How Does Ionization Work?
What Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization Is & How it’s being used to fight COVID-19*
*Third-Party Test Results Show A Reduction in Coronavirus Surrogate by 99.4% Airborne and 80% on Surfaces in 10 Minutes
Ionization can be used in:
- Restaurants & Bars
- Senior Living Facilities
- Waiting Rooms
- Office settings, including open offices
- Gyms and recreation centers
- Retail settings & salons
- Schools and Universities
- Common areas
Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization
Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization technology produces positive and negative ions, which are found naturally in pristine environment locations (mountains, beaches). These charged ions seek out particulate in the air (bacteria, virus, aerosols, VOCs, etc), and rob them of life-sustaining hydrogen to deactivate them. Ionization also causes particles to cluster together and become larger, which causes them to be caught by a filter.
Why Ionization is superior to UV Light
Ionization is a better air purification solution than Ultra Violet (UV) lightning due to the fact there is zero maintenance costs, no bulbs to replace, and ionization is proactively going into the air and on surfaces, whereas UV requires pathogens to make it to the light. With ionization, you can merely plug in the machine and let it go to work, instead of worrying about costly maintenance and upkeep.
What Are Oxygen Ions?
Ions are molecules or atoms that contain an electrical charge and exist in nature in various sizes. Small ions only last between 30 and 300 seconds before losing their charge, but are extremely active.
Small ion densities range from 900 to 1,100 negative ions and 1,000 to 1,200 positive ions per cubic centimeter (ions/cm3) in pristine natural environments. At sea level ion density is typically around 500 negative and 600 positive ions/cm3. In cities and inside buildings ion levels drop by 80% to 95% and can be barely detectable in small spaces.
As ion density decreases, so does the air quality. By increasing the quantity of both positively and negatively charged small oxygen ions, air quality is improved. This is the basis of needlepoint bipolar ionization technology.