In an urban environment, many people will definitely agree that the quality of the air indoors is cleaner than that of outdoors. However, this may not be true as the quality of the air indoors may be a few times dirtier than that in the outdoors. Since most people have the tendency to stay indoors during the large proportion of their time, it is important to keep the air quality indoors as fresh and clean as possible.
Dirty and stale air indoors can affect the health of all the living beings staying in it. Having a well ventilated indoor environment is essential to achieving a healthier life. One of the biggest culprits is second hand smoke. Smoking cigarettes indoor causes second hand smoke to be inhaled by other people within the same environment as the smokers themselves. This puts people who have respiratory health problems at risk.
It is important and justifiable to ban anyone smoking indoors. There is no safe level of second hand smoke. In Singapore, smoking is banned in all public indoor areas. The Smoking Act aims to create a cleaner, safer and healthier environment for all public by protecting them from the deadly consequences of second hand smoke. Anyone who is found smoking in a prohibited area may be subjected to a fine that amounts to $200. To report an offender, the public can call the National Environment Agency.
Airtech provides high-efficiency particulate air(HEPA) and ultra-low particulate air (UPLA) filters that are able to remove the second hand smoke that is produced in an indoor enclosure. These air filters from Airtech are also able to remove particles that are as small as 100 nano meters for the UPLA filters or 300 nano meters for the HEPA filters.These particles include dust, pollen, mould and bacteria that may exist in the air within the effective range of the air filters.
By using these air filters from Airtech, the room can be rest assured to contain the highest level of air cleanliness that is possible as well as be free from any harmful particles that can affect the health of the people staying in it. Both the HEPA and ULPA filters from Airtech are constructed using high grade fiber glass. Filters made with fiber glass have higher resistance which is able to remove unwanted particles from the air more efficiently than other kinds of media.
The frame is enclosed with aluminum which gives an extra assurance with its water resistance characteristic when used in areas that have high humidity. The aluminum frame also makes it easier to handle due to its lighter weight that is about half of those that are built with other types of metals. The air filters can operate at a maximum temperature of 80 degrees Celsius. The sealant material that is used in the air filters is fire retardant and has the capability to prevent any by-pass leakage. Leakage is prevented by sealing the entire media pack to the filter frame so that it will meet the minimum efficiency requirements.