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Safe breathing air in supermarkets, shops & retail environments
The greatest challenge is the air quality in closed sales spaces. Poor air circulation increases the risk of infection from infectious aerosols. Large shopping centres and outlets, supermarkets, drugstores, pharmacies and fashion retailers are stepping up measures to protect both their staff and their customers. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the topic of air hygiene is also moving into focus in retail. Technical solutions can help to effectively reduce the risk of airborne infections.
Traditional ventilation is not enough to clear aerosol clouds and viruses from the air in shops. Natural ventilation is an effective measure, but it’s limited in effectiveness in retail premises. The good news: With professional room air purification, the genetic material of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria or other microbes can be rendered almost harmless.
Like us, we’re sure you are concerned for the safety of your visitors and require better occupational safety for your employees. Since invisible aerosol clouds transport infectious viruses through the room air, the removal of free-floating droplets is an important measure for effective infection protection in the retail sector. A professional air purifier filters aerosol clouds which transport coronaviruses through the room air. High-performance HEPA filters minimise the invisible risk of infection by aerosols, ensuring a permanent exchange of fresh, healthy air in closed room.
Air purification is perfect for use in salesrooms and retail outlets with a high density of people and limited air circulation. The powerful room air filter even eliminates infectious aerosols. Contaminated room air is drawn in, pollution is eliminated, and clean air is released back into the room. The room air filter removes aerosols and pathogens in addition to unpleasant odours or allergy irritants like pollen. The risk of infection for customers and employees from aerosol-borne viruses such as the SARS CoV-2 coronavirus can fall significantly and lead to a much greater trust in your retail outlet.
Scientifically proven & effective
Researchers who study the behaviour of fine particles in air currents are responsible for evaluating air purifiers. “It is a very good and highly effective solution to get through the winter safely,” says physicist Christian Kähler – one of the leading experts in aerosols from the Bundeswehr University in Munich.
Air purifiers are compact floor-standing devices, they usually suck in the room air at the bottom, send it through a multi-layer filter and expel it again at the top. The particles that get stuck in the filter also include the droplets of water, slime and salt in which a virus travels from host to host. “These aerosol particles are much larger than the virus itself and can be easily separated with the filters in high-performance air purifiers,” says Kähler.
From the experts’ point of view, the advantage of air purifiers is that they are accessible and affordable.
Ready for use in retail environments
Screens and hand sanitisation at checkouts, cashless payment, and separate entrances and exits are just some of the protective measures that the retail sector put into place during the Covid-19 pandemic to help reduce the spread of the virus. However, the danger is in the air.
Invisible to the human eye. SARS CoV-2, carried by aerosols, float through the air in salesrooms, changing rooms and at the checkout area. Effective and permanent air cleaning in retail spaces is therefore an important and necessary protection against viral transmission for both employees and customers.
Where many people gather, talk and are in the same room, air purification is increasingly a must-have solution. Aerosols with infectious pathogens are bound, destroyed and almost completely eliminated from the air. Retailers can demonstrate their commitment to creating safer spaces and offer their customers additional protection. Customers appreciate this level of vigilance and can enjoy their shopping experience in a more relaxed manner again.
“IT IS A VERY GOOD AND HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TECHNICAL SOLUTION TO GET THROUGH THE WINTER SAFELY”
Physicist, Bundeswehr University in Munich
How air purification works for retail
Professional air purification devices significantly reduces the aerosol concentration in any rooms by supplying fresh, clean air. Due to the permanent exchange of air, the number of aerosols contaminated by possible viruses in the building drops sharply and the risk of infection is significantly reduced.
In heavily frequented rooms such as retail, there are many airborne particles and substances that can affect our health: pollutants, house dust, pollen and, above all, pathogens. The latter in particular spread faster in stuffy rooms. Above all, regular ventilation helps but this is not always effective, especially in winter when viruses may spread more easily in lower temperatures leading to higher infection risk.
Air purifiers are therefore a useful addition to these spaces. They quickly improve the ambient air and the hygienic conditions of indoor spaces. Air purifiers filter the smallest solid particles as well as viruses, bacteria and germs from the air and can be used almost anywhere.
Where is the best place to set up air purifiers?
Air purifiers should be placed in the room where the air can circulate well.
The proximity of a door or window can also have a positive effect on the airflow in the device. In winter it makes sense for the purifier to be close to the heating. The distance to furnishings should be one meter. A slightly elevated position is ideal so that the room air primarily finds its way into the filter at the level of the respiratory tract
How often do you have to change a HEPA filter?
The average service life for HEPA filters is one year.
An earlier replacement may be necessary for long-term use.