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Common cold and flu remedies get passed down from generation to generation. From grandma’s chicken soup recipe to ginger & honey in tea, there are plenty of home remedies in every household. But some flu viruses are more serious, and one needs a strong defense mechanism. Viruses ranges in size from 20-400 nanometer that is equivalent to 0.02-0.4 micrometer.
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As the wildfires continue to blaze around the world, a vast amount of pollutants is being released into the air. View Camfil's air filter recommendations for mitigating risks of dangerous and damaging microscopic particulates and gaseous contaminants. Learn how to protect yourself and your facility during the wildfire season.
Common cold and flu remedies get passed down from generation to generation. From grandma’s chicken soup recipe to ginger and honey in tea, there are plenty of home remedies in every household. But some flu viruses are more serious and require stronger defenses.
Every business depends on its surrounding environment and understanding the needs truly depends on identifying the problems. The CDC has only recently added airborne transmission as one of the methods that COVID-19 can spread. It is important to highlight the potential risks surrounding the business such as air pollution.
Researchers see a connection between poor air quality and the high number of infected people, which has now been linked to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). According to EPHA, people in polluted cities are 84% more likely to be infected with the Coronavirus.
We have gathered the most frequently asked questions about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and filtration.
Similar to gyms and other recreational facilities, dance studios are reeling due to shut-down and COVID-19 restrictions. Concerns among owners, teachers, and students are growing as some indoor activities come into the risk zone. Patrons and teachers are adhering to strict restrictions imposed due to COVID-19.
COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions have changed the customer outlook for the spa and beauty salon market, and it is one of the most negatively hit businesses. Air is the most crucial aspect of being indoors and being susceptible to harmful pathogens in a closed environment calls for reflecting actions.
With a growing demand for greener practices, and rising operational costs, it has become imperative that gas turbine operators cut their carbon footprints. Upgraded air intake systems are one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to meet these demands, while improving operations at the same time.
It is common that meat processing factories are susceptible to the spread of airborne viruses and microbes. Temperature and humidity requirements along with the production processes lend to the survival of airborne microbes and viruses.
Two striking facts perfectly illustrate why we need to place air quality at the top of the environmental and human health agenda. First, the quality of the air we breathe has a significant impact on our health and wellbeing; globally, air pollution is the leading environmental cause of shortened life, contributing to the equivalent of 5% of all deaths worldwide. Second, each of us inhales more than 25 million particles with every breath we take; the more contaminants we ingest, the greater the chance of sickness and ill-health.
Clean air plays an imperative role in the life science, healthcare and pharmaceutical process chain. Many studies have inferred that in moderate levels of air pollution the damage to human health is irreversible. In the life science industry where biological life or living organisms are at play, it is vital to maintain utmost hygiene along with superior indoor air quality. Camfil’s high-efficiency air filtration solutions are used by many global life sciences industry specialists in cleanrooms, production areas, and laboratories, including many global biosafety labs around the world.
During winter, the air we breathe feels fresh and clean thanks to the cold. What many don’t understand however is temperature is not the only difference. Our hands feel drier, static charge builds up easily, our exposed mucous membranes dry out. What’s happening, and is there anything we can do to counteract it?
For a safe school operation, healthy and virus-free air in the classroom is needed to avoid infections and diseases. Viruses, such as COVID-19, can spread through the air in the form of aerosols. Depending on factors including ventilation rates and particulate levels, these viruses can remain airborne for several hours. Indoor environments can experience a higher concentration of aerosols (high viral load), which can increase the risk of infection.
The food and beverage industry is affected by unique air quality challenges that can risk the health and safety of workers, production equipment along with a potential for contamination. How high-efficiency air filters can provide an effective and affordable solution.
Case Study: One of the world's Oil & Gas majors had severe problems associated with the operation of their gas turbines. Frequent peaks in inlet air pressure and short filter replacement intervals led to high operational costs.
Case Study: Comparison Test indicates a potential of $937 000 USD savings over a six-year timeframe by upgrading to EPA.
To answer this question, let's look at the difference between a land based gas turbine and a jet engine.
Air filters in data centres offer a host of solid business benefits in a whole range of different applications, but one of their most impressive uses is in data centres. They raise energy efficiency and lower energy bills along with providing healthy work environment.
We can perform a battery of bench tests on your sample dust, including simulated challenges. We analyze your performance requirements and use this information to develop the best collection system for your needs.
