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Cannabis Air Filtration, Purification, or Sanitization?

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Threats to your cannabis crops come from all over – but maybe the biggest attack vector is the air. You know you need some kind of protection from airborne threats like dust, fungal spores, bacteria, and viruses – but with so many solutions in the market, it can be confusing. Cannabis air filtration, air purification, or air sanitization – what’s the difference? Is there a difference at all? There is – and it’s an important distinction. Today we’re going to show you what makes each of these methods different from one another – and show you the right one to focus on for protecting your crops from threats. Read on to learn the difference between cannabis air filtration, purification, and sanitization.

Keeping the Dust Out (But Not Much Else) – Cannabis Air Filtration

In some grow spaces, dust can be a nuisance. When you’re indoors, little flecks and flakes can accumulate since they don’t have anywhere to go. This is especially true when working with plants because moving dirt and jostling plants can kick up little particles. Air filtration helps mitigate this bother and captures dust – but when it comes to protection, your plants are usually no safer with a standard carbon filter. Many threats, like bacteria or fungal spores, can be small enough to pass through a common filter. That’s why some professionals turn to a more robust air purification method – but that has its flaws too.

Trapping Particles (For You to Deal With Later) – Cannabis Air Purification

Air purifiers remove more particulate than regular filters. Whether with a thick HEPA filter, or via ionic purification (using an electric charge to cause floating particles to stick to the walls of the filter). They reduce dust, pollen, and dander in the air – trapping them more effectively. But that’s all they can do – run-of-the-mill purifiers just trap those particles. The particles are usually still active, which means that for true protection, a filter needs to be combined with another stage that deactivates dangerous organic particles. Air purification helps with airborne protection, but it’s not perfect – it doesn’t kill pathogens and other threats like an air sanitation system can.

A Clean Sweep – Cannabis Air Sanitization

A cannabis air sanitizer doesn’t just catch pathogens, though they can be equipped with pre-filters to help keep their internal reactor bed and/or processor as clean as possible. An effective cannabis air sanitization system does what filters alone can’t – it will deactivate, kill, and destroy airborne pathogens that are circulated through its chamber. Threats to your cannabis are rendered inert and destroyed when they pass through an air sanitizer like AiroClean420. Using a process called photocatalytic oxidation or PCO, AiroClean420 turns airborne pathogens, fungal spores, pollen, bacteria, viruses, and much more into harmless trace elements of carbon dioxide and water vapor. It protects your crops by eliminating threats that come through it, rather than simply trapping them.

Better Protection with AiroClean420

For dust control, filters work – but by themselves they’re not sufficient to truly protect your crops. Reduce your reliance on pesticides, keep powdery mildew off your plants, and breathe easy knowing that your crops are protected – learn more about AiroClean420 today. Use this free calculator to get a facility proposal, and speak to an AiroClean420 expert about protecting your whole grow from seed to sale.

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