Today, there are multiple ways to provide cleaner, safer air in indoor environments. For example, air purification technology can assist an HVAC system and improve indoor air quality by tackling the particulates and harmful pathogens that are present in the air or collecting in your ducts. But between HEPA filters, ionization generators, ultraviolet (UV) lights and more, finding the right system can seem daunting.

One technology becoming more prevalent is needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI®). Many are turning to Global Plasma Solutions’ NPBI technology as an affordable, safe, effective solution. It’s easy to install and requires minimal future maintenance, helping to save time and money.

For example, the University of Maryland, Baltimore turned to NPBI technology after the existing UV light system installed in the buildings’ HVAC systems wasn’t able to control or reduce the exhaust fumes and particles from helicopters using a nearby landing pad. The facilities management team needed a different applied system to control the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and particulate from the helicopters and other odors generated within the buildings.

After some trial and error with other solutions and products, the GPS- iMOD® needlepoint bipolar ionization air purification system was installed. This technology is UL 2998-listed for its ability to help control fine particles and tackle odors while not producing harmful ozone.

Within 24 hours, the new system drastically reduced particles in the air and was able to mitigate all kinds of odors — not just those produced by helicopter exhaust.

To learn more, download the University of Maryland, Baltimore project spotlight.