We expect our hospitals to be thoroughly wiped down and sanitized, so shouldn’t we expect the air to be cleaned too? Our population’s most vulnerable individuals are inside the walls of hospitals, so we need to be concerned about the air that they are breathing. Hospitals have so many different air filtration needs, whether it is filtering the air inside surgical rooms or keeping contaminated particles from escaping a room. The TRI-KLEEN 500UV is equipped to clean any space and create negative pressure environments.

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to an increased demand for air purification systems but very few can trap the virus AND destroy it. The TRI-KLEEN 500UV has been tested by MANN+HUMMEL R&D as well as at Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil. It is proven to eliminate the virus in minutes from large spaces. Contaminated particles filter through the pre filter, HEPA filter, and finally get destroyed by the UV germicidal bulb inside the TRI-KLEEN 500UV.

Individuals in hospitals have weakened immune systems making them even more vulnerable to particles that we cannot see. Even individuals in waiting rooms or those just coming for a routine checkup should feel protected from airborne illnesses in hospitals. Even when a building appears clean there are particles in the air that can make you sick. Proper air filtration is crucial for keeping clean air circulating.

Even after Covid-19, we will remain considerate of social distancing and continue to be cautious of the threats that we can’t see. However, healthcare workers don’t have the luxury of social distancing, they are putting their health on the line every day by working closely with infected individuals. Our frontline workers deserve the peace of mind of breathing clean air.

Hospitals demand more rapid air filtration than other places because there is so much contaminated air in hospitals. The EPA recommends that hospital rooms have 6-10 air exchanges per hour, this is also called the (cubic feet per minute) CFM rating. The TRI-KLEEN 500UV can exchange the air in a 3000 ft3 room 10 times per hour, so there is no need to worry about breathing contaminated air. Consistently recycling the air inside a room is crucial for the safety of at-risk individuals inside hospitals.

Many rooms in hospitals require air filtration for different pressurized rooms. Areas like waiting rooms and bathrooms need to be negatively pressured with respect to the adjacent rooms. This enables the dirty air to stay in the room rather then spreading into other areas that need to be properly cleaned. When dealing with infectious air-borne diseases like Covid-19, the infected air needs to be kept in the room so that it cannot flow into surrounding areas and harm others. This requires a negative pressure room to keep other patients and staff safe.

To create a negatively pressured room, air needs to flow into the room from surrounding areas, filter through an air purifier, and then flowed out. The air flowing out is no longer contaminated because it has been filtered through an air purifier, like TRI-KLEEN 500UV, that kills any bacteria present. Hospitals utilize these kinds of rooms in order to protect individuals in the surrounding areas and the CDC recommends these types of rooms for people with contagious diseases.

To keep an operating room sterilized, it needs to be positively pressured to keep the patients, staff, and equipment clean. The air is pressurized to keep the air flowing out of the room and not letting contaminated air in. The air flowing in needs to be filtered through an air purifier before entering the room and more air needs to be flowing out of the room than coming in. Creating different pressurized rooms can be difficult for many spaces, but the ducting collar attachment on TRI-KLEEN 500UV allows for easy setup.

The CDC recommends a layered approach to protecting ourselves from air-borne viruses. It is crucial that we consider how harmful the effects of indoor air pollutants are, social distancing, hand hygiene and face masks alone are not enough to protect us.

Air filtration is necessary when these precautions can’t be fully enforced. The TRI-KLEEN 500UV has been tested and is proven to eliminate the virus in a matter of minutes. Take a look at this graph that shows the TRI-KLEEN 500UV’s effectiveness against the Covid-19 virus.

The CDC has very strict guidelines for how to safely ventilate your air to ensure the safety of everyone in the room. The CDC recommends “portable HEPA filtration units that combine a HEPA filter with a powered fan system are a preferred option for auxiliary air cleaning, especially in higher-risk settings such as health clinics, vaccination and medical testing locations, workout rooms, or public waiting areas.”

Average air filtration systems house HEPA filters but don’t have the capability to kill the most harmful contaminants in our air. The TRI-KLEEN 500UV not only has an advanced pre filter and HEPA H16 filter, but it contains an ultraviolet germicidal bulb that kills 99.97% of bacteria. Don’t settle for filtration that only traps particles, have peace of mind that changing the filters won’t expose you to harmful contaminants.

Our sister company, qlair, has technology that makes it easier to keep up to date with your indoor air quality. The TRI-KLEEN 500UV and qlair’s indoor air quality monitoring work together to detect the air quality in the room so you can tailor your filtration to what the room needs. Knowing the quality of your air is crucial to making decisions to keep everyone healthy. The TRI-KLEEN 500UV’s sleek and portable frame makes it able to be moved anywhere it’s needed.

As the world opens back up, indoor air quality is more important than ever, hospital patients and staff deserve the comfort of knowing that they are breathing clean air. It’s our priority to keep our most at-risk groups protected from the danger that we can’t see with our advanced three-stage filtration. The versatility and reliability of the TRI-KLEEN 500UV make it perfect for any space in our hospitals.

Sources:

Ventilation in Buildings | CDC

Indoor Air and Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | US EPA

Air Changes Per Hour ~ A list of EPA Recomendations (lakeair.com)