For several years, Hornsgatan has been designated Sweden's dirtiest street when it comes to air pollution. Hornsgatan is an exposed street when it comes to harmful particles in the air. How does this affect residents?
Last one-month Australia looked like an inferno to rest of the world and the loss cannot be summed only in numbers. Traumatic aftereffects of wildfire are still haunting many, and it is still far from over as authorities have reported that ‘fire season’ may continue till April. Those effected have lost homes, businesses but even those sitting away from the flames in the thick smoke blanket are breathing unhealthy air. A lot of cities in Australia have been covered by a thick haze of smoke from the wildfires for weeks.
It’s no surprise that air pollution has also been associated with lung cancer. What is shocking, however, is that bad air can also increase the risk of mortality from other types of sarcoma, including breast, liver, and pancreatic cancer.
The biogas process is critical as it releases heavily contaminated gasses that can cause engine corrosion and equipment abrasion, causing unscheduled downtime for maintenance and repair, which results in loss of output and profit. Luckily, there are several ways of solving molecular filtration in biogas plants with different types of filter media in deep beds.
Molecular Contamination Control (MCC) products remove molecules, gases and vapors from the air that cannot be captured using ordinary particle filters. Molecules are typically 1,000 to 10,000 times smaller than the most penetrating particles that pass through HEPA and ULPA filters.
Hinkley Point C in Somerset, United Kingdom is amongst the safest and most efficient nuclear power generator that is type of a Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR). With hundreds of megawatts electrical production in planning, safety of the process becomes a key concern.
World’s largest air purification system in a tunnel with an aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 12,000 tons annually. According to the United Nations Environment Programme, 92 percent of people in the Asia-Pacific region are exposed to a high level of air pollution that pose significant health risks.
Going to a gym is supposed to keep you healthy – but the air in gyms can be filled with indoor air pollutants and pose a threat to visitors and employees.
A Canadian-based provider of wholesale French- and Asian-style cakes and pastries that ship to restaurants and grocery stores throughout North America turned to Camfil when it needed a dust collector. The requirements for the dust collector included the ability to collect flour, sugar, baking and dry mix dust from ingredients being dropped into mixers, augers and bin dumpers.
Activated carbon (also known as activated charcoal) is an exceptionally versatile material that can control the vast majority of molecules that pollute the air – that’s more than 150 million cataloged chemicals.
For some of us, spring is not just a wonderful time of the year. With spring comes a runny nose, sneezing, sniffling, red eyes, itching and fatigue - and many people struggle with getting proper sleep.
Starting the New Year with health resolutions is iconic and imperative. Everyone wants to start with training, yoga, eating fresh but no one thinks about breathing ‘clean air,’ people often ignore the importance of clean air that is required to stay on top of those resolutions.
As temperatures plummet and winter weather starts to bite, heating systems are being used. Well insulated, airtight modern houses are highly efficient at retaining this warmth, but they also keep in less welcome things such as fumes from central heating systems, wood burners and open fires.
Metrics matter because you can't manage what you don't measure. Making decisions based on facts rather than emotions or "gut feel" is the only way to manage a situation effectively. That's why an air quality index (AQI) is an invaluable tool in the relentless battle against air pollution.
Camfils Megalam EnerGuard utilises the best features of all HEPA media types. EnerGuard incorporates the long life properties of glass fiber with the low energy consumption of membrane media to ensure optimal performance.
A repeal of the Clean Power Plan, lead by no less than the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) itself, could very well drive a spike in demand for commercial air filters.
We want to enjoy the spring and nature is undoubtedly good for us overall. We love our pets and like our house to be fresh! In-home air cleaners are a great solution.
Case Study: DB Schenker Cleans Distrubution Centre Air. No matter where they are in the world, Camfil’s customers rely on us to protect their employees’ health by improving indoor air quality. Listen to how a world-leading logistics company worked together with Camfil to solve issues within their distribution centre in Norway.
Case Study: Indoor Air Quality Worth The Investment. This major bank is one of the world‘s largest financial institutions. Norland Managed services are the Facilities Management provider for their 600,000 square feet London office building, in central London.
A Life Cycle Costing (LCC) analysis proved the Camfil Durafil filter operated at a 24% lower energy cost per year than the Viledon T-60. The Camfil product would save the customer $14 per filter per year versus the alternative.
Case Study: Noise complaints from neighboring communities prompted the plants to evaluate a noise-reducing filtration system.
