AACCTPRO Negative Ion Disinfection
Negative ions have long been proven to be both effective and safe in enhancing the efficiency of air filters.
How Negative Ion Disinfection Works
While negative ions have a negative charge, virtually all airborne particles have a positive charge. This causes the opposite charged particles to be magnetically attracted to one another. When negative ions have a high enough concentration in the air, they attract floating positively charged particles. When combined, the particles become too heavy to remain airborne and fall out of the air. This prevents the airborne particles to be inhaled into a person’s respiratory tract.
Once they fall from the air, the ionized particles are collected through normal cleaning activities, such as dusting and vacuuming. Should those particles be disturbed and kicked back up into the air, they are ionized and quickly fall from the air again.
Negative Ions, Contaminants, and COVID-19
While it is too early for definitive studies to show COVID-19 can be disinfected through negative ionization, all indicators are positive. Repeated airborne infections of the bacteria Acinetobacter have been proven to be eliminated in intensive care wards with the installation of negative air ionizers.
Stephen Dean, a consultant at the St James’s Hospital in the UK reports the results of the use of a negative ionizer has been “fantastic”. He added:
We don't fully understand how it is working, but we suspect it is damaging or killing the bacteria… But if the ionizers are cleaning the air in this way, we would expect to find more precipitation of acinetobacter on surfaces and this is exactly what we found.
COVID-19 is a subgenus of the RNA coronavirus and there are multiple validated studies that show negative ion disinfection to reduce 99.9% of similar viruses.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
Ozone gas has been proven to kill the SARS coronavirus and since the structure of the new 2019-nCoV coronavirus is almost identical to that of the SARS coronavirus, it is relatively safe to say that it will also work on the new coronavirus though it must be noted that there is no studies to date except one that is current ongoing in China at the Institute of Virology In Hubei with regards to this. Progress of that study has shown that it works and the study should be concluded by the end of this week and officially published in the journal Virology.
It’s important first to follow the recommendations of the CDC and other medical authorities on prevention, such as regular hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes and avoiding contact with people suffering from COVID-19.
The actions and effects of both negative ions on airborne viruses, and 03 (ozone) on viral contamination, have been well established in previous scientific studies though.