Ionizers use negative ions to remove small particles from the air. This can help reduce odors and make the air appear fresher. Ion generators work by charging particles in a room so that they are attracted to walls, floors, tables, curtains, occupants, etc. Abrasion can cause these particles to resuspend in the air.
In some cases, these devices contain a collector to draw charged particles back to the unit. While ion generators can remove small particles (for example, although some have suggested that these devices provide a benefit by rectifying a hypothetical ion imbalance), no controlled study has confirmed this effect. “Ionizers are also referred to as “" ionizing air purifiers "”, “" ionizing air purifiers "”, “" air ionizers "”, “" ion generators "” and “" ionic air purifiers "”.” In addition, there are air purifiers called “electrostatic air purifiers” or “electrostatic precipitators”, which work in a similar way to ionizers (we will explain these differences where relevant). For simplicity, we will refer to all of these types of ionizing air purifiers as “ionizers”.
Ionizers fire negative ions that cause particles to stick to surfaces. They are not good purifiers because (most ionizers are too weak to work), they produce harmful ozone and PM2.5 (cause particles to adhere to, rather than remove, surfaces in your home). Production Automation offers a wide variety of Simco air ionizers, including room systems, benchtop and top blowers, point-of-use blowers, air guns, nozzles and specialty ionizers for nitrogen, CDA, high temperature, and tight limit applications.