An air scrubber is a portable filtration system that seizes airborne particles and improves the air quality. Failure to properly clean the air can ultimately lead to worker health issues, lower job quality, and higher remediation costs, which is why having an air scrubber is extremely important.
Portable air scrubbers are designed to allow for one operator to easily move the unit around. Most air scrubbers are taller than they are long, with a small “footprint.” They are a necessary part of maintaining air quality in places like hospital, construction sites, universities, and more.
An air scrubber features high-rpm motors, high-efficiency backward-curved blowers and upright type cabinet designs. While each air scrubber unit is different, all units follow a similar process. The two units that we sell have three filters, which helps to remove 99.97% of airborne particles. The different stage filters help extend the usage of the HEPA filter.
The Parts of an Air Scrubber
Like most filtration systems, an air scrubber uses purification filters to help remove contaminants as the air within the space is circulated through the system. Several times each hour, the scrubber draws the contaminated air from the space while also pumping in fresh air that is free of chemicals. The HEPA filters used in our units are able to filter a considerable amount more than a regular filter. The HEPA filter will capture small particles such as mold, bacteria, asbestos, lead, dust and many other airborne contaminants. Air scrubbers will continuously clean the air and provide a clean, healthy and productive environment.
An air scrubber pulls in air, and the air travels through a series of filters. Learn more about these important pieces that make of an air scrubber:
In the first stage of filtration, the pre-filters capture the larger particles that are sucked in. Removing these larger particles helps the unit maintain airflow, process more cubic feet per minute, and increase the filtration efficiency.
Optional Carbon Filter
Many air scrubbers include an optional carbon filter, which captures gas and vapor molecules, which we otherwise know as odors. This is accomplished through a process called adsorption, where the gaseous molecules are physically attracted to the surface of the carbon.
The final stage of filtration occurs when the primary filter removes the smallest particles from the air, and these particles can be as small as 0.3 microns in diameter. With a HEPA filter, the air scrubber is guaranteed to capture 99.7% of all 0.3 micron particles that pass through the filter.
Air scrubbers require a dependable blower, which pulls air through the filters and exhausts the filtered air out of the unit. The blower’s power level must work well with the efficiency of the installed filter system, as a blower that is too powerful may actually decrease the system’s efficiency.