Nature uses lightning, waterfalls and ocean waves to break apart molecules, naturally cleaning the air and producing a healthy environment. An ionizer generates ions that mimic these natural processes in a building’s HVAC system, producing ions that reduce pathogens, allergens, particles, smoke, and odors in the air, creating a healthy environment. K.E. Bergeron Mechanical Systems installed the iWave air purifier to introduce ionization into the air handling system at Hannah Grimes. When the ions contact viruses, bacteria or mold in the air, they remove hydrogen molecules. Without their hydrogen molecule, the pathogens have no source of energy and die. In addition, the device binds allergens such as pollen, dust and dander, so they are large enough to catch in the existing standard air filters.
“We all recognize that many of the changes the pandemic has spawned are improvements (curbside pickup is one that has my vote!). In this case, cleaner fresher air every single day throughout the pandemic and beyond is yet another. This new technology, used in schools and universities, health care and dental settings, office buildings, restaurants and many other businesses allows us to provide a safer work environment as staff and clients return to work,” says Operations Director Samantha Buckler at Hannah Grimes.