Bipolar ionization releases negative ions into the atmosphere to clean the air

The efficiency of ion technology to enhance the quality of air in an indoor setting was first recognized decades ago. However, recent studies and technological advancements have proved that bipolar ionization can disinfect and clean the air as well by minimizing the growth of several different kinds of microbial pathogens and viruses. Industrial settings, as well as residential ones, can benefit significantly from ion technology, especially during the current Covid-19 times.

How Bipolar Ionization Fights Covid-19

Bipolar ionization is highly effective against many viruses, including H5N1 avian influenza (also known as the burd flu), H1N1 influenza, and the novel Corona Virus. The Covid-19 virus regulates through small water droplets that make their way into the body through our breathing streams. The aerosol transmission is the primary mode of spread and indicates that the virus stays airborne for much longer than was previously believed. The ion technology makes the virus ineffective by releasing negative ions into the air, damaging the membranes of the virus regardless of if it is floating in the air or is sitting on a surface.

So many technologies have emerged claiming to improve the quality of indoor air that it has become a daunting task to separate irrelevant ones from those that efficiently work. One of the tried, tested, and proven technologies to kill bacteria and viruses is bipolar ionization that works by creating electronic charges to form a plasma field filled with a high concentration of positive and negative ions to offer several benefits.


A bipolar ionizer functions by generating ions without ozone that can be harmful. Then, the airflow regulated by the fan moves massive amounts of ion-enriched air. The resulting airflow within the occupied space is comforting and filled with high levels of bacteria and virus-killing ions. 

How it works - How Bipolar Ionization Fights Covid-19

Utilities of Bipolar Ionization

Pathogen Control

Independent testing confirms that air ions produced by bipolar ionization not only provide clean air that is free of dust and other pollutants but has kill rates as high as 99.9% of various pathogens and mold spores, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the air and on surfaces within 60 minutes.

Particle Reduction

Charged air ions charge different particles in the air to lump them together so even a low-efficiency filter can capture them from the air.

Odor Control

Negative ions oxidize odors and other volatile organic compounds into gases that are already present in the air we breathe.

Energy Savings

Bipolar ionization cleans indoor air to keep your HVAC system from requiring high volumes of outside air. This prevents it from experiencing high loads and saves you energy costs.

All these benefits can ensure that the employees working within your business facility stay on top of their health and remain highly productive. This can increase the efficiency of the business operations and positively impact its overall productivity. 

Big Ass Fans are the world’s first HVLS (high volume low speed) ceiling fans that come with an integrated Bi-Polar ionization technology kit. The effectiveness is independently tested and proven to kill Sars-CoV-2. The system is UL-2998 validated, which means that it produces zero levels of harmful ozone.

Big Ass Fans have experts that are specialized in bipolar ionization and perform a thorough analysis of your space to provide a customized recommendation. The company holds several certifications within the sphere and various tests have been performed on their products by neutral third-party and independent labs, all with extremely positive and impressive results.

You can visit our website for more details on ion technology.

Centaxia Industrial Air Solutions provides air movement solutions to a host of industries with its industrial fan and blower lines. For queries regarding anything related to industrial air solutions, give the Centaxia experts a call at 888-656-0444 or visit Centaxia website.