Breathe Easier: Ensuring A Safe Return to the OfficeKevin Dugan
With mask mandates being lifted and economic confidence restored, companies are beginning to transition to some level of employees returning to their onsite work environments. Just like the pandemic itself, a transition like this has never been done before. So it’s not surprising that some employees are uncertain about returning to the workplace. However, with facility managers focusing on the airflow and ventilation of their buildings, the correct steps to a safer and healthier work environment are easily found.
In Aeroseal’s latest webinar, “COVID & IAQ: 3 Keys to a Safe Return,” Art Wagner, Commercial Account Executive at Aeroseal, and Brian Levine, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at AtmosAir detail three key factors to improving IAQ in commercial buildings and other elements.
3 Keys to a Safe Return
There are three major strategies to reduce transmission of the SARS CoV-2 virus: dilution, filtration, and destruction.
- Dilution: Using supply or fresh air to dilute contaminated air that may be in a room, this also improves indoor air quality.
- Filtration: Using filters or a HEPA air purifier in a room to remove contaminants from the air.
- Destruction: Exposing the SARS CoV-2 virus to UVC light, as well as cleaning or sanitizing surfaces to remove it.
And with a combination of Atmos Air and Aeroseal Duct Sealing, facility managers can thoroughly address dilution and destruction.
Bipolar Ionization Purifies Indoor Air
AtmosAir’s bipolar ionization process purifies air using a technology based on dielectric barrier discharge, releasing positive and negative air ions dependent on cubic centimeters. These ions look to interact with suspended airborne particles, a process known as particle agglomerations or coagulation. This process makes particles larger/heavier and easier to exhaust. So it helps with controlling VOCs and odors from VOCs.
AtmosAir’s technology is also a virus mitigation strategy. The generated oxygen ions inactivate a virus by converting into a disinfectant known as hydroxyl radical.
“AtmosAir is a natural complement to Aeroseal.” – Brian Levine, AtmosAir.
Stacking Technologies to Increase Mitigation
“AtmosAir is a natural complement to Aeroseal’s duct sealing process,” says Levine. Aeroseal duct sealing is a dilution strategy to ensure supply and return air effectively dilute a room’s air. Working together they help increase virus mitigation in buildings.
View the full-length webinar recording below.