Publications and Presentations by The University of Cincinnati Group on the evaluation of ionic air purification and enhancement of the respirator performance by unipolar emission plus, CRS mold, Dr. Donald P. Dennis MD. FACS (Updated May 3, 2005).4. Lee, B.U., Yermakov, M., and Grinshpun, S.A. (2005) Filtering Efficiency of N95- and R95-Type Facepiece Respirators, Dust-Mist Facepiece Respirators, and Surgical Masks Operating in Unipolarly Ionized Indoor Air Environments, International Journal for Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 5(3):27-40.
AS150MM (FAB) Minimate and VI-2500 Vortex Ionic roon cleaners were shown to significantly reduce the penetration efficiency of even the smallest viral particles by about 3000 fold for N95, R95, dust-mist respirators and surgical masks, with zero additional breathing restrictions.
5. Grinshpun, S.A., Mainelis, G.,
T., Willeke, K., Trunov M.A., and Adhikari, A.
Wearable Ionizers on the Concentration of Respirable Airborne
Particles and Microorganisms, Proceedings of the European
Aerosol Conference (Leipzig, Germany, September 3-7, 2001),
Journal of Aerosol Science, 32
The particle removal efficiency of the AS150MM Minimate (FAB) reached almost 100% in a walk in chamber.
6. Grinshpun, S.A., Adhikari, A.,
Trunov, M., Mainelis, G., Yermakov, M., and Reponen, T.
Pollution Control Through Ionization, IN: Air Pollution:
Modeling, Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution (Ed: C.A.
Brebbia), WIT Press, Southampton, U.K.:689-704.
The data for the AS150MM Minimate (FAB) on the physical and bactericidal efficiencies of the ion emission suggest that the reduction in the indoor aerosol concentration combined with the germ inactivation can significantly reduce human exposure to indoor air pollutants. This reduces the risk of adverse health effects.
7. Grinshpun, S.A., Lee, B.U.,
and McKay, R. (2004) How
Increase the Protection Factor Provided by Existing Facepiece
Respirators Against Airborne Viruses: A Novel Approach,
Proceedings of the European Aerosol Conference (Budapest,
Hungary September 5-10, 2004), Journal of Aerosol Science, EAC
VI-2500 Vortex Ion generator significantly enhances respiratory mask protection against virus-size aerosol particles.
8. Lee, B.U., Yermakov, M., and
of the Ionic Air Purification Efficiency by the Electrical Low
Pressure Impactor (ELPI), Program Addendum to the Annual
Meeting of the American Association for Aerosol Research –
Breakings (Anaheim, California, U.S.A., October 20-24, 2003),
AS150MM Minimate (FAB) and VI-2500 Vortex Ion Generators demonstrate significant air purifying efficiency and removed about 97% of even virus sized particles in a room sized indoor test chamber.
9.Grinshpun, S.A., Lee, B.U., and
M. (2004) Indoor Air
Purification by Ionic Emission, Abstracts of the American
Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (Atlanta, Georgia,
U.S.A., May 8-13, 2004), #71, 18.
Operation of Wein AS150MM Minimate (FAB) VI-2500, Automate, Sanimate in a room sized test chamber reduced even virus sized airborne particles by a factor of almost 30.
Dust-Mist Facepiece Respirators, and Surgical Masks Operating in Unipolarly Ionized Indoor Air Environments
14. Anna Balazy, Mika Toivola, Tiina Reponen, Albert Podgorski, Anthony Zimmer, and Sergey A. Grinshpun (2005) Manikin-Based Performance Evaluation of N95 Filtering-Facepiece Respirators Challenged with Nanoparticles. Adobe Acrobat File
15. Shu-An Lee, Atin Adhikari, Sergey A. Grinshpun, Roy McKay, Rakesh Shukla, Haoyue Li Zeigler, and Tiina Reponen (2005) Respiratory Protection Provided by N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators Against Airborne Dust and Microorganisms in Agricultural Farms. Adobe Acrobat File