Case Study: Huadian Beats The Heat With Camfil. An upgrade to the CamPulse GTC filters maximised availability during the critical heating season for a Huadian plant, located in the Tianjin development zone in China. The original system could not perform during peak season.
Case Study: Retrofit Solutions For Tata Power Ltd. Based on the site survey, Camfil proposed replacement of the pulse filter system with a three-stage static/barrier filter system, considering the local environment filled with refineries and a thermal power plant nearby.
Case Study: Auburndale Power Plant Weathers The Elements. The plant was experiencing high pressure drop and short filter life. In reviewing the situation it was determined that the hot and humid climate of Florida was degrading the performance of the filter. What was the solution?
Case Study: Camfil Wins Dalkia Over Four Competitors. Dalkia designed 12 testing benches to compare four air filtration combinations on three sites in France with different operating environments. Four competitors were free to select their best combinations.
Case Study: North Sea Oil Rig Accommodation Areas. Employees at the North Sea Oil Rig needed cleaner air in common spaces such as television rooms and accommodation spaces. Find out how Camfil and MSV Regalia improved the air with 24/7 usage of a filtration system.
Case Study: A Breath Of Fresh Air For The Logistics Sector. Two large warehouses of are used for interim storage of components. With stock moved on a daily basis, the stored components soon gather dust. The availability of staff and maintaining their health is top priority.
Case Study: Air Cleaner Solves Health & Dust Issue. The DB Schenker logistics centre in Önnestad, Sweden now successfully deploys Camﬁl CamCleaner 6000s for ﬁltering and purifying air in hall areas. Commissioning the CamCleaners did not require major structural alterations.
Case Study: Gold Series Blasts Competitor Dust Collector. JPW Companies offers a wide variety of products built to last for manufacturing companies. Installed on a blasting machine, JPW Companies originally installed a competitor's dust collector to manage the facility.
Case Study: Metal Fabrication Workshop Improves IAQ. Increase production efficiency, reduce your environmental impact and keep your shop and workers safe. Camfil industrial air cleaners work hard for Georgian Gates, so they can focus on getting the job done.
Case Study: St James Hospital Prevents Aspergillus. Healthcare facilities must maintain the highest levels of cleanliness to promote health and healing. Camfil provides air cleaners for these environments. St. James Hospitaal in Dublin used Camfil for Aspergillus prevention.
The Camfil experience has been designed as an interactive Virtual Reality Platform designed to educate end users on the importance of Indoor Air Quality. The Camfil Experience has many unique features including
The Swedish government will step up measures to improve the indoor environment in Swedish housing. Enhancing professional competence will be the platform. Better ventilation and filtration technology will be the means.
In 2018, Camfil transitioned CEOs. Find out what our former and current CEOs think about Camfil’s approach to sustainability in this interview. Our management believe we can run a healthy business and do good at the same time!
A Message From Camfil Group Sustainability Officer. As you will read in this report, we have a bigger approach to sustainability where we look at our role as an employer and how we work with suppliers, distributors and customers to protect human rights, comply with trade regulations and ensure we help prevent corruption.
Some processes are more sensitive than others. If you work in the food and beverage or life science industries, you know how tough the demands on clean air are. To be sure you have the right filter, look for the ProSafe symbol.
Case Study: Clean Air For Leading Beverage Manufacturer. Air is the only ingredient involved in every aspect of food and beverage manufacturing. Air comes into contact with products from storage of goods all way to packaging. How can we help to keep your food processes safe?
Case Study: Camtain Contains Explosive Pharma Dust. A multinational pharmaceutical company needed a dust extraction system for their new tableting suite in Spain. The suite comprised of six rooms, each with its own tablet machine that created explosive dusts.
Case Study: Eliminating Dust Clouds at Midwest PMS. Midwest PMS is a manufacturer of liquid supplements for livestock that are custom blended per order to various customers in the US. Their fully automated batching system combines an orders various ingredients by weight.
Case Study: Filter Savings At Frozen Food Manufacturer. Three air handling units supplied air to critical processing areas in one of the USA's largest frozen food manufacturing facilities. The pre and final filter combination saved the plant over $33,000 per year.
Case Study: Odor Solution For Pharmaceutical Company. There was a distinct odor in the manufacturer's lab and cold storage area, and employee complaints of nuisance odor eventually circulated to management where the concern was escalated.
