APC has a stellar record of building custom antimicrobial air filters that reduce or eliminate harmful microbes and protect the health of people and animals. Working with professionals in the medical and agricultural industries, APC has designed custom made HEPA filters specifically designed to remove dangerous pathogens from the air.
APC engineers have designed and developed custom made air filters with specially treated antimicrobial filter media for high filtration efficiency HEPA and ULPA filters capable of achieving 99.9995% filtration down to 0.12 microns.
With over 34 years experience manufacturing and testing air filters for global manufacturers of diverse equipment, our products meet and/or exceeded high standards set by the global air filter industry.
- IEST Standards from the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology.
- BS EN Standards from the British Standard European Norm
Airborne microbes and pathogens can have negative health effects on people and animals. Contaminated air can deposit viruses and bacteria in your eyes and respirator system where they can multiply, enter your blood stream, and make you ill. Every year, tens of thousands of people in North America become sick from airborne microbes; some of them fatally so.
For humans, these microbes can range from the common cold to the influenza virus to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The SARS virus is especially deadly, having killed almost 1 in 10 people who contracted it during its initial major outbreak in China in 2002-2003.
Eliminating airborne pathogens can mean the difference between life and death in some cases.
Case Study: Swine Industry Antimicrobial HEPA Filter
A large-scale pork producer approached APC for help designing a custom air filtration system for their hog farms.
Like other swine industry facilities, our client faced the challenge of the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus. This viral disease affects the respiratory systems of pigs of any age. It also causes reproductive impairment among breeding age livestock. There is no definitive treatment for the PRRS.
Not since the eradication of swine fever has a viral disease had as significant impact on the swine industry. Estimates put the impact of the virus at over $580 million per year in the United States alone.
Our swine industry client approached us in an effort to stop the spread of the disease within and between its farms. PRRS microbes can become airborne, travelling up to 2 miles (3km) between farms.
APC engineers examined and analyzed the ventilation systems in our client’s swine facilities. In order to stop the spread of the virus, APC developed a custom 4V filter using a specially treated antimicrobial filter media. This filtration system dramatically reduced the airborne spread of the PRRS virus between and within the farming facilities.
In addition to meeting the filtration requirements necessary to keep the livestock safe, APC also designed the filter with a MERV 8 pre-filter and a V-shaped filter design. These design elements prolonged the filter life and reduced system energy consumption.
For more information on this or other projects, please see the 4v antimicrobial HEPA air filter for the swine industry here or the antimicrobial ULPA air filter for the medical industry page here.
The bottom line
APC has the knowledge, tools and expertise to provide you the antimicrobial air filter you need. We consistently provide quality products and excellent service. Our air filter design, engineering, manufacturing, testing and prototyping capabilities have served our clients well, providing client retention the last 34 years.