The ionization process
As can be seen in the image above, there are many positively charged ions in a specific area (dust, bacteria and other matter). These positively charged ions often occur in combination with particulate matter, bacteria and other matter.
Negative ions are released by adding an ionizer to the room. These negative ions have an attraction to neutral and positively charged molecules. In addition, the attraction to positively charged ions is the greatest. The negative ions clump together with the positive ions and become neutral. This neutral matter then precipitates, reducing particulate matter, bacteria and odors in the air.
Without ionisation, the positively charged ions would excess in space and this has a negative effect on the human and animal present in the room.
A space or environment is filled with molecules floating around in the air. Many of these molecules in the air occur in combination with (fine) substances, gases (CO2, oxygen, etc.) and bacteria. Sources that increase the number of positive ions in the air are vehicles and industry (gas development), transmission towers, monitors, telephones and many other electronic devices.
Many positive ions in a room increase the chance of allergies, headaches, bacteria and other ailments. By reducing the positive particles (particulate matter, bacteria and other matter) in the air, a healthier environment is created for humans and animals.
Negative ions are also developed in nature. A high level of negative ions is often found after thunderstorms or rain showers and close to waterfalls (natural ionization). Due to thunderstorms, UV radiation and other natural processes, negative ions are produced that cause a changing effect. After a storm and in the vicinity of waterfalls, a fresh and clean air is often experienced. This is due to the high amount of negative ions that have come into the air by these sources.
The concentration of odors, particulates and bacteria in the air affects the level of negative ions needed to clean the room. The more concentrated the particulate matter, odors or bacteria in the air, the more negative ions are needed to clean the room. For some applications we recommend to request a specific quotation for special circumstances in which the smell, dust or smoke concentration in the room is very high (smoking areas, animal rooms, changing rooms, etc.).