Air purifier Airfree: viruses
Inactivate them through heat.
Viruses are not considered living organisms but they depend on living cells in order to multiply. The virus structure includes an envelope consisting of protein and genetic material, such as DNA or RNA. All these components are sensitive to temperature. The genetic materials and proteins have complex structures to regulate their function, and changing this structure can lead to a loss of function known as denaturation. Denaturation occurs through two basic means: a change in pH or a change in temperature.
Some examples of virus inactivation through heat
Numerous studies have been conducted on the inactivation of viruses through heat application. For instance, the HIV virus in the blood will die when exposed to 77°C for only 0.006 seconds. In another study, "parvovirus" and "phage phiX174" were completely inactivated when exposed to 103°C for 90 seconds. In the case of herpes viruses, elevated temperatures inhibit the release of proteins necessary for a successful infection.
Airborne viruses are no different. A study of respiratory syncytial virus (the main cause of wheezing in children less than 2 years old) showed that when the virus is exposed to 65°C for 45 minutes, its infection capacity is decreased, and the conformational proteins are transformed, reducing the activity of substances responsible for inflammation, hypersensitivity and airway damage.
The SARS virus (causative agent of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) has thermosensitive (heat-sensitive) proteins in its envelope, which can be fully denatured at 55°C, the same temperature at which the SARS virus was proven to be inactivated.
Similarly, the proteins that are essential for the transmission of infectious influenza viruses are sensitive to variations in pH and temperatures between 55°C and 70°C6.
Airfree® and its TSS™ ceramic core;
We have just seen some examples of virus inactivation through heating. In all these cases the temperatures were lower than the internal temperature of 200°C found in the Airfree TSS™ ceramic core.
Since 1977, studies show that the higher the temperature, the faster the proteins are denatured. Therefore, we can conclude that in most cases, Airfree ® purifier is effective in inactivating proteins from viruses, resulting in their inability to cause infections.
AIRFREE® PURIFIERS are up to 99% efficient in destroying airborne mold spores, bacteria, viruses, ozone, mite and dust allergens, and other airborne allergens derived from animals and pollen, and they are major allies in increasing the quality of life of people who suffer from allergies.
How do they work?
They dramatically reduce air pollution by burning the microorganisms. As a result, the contaminated air is drawn into the Airfree® ceramic core and destroyed at high temperatures. This air purification cycle is silent, requires no maintenance and is guaranteed by numerous tests.
Efficient - Tested and approved in real environments (no simulations) at the best institutes around the world. Airfree® destroys any microorganism passing through the ceramic sterilizer, regardless of its size or hazard level.
Silent - Completely noiseless.
Exclusive - Internationally patented technology that is exclusive to Airfree® products, the only one that also reduces ozone concentrations.
Economic - No part replacement expenses or significant energy costs, since Airfree® consumes only 48w per hour.
Practical - Turn it on and forget about it, since the devices require no maintenance or cleaning.
No contraindications – Completely natural process which uses no radiation, chemical or toxic products, and do not interfere with the temperature or humidity of the environment.
No. Airfree’s new technology uses heat to purify the air. No side effects, no emissions, NO IONS, nor new particles are generated. Airfree® should be used in all homes and offices, quietly, constantly, and efficiently purifying the air.
2. Does Airfree eliminate bacteria and viruses?
Yes. Unlike the air filters in the market Airfree® is more efficient with the smallest microorganisms as they are easily carried by Airfree’s airflow into its heated ceramic core.
3. How does Airfree destroy dust mites?
Mould reduction in the environment causes reduction in the mould dependant dust mite population. Airfree also destroys the harmful toxins and fungus freed by dust mite feces that trigger respiratory allergies.
4. How does Airfree eliminate fungi?
As mentioned before, Airfree eliminates airborne microorganisms included fungi and spores. By eliminating spores new colonies are unlikely to develop, representing less future airborne spores.
5. How does Airfree® destroy viruses?
Those microscopic microorganisms are easily eliminated inside Airfree’s ceramic core capillaries. The temperature inside of Aifree’s capillaries is much higher than required to incinerate them. Airfree® is your greatest ally in respiratory disease prevention.
6. Does Airfree reduce tobacco smell?
Yes, Airfree reduces any kind of organic smell in the ambience including tobacco.
7. Does Airfree release any gas or chemical product?
No. Airfree’s sterilisation process is natural. Please check our website for conclusive tests regarding particles and ozone.
8. Does Airfree heat up a room?
No. Airfree does not noticeable increase room temperature. To have an idea 2 Airfrees plugged in the same room will contribute as much heat as the presence of one adult in that same room.
9. Does Airfree provoke any change in room’s the relative humidity?
10. Does Airfree need filter replacement?
11. Does Airfree consume a lot of energy?
No. Airfree’s consumption is just 52 Watts for P150, 50 Watts for P125, 48 Watts for P80, 45 Watts for P60, 50 Watts for E125, 48 Watts for E80 , 45 Watts for E60 and 40 Watts for E40.
12. Where do the microorganisms go after they are destroyed?
As all living organisms, microorganisms and their products are basically composed of carbon, oxygen and nitrogen. Since Airfree® reaches approx. 200º C, all the components are supposed to suffer a combustion process, which liberates carbon dioxide (the same product released by our respiration) and water. Some carbon (or ashes) may remain in the process. If there is some residual allergen left, we might consider that they suffer denaturation, a process resulting in loss of conformation and function. It should be noted that we are talking about reactions that occur in a microscopic level, so all these processes or by-products won’t be perceived. In this case, there is no need to worry about maintenance.