How does Aspra Technology work?
ASPRA® air purifying from VFA Solutions is an effective filtration and purification system that removes airborne viruses, pathogens and particulates from the air. Viruses, bacteria and fungi are biological particles. These particles are led through an electrical field inside the device, where the majority are killed or deactivated. The viruses, bacteria and other pathogens are then captured in the collector (the filter) and permanently removed from the air.
The products in the ASPRA® series have been tested by various different independent institutes such as TNO, VITO and ECN. Results show that the air purification efficiency of our technique removes 90% to 99% of the atmospheric particles of between 10 and 0.1 micron (PM10, PM2.5, PM1, PM0.1 / ultra-fine particles). Click here for the certificates. Click here for the certificates.
Particle filtration, optional gas and odour filtration
The ASPRA L air purifier cleans and recirculates the air in the room. The appliance is specifically designed for usage in large rooms.
The ASPRA L is very suited for usage in industrial surroundings, such as raw material processing, food processing, metallurgy, woodworking, construction (including removing asbestos from the air), plastic processing, workshops, equipment storage, lab- oratories, smoking cabins and large print shops. The application can also be applied in public buildings such as airports, subway and train stations, shopping malls and community centres.MORE INFORMATION
The ASPRA PMC is specifically designed for the industrial and commercial market. This powerful and unique air purifier easily and effectively removes large dust concentrations from large amounts of air.
Ideal for application in steel processing, paper processing, factories, welding workplaces, agricultural interme- diate spaces, distribution centres, public facilities and more.
The ASPRA PMC effectively removes particulate matter (PM) in- cluding course dust and ultrafine particles from the air. Resulting in increasing health and comfort working conditions and reduc- ing cleaning costs / efforts. The air purifier is equipped with a self-cleaning system, where course dust (PM10 and larger) is captured in a collecting medium at the inner part of the system. The finer particles as PM2.5, PM1 and Ultrafine (nano) particles are then captured on the special open structure collectors (particle filter). Due to this two phase filtration, the ASPRA PMC requires low maintenance. Air output from 3 or 4 sides.MORE INFORMATION
Large dust concentrations removal up to 5.000m3 air ph
The ASPRA L5000 is specifically designed for the industrial and commercial market. This powerful and unique air purifier easily and effectively removes large dust concentrations from up to 5.000 m3 air per hour. Ideal for application in steel processing, paper processing, factories, welding workplaces, agricultural intermediate spaces, distribution centres, public facilities and more. The ASPRA L5000 effectively removes particulate matter (PM) including course dust and ultrafine particles from the air. Resulting in increasing health and comfort working conditions and reducing cleaning costs / efforts.MORE INFORMATION
Captures the smallest PM1 & Ultra-fine particles!
The ASPRA Aura Smart permanently removes harmful dust, fine dust, bacteria, viruses, pollen and fungi from the air in your room. This allows you to breathe in clean and healthy air. Thanks to the standard integrated VFA Activated Carbon Filter, the air purifier also removes gases and odors from the air.MORE INFORMATION
How does ASPRA technology work?
Polluted air is fed into the ASPRA® air purifier using a built-in fan or an existing air flow in a ventilation channel. In the first section of the ASPRA® air purifier, the air is exposed to an ionizer. The ions charge the particles that are present in the air (from fine particulates to microbiological contaminants). All charged particles are then captured by an ASPRA® collector at the end of the device, so that clean, healthy and purified air is expelled from the device.
The ASPRA® technique charges the particles in the device, which makes it possible to use an open-structure filter (a collector) instead of a conventional closed filter. This means that our units use significantly less energy when moving the air through the collector, while at the same time achieving a very high efficiency. The replacement of the saturated collector is very easy and can be carried out by anyone.
The difference between ASPRA® and other air purifiers and ionizers
Clean air can be achieved by tackling it at the source or by cleaning the air. There are many different air purifiers on the market. These are often fitted with a standard filter. But there are also newer, efficient techniques such as air purifiers with ionization. What are the differences and what is important?
Air purifier with standard filter
A standard air purifier uses a fan to generate a flow of air. The flow of air is then fed through a filter which captures the air pollutants and thus improves the air quality. The smaller the fine particles, the denser the filters usually have to be in order to capture the (risk) particles. An additional focus point is that the filters must regularly be cleaned/replaced. They become saturated as the pollutants accumulate. The fan must work harder, which results in higher energy consumption, reduced capacity and noise pollution. Furthermore, many filters are made of moisture-holding materials such as textile or fibres in which bacteria can start to grow.
Air purifier with ionization
Ionization is a newer technique that is developing rapidly. It is an innovation that is being used more and more, if nothing else from the viewpoint of sustainability and energy conservation. There are many air purifiers on the market that use ionization. A distinction can be made between air purifiers that use positive ionization and those that use negative ionization. Ionization (the positive or negative electrical charging of atoms or molecules) generates ions that adhere to particles and thus create charged particulates. It is much easier for these charged particulates to settle of all kinds of surfaces. There is one additional distinction between air purifiers that use ionization, namely those that charge the particles electrically (without filter) and air purifiers that charge the particulates and then immediately capture them.
The former is called open ionization (1) and the latter is known as closed ionization (2):
The charged particulates are spread throughout the space and find a surface on which to settle on their own. They therefore settle on surfaces such as furniture, ceilings, walls, equipment, as well as in our lungs. These systems create many charged particles but also free ions that are often negatively charged. This is known as negative ionization. Negative ionization also creates unwanted biproducts such as ozone, free radicals and free ions. It is true that these contribute to the reduction of odour, but they are also harmful to our health. Research shows that it is up to five times easier for the charged particles to settle in our lungs when compared to uncharged particles.
The charged particles are captured on a special surface within the system itself, so that no particles are expelled into the space and can therefore not settle upon other surfaces. Closed ionization can generate both positive and negative ionization. The surface upon which the particles are captured can be made of various materials, such as conventional filters, metal plates or special open structure filters. The advantage of air purifiers that capture particles with a special open structure filter is that they do not become saturated and less energy is therefore needed to propel the air through the filter. Good examples of air purifiers with an open structure filter are the ASPRA® air purifiers made by VFA Solutions B.V. Some odours are removed by capturing the particles. For specific and focused odour removal, VFA Solutions uses an extra special gas absorption filter directly behind the ASPRA® open structure filters. This gas filtration section is specifically selected based on the type of gasses present, their concentrations and odours and can be different per industry and even per client. Placing VFA gas filters behind the ASPRA® particle filters protects the gas filters from particles so that they are more effective and have a longer life.