Stand-Alone Air Filtration Systems

Air filtration systems for both residential and commercial applications come in a variety of types and performance packages. Depending upon the type of particulate or gaseous pollutant that needs to be removed, the filter media used in the air filtration systems can be general duty filters or high efficiency filters such as HEPA media.

Stand-Alone units mean just that. They are units that incorporate a blower/motor system that is capable of pulling air from an area and pushing air out to the environment or other area. These systems can range in volumes of air moved ( as measured in CFM, or cubic feet per minute ) from a low of 50 CFM to 2,000 CFM and higher.

Pure Air Systems has been making HEPA based, fan powered, commercial grade, stand-alone units since 1985. These systems use the newer ECM Variable Speed motors that can be automatically or manually adjusted to produce various ranges of air movement (CFM). This feature makes the units more viable for a multitude of applications using one system.

Pure Air Systems offers 7 different variations of their Hepa Shield Plus units including a small, powerful portable unit for laboratory type applications. Each unit has a dual-layer prefilter, carbon media and true HEPA filter. These are all commercial grade filters and are designed for even the most difficult of pollution control applications.

PAS stand-alone systems can be mounted on a wheeled cart or platform and moved from location to location. The S versions have threaded nuts in the top section so they can be mounted from a ceiling using threaded rod. The units come in 1/3, 3/4 and 1 HP versions and all the motors are rated, 120/240 volt , 50/60 Hz so they can be used anywhere in the world.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based stand-alone air filtration systems please go to our website at: https://www.pureairsystems.com  or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

Pollen Season Is Coming – Time For HEPA Filters

Now that February is here, Spring is just around the corner and with the warmer temperatures and rain comes the new production of grass, tree and ragweed pollen. Allergies to airborne pollen and other airborne allergens is actually more challenging in many ways than fighting off a cold or the flu which can last from a few days to a week.

A person suffering from airborne pollen will have to endure the process for many weeks and even months in some cases. And, the allergy medicine primarily helps relieve some of the symptoms but at a very minimal rate. The only true way to remove yourself from the airborne pollen is to…well remove yourself from the airborne pollen.

Pure Air Systems has been making and selling HEPA based, fan powered air filtration systems since 1985 and is now one of the leaders in high performance HEPA air filtration systems.

PAS has a method of attaching any of their HEPA systems to an existing, ducted HVAC system or the systems can be used as stand-alone units. This means you can have commercial grade, certified HEPA filters continuously filtering the air in your home, office or work place and in addition the systems can be used to slightly pressurize the area to totally eliminate the potential for any infiltration of outdoor particulate.

Thousands of these systems have been sold over the past 32 years and for those individuals who have used the 600HS, 1200HS or 2000HS PAS systems their issues with allergies due to pollen and other airborne particulate have been reduced to the point where they have little or few symptoms.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon filtration systems please go to our website at: http://www.pureairsystems.com  or call us on our toll-free number at anytime:  800-869-8025.

Allergies Are Airborne

Most people who suffer from allergies caused by grass, ragweed, tree pollen or animal dander connect with this allergen through ingestion through their nose or mouth. All of these allergens are airborne and whether you are inside a home, building, school or other indoor environment avoiding the outdoors will not protect you from breathing in these tiny, airborne particles.

Often you will see pollen residue on a table outside or even on windows in your car. However, much of the airborne particulate are smaller than 20 microns which makes them invisible to see with the naked eye. These  tiny particles are carried into the home or building on your clothes as you transport them from one location to another. Then when you walk or move you shake off the allergen particles and they become airborne again which brings them into the air for you to inhale…..again.

Home air filters or furnace filters are not capable of removing these small, sub-micron sized particles. Only HEPA filters will actually remove these tiny airborne particles and the best solution for your home is to install a whole-house HEPA system from Pure Air Systems.

PAS has been making whole-house HEPA filtration systems since 1985 and is the leader in producing a wide range of fan powered, commercial grade, HEPA air filtration systems that use variable speed drive blower/motor units which allow for use as part of your HVAC system or as stand-alone units where you can control the fan speed in 1% increments up to  100% of fan speed.

These systems come with a scanned 99.99% commercial grade HEPA systems, a ring panel prefilter and a true Carbon filter. The PAS housings are all metal as is the blower. Typical life span of these systems is 15 to 20 years.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon filters please go to our website at:  https://www.pureairsystems.com or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

Air Filtration For Dummies

The device that you or your HVAC contractor changes once or twice a year is designed, primarily, to keep the cooling coils clean. It has very little effect on the removal of airborne particles that maybe harmful to your health.

These general duty air filters are comprised of very open mesh or pleats that allow air to pass through easily but capture larger dust and dirt particles to minimize any deposit of dirt on the cooling coils which could, over time, significantly reduce the efficiency of the coils and also put dirt on the blower wheel.

Dust particles you can see are about 20 microns in size or lager. As a comparison, your hair is about 100 microns in diameter. However, airborne particles that may harm you body when inhaled are usually smaller than 1 or 2 microns in size. The efficiency of the general duty air filter on these sized particles is about 25% at best. Meaning your health is not protected in any way from indoor airborne contaminants with these general duty filters.

