How air purifiers can make differences to achieve a good IAQ more efficiently

Jan 18, 2022

General confusion of different types of air purifiers


It is no doubtfully a tough time during the pandemic, the public has been struggling through all the inconvenience and annoyance as well as fear. The keyword IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) is gaining enormous awareness from the public, especially in the commercial sector. When mentioning air quality enhancement, consumers will first come up with air purifiers but might find it confusing to differentiate the categories of various purifiers. Thanks to technology and innovation, the mechanisms of air purifiers have grown to 6-7 major types in the current market, such as UV, HEPA filter, Activated Carbon, Ionic, Electrostatic, etc. It is almost impossible to be the “best” purifier since different mechanisms are always a double-edged sword. Consumers should seek the most suitable rather than the best.

Proactive Mechanisms are more than just killing airborne viruses


Apart from the above-mentioned types of purifiers, the Panasonic Ziaino® adopts the biotechnology of Hypochlorous acid which can both sterilise and deodorise the indoor air, most importantly also the objects’ surfaces within the environment. Most of the purifiers can reduce airborne virus and bacteria particles but not the surfaces of objects. In such a case, the device can only perform as a tool to assist in reducing bacteria within the ambiance, rather than killing the virus on an all-rounded scale. Panasonic Ziaino® Hypochlorous acid (HOCI) is made of electrolyzed water and salt, the proactive system of the ziaino will release HOCI particles and fill the room to sterilise the environment, including the air as well as the surface. Also, the PH value of Hypochlorous acid lies between 7 and 8.5 with mild alkaline, which is gentle to the skin and respiratory system without irritation.

Maintaining a virus-free environment in the office


Apart from the streets and public areas, there are also lots of face-to-face interactions and communications ongoing in the offices which are inevitable, underlying that there will be a potential risk of spreading and getting infected by viruses. Even with the helping hand from cleaners, it is difficult to keep the environment as clean as we hoped so. To cope with this, placing an air purifier might help to deal with the airborne virus, but what about the object surfaces? With ziaino, the HOCI particles can be delivered and remain effective within 1000 square feet, meaning that the HOCI can safeguard the object surfaces, without the need for frequent cleaning and avoid inconvenience to the employees.