Welcome! This Site is all about the quality of the air you breathe. As the world has changed throughout our recent history, so has the air that we breathe. The industrial revolution of the last century brought with it, not only the conveniences of automation and time saving technologies, but also the ramifications of those processes.
The ability to rapidly produce automobiles, tractors, farming implements, and more recently, silicon computer chips requires assembly lines, and the underlying power to keep them moving day and night. The production of power is where we introduce toxins to our atmosphere. These toxins are in the atmosphere at large, but also find their way into our homes. Scientific research has concluded that the air we breathe within our homes is far more detrimental to our health than the air outside. That is particularly alarming when one considers that we spend an extraordinary amount of times indoors each day. The pollutants range from VOC’s, to dust mites, pet dander, chlorine, ammonia, and many more types of particles.
Many air purifier systems are built on the concept of ionization. When the air we breathe is ionized, a free electron is introduced to the atmosphere. The free electron “looks” for a positive electron to attach to. When the two electrons (negative and positive) finally join together, the resulting particle becomes heavier than air and eventually drops, thus purifying the air.
The ionization process is often accomplished by way of producing ozone. Ozone is nothing more than adding a free electron to oxygen. Have you ever noticed that the air seems “fresher” after a lightning storm? Well, that is because when lightning strikes, the air is ionized and ozone is produced. This newly ionized air looks for airborne particles to attach to. When they join together, they fall to the earth and the result is cleaner, fresher air to breathe. Amazing how nature takes care of things isn’t it?
There are other ways of purifying inside air. Carbon filters, water purification, electrostatic cleaning, and simple filters that remove larger airborne particles much the way a dust mask works.
Whatever the process, this site is intended to educate and point you in the right direction for further information or to purchase a filtration system of your choosing. Please enjoy the articles, and stop back by from time to time as we expand our content about air purifiers and related topics. We want our web presence to increase, so please tell your friends.