THE ELECTROMEDIA MODEL 35F(A)
INHALANT ALLERGEN REMOVAL EQUIPMENT - DESIGN INPUTS
These notes provide useful information on the design
of the Electromedia product and it's inhalant allergen
By way of background information, the design, from the
outset, was to achieve a solution to the major problem that
'direct bronchial challenge has established that inhalation
of allergens produces immediate bronchospasms and also a
late and prolonged chronic inflammatory reaction within the
airways, which in turn enhances bronchial
hyper-responsiveness'. The product design and tests
therefore targeted the total removal of the prime
sensitising inhalant allergens researched for children and
adults. These prime inhalant allergens fall into two
distinct groups as follows:-
Group A - Solid Particulate Matter namely, house dust
mites/faeces/amylase; active/passive cigarette smoke and
Group B - Gases and Vapours, namely, ozone, formaldehyde,
nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide.
In summary, the finalised design of the Electromedia
product incorporates a patented high voltage (22.5 k.v.DC)
enhanced cassette type medium which totally removes solid
particulate matter in Group A above and a proprietary
chemisorption medium which totally removes gases and vapours
in Group B above.
Collated below are the various source documents which
provide a fine focus on the research, testing and design of
the above product.
ELECTROMEDIA DESIGN 'SOFTWARE' INPUTS
SAMPLE SOURCE DOCUMENTS
Ref 1 'The Control of Allergens of Dust Mites and
Domestic Pets: A Position Paper'
Ref 2 'Reduction of Bronchial Hyperactivity during
Prolonged Allergen Avoidance'
Ref 3 'Measurements of Airborne Mite Antigen in Homes of
Ref 4 'Anti-Mite Measures in Mite-Sensitive Adult Asthma'
Ref 5 'Association with Indoor Nitrogen Dioxide with
Respiratory Symptoms of Pulmonary Function in Children'
Ref 6 'Prior Exposure to Ozone Potentiates Subsequent
Response to Sulphur Dioxide in Adolescent Asthmatic
Ref 7 'House Dust Mite-Derived Amylase: Allergenicity and
ELECTROMEDIA DESIGN 'HARDWARE' INPUTS
SAMPLE SOURCE DOCUMENTS
Note Comparative Effectiveness Factory for Electromedia,
Electrostatic Precipitator and HEPA (High Performance
Filter) - Appended
Ref 8 'Controlled Trial of An Electrostatic Precipitator
in Childhood Asthma' Electromedia is not to be confused with
Ref 9 'Effectiveness of House Dust/Mite Allergen
Avoidance through Clean Room Therapy in Patients with Atopic