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Air Purification System from Continental Fan
January 2005
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The duct-mounted TAPS™ Total Air Purification System from Continental Fan (Buffalo, NY, U.S.) combines three air purification technologies into a single system.

The MERV-11 filter removes allergens electrostatically, filtering out particles as small as 0.3 microns. It uses a new electrostatically charged, needled media design to provide higher efficiency filtration of fine particulates with low air resistance.

Photo-catalytic oxidation is designed to destroy toxic chemicals and eliminate household odors. UV light is used to activate a patented, highly reactive catalyst, said to destroy toxic compounds by converting them to benign constituents such as water and carbon dioxide. This process is said to eliminate:

• bacteria
• viruses
• alcohol
• ammonia
• paint solvents
• aerosols
• Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
• cleaning chemicals
• pesticides
• smog
• ozone
• carbon monoxide
• tobacco smoke
• hair spray
• nitrous oxide
• airborne pollution

This combination of electrostatic filtration, photo-catalytic oxidation, and ultraviolet light is said to provide an environment that is odor-free, germ-free, chemical-free, and allergen-free, and the unit offers up to 3,000 sq ft of coverage.

The TAPS system is designed with electronic sensors that monitor air quality and automatically adjust system performance as needed to treat increased contamination. Warning lights alert the user to the presence of toxic chemicals and fumes. Service alerts indicate when filters and UV lamps need to be changed.


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