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How It Works

How It Works

Our innovative air purification solutions are incomparable!

The technology in your PIONAIR System uses photocatalysis, which is designed to oxidize organic odors, germs, and fungi in an average room or office as rated on the module in use ( 350 sq. ft., 750 sq. ft., 1,500 sq. ft., or Commercial.) Natural air purification is performed by the UV light rays of the sun and ozone, which is produced by thunderstorms. This is why the air smells so fresh after a thunderstorm. Ion generation occurs in nature from lightning and ultraviolet radiation.

What are Ions and How Do They Work?

lons occur naturally in nature. Ions are electrically charged particles that are positive or negative. There is a “natural balance” maintained by nature. The ratio is approximately six positive ions to five negative ions. Indoors, this ratio is off balance because of the abundance of positive ions and the lack of negative ions.

This disruption of the natural balance is primarily caused by building materials used in the structures in which we spend 90% of our time. The negative ion gives up its charge to the pollutants such as dust, pollen, bacteria, smoke, and formaldehyde. This new negative particle attracts positive particles until they become heavy enough to fall out of the air we breathe. This process is called “agglomeration”. Your PIONAIR™ unit produces negative ions, duplicating this natural process, thereby reducing these and other particles in the air.

The following Comparison Chart shows the difference between photocatalysis, and other air treatment methods.

HEPA Filter *Electrostatic Filter *Ozone **UV *IonizerPhotocatalysis
NoiseHighMediumMediumMediumNoneNone
MaintenanceHighHighMediumLowNoneLow
ReliabilityGoodGoodPoorGoodGoodExcellent
MoldPoorGoodGoodGoodPoorExcellent
BacteriaPoorGoodGoodGoodPoorExcellent
Dust MitesPoorPoorPoorGoodPoorExcellent
GasesPoorPoorGoodGoodPoorExcellent
OdorsPoorGoodGoodPoorGoodExcellent
SmokeGoodGoodGoodPoorExcellentGood
VOCsPoorPoorGoodGoodPoorExcellent
Pet DanderGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellent
Large Particles > 1 micronExcellentGoodGoodPoorExcellentGood
Medium Particles 1 to .1 micronGoodPoorPoorPoorExcellentGood
Small Particles < .1 micronPoorPoorPoorPoorGoodGood

Will It Help Me?

Allergies

One in five people in the US have allergies or asthma symptoms. There are no cures for allergies, but people who suffer from allergies can be helped with better air treatment.


Mold & Germs

Symptoms of mold and germs in your environment include runny nose, eye irritation, cough, congestion, headache, flu like symptoms and many more. Not all molds are harmful, but better safe than sorry.


Dust

Dust particles can be less than 1/30th the width of a human hair and easily pass through the nose and throat. It then enters the lungs and embeds there and in the bloodstream.


 

Pet Dander

Between 10%-15% of people may be allergic to animals and more than 70% of American households have a dog or a cat. Even with pet dander issues we love our animals and don’t want to remove them.


 

Odors & Chemicals

Pet urine, cleaning supplies, paint, etc. smells pollute the air you breathe. Even though you may not see these odors they still decrease the quality of air you breathe.


 

Better Air

We draw in over 3,000 gallons of air into our lungs everyday. We breathe in and out 20,000 times per day. We spend 90% of our time indoors. Doesn’t it make sense to surround yourself with better indoor air?

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