The ATHMOSS air purifier works by sucking in amounts of air through the fan. The room air is then cleaned of large and coarse dirt (e.g. dust) in front of the filter. After that, the cleaned air is sucked into the Microwell disinfection chamber, which is equipped with 8pcs of powerful UV-C lamps with power up to 120W. The disinfection chamber has an extra reflective surface that reflects 80% of the emitted UV-C radiation and at the same time is equipped with air retarders (swirls). These swirls effectively slow down the air flow and thus prolong the total exposure time of microorganisms to UV-C light. Without such treatment, air flows around the UV-C tubes too fast, which can reduce microbial death. Microwell might be the only manufacturer to incorporate such swirls into its disinfection devices as standard.
A powerful HEPA filter is located at the outlet of the disinfection chamber, which captures all particles larger than 0.3 microns. Viruses are usually smaller than 0.3μm but they usually „travel” on water aerosols and this way the object is larger than the permeability of the filter. The air cleaned and disinfected is discharged back into the environment after exiting through the HEPA filter.
The Microwell disinfection chamber is designed so that it does not emit any UV-C light, so the use of the germicidal air purifier is possible even in the presence of people.
Bacteria, viruses, spores, fungi, mold and mites are all sensitive to UV-C rays and can be eliminated by them. Microbes cannot acquire resistance to UV-C rays, which occur only with chemical disinfectants and antibiotics. UV rays are ecological. Environmental pollution is inevitable when using common disinfectants. There is also a serious risks from direct inhalation of vapors or ingestion of food contaminated after direct contact with chemical disinfectants. The use of ultraviolet rays in the process of disinfecting is better for the environment.
UV-C devices can be installed in most environments and presence of machinery and can be programmed to maintain the same level of disinfection day and night, ensuring ideal hygiene conditions without quality fluctuations. In contrast, chemical disinfectants are most effective at the time of use.
The Microwell ATHMOSS germicidal air purifier is designed to start automatically when connected to the mains. We recommend using the device together with a WIFI socket. The socket has a separate on/off button and it is possible to control Athmoss remotely without contact via the iOS/Android application. The application also includes the option of an advanced timer, so it is possible to set automatic on and off switching according to, for example, the opening hours your business. With the WIFI application, you can easily turn the device off or on remotely.
If you choose not to use a socket as a WIFI contactless control, you can use the built in on-off button to turn the Athmoss cleaner on and off.