Total Spectrum - 21st-Century Air Purification System
Our Total Spectrum air purification system sets a new standard for achieving clean indoor air while significantly reducing HVAC energy cost. Total Spectrum’s five stages of purification unite gas-phase filtration, UV light, and Dynamic Chemistry creation to deliver a sustainable knockout punch: destroying contaminants safely while lowering energy cost. Total Spectrum goes beyond traditional ventilation. Our solution purifies indoor air well enough to reuse it.
How is Total Spectrum air purification different from other air cleaning approaches? It joins UV light and a photocatalyst with gas-phase filtration, purifying the recirculated air to better than outside ventilation air with less energy and waste. Now the recirculated air can replace ventilation air that cost so much to condition by temperature and humidity levels.
The UV and Dynamic Chemistry components destroy viruses, bacteria, and molds. They convert carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide. And they break down organic chemicals to safe carbon dioxide and moisture.
Dynamic Chemistry continuously regenerates the activated carbon, keeping it at peak capacity for years. Total Spectrum technology can be integrated with and optimize HVAC in existing buildings as well as in new construction.
- Reduces energy consumption by recycling conditioned, purified air.
- Pays for itself in less than two years with sharply reduced life-cycle costs of maintenance and media replacement.
- Eliminates airborne contaminants by destroying them—not merely filtering them out.
- No hazardous by-products or waste to dispose of.
- Promotes better respiratory health for occupants.
- Breathing purified air can improve occupant productivity up to 11 percent.
- Enhances public image and invites green-related media coverage.
Total Spectrum air purification systems are purifying air and saving energy in a data center and commercial environments including casinos, office buildings, airports, labs, and museums. Wherever there is a need to breathe healthy air and use fewer resources, the Total Spectrum air purification system delivers the desired results.
In some cases, especially retrofits, there is not sufficient room to install full-sized housings for air purification. The workaround? Take a side stream airflow of at least 20 percent of the air volume out of the return duct (before it is conditioned) and into a gas-phase media unit. Treating a portion of the air stream will steadily reduce target gases and minimize indoor air pollutants. If the level of gases is low and remains low, then this is a good option at a reasonable cost.
In the same way, our side-stream option works as part of a Total Spectrum air purification system.
Because the Total Spectrum air purification system reduces most volatile organic compounds below thresholds established by NIOSH, EPA, the World Health Organization, and other standards organizations, the benefits are even more dramatic.
Our system captures or destroys outright everything from molds and bacteria to viruses and radon. So we render the recirculated air to better than outside air, which enables design engineers to set lower ventilation rates saving significant energy.
We can help you design the best option for your facility to achieve your energy reduction targets and increase your sustainability quotient.
Offices, hospitals, schools, museums, and libraries all are buildings ventilated with outside air to reduce indoor air pollutants, reduce carbon dioxide and provide oxygen. This ventilation air must either be heated or cooled to make the occupants comfortable. Current ventilation rates are very high, so when an existing system essentially “throws away” and exhausts conditioned air to achieve Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, so, too, is the energy investment essentially thrown away.
A better idea: purify the indoor air to better-than-outside air quality and reuse it. It takes much less outside air to a) meet the necessary oxygen replenishment and b) dilute carbon dioxide to create and sustain a healthy atmosphere in a building. If we remove the air pollutants, then we reduce the ventilation volumes, thus lowering the energy requirement of the HVAC.
Capital Cost Savings Calculations
The calculations below are based on a Midwest USA location where Total Spectrum air purification has been installed. By purifying the indoor air to better than ventilation air from outside, it is possible to reduce capital equipment size and cost that offsets the initial cost of the Total Spectrum air purification system. Here is one example.
Project: Example for office building, 100k cfm-Midwest, USA
Basis for Estimate:
- Original Design CFM of Outside Air: 33,333
- Reduction in Outside Air Installed: 50%
- Capital Cost for Cooling Equipment per Ton: $1,200
- Reduction in Installed Outside Air CFM = 16,667
- Reduced Tonnage = 68
- Capital Cost Savings = $81,363
The Total Spectrum air purification system also reduces operating costs because the Dynamic Chemistry™ it produces protects and extends the life of the gas-phase media stages it includes. Installations have validated that the activated carbon lasts at least 7 years and 10 or more would be expected. Since only UV lamps get replaced yearly, the operating costs for maintenance is very low.
No other air purification system can provide these energy and capital cost savings.