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Four Common Substances That Could Reduce Industrial Workplace Air Quality

Welding fumes can expose workers to a variety of chemicals

Air in industrial workplaces is constantly being exposed to many substances. Many of these are not necessarily harmful for workers, but depending on the type of manufacturing and craft happening in the building they can indeed be very dangerous. What are four common substances that could reduce industrial workplace air quality? Let’s take a look. 1. Welding fumes Welding in any setting can produce a wide variety of harmful fumes. These fumes can affect the…

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Why Your Restaurant Needs a Pollution Control Unit

Restaurant kitchen exhaust

Depending on where your restaurant is located, you may be required to install a Pollution Control Unit (PCU), or grease exhaust scrubber, in order to meet local building codes and operate a commercial kitchen. These specially designed filtration units remove the grease, smoke and odors generated during the cooking process from the kitchen exhaust air stream, and reduce outdoor air pollution. Although PCUs are not required in all states and municipalities, many restaurant owners are…

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How To Prevent The Spread Of Viruses In An Office

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Crowded spaces, such as offices, pose a high risk for spreading germs and infection. Not only do we touch hundreds of surfaces that others also touch in an office, but pathogens can easily spread from person-to-person when we cough or sneeze into the air. To create a safe and healthy workplace for workers and clients, office building employers, owners, managers and operation specialists can take the following steps. 5 Steps to Prevent the Spread of…

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Understanding HEPA Air Filtration

HEPA Air Filter

Although HEPA air filtration has been in use since World War II, the interest in and demand for HEPA air filters has grown significantly in recent months as a result of the coronavirus. To understand what HEPA air filtration is, how it works, and how it can help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we spoke with Thomas Nagl, owner of Filcom Umwelttechnologie, a leading air filtration company in Austria. What is HEPA Air Filtration? HEPA…

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Using Ionizer Air Purifiers to Clean the Air

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Ionizer air purifiers are commonly used to clean the air and remove allergens and dust. However, unlike HEPA air purifiers, air ionizers don’t use fibers to trap pollutants, and they generally don’t use filters. So how do they work? Here, we explain the process of ionization and how it applies to cleaner air, as well as what to look for when buying an ionizer air cleaner. What is Ionization? Ionization is the process of charging…

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A Follow-Up from AQE President Jim Pinkowski Regarding COVID-19

production of XJ-2 isolation room air cleaner

A Message for Our Valued Customers: As we continue facing the challenges of COVID-19, I want to recognize the inspiring efforts of everyone at Air Quality Engineering, Inc. The innovation, adaptability, and commitment to providing clean air solutions that meet the customer needs and demands during this unprecedented time are nothing short of amazing. I couldn’t be more proud of our team. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been working to increase our production…

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How Wildfires Affect Indoor Air Quality

wildfires impacting residential air quality

While much of the world’s focus in 2020 has been on mitigating the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. has also experienced a devastating wildfire season. The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) reports that, as of October 23, a total of 46,681 fires have burned 8,608,646 acres in 2020. That’s roughly 2.3 million acres above the 10-year-average (2010-2019) for the same time period. In the Rocky Mountain region and West Coast of the U.S., residents have…

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Increase Indoor Air Quality And Employee Comfort With AQE’s M1600 Industrial Shop Air Cleaner

M1600 industrial air cleaner

As we continue adapting to life amidst the current pandemic, employers and building owners face an increased need for enhanced indoor air quality. Air Quality Engineering, Inc. serves as your trusted clean air experts, and we’ve been working hard to continue delivering reliable, effective solutions in these unprecedented times. We’re proud and excited to introduce our latest innovation: the M1600 Industrial Shop Air Cleaner system. Read on to learn how this system can increase indoor…

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HEPA Filtration And Today’s Indoor Air Quality Needs

students wearing masks to protect against COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of community health and how individual actions can affect those around us. This is particularly important as businesses and educational institutions reopen. To do so safely and successfully, individuals must follow expert guidelines for reducing the risk of transmission, such as face coverings, personal hygiene, and social distancing. In addition to these personal preventative measures, leading organizations such as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)…

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Understanding The CDC’s COVID-19 Office Building Safety Guidelines

office space post COVID-19

As companies prepare to re-open their offices, employers must take action to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released information and interim guidance to help employers develop plans that protect the health and safety of their staff. Clean air solutions play a crucial role in combating COVID-19 in the workplace, and we at AQE want to help you understand and enact the COVID-19 office building safety guidelines…

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