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How does the ultraviolet light in the WAVE Air Purifier kill both biological and chemical contaminants?

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WAVE Air Purifier uses a “J” Lamp that produces UVC and UVV light (both wavelengths are fused into the Lamp). UV-C is a short-wave radiation: it attacks the DNA of the cell. This wavelength primary uses are for the destruction of bacteria, viruses, mold and other microorganisms that pass through the Aluminum Reflector Tube. The Centers of Disease Control recommends this method for destroying viruses such as tuberculosis. UV-V is primarily used for oxidation; this is the portion of the lamp that will destroy chemicals and odors such as cigarette smoke, VOC’s, aerosols cleaning solvents … continue reading

What does the unit do to viruses?

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A WAVE UV Air Purifier will destroy biological contaminants which include all types of viruses by attacking the DNA of the cell and destroying it. It will also destroy mold spores, dust mites, pollen, and bacteria viruses and musty odors. The WAVE Air Purifier has the capacity to eradicate biological contaminants but the effectiveness depends on the amount of time it operates and the ability for the contaminated air to travel through the unit. … continue reading

How much electricity does a WAVE Air Purifier consume?

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The Whole House Unit uses 37 watts of electricity. The Portable Unit uses 50 watts of electricity. … continue reading

Does a WAVE Air Purifier have to run 24 hours a day?

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The in-duct model is designed to run 24 hours a day. That is not to say that it will. The in-duct model has a sensor that allows the air purifier to run only when the fan is on. In times when the air handler is not on it is recommended to run the fan for 2 hours. When conditions arise such as the presence of odors or chemicals, you can increase the operation time for an additional hour or as needed. With the portable unit you can operate it for an hour a day or increase the time depending on conditions. You can the easily move it to another room. … continue reading

Does a WAVE Air Purifier produce ozone?

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As part of the WAVE process involved in UV air treatment, the UVV (187 nm) portion of the lamp is fused to the UVC (254 nm) portion of the glass. WAVE lamps are not ozone generators; ozone is a bi-product of oxidation. As the oxidation is emitted from the UVV portion of the Lamp, the UVC wavelength immediately starts to break down residual ozone that may be present. WAVE Air Purifiers are treating the chemical contaminants in the air at that moment in time; this is one of the components of its patent. The amount of residual ozone produced by a WAVE Air Purifier with the UVC/UVV “J” lamp has … continue reading