ABOUT

Pura Air Purification was created by a team of experts in air purification who believe in providing better air quality for all.

Pura Air™ has developed both centralized and standalone medical-grade air purification systems to remediate and protect against all infectious and non-infectious airborne particulates.

Dr. Wilson J. Kwong of Inspire Dental Group, approached AIRPLUS Industrial to design a source capture purification system that would work in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. There were options available on the market through the dental-industry supply-chain, but the effectiveness of the hood capture, or more importantly the filtration, was in question and did not foster client confidence.

Our Mission

Bringing together experts in the fields of industrial and medical safety applications, Pura Air is focused on creating effective clean air solutions based on real-world science to help protect the health and wellness of people everywhere.

Our Solution

Our team of industry experts have identified imperfections in many of the air purification systems available today. Pura Air has worked to re-engineer solutions that eliminate these imperfections using proven, existing best practices outlined by the AmericanConference of Governmental IndustrialHygienists (ACGIH®). We believe our germicidal ‘kill chamber’ design will allow for safer, cleaner air than other systems on the market.

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Pura Air Purification Company Story

Born out of necessity during the 2020 pandemic, Pura Air Purification was the brainchild of Dr. Wilson J. Kwong, a dentist, world-renowned dental educator, and entrepreneur living in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.  Bringing leading industry experts from a variety of sectors together including, medical, industrial air cleaning, UVC lighting, and mechanical engineering, the group tackled the challenge of providing clean air in dental offices.  In investigating ‘out of the box’ solutions for the medical space, it became apparent that the solutions presented did not have the technical features to ensure protection is addressing the specific risk.  The group began to apply best practices to design solutions that work based on real-world science.   The early prototype was built and Pura Air Purification was born.

The medical-grade system now has 4 different product options and works in any large space depending on needs.

We believe the Pura Air TC 1200 has the highest UVC light exposure per CFM than any other competitor offering anything in this industry and our flagship TC1200, is the only centralized air purification solution on the market that operates independently of HVAC systems providing safe, clean air.

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FAQ

What is Air Purification?

Inadequate ventilation, condensation within ducts, and bio-aerosol clouds can lead to the presence of micro-organisms and volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) in the air we breathe indoors.

Air filtration gets rid of the airborne particles through the use of an air filter which ‘captures’ them.   Air purification is the process which removes contaminants from the air in a room by ‘capturing and killing’ them—basically sanitizing the air and returning it back into the space.   What particles get removed depends on the model you choose, and they type of filtration and sanitization ‘purification’ methods that get used.  Some trap, some neutralize, some kill.  At Pura Air™ we capture and kill 99.99% down to 0.3 microns.

Air purification is an important part of an overall strategy to improve indoor air quality in your space and can be part of the ventilation and filtration strategy, particularly in areas where ventilation is inadequate.  This includes high traffic areas where people are generating a lot of aerosols into the air from talking, sneezing, coughing, even just breathing.  Building HVAC systems work to manage the air in the building as a whole.  Problem areas are difficult to address with just HVAC.

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is important as we spend 90% of our time indoors.  Not only is breathing safe indoor air good for our health, but it is also good for those who work and visit your facilities.  In Canada, additional cost of sick leave attributed to poor IAQ is estimated at between $1.4b and $2.8b to Canadian businesses and improving IAQ in commercial buildings could increase labour productivity by $7.5b CAD (Standards council of Canada, 2017).  The current Covid-19 pandemic has only heightened the importance of safe, clean, indoor air.

What is the difference between using HVAC system and an air purifier?

HVAC is an acronym for ‘heating, ventilating, and air conditioning’ and describes the systems used to manage the air in a facilities space.  They are generally designed to heat and cool air, control humidity as well as air filtration.  The purpose of ventilation is to provide outdoor air while removing pollutants, humidity, and extra heat from occupied indoor spaces in an effort to meet health and/or comfort requirements.

In-room air purifiers run alongside the existing HVAC system.  A good system already has a MERV filter, provides excellent quality outdoor air after heating and the required humidification. An in-room system recycles air within a target zone where higher risk or loads are expected. By pulling air from a room, purifying it, and returning it to that same room, the heating and air handling pressures in the building are not disturbed or unbalanced. This makes retrofitting to higher filtration easier without the redesign and very large capital costs of adapting existing mechanical systems. This also helps to ensure a uniform approach across several settings and sets a baseline protective approach. It is a proactive step. Users can also expect cost savings and modular flexibility to HVAC engineers seeking solutions which do not require system redesign.

Air purification is an important part of an overall strategy to improve indoor air quality in your space and can be part of the ventilation and filtration strategy, particularly in areas where ventilation is inadequate.  This includes high traffic areas where people are generating a lot of aerosols into the air from talking, sneezing, coughing, even just breathing.  Building HVAC systems work to manage the air in the building as a whole.  Problem areas are difficult to address with just HVAC.

Can you use a home air purifier in an office?

Yes and No.  See above.  A home air purifier works to purify a confined space so, in theory, yes you could use one in your personal office space if your door is closed.  Is that going to solve the problem of the air in the rest of the space?  No.  One, what happens when your door is open.  Two,  if it is not a strong enough air purifier with not enough airflow, it will do nothing for the air in the space.  For larger gathering spaces, you need a higher amount of air changes to flush a room. 

When we constantly add and remove air into a zone, new air added mixes with the air in a room so that what is removed at the same time is a mixture of clean and “used” air (used air being potentially contaminated with aerosols which behave like gases that were left by previous occupants. Because of this, there is always a little bit of the old air in a space, no matter how many air changes we have, but the amount remaining decreases exponentially with each air change. PURA AIR™ is familiar with these restrictions having originally developed air purifiers to meet the very strict latency requirements in dental offices, where the risks to poor indoor air quality are arguably at the highest due to Airborne Generating Procedures being performed.