Destroy viruses with advanced technology to achieve clean indoor air
The spread of COVID-19 has facilities managers around the globe concerned about the risk of airborne contaminants. According to the (Centers) Center for Disease Control, the virus can spread through respiratory droplets that travel through the air. These respiratory droplets can land on others and even be inhaled into the lungs. Reports of the virus spreading through a standard HVAC system are rising, making it even more critical for facilities to take increased measure to properly filter the air. Indoor air quality is at the forefront of this pandemic and it is paramount to understand what types of HVAC systems will be effective against COVID-19. Not just any air filter will get the job done. Common filter systems like HEPA filters, pleated filters, and fiberglass filters are effective against dust, dirt and pollen but do nothing to remove organic viruses and bacteria from the air.
To better understand how a virus can be removed from the air, let us first review what a virus is. Viruses are made up of a piece of genetic code, such as DNA or RNA, and are protected by a coating of protein. Once an individual becomes infected, viruses invade host cells within the body and replicate, producing more viruses. COVID-19 is a new variant of a novel coronavirus. But even though it is new, it is still an organic pathogen made up of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen like all other viruses.
So how can we breakdown these viruses and prevent them from replicating and infecting humans?
The answer is to disrupt the organic structure. The virus can be broken down into its basic building blocks: carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen. Once destroyed, the virus is little more than carbon dioxide and moisture in the air. Various chemical filtration systems exist to carry out this process. However, ProMark Associates has developed the most robust and thorough system for destroying organic pathogens along with volatile organic compounds.
The Total Spectrum® Solution
Our solution to air purification is a powerful system that employs three phases to destroy organic molecules like COVID-19. Total Spectrum is an advanced system used in large facilities such as airports, hospitals, office buildings, casinos, restaurants, or any place where there is a risk of airborne contamination. Total Spectrum first removes dust and debris using particulate filters, adds Dynamic Chemistry® and UV light energy to maximize destruction of viruses like COVID-19 and all VOCs.
Stage 1: Pre-Filtration
During this phase, air flows through the prefilters to remove particulates from the air. This filter is just the beginning of the process that removes larger debris and materials from the air prior to chemical filtration.
Stage 2: Dynamic Chemistry® / UV PCO
Next, contaminated air passes through two catalyst screens that are energized by ultraviolet light lamp energy. The catalyst forms reactive chemistries on its’ surface due to the UV energy that multiplies the intensity of the UV multiple times. As the air comes in contact with a catalyst-coated surface, the organics are broken down to their base components of CO2 and water as moisture. We call this Dynamic Chemistry® because it is constantly generating these chemistries that destroys pathogens and VOCs instantaneously!
Stage 3: Media in Modules
During the final stage, any remaining air pollutants are removed through gas-phase filtration. The Total Spectrum utilized unique, patented modules. The innovative design doubles the media capacity which increases surface contact and minimizes air resistance.
The New Standard for Clean Air
Total Spectrum® air purification system sets a new standard for achieving clean indoor air while significantly reducing HVAC energy costs. The three stages of purification unite gas-phase filtration, UV light, and Dynamic Chemistry™ to deliver a sustainable knockout punch: destroying contaminants safely while lowering energy cost. Total Spectrum goes beyond traditional ventilation. The solution purifies indoor air to better than ventilation air so it can be recirculated.