What Is an Air Ionizer?

o-ion-b-1000An air ionizer (or Negative Ion Generator) are used in air purifiers. It also go by the name electrostatic purifiers and is a device that uses high voltage to electrically charge air molecules. Negative ions, or anions, are particles with one or more extra electrons, conferring a net negative charge to the particle. Cations are positive ions missing one or more electrons, resulting in a net positive charge.

How does air ionizer clean the air?

An air ionizer uses ions to remove microscopic particles from the air instead of using fans and filters to purify the air. It creates negative ions, which are then sent into the air. Once these ions come in contact with airborne particles, the two become magnetically attracted to one another. This makes dirt particles too heavy to keep floating around in the air and fall to the ground or other surfaces in the room. They can, then, be cleaned off by vacuuming, dusting, or wiping from any surface. It also helps eliminate microbes and other particles by using the electrostatic precipitation process on the particles. The whole process does not require a fan to work, it has been proved to be more effective in those models that have a fan to pass air through the purifier.

Who should use an air ionizer?

Air Ionizer is very good at cleaning up dust and pollen. It will make the air in a room healthier for people who are suffering from asthma, allergies, impaired immunity or respiratory ailments because fewer allergens circulate into their lungs. However, since ions have a short life cycle, they are only able to travel into a room about 5 to 7 feet which makes the air ionizer has a limited ability to purify the air. Also, air ionizer does not get rid of odors too well.