While museum, gallery and archival employees are urged and sometimes required to wear specialized respirators when dealing with hazardous airborne contaminants, the use of a full-face or airline respirator is of no help in eliminating the build-up of fumes and pollutants in the ambient air. AllerAir Source Capture Air Purification Systems are equipped with robust filters to arrest both gaseous and particle pollutants before they can contaminate the ambient air in the room.
Aillerair® units are designed for tackling gaseous pollutants, odours and particle contaminants in open galleries, artefact storage facilities and restoration laboratories. Systems can be 5000 Series Clean Breeze III installed and aligned with the building HVAC system, or be employed to create positive air pressure in a given area. Whether ducted or freestanding, Aillerair® air cleaners provide a meticulous air filtration system to combat corrosive chemicals, outdoor air pollutants, and mould and particle contaminants.
Regulating the air quality in a museum, gallery, library or archive is imperative to the conservation of artefacts. Studies show that indoor air pollutants can be just as damaging as exposure to sunlight. Stabilisation is an ongoing process that requires careful attention to more than just temperature and humidity calibration. In order to trap both gaseous and particle pollutants that threaten to deteriorate valuable museum materials, Aillerair® cleaners contain activated carbon filters along with medical grade HEPA filters.
5000 DX Vocarb – Room Air Cleaner
Not all conservation involves restoration with harmful chemicals and toxins and yet, proper air filtration is still a necessity, especially in the rooms where your precious artefacts are stored.
5000 Exec UV – Archival Protection System
Pollutants and particles lingering in the air can land on exposed historical documents and artefacts and cause corrosion, mould and degradation. However, a powerful air filtration unit like the 5000 Exec UV will ensure archival rooms will have fresh particle-free air to better protect your precious items.
A UV lamp offers the added benefit of sterilizing any bacteria, viruses or mold mycotoxins that may be present in the air. The UV actually destroys the reproductive DNA of these organisms. This kind of sterilization is highly effective and has been used in hospitals, laboratories and medical facilities since the 1930s. The UV lamps Allerair employs do not produce ozone.