Benefit or harm: we understand bactericidal recirculators

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Health care is a dai­ly mat­ter, but most often we remem­ber it when var­i­ous dis­eases begin to threat­en us. Mean­while, dur­ing epi­demics, ear­ly pre­ven­tion of infec­tion is espe­cial­ly impor­tant, and it must be car­ried out com­pre­hen­sive­ly. One of the most impor­tant parts of pre­ven­tion is air dis­in­fec­tion in a house, apart­ment, office using spe­cial devices — ultra­vi­o­let irra­di­a­tors or bac­te­ri­ci­dal closed-type recir­cu­la­tors.

This is a new type of device on our mar­ket, and the inevitable ques­tion aris­es: how are they use­ful and can they harm health? Let’s take a look at every­thing in detail.

Why are bactericidal recirculators useful?

The main health ben­e­fit of recir­cu­la­tors is indi­rect pro­tec­tion against pathogens of var­i­ous dis­eases. The less for­eign agents and aller­gens in the air, the longer a per­son stays healthy. So, what can recir­cu­la­tors-dis­in­fec­tors do?

Destroy dangerous microorganisms

Only for hour a high-qual­i­ty bac­te­ri­ci­dal recir­cu­la­tor destroys 99% of virus­es, bac­te­ria, fun­gi and mold spores that are in the air. This helps to improve the envi­ron­ment not only where there are many sick peo­ple by default (for exam­ple, in clin­ics), but also in oth­er pub­lic places: offices and shops, child care facil­i­ties, cafes and restau­rants, in ele­va­tors

In the con­text of the nov­el coro­n­avirus pan­dem­ic, installing such a device is the best pre­cau­tion.

Fact!

The most sen­si­tive to UV rays are Escherichia coli and coc­ci (strep­to­coc­ci, staphy­lo­coc­ci, etc.). They sur­vive no more than 0.1%, that is, one thou­sandth of all bac­te­ria that were in the air before treat­ment. And the coro­n­avirus that caus­es COVID-19 is 99% erad­i­cat­ed.

purify the air

purify the air

Very often in a closed envi­ron­ment in the air dur­ing the analy­sis of sam­ples, even from ordi­nary res­i­den­tial build­ings, you can see an abun­dance of mold spores and aller­gens. With pro­longed expo­sure to such con­di­tions, a per­son is sub­ject­ed to a con­stant attack on the res­pi­ra­to­ry and immune sys­tems, which can lead not only to a local reac­tion, but also to res­pi­ra­to­ry dis­eases and a decrease in immune defense. Recir­cu­la­tors puri­fy the air from harm­ful impu­ri­ties, includ­ing dust and mold spores.

Fact!

Research by sci­en­tists (1,2) has shown that res­pi­ra­to­ry aller­gic reac­tions sig­nif­i­cant­ly increase the risk of infec­tions, includ­ing COVID-19. Due to the swelling of the mucous mem­branes and the con­stant need to fight aller­gens, the bar­ri­er func­tion of the nasophar­ynx decreas­es and can­not with­stand virus­es.

To clean the air from such inclu­sions, a spe­cial fil­ter must be installed in the recir­cu­la­tor. Yes, in Bal­lu ANTI­COVID­gen­er­a­tor built-in wash­able pre-fil­ter class G3, which also cleans the air from dust, wool and oth­er unwant­ed par­ti­cles.

Don’t let viruses multiply

UV radi­a­tion in the recir­cu­la­tor destroys the DNA of a num­ber of virus­es and deprives them of their abil­i­ty to repro­duce. So even when you are near a sick per­son who is con­stant­ly releas­ing pathogens, the risk of infec­tion is reduced.

Keep UV rays inside the appliance

The bac­te­ri­ci­dal recir­cu­la­tor is a closed type device. The hous­ing is closed so that the radi­a­tion of ultra­vi­o­let lamps does not pen­e­trate out­side. The high-qual­i­ty mate­ri­als of which the Bal­lu ANTI­COVID­gen­er­a­tor is made — a steel case and UV-resis­tant com­po­nents and paint — guar­an­tee the safe­ty of using the devices when peo­ple, ani­mals or plants are in the room.

Impor­tant!

Although the recir­cu­la­tor cleans the air of var­i­ous pathogens and aller­gens, they can also be deposit­ed on sur­faces (albeit in small­er quan­ti­ties), and also trans­mit­ted by con­tact, such as SARS-Cov­‑2. Despite all the advan­tages, hand wash­ing and sur­face treat­ment will not replace such a device, and social dis­tance must be observed.

Make the air better

Bac­te­ri­ci­dal recir­cu­la­tors are need­ed not only dur­ing epi­demics. The urban envi­ron­ment, due to its dense con­glom­er­a­tion, is an aggres­sive envi­ron­ment for liv­ing, so air purifi­ca­tion devices are need­ed in every­day life. Dis­in­fec­tion and fil­ters make the air clean and safe, it is eas­i­er to breathe in the room and more pleas­ant to be in.

