Over the last few years, the demand for air purifiers has increased significantly. It is estimated that the global air purifier market size will reach USD22.84 billion by 2030 at a CAGR of 10.6%. By 2027, the Indian air purifier market would have grown to USD 597.11 million in size. An alarming rate of indoor air pollution is the primary driver behind this growth and has made air purifiers a necessity instead of a luxury appliance. Air purifiers are now being widely used in offices, co-working spaces, hospitals, restaurants, hotels, shopping malls, schools, salons, and other commercial indoor establishments.
Reasons to Buy Air Purifiers
1. Improve Air Quality
Indoor air contains hazardous elements such as mold, bacteria, viruses, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), carbon monoxide, radon, spores, dirt, dust, and spores. Poor ventilation further causes these pollutants to build up in the air and worsens the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).
This leads to health issues such as respiratory illness, coughing, sneezing, irritation of the nose and throat, asthma, heart ailment, and lung infection. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its Science Advisory Board consider indoor air pollution among the top five environmental risks to public health. Research shows that indoor air pollution has a direct impact on morbidity and mortality, while IAQ has a direct impact on overall health and work efficiency.
The air purification system in the HVAC systems is designed to filter indoor air to eliminate pollutants and release clean air.
2. Reduces Risk of COVID Transmission
While the corona virus cases have ebbed, the danger still looms large. Since it is an airborne disease, it has a higher probability of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the indoor environment. According to an article published in the Nature journal, exhaled viruses can accumulate indoors and infect even those people who do not have direct contact with the infected person.
EPA states that air cleaners and HVAC filters can reduce airborne contaminants including viruses in confined spaces when used properly.
3. Relieves Allergy Symptoms
According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), millions of people suffer from allergy symptoms due to indoor allergens year-round. Air purifiers can capture the allergen particles and alleviate allergy symptoms, whether seasonal or perennial.
4. Neutralizes Unpleasant Odors
VOCs like gasoline, formaldehyde, and benzene are commonly found in air fresheners, paints, upholstered furniture, clean materials, and aerosol sprays that release bad smells. Even mold, mildew, and dust mites cause a foul odor. Air purifiers can tackle some repulsive odors by trapping particles and gases.
5. Employee and Customer Safety
A Honeywell survey reveals that 72% of office workers worldwide are concerned about the air quality in their buildings. In the post-covid scenario, customers have also become extra cautious about visiting indoor public spaces unless adequate safety measures are in place to reduce the risk of spread of airborne infections.
Air purifiers protect indoor occupants against harmful pathogens. They make a good investment in employee and customer well-being and safety.
Enhance Air Purifier Benefits with UVGI
Air purifiers, irrespective of high quality, tend to become home to mold, bacteria, and viruses. These microorganisms can quickly multiply themselves and reduce the efficiency of air purifiers. Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) is an effective technique to address this issue.
UVGI is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet light in the range of 200-280 nm to naturally kill or inactivate airborne viral, bacterial, and fungal microorganisms. ISHRAE states that UVGI damages the structure of nucleic acids and proteins in microorganisms at the molecular level to deactivate them and prevent them from reproduction. Hence, UVGI air purifiers can be very useful to improve IAQ.
What Can Alfaa UV Solutions Help?
Alfaa UV’s UVC Air Disinfection technology is unparalleled. Alfaa UV’s Ultra Coil and Ultra Duct systems disinfect the air by killing microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, yeast, and mold. These systems can also be installed in HVACs and irradiate the small airborne particles containing microorganisms as the air flows through the ducts.
The Ultra Coil with its unique Parabolic Reflector System proactively removes the bio-films (layer of slimy, sticky substance that houses the bacteria, viruses, mould, spores, etc.), thus ensuring that the air does not get contaminated through the coil and drain pans.
The Ultra Duct provides assured single pass disinfection of airborne bacteria and viruses. It is installed in supply or return ducts. It also increases the life of HEPA filters by reducing the load of live organisms.
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