Sharp announces Plasmacluster Ion generating unit system that fits into commercial air conditioning ducts
Sharp will launch a Plasmacluster Ion generating unit system that fits into commercial air conditioning ducts. The system uses the airflow from a building’s heating and air conditioning to release highly concentrated Plasmacluster Ions (7,000 ions/cm3) into a room. This newly developed Sharp Plasmacluster Ion generating unit system for commercial air conditioning ducts can be installed behind the outlet (inside the ducts) of a room’s existing air conditioning system. Because the system sends Plasmacluster Ions into a room using the airflow of a building’s heating and air conditioning, there is no need to install a separate fan. Units can also be combined to meet the capacity of larger rooms. Highly concentrated Plasmacluster Ions not only strongly inactivate and eliminate airborne viruses, mold, and allergens (such as mite feces and carcasses), but also cigarette odors on curtains and sofas, and sweaty odors on clothing.
The first installation of Sharp Plasmacluster Ion generating unit system will be in early July 2009 in the Imperial Hotel (Tokyo): in guest rooms on the 7th floor (currently under renovation; available from November) and in the Imperial Viking Sal restaurant on the 17th floor. As a must-have system to maintain air quality in commercial facilities, Sharp will market it to a wide range of large-scale buildings such as hotels and hospitals. Sharp is incorporating Plasmacluster Ion technology into a total of 10 of its product categories such as air purifiers, ion generating units, air conditioners, and LED lights