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Advanced Odor Control

Odor control has come a long way. Thanks to technological advances, masking odors with fragrance or fresheners are not the only options in today’s market. And why shouldn’t more sophisticated methods exist, when your reputation is on the line? A business plagued by chronic odors is a business in danger of losing customers.

Investigate one of the more modern odor control products now on the market, which cleans the air in your salon on a molecular or particulate level, and you may never have another unpleasant odor to contend with.

Air Filters
Filter-based odor and allergen control options remove particulate mater from the air in your salon. By trapping dander, dust and other microscopic mater, air filters purify the air by exclusion. Few odor causing particles escape sensitive filters. Look for a filter with high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) technology and you’ll remove an astounding 99.9 percent of airborne particles 0.3 micrometers or larger in diameter. These options are increasingly more available at competitive pricing and produce no harmful byproduct gasses, making them popular options for more advanced odor control.

Activated Carbon
Control of fumes and gaseous odors present special challenges not accomplished by HEPA filtration. By passing air of porous activated carbon media, volatile compounds are trapped in the absorbent material. With periodic replenishing, the use of activated carbon, in conjunction with HEPA filtration, provides a wider spectrum of odor control.

Photocatalytic Oxidation Systems
More sophisticated options for odor control use UV light beams to irradiate and sterilize the air on a molecular level. As they pass through photocatalytic oxidation systems, odor causing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are degraded by powerful UV waves. Though this technology does not remove particulate matter from the air your customers breath, when added to HEPA filtration they pack a powerful one-two odor control punch.

Air purification systems using ionizing technology have flooded the marketplace in recent years. They work by using charged surfaces to generate electrically charged ions. Tiny particles stick to the charged ions and are collected on special plates found in the ionizing units. These options produce minute amounts of ozone gas and other oxidizing gasses, though in amounts so tiny they are not harmful. Units with fans are much more effective than units without, but they consume more energy and may create some degree of noise pollution. <HOME>

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