Perhaps the best way to get some real basic information on how filtration actually works is to go to the Pure Air Systems website. ..https://pureairsystems.com  There you will find a section entitled “Pure Air University.” This is broken down into simple sections detailing how filtration actually works and the reasons why you may want to look beyond the general duty filters if you really want to clean up your environment.

PAS produces high end HEPA based, fan powered, air filtration systems and has since 1985.  32 years of experience in working with all types of airborne contaminant applications allows them to share their experience and knowledge of this process with anyone who cares to go to their website.

If you have any other questions you can always call the technicians at Pure Air Systems. You can reach them on their toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

Climate Change Particulate Effect

Climate change is more than warming of the earth or oceans at an unprecedented rate, it is the change in atmospheric conditions that alter the environment in every way. In places where the usual amount of rain has been dramatically reduced, the levels of airborne dust particles is increasing. Walking on or driving on packed soil creates tiny sub-micron particles to be released into the air at a faster rate as there is less moisture to keep the soil intact upon impact.

These airborne particulate consist of both organic and inorganic materials some of which can be harmful when inhaled in small quantities over a long period of time. While our lungs can usually handle particles that are 10 microns or larger, the smaller particles tend to get trapped in the lung linings and mucus membranes and are slow to be released.

In 1985 Pure Air Systems was formed to produce and sell HEPA based air filtration systems for the residential market. In the past 30 years, PAS has grown from one system to seven and now provides true, commercial grade, HEPA systems to the commercial, institutional, industrial, medical and residential markets and sells its’ systems all over the world.

While homes and buildings have developed a much better process to keep them close to air tight, the higher levels of sub-micron particulate are still present in the buildings. More importantly, these particulate are at very high concentrations when the air is stagnant or on hot, dry days. The PAS HEPA systems have proven themselves to be  extremely effective at removing 99.99% of all particles 0.3 microns or larger and close to 99% of smaller particles.

Extreme weather produces extreme environmental conditions and it is important to understand the relationship especially if you live out west in the dryer climates.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based air filtration systems please go to our website at: https://pureairsystems.com or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

Capturing Odors and Particulate From 3D Printers

3D Printers have been on the market now since 2010 and the use of the FDM or FFF style 3D printers that use filaments made from a wide variety of materials are the most commonly used in schools, libraries, small R&D labs, business and homes.

Some of the materials that are used in the printing process such as ABS and Carbon Fiber produce significant odors and in a small room this can be very noticeable and unpleasant. In addition, small, sub-micron particles are released into the air during the printing phase. These particulate are too small to see with the naked eye but can become an irritant to those individuals who have allergies or have some form of respiratory dysfunction.

In order to remedy this issue, should it present itself as a problem, one option is to enclose the 3D Printer to contain the odors and particulate and the second is to connect a filtration system to the enclosure to effectively remove the odors and remove the airborne particulate.

LiteWorld LLC makes a large plexiglass enclosure with aluminum frame and large access doors that will fit over the larger open 3D printers such as the LulzBot TAZ 3D Printers. These enclosures can be purchased directly from LiteWorld by going to their website at: http://www.liteworldllc.com or contacting them by phone at: 941-999-8200.

Pure Air Systems makes the HEPA and Carbon based air filtration systems that can connect to one or multiple enclosures to both remove the odors using the Carbon filters that are included in the systems and remove the particulate by using the commercial grade HEPA filters. These high end systems, coupled with the LiteWorld enclosures will provide an almost clean room environment for your 3D Printer operation.

For more information on the complete line of Carbon and HEPA based air filtration systems please go to our website at: http://www.pureairsystems.com or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

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Creating Negative Pressure With HEPA Filtration Systems

Pure Air Systems started making HEPA based air filtration systems in 1985. Today they are one of the leaders in HEPA filter technology with over 7 different fan powered systems ranging in capacity from 50 CFM to 2,000 CFM.

In the 60’s and 70’s Asbestos removal was a very big industry as older homes and builders were gutted to remove the harmful asbestos materials. In order to keep the asbestos fibers from flying around and getting out into the open areas or outside the contaminated space, the areas being cleaned up were enclosed in 3 millimeter thick Polyethylene sheeting. Large, fan powered HEPA systems were placed outside the containment area pulling air from inside the containment area creating a negative pressure inside the cleaning zone.

The HEPA filters would trap any of the Asbestos particles and when you entered the containment area through a zipped door air would move into the zone rather than come out of the zoned area.

In the medical field when patients are considered to have a highly communicable disease, they are often placed in rooms that are kept under negative pressure again using fan powered HEPA filter systems. This ensures that any viruses in the room stay in the room.

These same techniques are used by the CDC or WHO when they are working with deadly viruses and bacteria. The rooms where they experiment with these pathogens are tightly sealed and under negative pressure with the air passing through multiple layers of HEPA filters using HEPA, ULPA and SULPA filters. The rooms are designed so that the doors will not open unless the air handlers and HEPA systems are in operation.

HEPA filters are made from very dense media and they have a lot of resistance so larger motor /blower units are required to move air through the HEPA filters. HEPA filters are the only filters capable of removing particles as small as 0.12 microns at levels approaching 99.99995%.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA filters please go to our website at: http://www.pureairsystems.com or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.