolar ions, when bonded with contaminants, increase both their mass and diameter, making them weigh more. This causes them to drop onto the floor, or in short order, be forced into the filter, so they can be easily cleaned from the air we breathe.
✓ Reduced static electricity. Bipolar ionization naturally neutralizes the air, eliminating potentially harmful, charged particles.
✓ A safe, natural, and environmentally friendly process. Our bipolar ionization technology uses no chemicals, no heavy metals, no mercury, and doesn't increase the amount of harmful by-products, such as excess ozone or ultraviolet light, in the indoor air.
The Varionix air purification system bipolar ionization tubes. These tubes create a tightly controlled corona discharge: “DBD Dielectric Barrier Discharge”. This discharge forms non-thermal, unstable gas plasma, within which are positive and negative ions, and the intermediates of oxygen: atomic oxygen, oxygen ions (O2-), singlet-oxygen, and ozone. (The amount of ozone produced is max. 0.005 ppm, less than 90% of the strictest safety limit of 0.05 ppm, and similar to that produced by any device that uses electricity, such as a TV.)
These highly reactive intermediates then lead to the immediate oxidation and destruction of harmful volatile organic compounds (VOC). At the same time, viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew, and other microbes are killed.
The energy content in non-thermal plasma corresponds to an extremely hot gas, but the actual temperature of the plasma is only marginally increased, making it possible to change volatile organic compounds (VOC) such as hydrocarbons to carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O). Other compounds in the air such as NH3, H2S, and others can be safely eliminated as well.
Air ionization has a long history of varied applications. Studies on controllable air ionization processes have led to applications for chemical and biological decontamination in indoor environments. These include significant reductions in airborne viruses, 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.
Bipolar ionization is created when an alternating current (AC) is applied to a special tube with two electrodes. When voltage is applied to these electrodes, an ionization field is produced around the tube. These tubes are placed inside your existing air filtration system, or used in a standalone unit. 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 air purifier is used.
Unlike most air purification systems, Varionix air cleaning technology does not wait for pollutants to find their way into the air handler filter. Instead, it seeks out particulates and contaminants, including mold, bacteria, viruses lie the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19). Charged ions seek out the contaminants in the air you breathe, in a continuous fashion and with continuous disinfection. With microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, and molds, bipolar ions will interrupt the reproductive ability of these organisms, so instead of multiplying into large colonies that increase the spread of infection, they shrink away and are rendered harmless.
With VARIONIX devices you can get these problems quickly under control without major rebuilding measures. In addition to the resulting cleaner air and safer working environment, you'll also reduce heating and cooling costs in your building.