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Dictionaries define serenity as a sensation of peace and the absence of worry or agitation. Today, the physical sensation of serenity, which may be equated to the clean, pure quality of air we breathe, is becoming a rarity. In fact, less than 1% of India’s population breathes air considered safe by WHO standards. This statistic is a sign of rising air pollution levels that are not just causing distress in the big, bustling metros but even relatively less-crowded villages and towns of the country.
Given these circumstances, air purifiers are becoming more and more of a necessity indoors. The SHARP QNET Zensational Air Purifier is backed by a patented Plasmacluster Ion Technology and a filtration technology robust enough to eliminate allergens.
In this article, we explore the various factors contributing to air pollution, the reasons that make improved air quality a matter of priority even indoors, and the scientific principles that make SHARP QNET’s air purifier the leader of the pack in India.
Why Air Quality Matters Outdoors And Indoors
To address rising concerns due to poor air quality in both urban and rural populations, in 2019, India rolled out its National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) with the objective of bringing down particulate matter (PM) concentrations by at least 20% over the next 5 years. These are typically a mix of solid and liquid matter found in the air with PM2.5 considered particularly troublesome because they can easily reach deep inside respiratory systems, lungs and even bloodstreams. They are harder to eliminate as these particles are 100 times finer than a single human hair and stay in the air longer.
According to various studies, PM2.5 levels at or higher than 35 μg/m3 in a 24-hour period are deemed unhealthy as it can aggravate breathing difficulties for those already suffering from conditions like asthma or damaged lungs.
The Indoor Air Hygiene Institute has stipulated that PM2.5 levels be maintained at or below 12 μg/m3. If spikes occur, they must be a rare event and no higher than 35 μg/m3.
Indoor Air Quality And The Quality Of Life
Serenity begins at home. Now that a great number of the working population in most countries including India are spending extended hours working from home and therefore, confined indoors for longer durations, people can escape the hazards of outdoor pollution, smog etc. At the same time, maintaining a healthy and safe quality of air indoors is becoming a bigger priority than before.
Headaches, lethargy, itchiness in the eyes, nose, throat, and irritation in the lungs are among the conditions that are likely to be caused by poor indoor air quality, as revealed in various studies. These could be symptomatic of more serious conditions and specific diseases that have been found to have direct links to the presence of air contaminants or indoor conditions such as dampness, mould etc.
While the government initiatives and interventions are ongoing to improve outdoor air quality, households, offices, and indoor spaces demand special care and attention as well.
Read More: Introduction to Indoor Air Quality
Factors That Impact Indoor Air Quality
One of the biggest culprits responsible for inferior air quality in households are things as commonplace as cooking appliances. As reported by the WHO, annually, about 3.8 million people succumb to illnesses triggered by unsafe indoor air emanating from stoves and fuel that are unclean/unhygienic.
While air quality can be impacted due to numerous other factors and circumstances, some are listed below to give an idea of how they can alter the quality of life and health of people inhabiting those indoor spaces.
- Lack of ventilation
- Seasonal allergens like pollen and other biological contaminants like allergens and viruses
- Contamination due to dust from construction debris, mouldy or smoky conditions, burning solid fuels,
- Chemical-based contaminants from cleaners, pest-control sprays or other products that release airborne chemicals
- Inadequate temperature control systems
- Humid conditions (high or low)
- Construction work blocking fresh air from entering the building.
Air Purifiers Making A Difference To Indoor Breathability
The use of HEPA-grade filters is one of the most popular methods of controlling PM2.5 levels indoors, and these filters are typically integrated into the air quality management system or air purifiers. The filters help in reducing the amount of pollutants in the indoor air thus ensuring few allergic reactions, inflammation of airways in the nasal cavity etc. The net effect is that fewer people would fall sick due to pollen or dust allergies.
In short, air purifiers offer the twin advantages of improving the quality of indoor air and cutting down the risk of health issues arising from polluted air.
SHARP-QNET Zensational Air Purifier – The Scientific Principles Behind The Best-in-class Air Purifier
Considering the growing seriousness of the health challenges posed by indoor air pollution, the need of the hour is an air purifier that offers superior performance in delivering cleaner indoor air and enhancing the sense of well-being for inhabitants. This calls for more sophistication and capabilities in terms of the technology and scientific principles on which it is built.
With this goal in mind, the Zensational air purifier, which is the result of a collaborative effort by SHARP QNET, uses its patented Plasmacluster Ion technology. This technology has managed to break uncharted ground in getting rid of the most vicious airborne bacteria and viruses. Its suction and unique airflow manages to not only pick up microparticles including PM 2.5 present in the space in which the air purifier is used but also separates the static from these particles before they can find a more permanent place on floors, walls, or any other indoor surfaces. Plus, its powers are augmented with a filtration technology that focuses on eliminating allergens.
Here are some more of the unique features that are scientifically backed and make SHARP QNET’s Zensational a compelling choice for an air purifier:
- Eliminating pathogens: Plasmacluster ions can kill as many as 29 different kinds of pathogens including H1N1, MRSA, E. coli, fungi like Cladosporium that are airborne as well as found on indoor surfaces
- Filtering of minute contaminants: its HEPA filter can get rid of particles like pet dander, dust, pollen, and mouldy substance that could be as minute as 0.3 micron. •
- Advanced purification: for this, it uses a Pre-filter that is able to catch particles that could be as big as 10 microns.
- Decomposition of HAZE substances: the PANDAA filter comes into play with its abilities to decompose HAZE substances as well as SOX, NOX and other commonly found toxins in households. The next step is to neutralise the harmful gases. High density
- Intelligent-based purification: the purification process is driven by 7-Detection Intelligent modes, which is a monitoring feature that keeps a strict lookout for PM2.5 particles, dust, odour, and other factors like temperature, humidity, light and motion that could impact air quality.
- Safeguarding skin health: It’s inbuilt humidifier not only helps protect the skin from contaminants that could upset its healthy condition but also provides protection from throat infection.
Zensational air purifier has truly earned its credentials in ensuring the Highest Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) in its category. In fact, its coverage is as much as 540 square feet with a filter that has a 10-year life span.
We are experiencing a time when every breath of clean, healthy air is becoming a precious commodity both outdoors and indoors. Identifying the right air purifier will be a real game-changer for those aspiring to live a premium quality of life with an enduring sense of well-being.
With the unique features and specialised air care offered by SHARP QNET Zensational air purifier that have won the credibility of 35-plus renowned global labs, those in Indian households don’t have to look too far to find serenity at home.
What is the coverage guaranteed by SHARP QNET Zensational air purifier?
SHARP QNET Zensational air purifier offers room coverage up to 530 square feet.
How does the technology used in SHARP QNET Zensational air purifier work?
By using its patented Plasmacluster Ion Technology that imitates nature to produce both positive and negative ions, Zensational air purifier works on eliminating 29 different types of microbes commonly found indoors, especially households.
How does the Triple Filtration process work in Zensational?
Zensational air purifier uses three-way filtration methods comprising activated carbon filtration, pre-filtration, and HEPA filtration to trap 99.97% of airborne particles that are as small as 0.3 micron. The PANDAA filter neutralises toxic gases while also getting rid of nasty odours in the indoor environment.