An air ionizer is a device that dirty (dust) ionizes particles, which are present in the air. On the (dust) particles a negative electric charge is applied. In general, an air ionizer is used in a household in order to minimize dust and bad odors and to remove.
Applying an air ionizer
With an air ionizer can odors from eg (cigarette) smoke, fumes, and gasses are removed from the air. Also, small particles such as dust and pollen can be eliminated from the air. Although air ionizers come in different shapes and sizes, they are to be easy to use.
An additional advantage is that air ionizers do not need a loud fan and motor, so you will not be disturbed during home activities or while sleeping. Another advantage is that you never charge need to create replacement filters. As long as the distance between the wall and the air ionizer is at least 25 cm, it can easily in a living room, bedroom, office, computer room or placed in other indoor areas.
It is often indicated by a green LED light that the device is functioning properly and produces negative ions (which ensure clean air). When the red LED means that need to be cleaned stainless steel slats of the removable cartridge. It is recommended to clean once a month with an optionally supplied brush the fins of the removable cartridge.
Persistent substance and can be removed with a damp cloth. Then the cartridge should be dried with a cloth before it will again put into use. For thorough cleaning, only use warm water and a mild detergent solution, then let the cartridge dry for 24 hours.
Despite pretty claims of manufacturers, is an air ionizer no replacement device for “natural ventilation”. Open windows and vacuuming remain necessary, especially when the room in which the air ionizer is less than 50 sqm. An air ionizer is only a supporting device for areas where clean air and a relaxing atmosphere is desired.
The discovery and development of the world’s first commercial air ionizer
According to the book The Truth About Electricity Air & Health of writer Rosalind Tan, Laws discovered during work on torpedoes for the Royal Navy (Royal Navy) the positive effect of ionized air. He overtook the German submarines many times could stay longer underwater, and its crew remained healthy. Because of this, he became interested in the virtually unknown impact and the effect of ionized air. Together with writer Idries Shah Laws started the company Medion (a company other than the German computer brand).
Laws financed his research and development of the first commercial air ionizer. This made it decades later to the international expert in the field of electro-medical science. Based on his patent were developed by other companies other air ionizers, but the devices Laws had put the final standard.
Ionizers in consumer electronics
Computer manufacturer ASUS has integrated an ionizer in its N51Vf and N50VN laptops. This would prevent the generation of static electricity, to minimize damage to insulators and resistors. At the time of the SARS outbreak in the Far East, in the period between November 2002 and July 2003, there was increased demand for ionizers. We have developed all kinds of specialized products such as electric toothbrushes, refrigerators, washing machines and air conditioners that were provided ionizing elements.
The operation of an air ionizer
Ionized air is obtained by putting high voltage of a few thousand volts on a needle. Due to low power, it is not dangerous to touch the needle, however, experienced it as a painful shock. The negatively charged electrons jump easily from the outermost point of the needle out and then attach themselves to oxygen molecules.
Two theories about what happens to the oxygen molecules:
The charged oxygen molecules attach themselves to dust particles in the air. Because the particles get a negative charge they settle in the area.
The harmful dust particles are positively charged and are neutralized by the negatively charged oxygen molecules.
Research into the operation and health
The effectiveness of air ionizers opinions is diverse. It is thought to how much the (dust) particles which removed from the air, whether or not in combination with external factors such as ventilation. But the benefits can have an air ionizer health and whether this applies to everyone or only for people with certain allergies. However, there are already good results proven in a study that was conducted by the British National Health Service (NHS). The study was performed in words where common infectious bacteria appeared in the sky. After placing air ionisation, there is no bacteria in the air. In theory, the negatively charged electrons from the air ionizer, oxygen uptake by the body easier. The negatively charged electrons ensure that release less histamine in the airways.
Ozone, the right effect or an adverse side effect?
Negatively charged electrons are capable of oxygen molecules (O2) to pull apart. Pulled apart oxygen molecules may jointly oxygen molecule ozone (O3) forms. Not to worry too high can prevent ozone production by the power of an air ionizer. However, when an air ionizer produces little ozone, the device will also have little effect on the neutralization of bacteria and viruses.