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Bipolar ionization is a technology that generates positively and negatively charged ions designed to break down and remove undesirable contaminants from the air, including harmful viruses and allergens.
Ions are everywhere, constantly being broadly dispersed through the air. Natural processes, including wind changing direction, sun shining, and water flowing, break down the ions. Ions can cluster into solids, airborne particles, mold, bacteria, pollen, and gasses like water vapor. The ions make these particles bigger, allowing air filters to catch them more easily.
These electrically charged atoms also affect viruses and other pathogens, where in the case of viruses, ions influence the molecular structure of the protein that is an integral part of the infection process. Ions like to be neutral and bond with other ions with an opposite charge and so split virus proteins as positively and negatively charged particles unite to achieve a neutral balance. The virus proteins thus broken and changed can no longer infect vulnerable cells. In short, they are rendered unable to trigger allergies, respiratory diseases, or any other related illnesses.
How the bipolar ionizer works in the dehumidifier
It’s always a good idea to keep your home as dry as possible, especially when people in the household have respiratory issues. A dehumidifier is a valuable tool for controlling the moisture in the air, and it can be especially effective if it is equipped with an ionizer function.
Millions of positively and negatively charged ions are broadcast naturally into the air every minute. Bipolar ionization is a mechanical process performed by an ionizer that creates ions using air molecules such as water vapor. The ionizer can assist in removing airborne germs, bacteria, and viruses, which can cause cold and flu-like symptoms. The ions it produces can break apart proteins in the make-up of airborne pathogens (e.g., viruses, bacteria, mold spores) by stripping hydrogen from them. As a result, they precipitate out of the air and are removed by the building’s air filtering processes.
What does a dehumidifier with a bi-polar ionizer do?
Water molecules targeted by the high energy of the machine will break into O- and H+ ions. These will sometimes recombine into reactive hydroxyl radicals (OH) that can remove hydrogen from other molecules. As the positive and negative ions surround air particles that include pathogens (e.g., viruses, bacteria, mold spores), these ions extract hydrogen from the pathogen.
In the case of a virus, the hydrogen is pulled away from its protein coat, or capsid. The hydrogen is a crucial component of the actual structure of the viral protein coat, which means that the virus cannot infect without it. It is useful to think of the outer proteins of a virus as keys. These keys must fit the right lock (proteins on a cell’s surface). With a change in the key’s shape that results from the removal of hydrogen, it can no longer fit into the cell’s lock and trigger an infection.
A dehumidifier with an ionizer helps to remove harmful substances from the air. The ions produced by this technology can attach themselves to dust particles, which increases their weight and allows them to be captured by mechanical air filters. The higher concentration of ionized particles in an area also affects how long it takes for dust and dirt to settle on surfaces such as tables and floors. This means that your home should remain cleaner for extended periods because more contaminants can be removed by your home’s air filtering processes.
Although you may think that your dehumidifier can remove all bacteria from its environment, the capabilities of its filters are somewhat limited when it comes to the elimination of airborne contaminants. You need something more substantial than just a standard filter.
The bi-polar ionization capabilities combined with dehumidification technology compliments each other effectively.
Why use a dehumidifier ionizer?
Having clean and healthy indoor air helps increase personal comfort at your home. Using a dehumidifier supports optimum humidity levels in your living space by removing excess moisture, which is crucial to keep mold, bacteria, and microbes at bay.
The combined functions of the IW25-4 dehumidifier and ozone-free bipolar ionizer provides a clean and healthy interior atmosphere at home, which can benefit your entire family.