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Medical Air Purifiers: How They Work

by | Nov 5, 2020 | Medical & Veterinary Equipment Blog

If you work in medical care, then you naturally want to help keep your patients in the best possible health. One way to do this is by using medical air purifiers to reduce and even eliminate airborne pathogens, thus protecting everyone in your facility from contagious diseases. Our team at Georgian Anesthesia and Medical Corp. offers some of the best, most reliable medical air purifiers, and in this article, we’ll provide a brief overview of how they work.

  • Filtration- The primary mechanism in medical air purifiers is filtration. The purifier draws in air from the room, which then passes through multiple sieves of tiny glass fibers that are woven into a tight mesh. These filters are so tightly woven that they are guaranteed to trap 99.97% of all airborne particles above 0.3 microns in size, which includes things like mold, pollen, animal dander, bacteria, and viruses. After the air passes through the filters, it is released back into the room.
  • UV Sanitization- Another mechanism that many of the medical air purifiers that we offer use is ultraviolet sanitization. In purifiers equipped with this technology, as the air passes through the filters, it is also zapped with UV light, a form of electromagnetic energy. This energy kills bacteria and viruses by breaking the molecular bonds that hold their DNA together, ensuring that they can no longer reproduce or infect anyone.

We hope that this information has been helpful. If you have further questions about our medical air purifiers, we encourage you to give us a call.