Our purifiers return air to the way it should be: CLEAN.
Second Wind's Air Purifiers are a mainstay of the indoor air quality industry. They use ultraviolet germicidal light and a patented photo-catalytic oxidation (PCO) process to disinfect mold, bacteria, infectious disease, and decrease volatile organic compounds in your indoor environment. This improves health, controls odors, and reduces allergens.
Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet light to kill or inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions.
Please note that the coronavirus listed in this study is not our current COVID-19.
Photo-Catalytic Oxidation (PCO):
When high-intensity UV light shines on the Photo-Catalyst a reaction takes place production Hydroxyl Radicals. The Hydroxyl Radicals attack Bioaerosols and Volatile Organic Compounds by changing their molecular configuration. The bacteria, allergens and other pollutants are often rendered unable to reproduce or are destroyed by the PCO process, leaving behind harmless by-products like H2O and CO2.
To learn how you can get a Second Wind Air Purifier in your home or business call us at (515) 233-1175 or use the contact form below and ask about Second Wind.
Q: Do you have air purifiers that can prevent viral/coronavirus infection?
A: An air purifier cannot guarantee the prevention of infection, illness, or disease. We do offer products that are proven to reduce airborne pathogens.
The effectiveness of germicidal UV depends on the length of time a microorganism is exposed to UV, the intensity and wavelength of the UV radiation, the presence of particles that can protect the microorganisms from UV, and a microorganism's ability to withstand UV during its exposure.
Click here to download the results of a 2013 university study that shows the effectiveness of our Second Wind 2000 air purifier against various pathogens and bioaerosols. Please note that the coronavirus listed in this study is not our current COVID-19.
Q: How does a UV Purifier work?
A: These in-home and hospital grade purifiers utilize a process called ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI). UVGI is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet (UV-C) light to kill or inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions. UVGI is used in a variety of applications, such as food, air, and water purification.
UVGI systems are installed in forced air systems so that the circulation for the premises moves microorganisms past the lamps. Key to this form of sterilization is the placement of the UV lamps and a good filtration system to remove the dead microorganisms.
Q: Is a UV air purifier safe for humans and pets?
A: Yes, UV air purification systems are safe for humans and pets when properly installed by a trained professional. The UV-C light from these devices is Just like the UV radiation from the sun, only more concentrated. Directly exposure to skin or eyes can cause the same issues as prolonged exposure to the sun. When properly installed the light and radiation is completely enclosed within your ductwork. This keeps occupants safe and creates a kill zone for microorganisms within the ducts.