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A Breath of Fresh Information on Air Cleaning Technology

    Cutting edge research on air cleaning technology

    A Breath of Fresh Information on Air Cleaning Technology

    The researchers’ key findings highlight the significant role air cleaners can play in enhancing IAQ, in combination with source control measures and adequate ventilation.

    The study, authored by Dr. Gráinne CunniffeJennifer WhelanAlannah Byrne, Dr. John Ryan, Dr. Keri Lestage, and Dr. John McKeon, delved into the latest advancements in air cleaning technology, exploring the mechanism of function, performance and safety profile, and emerging research and future potential of the various approaches. The research’s key findings highlight the significant role air cleaners can play in enhancing IAQ, in combination with source control measures and adequate ventilation.

    The field of air cleaning technology is experiencing huge growth and evolving rapidly with research developments. Approaches such as electrostatic precipitation, photocatalytic oxidation and plasma-based air cleaning all demonstrate huge potential and are likely to positively impact IAQ across both residential and shared buildings in the future.

    “This study provides an update on state-of-the-art air cleaning technology to equip doctors to advise their patients effectively. HEPA filters were identified as the most efficient in removing airborne particles, including allergens and fine particulate matter. Furthermore, our research highlighted the remarkable effectiveness of activated carbon filters in eliminating volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and odors, while UV-based technology was found to be a valuable addition to filtered HVAC systems.”

    Dr. Gráinne Cunniffe
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    Dr. John McKeon at ACAAI scientific meeting

    Air Cleaning Technology at ACAAI 2023

    In November 2023 at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) in California, Dr John McKeon presented the iAIR Institute‘s the research on air cleaning technology. The study was selected for inclusion in ACAAI’s official press kit for the event, underscoring its significance in the field of allergy, asthma, and immunology. The iAIR Institute was proud to have its work highlighted at this prestigious event, emphasizing the Institute’s commitment to advancing and disseminating research, improving public policy and promoting the importance of healthier indoor environments for all.

    “Our participation in the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting reaffirms our dedication to improving IAQ. We encourage healthcare professionals to consider third-party tested air cleaning devices that are performance validated and, ideally, certified to relevant standards”

    Dr. John McKeon, CEO of iAIR Institute

    The iAIR Institute looks forward to continued collaboration with fellow experts and researchers in the field of indoor air quality and remains dedicated to improving IAQ for the benefit of public health