Airports are a melting pot for a wide variety of substances that lead to poor air quality. On the one hand, thousands of people meet here every day, and on the other hand, there are many different emission sources. In addition to air pollution that is caused directly by humans, especially when many individuals are in the same place, many vehicles are moving directly at or around the airport that emit exhaust gases. In addition, there is odor pollution from restaurants or from maintenance and repair work on the building. The greatest pollution of the air, however, is represented by aircraft exhaust fumes. These are not only odorous, but are also dangerous for passengers and airport staff.
Air filtration systems in airports must handle very large volumes of air. Approximately 50% of a building’s energy consumption goes to the heating, cooling, and moving of air. In considering the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), it is important to keep in mind that in order to have a cost-effective building, planning maintenance is an important step in maintaining energy efficiency, minimizing costly downtime, and extending the lifespan of your equipment.
At the same time highest possible control of airborne particles and molecular pollutants is required to protect passengers and airport staff to provide a comfortable, healthy and odor-free environment.
AAF can offer the full set of air filtration equipment needed to operate airport air handling units. Besides highly efficiency particle filters, meeting highest requirements, AAF can provide activated carbon gas phase filters and equipment to reliable remove unpleasant odors as well as harmful gases like aircraft exhaust fumes and diesel fumes.
The Sensor360 is a next-generation monitoring and facility management tool for indoor air quality, that enables you to understand and plan the performance and maintenance of air filters in a whole new way. Battery-powered sensors are installed to both measure particle concentration before air filtration and to measure and record indoor air quality (IAQ).
A dedicated app makes it easy to view the performance of the air filtration system. Users can set the app to their own needs and requirements and determine at which values they wish to receive an alert. Sensor360 provides instant monitoring of filter system performance and automatically tracks pressure drop and PM1, PM2.5 and PM10 particle levels.
This eliminates the need to manually monitor and collect filter data from air handling systems, allowing the user to resolve potential IAQ issues before they negatively impact building occupants by receiving an alert from the Sensor360 app that particle levels are reaching an unacceptable concentration.