Case Study: Bottled Water Producer Reduces Labor And Waste. One of the largest global food companies and a global leader in the bottled water industry, read about how this company turned to Camfil to help meet its strong commitment to health, hydration and the environment in particular.
A Life Cycle Costing (LCC) analysis proved the Camfil Durafil filter operated at a 24% lower energy cost per year than the Viledon T-60. The Camfil product would save the customer $14 per filter per year versus the alternative.
Case Study. Food Producer Builds Appetite For Gold Series. Nestle wanted a turnkey installation and a guaranteed price for a dust collection system at their frozen dinner plant. The application called for two collectors to handle the various types of spices and additives.
City M, equipped with particulate and molecular filters, delivers a healthier indoor environment by removing dust, contaminants and harmful particles in department stores, offices, schools, hospitals and homes.
The reason understanding SBS is important is a majority of adults spend a minimum of eight hours a day inside an office or work building, and most are indoor for about 90 percent of the time they are awake.
It's important for us to understand how the air we breathe can affect our long-term health. That's especially true when it comes to office air quality, since most adults spend at least eight hours in these enclosed areas.
Although there are engineering standards that recommend levels of air filtration for airplanes, there is no federal requirement for airplanes to install air filters. Cabins may not be filtered or cleaned in any way.
Gas Turbine Application: Do you operate in a coastal or offshore site? Unfortunately, you probably have to deal with corrosion related issues. You can, however, operate corrosion-free if you take the right measures.
Turbomachinery: Air inlet filtration systems should be designed to suit the environment. Because of market pressures, a general design has been used in widely varying environment conditions. Before making your purchase, get an assessment.
As a place of healing and recovery, hospital air quality is even more important than the air quality at commercial offices and shopping malls. The purpose of a hospital is to return people to good health, and an essential aspect of this process is ensuring that airborne pollutants do not make existing conditions worse.
Cross-contamination is a serious concern in the food processing industry. Facilities that produce both non-allergy-friendly or gluten-containing foods and “free-from” foods face even more challenges.
Most people understand air pollution and poor air quality are issues that are important, but it often remains an abstract concept until it affects them directly. But food and beverage contamination grabs people's attention.
To remain operational, data centres must be cooled to a specific temperature, and the physical equipment must be protected from the elements to avoid costly breakdowns. How can Camfil help you achieve the right temperature?
Two important international initiatives are set to impact on filtration in the home and at work to protect occupants from poor indoor air quality (IAQ). Whether small or large, the end product of our air filters is clean air.
Ambient air quality has improved considerably in the last few decades by a range of measures. However, there is convincing evidence that current levels of air pollution still pose a considerable risk to human health.
This standard provides the first opportunity for global harmonisation as it proceeds to replace the two existing localised standards; ASHRAE 52.2 which is dominant in USA and EN779:2012 which is dominant in Europe.
Humans eat approximately 2 lbs. of food each day, drink about 4 lbs. of fluids per day and breathe more than 33 lbs. of air per day. We care about the food we eat and the water that we drink, but rarely do we consider the air we breathe. Find out more with our Take A Breath infographics.
Learn more about our state of the art technology center in Trosa, Sweden. The center is positioned near our flagship factory to work in conjunction with product testing. A passion for R&D has driven the us forward for 50 years.
The WHO says that air pollution is the biggest environmental health risk. There are 3.7 million deaths every year attributable to outdoor air pollution and 4.3 million deaths attributable to indoor air pollution.
75 attendees. Seven noted speakers. Four professors. One mission – to discuss the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ). On Monday, September 5, 2017, Camfil AB and Trosa Kommun hosted a full day forum on IAQ.
Air pollution is not a new problem. The London smog of 1952 killed an estimated 12,000 people, and in response to it, a Clean Air Act was passed in the UK to combat air pollution. View our infographic to learn more about the risks.
We often discuss solutions for keeping the air inside our workplaces clean from pollutants. But during the holiday season, we have the unique ability to spend time away from work and at home with families.
Cold weather and winter holidays make the warm, entertaining confines of a museum an attractive prospect. To keep the contents of these artifact filled buildings in good condition, preserving often decades of history.
Studies suggest that indoor air quality and productivity of employees are related. Healthy air quality directly contributes to the performance of staff. In this article, we help define solutions to improve your current IAQ.
Camfil offers a broad range of products designed for different environments. Here you can find some of our customers' common pain points and explore the right options for you. So, how can we help you?