ActivePure: More Information 

About Aerus & MedStartr Direct

Aerus LLC was founded in 1924 as Electrolux USA. The Dallas, TX - based firm specializes in cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting air and surfaces. It's used worldwide, with customers including Major League Baseball, Hilton, Google, and the Cleveland Clinic (used in operating rooms), Candian Health Science Center (surgical ICUs), Facebook, CitiBank, Mitsubishi, Bank Of America, Petrobras and more. MedStartr Direct's air quality and real estate specialists have partnered with Aerus to design custom air treatment solutions for homes, schools, businesses, and government buildings in order to provide cost savings, improved health outcomes, and increased worker productivity.

Some of Our Installations

  • Cleveland Clinic

  • Texas Rangers Baseball Club

  • Industry City - Brooklyn, NY

  • Mississippi State University Veterinary Hospital

  • Tennessee and Texas State Capitol Buildings

  • Integrative Pediatric Center - Dallas, Texas

  • Agape Montessori Christian Academy, Vicksburg, Mississippi

  • Hershorin Schiff Community Day School, Sarasota, Florida

  • The Lamplighter School, Dallas

  • Missisquoi Valley School District, Swanton, Vermont

  • Plymouth Public Schools, Plymouth, Massachusetts

 

Also, many companies utilize ActivePure Technology around the world, including:

  • Bank of America, Brazil Corporate HQ

  • Sacco Hospital - Milan, Italy

  • Hospital Military Medical Institute - Warsaw, Poland

  • Phuket International Airport - Phuket, Thailand

  • Chula Hospital - Bangkok, Thailand

  • Lilavati Hospital & Research Center - Mumbai, India

Competitors

MERV 13

  • Waits for air to be recirculated 

  • Doesn't impact surfaces 

  • Filters trap < 50% of virus-sized particles Stresses existing HVAC system Infectious particles buildup on filters Frequent Replacements 

ActivePure

  • Works continuously in a room Destroys pathogens on surfaces Kills >90% of virus in < 10 min

  • No impact on HVAC system Self-cleaning cells 

  • Replace every 2 years 

MERV filters were designed to filter out airborne pollutants, not pathogens. An EPA analysis showed that for a 100,000 sq. ft building, the increased maintenance + energy costs of upgrading from a MERV 8 filter to a MERV 13 would be ~$31,000 / year. 

Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGl) 

  • Waits for air to be recirculated

  • Filter systems can't impact surfaces Insufficient time for full inactivation

  • Can generate ozone 

ActivePure

  • Works continuously in a room

  • Destroys pathogens on surfaces Able to achieve total viral inactivation

  • No Ozone generation 

It is difficult to achieve a killing dose of UV radiation in the time that it takes for the air to move past the lamp. To achieve a killing dosage would require an exposure time of >3 seconds, whereas a typical HVAC system has airspeeds ranging from 400-750 fpm, taking air N0.15 seconds to travel one foot. 

Far-UVC 

  • Can damage skin or eyes

  • ASHRAE deems it dangerous

  • Only human data is negative

  • Limited by distance & occlusion 

ActivePure

  • Safe For Humans

  • Cleared by the FDA

  • Safely Installed Across the World

  • Works Throughout the room 

There has only been a single human safety trial for far-UVC. The results were worrisome. 
At low doses below the threshold bacteriostatic effect, the far-UVC source produced erythema (skin reddening) in all four volunteers, as well as cancer-associated DNA damage in two of them that had a somewhat thinner outer layer of skin. While certainly safer than conventional UVC, there is still a tremendous amount of potential liability. 

Ionizers / Bipolar Ionization 

  • Drops contaminants out of the air

  • Increases surface contamination

  • Charged particles stick to lungs 10x more

  • Can generate ozone 

  • Does not remove odors or gases 

ActivePure

  • Breaks them down into CO2+H20

  • Destroys pathogens on surfaces 

  • No increased stickiness 

  • No ozone Generation 

  • Removes odors and gases

Only a small percentage of the tiny particles that we inhale end up getting deposited in the lungs, the rest getting exhaled. The larger particles are more likely to impact the lungs and be absorbed. When particles are charged, they become more likely to stick both to each other and to surfaces. The EPA warned of the possible adverse effects of particle charging, stating that it may cause 10-12x increase in particles sticking to the lungs. This technology is also used in nebulizers and inhalers to get medication to stick to the lungs. 

Other PCO Cleaners 


PCO cleaners are based on early versions of the technology that typically have reduced reaction rates. They only produce enough oxidative particles to clean air that passes close to the photocatalyst, forcing them to use fans to pull air into the reaction chamber, and in doing so rendering them little better than any other passive filtration technology.