Boston Air Solutions (BAS) recognized the potential for advanced needlepoint bi-polar ionization (NPBI) air cleaning technologies as a strategic weapon against airborne pathogen transmission.
Independent laboratories have tested the NPBI system BAS offers, certifying it reduces the volume of infectious airborne pathogens, including coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. When ions are dispersed throughout a space, such as an office or classroom, they come in contact with pathogens and disrupt surface proteins, rendering them inactive and unable to spread.
The ions also target particles by combining and clustering around them for filtration systems to easily capture. In addition to pathogens and particulates, the air cleaning ionization technology also reduces volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and eliminates odors.
For a system that performs such critical functions, installation and maintenance are surprisingly simple. Not only does the NPBI module integrate with existing HVAC systems without requiring an expensive and labor-intensive installation process, it needs very little maintenance due to its auto-cleaning capability. This ensures better long-term performance.
Monitoring is just as important to maintaining indoor air quality, so BAS has also launched a stand-alone system that provides real-time air quality monitoring and ionization control. The air safety monitor measures and reports key metrics for air quality index (AQI), particulate matter (PM), total volatile organic compounds (TOVCs), temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide (CO2). An integrated dashboard collects data from all the monitoring devices throughout the facility and alerts to changing air conditions in real-time. It also makes action recommendations based on data trends.