According to Forbes magazine, Americans spend an average of 90% of their time indoors. In the majority of these cases, air quality is far worse inside than it is outside.
“Sick building syndrome” is the name given to a collection of illnesses and symptoms that afflict multiple occupants of a particular building. The symptoms include sinus infections, itchy eyes, scratchy throats, upset stomachs, headaches, difficulty concentrating, and fatigue. Complaints of these symptoms and overall discomfort can be localized in a particular room or office, or can be widespread throughout the building.
If this reminds you of your facility, there are luckily steps you can take to address the problem. Poor IAQ (indoor air quality) is very often the culprit behind SBS, and some initial strategies you can use to address it include:
- Upgrade all HVAC air filters in your facility from MERV 8 to MERV 11 in order to remove as much particle waste as possible
- Improve ventilation to provide outside air to occupants and to dilute and/or exhaust pollutants
- Identify the sources of air pollution, then remove or reduce the source
Greenleaf Filtration is sure to carry the replacement HVAC air filter that meets your needs, regardless of how niche your equipment or industry may be.
Donaldson Filtration Solutions has been providing food and beverage industries around the world with quality filtration products since 1972. More recently, the company has made significant advances in food and beverage process filtration with its new LifeTec® filtration line. These particular industrial process filters contribute to higher flow rates, greater durability, and a longer lifespan than comparable products. They include a range of media options created to remove everything from dirt to bacteria in sterile systems.
If you’re a manufacturer of bottled water, soft drinks, wine, beer or dairy products, you will benefit from the following technology advancements in Donaldson process filtration:
Increased filtration media: These new filters feature up to 20 percent more media area than comparable products. You will also notice higher flow rates, lower pressure drop, and longer life.
High-performance materials: All materials used are developed for direct and indirect food contact in order to satisfy regulatory standards/requirements.
Greater stability: The strong support cage of LifeTec® filters resist damage that leads to media failure, thus increasing reliability and reducing costs.
From pre-filtration to final and low capacity to high, Donaldson has the right products to meet your specific needs. All filters also meet U.S. FDA, CFR Title 21 and 1935/2004/EC requirements for food and beverage applications.