Here at Bluezone by Middleby, we’ve created the formula for safe air, but that formula largely depends on the size and configuration of the space in question. To maximize air purification efforts as efficiently and economically as possible, it’s essential to calculate the room’s dimensions in relation to the unit’s output capacity.
Before considering these custom calculations, though, let’s take a quick look at what makes Bluezone so powerful and effective as an air purification solution.
The Basics of Bluezone
Bluezone uses patented ultraviolet technology to scrub the air of 99.9995 percent of all airborne contaminants, including viruses like those that cause Covid-19. Unlike other types of air purification systems, Bluezone is 100 percent safe for use in inhabited rooms, meaning it can run 24/7, even as guests and staff are present. This cannot be said of other air purification solutions, which is just one reason why so many have endorsed Bluezone as their air purification system of choice, including a clearance by the Food and Drug Administration to be used as a 510(k) Class II Medical device.
Bluezone works by pulling air up and away from guests and staff. Air is cleaned and redistributed to reduce the risk of aerosol transmission of contaminants and viruses. It helps to overcome situations where masking is either impossible or not desired.
How Many Bluezones Do You Need to Create a “Bluezone”?
“Bluezones” are what we consider to be safe spaces, rooms where air purification measures have been taken to ensure the best possible safety for those inhabiting the room. But how many Bluezones are required to create a Bluezone? The formula depends on a variety of factors.
First, what type of operation is looking to create a Bluezone? If the density of guests and staff is higher, it’s possible that more Bluezone units should be considered. What those guests are doing can also play a role. Loud voices, for example, can cause additional and more forceful exhalation, leading to a wider spread of airborne contaminants and aerosol-based viruses.
The most important factor, however, is simply a matter of square footage. The number and model of Bluezone units are directly related to the size of the space being scrubbed more than any other factor, and we’ve created a simple-to-use calculator that will help operators determine how many units are required.