The large volume of biological aerosol produced by dental procedures is of great concern to practicing dentists. Introducing new technology from Silicon Valley.
A recent study “Aerodynamic Characteristics and RNA Concentration of SARS-CoV-2 Aerosol in Wuhan Hospitals during COVID-19 Outbreak”, Yuan Liu, Ph.D et al. used gelatin filters to capture aerosol samples in the patient areas, medical staff area, and public areas of two hospitals in Wuhan: Airborne SARS-CoV-2 was detected in various concentrations, and was affected by crowd size, room ventilation, and proper use of disinfectants.
In a choir rehearsal held in Washington state on March 10, 2020, 56 singers rehearsed in a large room, standing at a distance from one another. 45 became infected and two died. Aerosol transmission appears viable and dental clinic settings may carry an elevated risk due to the volume of aerosol produced by high powered drills and scalers.
Introducing Q3 Electrostatic High Pressure Plasma Air Purification:
Woodpecker Q3 can effectively remove aerosol from dental operatories with high-pressure electrostatic technology. It can absorb particles as small as 14.6 nanometers (0.0145 micrometers). It uses an electric field of 20,000 to 40,000 volts to inactivate bacteria and viruses. Laboratory data for H3N2 influenza virus ( similar in size to Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 ) shows a killing rate of more than 99.97% within an hour and the kill rate is more than 99.9% for Staphylococus albicans.
How this Silicon Valley TPA (Twin Pole Activation) air purification technology works:
Q3 plasma purifier creates a high-energy ionic field between the generator and collector that captures particulate matter and inactivate organisms. It is a green technology that avoided the performance degradation and filter replacement of traditional filter technology. It is an active air purification method that is superior to passive filters.
Effective nanometer scale filtration:
HEPA filters are rated based on their efficiency at removed particles whose diameter is equal to 0.3 micrometers with variable efficiency above and below this size. Woodpecker Q3 plasma purifier efficiently filters particles that are at least 0.0146 micrometers (14 nanometers) in size, which are 5 times smaller than the influenza virus (0.1 micrometers).
Benefits of “Kill” versus “Capture” air filters:
Traditional HEPA air filters are designed to absorb particles and could be a source of secondary pollution. Woodpecker High-pressure Plasma Air Purifier can directly kill bacteria and viruses through an electric killing field of up to tens of thousands of volts
Real time assessment of operatory air quality:
Q3 features a high precision PM 2.5 sensor with LCD display for a live indication of the air quality in your operatory.
Effective Air filtration with no consumables:
Traditional HEPA filters require replacement. With Q3 plasma purifier ion field technology there are no consumables: Just wash the collector electrode and reuse it. Q3 can cover an area of 30 to 40 Square Meters which is ideal for placement in a dental operatory.
It is not claimed or suggested that this product is safe or effective for the prevention of COVID-19. Product is not a medical device.
- Application Area: 30 to 40 Square Meters
- CADR-particle (Clean Air Delivery Rate): 350 m³ per hour
- Power Rating: 55 Watts
- Rated Voltage: 110V
- Rated Frequency: 50 Hz
- Weight: 10.7 Kg
- Dimensions: 650mm x 316 mm x 306 mm
Q3 Plasma Air Purifier Features:
- High Pressure Electrostatic air purification technology. Q3 Air Purifier can absorb particles and aerosols as small as 14.6 nanometers
- Pre-filter to filter out large particles such as hair
- An electric field of 20,000 to 40,000 volts creates a sterilization chamber that can effectively eliminate bacteria and viruses
- TPA ( Twin Pole Activation ) technology from Silicon Valley is an innovative use of a generator pole and collector pole to form an active particle hunting airfield
- Catalytic Device to absorb odours and reduces carbon emission
- Absorbs particles up to 100 times smaller than industry standard PM2.5 ( 2.5 micrometers)
- Effectively removes influenza virus, bacteria, pollen, volatile organic compounds (VOC), smoke, dust, formaldehyde and odours.
Due in Stock May 2020: There is high demand for advanced air purifiers given the current situation, and we expect this demand to increase when dental clinics reopen worldwide. You can follow this link to view current availability or to place your order for a Q3 plasma air purifier.