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The Problem

Poor Indoor Air Quality in
Schools and Colleges

In a recent study, it was stated that in the US, on any given school day, one in five of the entire population occupies a school or college building.  In the UK, this would equate to some 12 million people.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is measured using a number of criteria:  Temperature; Humidity; Particulate and Gaseous Contaminants.  By providing improved indoor air quality, it is possible to:

• Reduce absenteeism for both students and staff
• Reduce building deterioration
• Improve energy efficiency & reduce costs
• Reduce external air ventilation requirements
• Reduce conflict caused by poor indoor air quality whilst improving performance
• Comply with Health & Safety Regulations (COSHH)

Poor IAQ has been shown to result in increased incidences of illness and absenteeism, reduced levels of concentration, irritability, complaints about building odour and stuffiness and, most disconcertingly, health problems. 

These are known to include:

• Coughing
• Diarrhoea
• Eye, nose and throat irritation
• Fatigue
• General respiratory problems
• Headaches
• Dizziness
• Runny nose
• Skin irritations

There are a number of areas within schools and colleges where indoor quality, if not filtered, can cause any one, or a combination, of the effects described above. 

These include:

• Beauty
• Hairdressing
• Nails
• Print Rooms
• Offices
• Woodworking
• Technology areas
• Laboratories
• Photographic darkrooms
• Photocopier rooms

Any other areas with poor ventilation and a higher level of airborne particles, smells or volatile organic compounds (VOCs).



The Solution

High Performance Air Purification

FILTAIRE® has been a leading supplier of air filtration systems for many years and our commitment to research and development and exceptional manufacturing quality has enabled us to become a leading supplier of air purification technology into a wide variety of environments.

FILTAIRE® offers a range of Air Purifiers for use in a wide variety of settings within the educational environment.   The range extends from convenient portable purifiers: the Filtaire® 300 and 2000 to the Filtaire® 5000 designed for use in rooms of up to 150m³, filtering up to 600m³ of air per hour.

All Filtaire® purifiers are available with a range of standard filters or tailored custom filters to suit your specific requirements.  The Filtaire® range comes with a standard two-year warranty*.

The Filtaire® range has been specifically developed to eradicate indoor air pollution using a multi-stage radial filtration system.  Combining this with a range of contaminant-specific filter elements, we can tailor the system to the individual requirements of the specific environment:  with activated carbon filters removing vapour pollutants and highly efficient particulate filters trapping particles down to 0.3µ, ensuring the removal of airborne micro-organisms and viruses.  Our Air Purifiers can provide a ‘focused’ treatment to eradicate contaminates as rapidly as possible. 

They will assist in helping to meet Health & Safety Executive Regulations (COSHH) in control of substances that have been determined as hazards to health. 

We already supply a number of schools and colleges in the UK; a wide variety of commercial and medical laboratories and hospitals.

Filtaire units are extremely adaptable, easily moved as conditions and applications change and with interchangeable carbons have many potential applications and benefits.

 

Contact us today for further information and details of our special ED (educational discount) rates.

Simply Call 01494-723204 and find out how easy Filtaire air purifiers can assist with Health and Safety issues and concerns (COSHH).

Filtaire 5000

Filtaire 5000

The Filtaire 5000 was developed for use within larger spaces and commercial applications, where exceptional indoor air quality is desired or required to meet industry standards, and to comply with Health and Safety Executive for the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH).

We source, select and use only the very best materials and components to ensure a long and service free operational life.

Filtaire 2000

Filtaire 2000

The Filtaire 2000 is a high performance compact solution developed to meet the needs of applications where size and aesthetics are also of importance. Designed to look similar to an audio speaker, the unit will sit unobtrusively in any environment whilst its performance matches that of many larger machines.