Cons of recirculators: myths and truth

Cons of recirculators: myths and truth

Let’s deal with the main claims to bac­te­ri­ci­dal recir­cu­la­tors: what is true in them?

Effects of UV rays on the retina and skin

Pro­longed expo­sure to ultra­vi­o­let radi­a­tion real­ly dam­ages the cells of the skin, and if it hits the reti­na, a per­son can lose sight.

But those who do not fol­low the rules for using quartz lamps are exposed to such a dan­ger: such open-type devices can real­ly only be turned on when there are no peo­ple in the room. And in closed recir­cu­la­tors, not only the case pro­tects us from UV rays, but also labyrinth light reflec­tors at the air inlet and out­let into the device: they exclude the pos­si­bil­i­ty of UV rays pen­e­trat­ing out­side, which makes the device safe to use in the pres­ence of peo­ple.

Mercury vapor

In order for UV lamps to pro­duce rays with a high dis­in­fect­ing capac­i­ty, they con­tain a small amount of mer­cury. But the high­er the qual­i­ty of the device, the less this met­al is there. In addi­tion, it is in a lamp in a sol­id cooled state and is enclosed in a glass cap­sule, not to men­tion the pro­tec­tive case of the device. In prin­ci­ple, the recir­cu­la­tor is as safe as the good old mer­cury ther­mome­ter.

Ozone release during operation

Those who have expe­ri­enced the process of quartz­iza­tion of premis­es are well aware of the char­ac­ter­is­tic smell of ozone that appears after the oper­a­tion of the lamps. Ozone in large quan­ti­ties is real­ly harm­ful to peo­ple, it irri­tates the eyes, caus­es dry mucous mem­branes, cough­ing, short­ness of breath and dif­fi­cul­ty breath­ing. Pro­longed expo­sure can cause seri­ous patholo­gies of the res­pi­ra­to­ry sys­tem.

How­ev­er, this only applies to quartz lamps. And bac­te­ri­ci­dal recir­cu­la­tors use ozone-free UV lamps that do not emit this gas and do not harm health.

Not all recir­cu­la­tors are the same, lamps and their char­ac­ter­is­tics can vary sig­nif­i­cant­ly. Air dis­in­fec­tor Bal­lu ANTI­COVID­gen­er­a­tor Equipped with 15W or 30W full-size ozone-free cer­ti­fied UV lamps. They emit UV radi­a­tion at a wave­length of 254 nanome­ters, which, accord­ing to research (3), most effec­tive­ly destroys var­i­ous pathogens, includ­ing the new coro­n­avirus.

It is impor­tant to know that the effec­tive­ness of dis­in­fec­tion direct­ly depends on the ser­vice life of UV lamps. High-qual­i­ty lamps retain their bac­te­ri­ci­dal abil­i­ty for 9,000 hours of con­tin­u­ous oper­a­tion, so the Bal­lu ANTI­COVID­gen­er­a­tor has a built-in oper­at­ing time counter that takes into account the total oper­at­ing time of UV lamps and dis­plays the elapsed time on a dig­i­tal dis­play. When the oper­at­ing time reach­es 9000 hours, the meter will turn off the device and require replace­ment of the lamps with new ones.

Noise at work

Noise at work

Since bac­te­ri­ci­dal recir­cu­la­tors have not only lamps, but also fans that pump air through the device, noise indi­ca­tors are an impor­tant dif­fer­ence between high-qual­i­ty devices and con­sumer goods — it all depends on the man­u­fac­tur­er and mod­el.

Fact!

ANTI­COVID­gen­er­a­tor, devel­oped and man­u­fac­tured at the Izhevsk IZTT plant, it is dis­tin­guished by a com­bi­na­tion of high per­for­mance and the low­est noise fig­ure, less than 30 dB. So the device can be turned on not only dur­ing oper­a­tion, but also at night — it will not inter­fere with sleep. You will sleep peace­ful­ly while ANTI­COVID­gen­er­a­tor destroys 99.9% of virus­es and bac­te­ria in your home.

Myths Bust­ed: Closed ger­mi­ci­dal recir­cu­la­tors offer many health and well­ness ben­e­fits and are harm­less in any envi­ron­ment. They keep the air inside clean and help us not to think about how many virus­es and bac­te­ria we can get with each breath — which means they improve not only phys­i­cal, but also men­tal well-being.

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Far-UVC light (222 nm) effi­cient­ly and safe­ly inac­ti­vates air­borne human coro­n­avirus­es. / Buo­nan­no M, Welch D, Shuryak I, Bren­ner DJ. // sci rep - 2020

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