Posts Tagged: pathogens

Boston Children’s Hospital Installs NPBI to Create a Safer Environment for Patients and Staff

GPS Provides Safe, Effective Air Purification Solutions in Health Care Facilities Infection control is critical for health care facilities, and it takes a multifaceted approach. From waiting rooms to operating rooms, indoor air quality measures complement advanced cleaning and sterilization techniques. Boston Children’s Hospital installed the GPS-iMOD® needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI®) air purification system to reduce… Read more »

The Key to Continuing In-Person Learning During COVID-19

Creating a Safer Environment for Students, Faculty and Staff COVID-19 has significantly impacted student learning across the nation. With face-to-face interactions spreading the virus, many educational institutions were forced to abruptly close their physical doors at the onset of the pandemic. Educators then launched remote learning curriculums in hopes of keeping their students, faculty and… Read more »

How Schools Can Take Advantage of Funds for HVAC Improvements

Five Steps for Safer Schools Through Section 313 of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, Congress approved $82 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund to make adjustments to help deal with the pandemic including updates and maintenance to HVAC equipment. Under this bill, schools will be able to inspect,… Read more »

NPBI’s Effectiveness at Building Air Purification to Target COVID’s Vulnerabilities

Study Highlights Benefits of Neutralizing the Positively Charged CoV-2 Virus A new study, “Enhanced Binding of SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein to Receptor by Distal Polybasic Cleavage Sites” by Northwestern University, proves electrostatic forces cause SARS-CoV-2 binding to the human cells, supporting data on the technology and effectiveness of needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI™) air purification for HVAC systems…. Read more »

The Power of Ions – NPBI Technology Delivers Cleaner Indoor Air

Need some fresh air?  Go INdoors!   Outdoors, naturally occurring ions are everywhere and are constantly working to clean the air.  Ions are created with energy from rushing water, crashing waves and even sunlight.  Unfortunately, the concentration of these naturally occurring ions are much lower indoors. There is still hope for indoor air quality thanks to… Read more »

ASHRAE Guidelines for Reopening Schools and Universities

Reopening Schools and Universities Guidelines    ASHRAE has recently published guidelines for schools and universities, and they are recommending  NPBI should be considered in lieu of MERV 13 filters. Background: The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force was established to help deploy ASHRAE’s technical resources to address the challenges of the current pandemic and future epidemics as… Read more »

Reduce Outdoor Air with Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization

How to Reduce Outside Air via ASHRAE Standard 62   This brief video explains how Global Plasma Solutions (GPS) utilizes ASHRAE Standard 62 Indoor Air Quality Procedure to reduce outside air by up to 75% over the conventional Ventilation Rate Procedure (dilution method).   Using GPS’ IAQ software an engineer can see how low the outside… Read more »

Testing Shows Pathogens 99.4% Inactivated by Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization

Testing is in –  Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization Inactivates Pathogens!  This is great news for our HVAC community.  This technology can be easily added to most HVAC systems quickly and at a very reasonable cost. We had tested other virus types with great success and had suspected the same result against the most current pathogen.  We… Read more »

Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NBPI) brings back Univ. of Wisconsin Teams

University of Wisconsin –  Upgrades AHU’s with Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NBPI) The University of Wisconsin will welcome a limited number of athletes back to campus this week, with voluntary strength and conditioning activities to begin June 15. The plan includes the voluntary return for members of the football and volleyball teams for health assessments and… Read more »

Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NBPI) Increases Filter Efficiency to Fight Current Pathogens

How to save on expensive cost of up-sizing filters   Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization technology produces positive and negative ions that travel with the supply air into the space. In the space, these ions cause particles like dust, dander, pollen, bacteria and virus to attract and stick together (agglomeration). This action significantly increases the effectiveness of existing… Read more »