Boston Children’s Hospital Uses NPBI to Tackle Odors, Reduce Pathogens, and Save Money on their Existing HVAC System
You might think that diesel fumes and street odors would be the least of a hospital’s worries, but when noxious fumes and odors from a nearby construction zone put Boston Children’s Hospital patients and staff at risk, the hospital’s facilities management team began looking for a solution to address these unwanted smells while upgrading the existing HVAC system.
Dealing with an existing ultraviolet (UV) light system that was unable to control these odors and keep the coils within the system clean to prevent future biofilm and microorganism buildup, the team turned to Global Plasma Solutions to help tackle their air purification needs. They installed the GPS-iMOD® needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI®) air purification system to reduce airborne particulates, odors and pathogens while lowering energy consumption and the facility’s carbon footprint.
The air purification system is an affordable, easy-to-install addition to a building’s existing HVAC system. NPBI technology breaks down odors into basic, harmless compounds, leaving indoor air smelling fresh and free of odor-causing volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
In the case of Boston Children’s Hospital, diesel fumes and odors from the nearby construction site were no match for the ionization system. Additionally, the air purification technology was able to entirely clean the coils within 48 hours and keep them free of biofilm. This, in turn, generated energy savings and eliminated the need for expensive improvements in the future.
Most important, unlike many other solutions on the market, GPS NPBI technology is also safe for occupied spaces. This means patients and staff at the hospital can focus on the important work at hand.
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