Air Ionization Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Is there an ozone byproduct from these ion blocks?
A. No, the Ion Blocks do not emit ozone into your ventilation system. The ion field created by the ion block, when placed in the return airstream, binds additional particle weight to the pathogen. Along with a proper sequence of operations and paired with all HVAC systems, VAV, CV RTU, dual duct mini splits, and unit ventilators the ion block is the lowest cost of entry towards mitigating the spread of COVID-19 inside of buildings.
Q. What is the sequence of operations?
A. The Ion Blocks are a plug & play solution that only requires 24VAC to run. There are no moving parts, and the ion block has a warranty of two years. The requirement for proper ionization is one ion block per 1,000 CFM of airflow or one unit per return duct in a room. The ion block can be set up stand-alone, or it can be networked into all DDC systems with a go/no go current transducer.
Q. We have a Building Automation System. Can these units be put into my system with graphics and visibility?
A. Yes, ion blocks can be wired to a digital output on any manufacturer’s controller. If an additional digital output is not available any 24V power supply can be used to run the ion block on a switch or 24/7/365 operation. By adding a simple go/no go current transducer, visibility can be generated to the front end by your preferred control technician.
The ion block is completely brand agnostic when it comes to tying into any BMS system, including Honeywell, Siemens, Johnson Controls, Distech, Automated Logic. Also, legacy systems and stand-alone programmable thermostats can provide the necessary power to run the ion blocks.