|Professional Control Airborne
The IQAir® Cleanroom Series has been designed specifically for the
removal of airborne particles. The systems feature the highest air
delivery and longest filter life of any IQAir particle filter system. To
allow for maximum air delivery the systems contain no gas phase
The Cleanroom Series provides a choice of 2 models, each with a
specific filter efficiency and air delivery profile. While healthcare
facilities may require higher air delivery to achieve optimum control of
microorganisms (e.g. in ICUs or TB isolation rooms), a cleanroom facility
may need a filtration efficiency of 99.97% to meet strict manufacturing
regulations or standards.
Positive and Negative Pressure Environments
Each IQAir® Cleanroom system can be used as a recirculation device or
it can be combined with IQAir's ducting adapters InFlow W125 or OutFlow
W125 to create positive and negative pressure environments. The creation
of negative pressure helps to contain harmful particles, such as
microorganisms, in a particular area (e.g. TB isolation).
The creation of positive pressure helps to protect clean areas from
contaminants entering from adjacent rooms (e.g. protective isolation of
immuno-compromised patients, controlled environments for medical device
Decentralised Airborne Infection Control in
Airborne pathogens in health-care environments pose a particular risk
to immunocompromised patients who may inhale fungal spores, bacteria and
viruses. Airborne microorganisms can not only complicate recovery from
surgery, but can also lead to life-threatening infections,costing
health-care services hundreds of millions every year.
Hospital-acquired aspergillosis for example has been recognised
increasingly as a cause of severe illness and high mortality in
immunocompromised individuals, e.g. patients undergoing chemotherapy
and/or organ or bone marrow transplants. In the light of the marked
increase in nosocomial infections over recent years, many of which are
caused by drug-resistant pathogens, the importance of using
high-efficiency air filtration systems beyond the confines of so-called
¡°critical areas¡± (such as operation theatres) has once again been
emphasised. Both the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), advise that, wherever possible,
preventive infection control measures should be implemented to reduce the
risk of nosocomial infections.
For more critical control of gaseous compounds see GC Series models.