The New Normal: Air purification is the way forward for better health

The way we think about health and safety has changed drastically since the outbreak of Covid-19. For many, there is a noticeable and lingering sense of unease in public spaces or large crowds. This collective anxiety is forcing building and business owners to rethink their facilities and not only ensure that these spaces are clean and hygienic, but consider solutions to protect the health of their employees and customers.

At the height of the pandemic, our collective pain point was the increased risk of contagion indoors and the lack of effective solutions available to mitigate this risk. Advice from governments and regulatory bodies was reactive, and the preventative measures suggested to us were passive and ineffective at best. 

While the worst of it seems to be over and we establish a ‘new normal’, the risks presented by poor indoor air quality remain.  

COVID aside, the transmission of other viruses, bacteria, pathogens and even mould spores (especially in the flood-affected areas of Australia) are an ongoing health risk, and we need a long-term solution for better air quality.

Installing an active air purification unit to your new or existing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is the most sustainable and effective measure for improving indoor air hygiene and protecting your health.

The key word here is active. There are several personal and commercial air purifiers available on the market, but not all systems are made equal.  

Old-style passive air purifiers draw contaminated air through a filter, clean it, and redisperse it back into the room (where it quickly becomes re-contaminated). You wouldn’t pour a glass of filtered water into a jug of tap water, and expect the entire jug to become filtered, would you? The same concept applies to filtering air.  

ACTIVE air purification is a far more effective solution. Our patented technology converts water vapour into airborne hydrogen peroxide, dispersing millions of tiny cleaning molecules into the room that seek-and-destroy pathogens and pollutants in the air and on surfaces.  

This process is called photohydroionisation (PHI). It mimics the way nature purifies the air outdoors, and provides a safe and highly effective way to improve indoor air hygiene and protect against airborne pathogens well into the future.  

To learn more about how air purification can help you protect your health, check out our article on PHI here.