3rd Party Lab Results

When using an Air+ product mounted in the AC unit or duct system, ions are delivered to the occupied space through the system’s airflow. This results in typical ion levels of 1,000-2,000 ions/cm3 to improve air quality in a number of ways. The ions form ionic bonds with airborne particles such as smoke, dust, pollen, and pet dander causing them to cluster together with charged particles of the opposite polarity creating larger particles. These larger “agglomerated” particles are now easier for the system to filter out of the airstream. Ions can also deactivate certain bacteria and viruses, shown in the test results below.
PathogenPathogen Name3rd Party Test LabRemoval %Year
VirusesInfluenza SARS-CoV-2, aerosolizedInnovative Bioanalysis99%2021
Influenza SARS-CoV-2, surfaceInnovative Bioanalysis99%2021
Influenza H1N1Kitasato Research Center, Japan99%2011
Influenza H5N1Kasetsart University, Thailand99%2011
BacteriaEscherichia ColiEMSL Analytical, USA99%2011
Escherichia Coli ATCCIstanbul University, Turkey91%2011
Staphylococcus aureusEMSL Analytical, USA81%2011
Pseudomonas aeruginosaIstanbul University, Turkey99%2011
Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)EMSL Analytical, USA99%2013
FungusAspergillus NigerEMSL Analytical, USA97%2011
Candida albicansEMSL Analytical, USA97%2011
Dichobotrys abundansProf. Joe F. Boatman, USA90%2006
PenicilliumProf. Joe F. Boatman, USA95%2006
SporesBacillus subtilis var nigerIstanbul University, Turkey89%2011
Note: The experiment results are solely applicable to the device used in the trial in an environment typically smaller than actual conditions.

To put these results into action, review the entire line of Air+ products or contact us to get in touch with your local Manufacturer’s Representative. 

The following are some of our 3rd party lab tests and other informative studies on ionization performance.

Frequently Asked Questions

All Air+ needlepoint products are validated to UL2998 – Zero Ozone emissions and therefore do not produce ozone.

Yes, levels between 1,000 and 2,000 ions/cm3 are ideal for improved air quality. However, when a room has pollutants present, the net ion levels will be lower (for example 500-1,000 ions/cm3). So measurements in a room with people present or off-gassing from newly painted walls for example, good ion levels would be 500-1,000.

Yes, we have an ion meter that can be used to measure positive and negative ions. Please visit our Products page to find this meter. 

Air+ ion generators will actually make them more efficient. Testing has shown that ions agglomerate particles, making them larger and for that reason more easily filtered out of the air.
Yes, higher relative humidity levels in a room will decrease the ionization output vs. dryer air.
Yes, all Air+ products are UL Listed for safety and our needlepoint products are UL2998 validated for Zero Ozone Emission.
In a relatively clean environment and with better filtration in place, the ionization tubes should produce sufficient ions for two years. In more difficult environments, such as wastewater treatment, cannabis facilities, or smoking casinos, the tubes will only produce sufficient ions for about one year.
Yes, we have an ion tube testing program. You send us the tube and we will test it to determine how much life is left for that tube.

We view UV lights and filters as passive or reactive technologies. They wait for the pollutant to return to the air handler to be filtered or treated by the UV light. Ionization is proactive. Filling a room with a higher ion level attacks pollutants at the source, i.e., in the room where the pollutant is present. This video explains the proactive nature of ionization vs. the reactive nature of UV lights and filters.

Please contact us here to connect with your local Manufacturer’s Representative who can help you purchase or specify the product. 

All needlepoint units are self-cleaning and require no maintenance. The cleaning cycle is programmed at our factory at once per day, although the cleaning interval can be adjusted using our software. Contact Air+ if you have specific cleaning requirements. The ionization tubes can be cleaned manually, but in most cases, it is not required. 

Air+ products are warranted for one year from the date of shipment. If you believe you have a warranty claim, start by contacting your local Manufacturer’s Representative. They can help you start the warranty process. 

Yes, all needlepoint and tube-style equipment have the capability to communicate with the BAS.