Air purification systems for Office and public spaces
ROOM AIR FILTERED FROM VIRUSES IN OPEN-PLAN OFFICES, BUILDINGS OF PUBLIC AUTHORITIES AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
The professional high-frequency air cleaners neutralise virulent accumulations of aerosol in the room air of large areas for waiting and passing
Open-plan offices, museums, public institutions and buildings of public authorities share one common problem: In areas with high public traffic, there is always the risk of pathogenic particulate matter, allergens, spores, bacteria and viruses spreading through the room air. Whether to extend your ID card in the local citizen service, for the registration or de-registration of a vehicle in the road traffic licensing department but also during working hours in open-plan offices, in call centres etc.
Not without reason, many people during times of spreading flu epidemics and other pathogenic diseases caused by norovirus or SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus reduce their stay in highly frequented closed rooms or buildings. Whereas you can avoid going to the museum or cinema during a crisis, it is indispensable on the other hand to still visit some public authorities. The one who works in an office with many other colleagues has no other option than hoping that the room air is as unpolluted as possible. An important component for an effective hygiene concept to prevent airborne infections is to keep the room air free from viruses by means of an effective air purification with professional solutions such as the high-frequency air cleaners by Trotec.
Example ‘open-plan office’: With an area of 12 x 12 m and a room height of 3 m, the depicted office area has an air volume of 432 m³. Four TAC V+ devices are able to circulate this volume more than 11 times per hour (ventilation performance 4,800 m³/h), which corresponds to an air change rate (ACH) of 11.
Ban the corona guys from your rooms
As various studies prove, the pollution in the room air often is above average in open-plan offices, buildings of public authorities or public institutions even in “normal” times.
This diverse exposure made of fine particulates, micro fibres and mould spores may present a risk for the health of all present persons. Besides, in times of spreading epidemics, the risk of an airborne infection with viruses extremely intensifies.
Scientific studies prove that e.g. the Sars-CoV-2 virus can survive in the air for several hours in form of a particulate while remaining infective. Other pathogens such as the noro- or influenza virus can also overcome large distances through the air. The more people stay in the room at the same time, the higher is the danger of pathogenic germs, viruses and bacteria spreading through the air exchange in the entire area.
Separating walls only separate people, not virus-infected air
The problem of freely floating aerosols with viruses being attached to them is exactly what it is: They are floating! This is why separating walls are only suitable for separating persons, not virus-laden air. Protective screens or separating walls alone, e.g. installed in-between the individual workplaces or at waiting counters do not prevent viruses from spreading through the air. Separating walls made of Plexiglas, similar constructions and also protective masks for mouth and nose indeed protect from direct ‘virus drizzle rain’ caused by certain manners of talking. However, they do not provide protection from germ-laden aerosol particles that are released into the room air while talking and breathing, where they will continue floating in the form of aerosol accumulations for several hours.
Airborne viruses are not familiar with social distancing rules
Combining the use of masks and separating walls is a first important approach to reduce the risk of a direct droplet infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. However, this measure does not protect from a far greater danger of infection – accumulations of aerosol particles floating freely in the room air!
Even talking persons emit both large visible droplets as some sort of ‘virus drizzle rain’ and, on a much larger scale, tiny aerosol particles, invisible to the eye and contaminated with viruses or bacteria if from infected persons.
Aerosol accumulations spread like billows of smoke, only invisibly
The accumulation of aerosol consists of simultaneously emitted microfine droplets, comparable to billows of smoke. The particles will spread for several metres up and far across the room which is why they overcome physical barriers of sneeze guards barriers or separating walls with no problem. As a result, they can get that easily into the respiratory tract and eyes of other people staying on the other side of the separating wall.
Protect employees, citizens and visitors with a 360-degree hygiene concept
Only a coordinated all-round solution with a direct sneeze guard barrier or a separating wall and additional high frequency air purification reliably and permanently reduces the risk of infection. For this reason, don’t only rely on physical barriers such as protective masks for mouth and nose and separating walls for protecting your employees and guests. Aerosol particles in the room air don’t stick to the distance rules – as they potentially transport viruses, they are the real source of danger! The main objective is to prevent breathing air of all present persons from spreading throughout the room.