Using Ionic Air Purifiers To Balance The Ionic Charge Of The Purified Air
- 0.1 Ionic air purifiers are one of many air filtration systems available to the public.
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Ionic air purifiers are one of many air filtration systems available to the public.
Generally, an ion is an electron with a negative or positive charge. When an electron is charged, it will become attracted to other particles with the opposite charge, much like the opposite ends of a magnet. Ionic air purifiers therefore uses negatively charged ions to balance the ionic charge of the purified air.
Ionic air purifiers draw air in from a room through an internal fan. Once the air enters the purifier, it usually passes through several stages of filtration.
The first stage usually is a carbon-based filter that removes odors and potentially removes toxins, such as ammonia. Next is a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter made out of fiberglass that blocks many bacteria and viruses! Air inside the purifier eventually reaches the ionizer, at which point the ionizer charges the air particles with a negative charge.
In order to ensure that the ionized particles are not left in the room, a designated area may be provided within or around the ionic air purifiers for the particles to be attracted to. This area usually takes the form of several metallic rods or blades within the device. These devices are positively charged and bond with the newly-ionized particles.
People who suffer from allergies caused by pet dander, seasonal allergens, or dust may benefit from the addition of a well-constructed ionic air purifier in their home. Also, individuals who smoke indoors may significantly decrease the smell and stains caused by smoke landing on household surfaces. Ionic air purifiers typically can be purchased at drug stores, general big-box retailers, and over the Internet.