Air & Surface Treatment Technology

Health

Exposure to the risk of acquiring disease occurs through the airways

Air quality in buildings directly affects patients within hospitals, healthcare facilities, and the staff caring for those patients. As places of healing and recovery, air quality in hospitals is more important than air quality in commercial offices and shopping centres. The primary purpose of hospitals is to return patients to good health.

An essential aspect of this process is ensuring that airborne pathogens do not make their existing conditions worse.

Staff are just as important as patients

Employees are just as important as patients to the viability of healthcare organisations. The indoor environment impacts the productivity, morale, health, welfare; and ultimately retention of a facility’s workforce.

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national workforce impact

A study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that improved Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) improves worker productivity by 0.5% to 5%, which represents a national workforce impact of $20 billion to $200 billion. These impacts provide health care organisations with an incentive to improve the environment for their employees.

Patients may be one of the main reasons to improve Indoor Air Quality. They are also a considerable source of air contaminants. Patient coughing can introduce contaminants into the air, which includes infections, viruses, and other diseases. Bodily fluids resulting from wounds, infections, incontinence etc. can be transferred from a patient to clothing, bedding, and other surfaces. Wounds and other infections and diseases, as well as various medical procedures, can introduce objectionable odours into the air.

The building itself can offer other sources detrimental to good Indoor Air Quality. The ductwork used to distribute air throughout the facility can become dirty over time and trap various contaminants such as dust, dirt, and even biological organisms. Moisture from HVAC humidification can condense within the duct system. Moisture can also seep into various building components from breaches in the building envelope, concealed leaks, or even overspray from the cleaning process. This moisture can instigate mould growth over time, which is often undetected until the problem becomes substantial. Even the transportation of dirty linen throughout the building can present a detriment to Indoor Air Quality.

hygienic conditions

The hygienic conditions of various areas (e.g.reception, waiting rooms, in patient wards, administrative offices), as well as building materials, equipment, and furnishings, also affect the composition of the microbial community in hospital environments. All technological systems, such as plumbing, heating, air handling and air conditioning systems, and other equipment can significantly impact Indoor Air Quality, becoming a potential source of bacteria, fungi, viruses and other organisms

Microorganisms

Microorganisms are often found on inanimate surfaces, equipment and in the indoor air of environments occupied by colonized and/or infected patients. Water distribution systems and the aerosols generated by water cooling systems can also contain pathogenic microorganisms and opportunistic pathogens of purely environmental origin for which plumbing systems provide an ideal habitat (e.g.Legionella sp, non-tuberculous mycobacteria, and amoebae).

Antibiotic-resistant

Addressing antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a paramount issue in hospitals as antibiotic- resistant bacteria may be responsible for serious infection sassociated with medical care. Alarmingly, anti microbial resistance is still high or is even on the increase in most European countries, especially in the case of common bacteria such as the methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA), Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

The next generation of
Hybrid Ionic Generator Technology

  • Removes 99.99% of viruses & bacteria

    (Covid19 / Influenza / Common Cold)

  • Eliminates Mould

    and Destroys mould spores

  • Neutralizes Odors and Smells

    from Volatile Organic Compounds

  • Proven and Extensively Tested Technology

    as in FDA approved Class II Medical Devices

  • Chemical free

    completely safe and environmentally friendly

  • Chemical free

    completely safe and environmentally friendly

  • Offers a Simple “Scalable Solution”

    for Effective Air Treatment

An exceptionally fast, safe and effective air and surface treatment system which removes 99.99% of surface and air pathogens (including COVID-19). Using powerful “Hydroxyl Treatment Technology”, HQ Air offers you a 24/7 Effective Air Treatment System – reducing the risk and spread of viruses and bacteria and providing a safer working environment for customers and staff.

Complete confidence in your environment

The only technology to work on both airborne and surface contaminants

ODOURS

Influenza

Mould

Influenza

Escherichia

Staphyococcus