Ionizers are devices that remove certain particles in the air using negative ions. The purpose of an air ionizer is to help air particles settle and accumulate outside the air. Ionizers can help improve indoor air quality, but they can also have potential drawbacks. An air ionizer (or negative ion generator or Chizhevsky chandelier) is a device that uses high voltage to ionize (electrically charge) air molecules.
Negative ions, or anions, are particles with one or more additional electrons, which confer a net negative charge to the particle. Cations are positive ions that lack one or more electrons, resulting in a net positive charge. Some commercial air purifiers are designed to generate negative ions. Another type of air ionizer is the electrostatic discharge (ESD) ionizer (balanced ion generator) used to neutralize static charge.
An air ionizer is a device that uses high voltage to ionize or electrically charge air molecules. Air ionizers are used in many different applications, from purifying air from particles, pollutants and allergens to controlling electrostatic discharge (ESD) in work environments. Ionizers use electrostatically charged plates that produce negatively charged ions. These ions attach to tiny particles in the air, such as cigarette smoke and other toxins, as they move through the air.
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. But what does an ionizer actually do? How do you remove particles from the air or improve odor in a room? And do they really improve indoor air quality? We will examine what ionizing air purifiers do and their possible negative effects.