Air washers of the AW-S series
3-in-1 comfort devices for combined air purification and humidification
Healthy room climate at the push of a button
Each day, we take almost 18,000 breaths and breathe in about 8,000 litres of air in interior spaces, where the usually dry room air often contains ten times more pollutants than fresh air from outside.
Therefore it is perfectly obvious that unpleasant consequences will not be long in coming, for example dry mucous membranes, irritated eyes and a generally increased risk of infection.
And not only persons suffer from such conditions; too dry air also puts a strain on furniture, plants, parquet floors and musical instruments.
Good design. Good air.
Once commissioned, the air washers immediately generate perceptibly clean, pleasantly humidified air. Additionally, the room air is effectively cleaned and reliably freed from pollen, dust and animal hair – ideal for allergy sufferers. Moreover, both air washers reduce odours and electrostatic charges.
Air purification and humidification in one device – effective functional principle
The air washers of Trotec's AW-S series guide the sucked-in air past rotating humidifier disks, where it absorbs water molecules, while dirt particles such as pollen, animal hair and house dust cling to the disk and are bound in the water reservoir.
The water molecules are absorbed by self-regulating cold evaporation ensuring optimum humidity values. Before emerging into the room the air is additionally ionised on a natural basis, whereby contaminants are neutralized and odours reduced. With the AW 20 S a HEPA filtration of the humidified air is effected optionally – depending on the selected operating mode.
Optimally humidified room air protects against viruses and pathogenic germs
Scientific studies prove the double protective effect of an optimally regulated indoor air quality in infection prevention. Pathogenic viruses such as the influenza or SARS-CoV-2 virus are released via so-called aerosols when we breathe or speak, and can remain suspended in the room for up to several hours if there is insufficient ventilation. Invisible, but still highly infectious.
At an ideal humidity level between 40 and 60 percent, airborne viruses are inactivated within seconds
The infectivity of virus-infected aerosols depends decisively on the prevailing humidity level. If the room air is too dry, aerosols shrink and float in the room air for a longer time due to their low weight – before being inhaled unnoticed. Optimally humidified air, on the other hand, changes the salt concentration of the aerosol particles so that the contained pathogen becomes harmless immediately after contact with the air.
Optimally moistened mucous membranes are the best and most natural infection protection against pathogenic germs in the air
The body is not defenceless against the dangers of viruses and bacteria. It has its own defence mechanisms to protect itself against pathogens in the air. The mucous membranes of the mouth, nose and throat of our airways are a central component of our body's own immune defence and, when optimally moistened, provide highly effective protection against pathogens in the air. Too dry room air, on the other hand, withdraws the necessary water from the mucus layer, so that the previously protective mucus layer becomes hard and infectious pathogens can penetrate the body almost unhindered.
Therefore, increasing the room air humidity to around 50 % minimises the risk of infection by airborne pathogens in multiple ways in the private and professional environment.
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