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Eliminating Airborne Viruses: Your Questions Answered

November 17, 2020

We all strive for the healthiest indoor air possible, now more than ever. Global Plasma Solutions (GPS), with their patented NEEDLEPOINT BIPOLAR IONIZATION (NPBI™) technologyis working hard to create safe and healthy air, all while still lowering your carbon footprint by reducing outdoor air intake. Who doesn’t want to save on energy consumption and have healthy air, all at the same time?  

With over 250,000 installations of NPBI technology, buildings all over the US are reducing airborne pathogens every day. But what exactly does this mean? According to independent laboratory tests, GPS’ NPBI demonstrates reductions in harmful pathogens, including human coronavirus. NBPI introduces ions into occupied spaces via the airflow in a ventilation system, eliminating airborne particulates, odors, and pathogensThe result is cleaner, safer air. 

Do you want healthy indoor air, but are still a little unsure? Here are 6 questions about GPS’ NPBI technology that may answer any lingering questions you have:  


  1. Does this technology eliminate airborne pathogens entirely? Does it kill the virus? 

No, there is no way to guarantee ions will reach every virus or bacteria particle in the room. Viruses and bacteria that do not come into contact with ions will continue to be infectious and capable of spreading disease. Viruses cannot be killed, but they can be deactivated. Through NPBI technology, ions disrupt the surface proteins of the pathogens they come into contact with and render them inactive. 


2. How does GPS protect people from pathogens?

GPS technology is not a medical device and is not marketed for disease prevention in people. Instead, GPS’ NPBI is an air cleaning system intended to reduce the volume of infectious pathogens by deactivating them and improving the efficiency of filtration solutions. 


3. Does the use of NPBI mitigate the need for social distancing, masks, etc.? 

No, the use of this technology is not intended to take the place of reasonable precautions to prevent the transmission of pathogens. It is important to comply with all applicable public health laws and guidelines issued by federal, state and local governments and health authorities as well as official guidance published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) including but not limited to social distancing, hand hygiene, cough etiquette and the use of face masks. 


4. How does GPS support performance statements regarding pathogens? 

GPS engages independent laboratories to execute performance validation experiments. COVID-19 has changed the way the world views indoor air quality. GPS is committed to leading our industry through independent laboratory pathogen testing. As the first in the industry to test their products against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), GPS will continue to lead throughout COVID19 and beyond. Testing the reduction rate of SARS-CoV-2 is an evolving process and GPS anticipates conducting additional testing in the future. 


5. Does GPS create ozone? (Historically, ionization technology has been known to produce ozone.) 

GPS is the safe and effective solution for air ionization. GPS offers UL 2998 certified products, which is the ASHRAE qualification standard for ozone-free emissions. 


6. How does GPS differ from the rest of the air purification industry? 

Not only does GPS improve indoor air quality without producing ozone or other harmful byproducts, but it is also the only auto-cleaning air purification system that ensures optimal long-term performance. Unlike alternative technologies, GPS’ NPBI requires no replacement parts or future maintenance. 


Make sure you create a clean and healthy space for all building occupants with GPS’ NPBI technology. It can be installed in any system and in any building, and the results speak for themselves. Click here to view all third-party testing. 

If you have any additional questions, or would like to see how you can get GPS’ NPBI technology in your building, please contact your local GPS representativeYou can also view more FAQs, here 


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Technology portrayed in this blog is not meant to be a substitute for other reasonable precautions (i.e., social distancing, hand washing, and cough etiquette) against COVID-19 or other pathogens. 


Blog content: Global Plasma Solutions 

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