What is Bipolar Ionization?
An air purification method that converts oxygen and water molecules into positive and negative ions that seek out harmful contaminants and neutralizes them. This method is widely adopted by offices, hotels, airports and schools across the globe.
What’s in the Air?
The air we breathe is made up of oxygen and nitrogen, but also volatile compounds (gaseous), like odors and pollution, and particulate matter (PM). Nowadays, we’re particularly concerned with the airborne transmission of viruses. Droplets created when breathing, talking, coughing or sneezing by an infected person can stay afloat for half an hour or more. We put ourselves in a dangerous position, if these tiny droplets enter our system.
Nature’s Cleaning Solution
In nature, high elevation areas, like mountains, and water sources, like waterfalls and shores record the highest levels of positive and negative ions -- created by sunlight, lightning, and rushing water, to clean the air. A significant drop in ion concentration is recorded when we move from nature to urban areas.
Creating Fresh Air
We use Bipolar Ionization to replicate nature’s air purification method. Tiny needlepoints release a small electric charge to convert airborne molecules into positive and negative ions. When the ions stick onto viruses, they transform into Hydroxyl Radicals (OH) which draw out the life-sustaining Hydrogen bond (H) from the protein of the spike-shaped virus -- without Hydrogen, viruses cannot reproduce and survive. The Hydroxyl Radicals are now stable and returns to our breathing space as moisture and natural gases.
Purification in Action
¹ Air virus elimination test conducted by SGS Hong Kong Limited, tested in a 1m³ test chamber contaminated with Influenza A (H3N2)
² Purifying efficiency test conducted by Gmicro Testing, tested in a 1m³ test chamber with PM2.5
³ Formaldehyde removal rate conducted by Gmicro Testing, tested in a 1.5m³ test chamber with Formaldehyde
⁴ Ion concentration test conducted by Gmicro Testing, negative ion concentration 10cm from air outlet
What About Negative Ionizers?
Many ionizers use unipolar ionization, specifically negative ionizers – focused on clearing the wearer’s breathing space. Negative ions attach onto particles and look for opposite charged surfaces to stick on, like clothes, furniture and computer screens. Changes to air current can easily blow the particles back in the air, re-entering the wearer’s breathing space. Not only are particles not destroyed, they are also hanging around you.