Airborne Pathogens and Laboratory Air Purification Systems
Excellent air quality is an essential element in operating a clean laboratory. Ambient air carries harmful biological pathogens as well as many other harmful molecules. Pathogens can infect the employees with illness and disease, and have a devastating impact on the successful operation of laboratories. Laboratory Air Purification Systems need to be designed to destroy these airborne pathogens. The recognized technology that has this capability is photocatalytic oxidation (PCO). ZANDAIR™ products, namely the ZAND‑AIR PCOC™3 uses this technology. For our ZAND‑AIR™ Air Purification Systems we use a patented process to affix titanium dioxide - TiO2 to a solid substrate so it interacts with UVC radiation at 253.7 nm, which does not create any ozone. This photocatalytic oxidation process creates free radicals that in turn destroy both molecules and cellular structures of pathogens i.e. VOCs (volatile organic compounds), CACs (chemically active compounds), fungi, viruses, and mold. These compounds are carried in the circulated air as very small particles. The ZAND‑AIR PCOC™3 for Laboratory Air Purification Systems significantly reduces airborne pathogens thereby making your laboratory’s ambient air virtually free of disease and illness-causing pathogens.
The ZAND‑AIR PCOC™3 Laboratory Air Purification Systems with the photocatalytic catalysts may be integrated into new and existing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems due to their modular design, and negligible static pressure. PCO catalysts also feature low power consumption, long service life, and low maintenance requirements. These attributes contribute to the potential of PCO technology to be an effective process significantly reducing air-borne aero‑biological pathogens in ambient air. Please contact us with any questions or comments.