Indoor air quality or IAQ refers to the condition of the environment inside of a building or facility, and considers factors such as humidity, temperature, or the amount of fresh air available in the work environment. Air pollution from mold or chemical contaminants has a direct impact on indoor air quality, necessitating the implementation of an air pollution control system to improve health and safety, and ensure OSHA compliance.
Signs of poor indoor air quality may include unpleasant or musty odors or a hot and stuffy environment. Beyond employee comfort, poor indoor air quality can lead to serious health issues for those working in a facility. Indoor air problems can also cause damage to investments as contaminants may corrode or degrade equipment.
Common indoor air quality problems include:
- Poor ventilation, insufficient air flow
- Improper maintenance of ventilation, heating and air-conditioning systems
- Dampness and moisture damage
- Processes and operations contaminating air
Air pollution control systems are a highly effective and efficient way to address indoor air quality issues caused by airborne contaminants. Air pollutants such as fumes, smoke, and particulate matter can be removed with control systems designed specifically to work with the processes involved. Types of systems employed for air pollution control include:
- Catalyst filters
- Cloud chamber systems
- Ultra high efficiency systems
- Activated carbon systems
- Mercury emission control systems
- Catalytic oxidizer systems
- Wet scrubbers
The key to selecting and installing an effective air pollution control system is studying and analyzing the specific process requirements of the application. Air Solutions has extensive experience in developing pollution control systems that meet a wide range of facility needs and budgets, and ensure OSHA compliance. Contact us to discuss your air pollution control needs.