Fine particles along with independent VOCs (especially fumes due to diesel) were causing big problems in the hospital's patient care areas and laboratories. Using Camfil's molecular air filters, the hospital is able to remove fine dust, gases, odors, and fumes from inside the facility.
A year back, the technical service department at Deventer hospital received complaints several times a year about unwanted diesel odors in different parts of the hospital building. Headaches were frequent among the laboratory staff.
In operating rooms, the problem was significant because the air is circulated directly from the exhaust vent onto the operating table. Despite sufficient filtration of particulate matter, harmful gases were entering the hospital building through the air conditioning system. The hospital‘s management technician secured the help and expertise from the installation firm Kropman Installatietechniek B.V. and air filtration manufacturer Camfil.
The key factor to consider was that solving the problem from the root level was impossible due to uncontrollable traffic/diesel fumes coming from outside. Dust and fumes from the ongoing construction and repair of many neighboring buildings were also unavoidable.
In addition, the periodic testing of the emergency power generator produces diesel fumes.
During scheduled maintenance, the emergency unit is on all day, that just triggers the first set of complaints.
Capturing gases and molecules is possible by using activated carbon in the air conditioning system. Activated carbon is at the heart of all successful molecular filtration solutions. Camfil has a selection of proven activated carbons to target as wide a range of odors, irritants, toxic and corrosive gases as possible. In this case, however, there is no space in the system to place an air filter with carbon media and the carbon filters entail extra resistance that is often not calculated with the fans. So, the ideal solution is a 2-in-1 filter installation at sections where fine dust and fumes are the biggest concerns. This air filtration will save heavy investment in the air conditioning/ventilation system and removes harmful particulate matter from the indoor environment. The 2-in-1 filter doesn‘t involve extra resistance allowing the fan unit of the air conditioning system to operate as normal.
A big win for the hospital! Since the installation of City-Flo air filters, there have been zero complaints or concerns. The 2-in-1 air filters are currently used in three air conditioning cabinets in different departments of the hospital building. After the installation, the technical department at the hospital is complaint-free of concerns related to dust, fumes, and odors.
Hospitals rely heavily on clean indoor air to ensure both the health of the patients and staff are protected. With Camfil, this is achievable as the solutions add an extra layer of protection to fight harmful particles that can cause problems to health and safety in the hospital environment.
Ensure patient safety during critical surgical procedures and provide a safer hospital by minimizing nosocomial contamination with proper air filtration.