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Air Purification Systems

GBCI: 0910000206

Air quality solutions, when to use them, why to use them and how to use them. Air quality plays a vital role in every ones health, different methods are used to cut down the amount of air born contaminants that can harm people and sensitive equipment.
Eligible for 1.0 CE HOUR.
  • 1.0 CE

Rating system: v4, v2009



There are many ways in which design engineers can reduce the number of air born contaminants in the air. Two efficient ways are bi-polar ionization and electronic polarization. These two methods can reduce and even eliminate contaminates while using minimal energy and requiring minimal maintenance. Recirculating clean air is crucial to creating a comfortable and safe work area, whether it be in a school or a hospital. With the use of bi-polar ionization and electronic polarization the microbiological and gas contaminants are removed in an efficient manner. This will lead to increased performance of employees, as well as increased attendance all while keeping energy savings and pollutants in mind.

Another topic covered throughout the course is removing contaminants through pressurization. Pressurization helps keep contaminated air in or out of the critical area by creating a high or low pressure zone that will pull or push the contaminated air.

The fundamental methods covered in the air quality solutions course will educate engineers on how to reduce/eliminate contaminants from a given area in the most efficient manner given a certain application. Using the correct air quality control method is vital in terms of effectiveness as well as minimal energy consumption to address the issue at hand.


  1. Have a better understanding of the methods to ventilate and control indoor air quality and when to use each method. This will lead to increased effectiveness as well as large energy savings.
  2. Understand the different types of gas filter media in certain applications.
  3. Understand the difference between ultraviolet sterilization and bi-polar ionization and when it is most effective to use each method.
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