Highland, New York-based Air Cleaning Blowers LLC says it has developed and patented a series of technologies that enable a blower to clean the air without using a filter element that clogs and constantly needs replacing.
Edward Roston, also the owner of Aero Conditioner Co. LLC, founded Air Cleaning Blowers in 2017 to manufacture a self-cleaning air filtering blower that could be used even in the harshest of industrial and military environments, according to the company.
ACBs ventilate, pressurize and clean particles from even exceedingly dusty air without using any filter elements, the company says, helping reduce the costs and complications of providing ventilation in industrial, commercial and residential buildings. Air Cleaning Blowers says the devices are simpler to size and use than systems that use ordinary air filters and air purifiers because they have no filter elements to clog, providing constant and predictable airflow, air pressure, air quality and energy consumption.
ACBs originally were developed for dusty, corrosive and other harsh industrial and military conditions and are used in applications as diverse and challenging as an African diamond mine, electrical controls in steel plants, dust control in a food manufacturing plant and at U.S. military satellite-tracking trailers in the Middle East.
As ACBs pull ambient air through their housings, they use the particles' own momentum to separate them from the clean air, the company says. They can remove sand, dust and other particles, as well as mist and rain.
ACB founder and CEO Roston says, "What we have developed here at Air Cleaning Blowers is a real innovative technology that can seriously help slow down the spread of pathogens and protect the health of many people."
ACBs can fit applications with airflows from 50 to 3,500 cubic feet per minute. They also can serve as prefilters for specialized downstream filters, such as HEPA, activated carbon and the media in swamp coolers, to increase their lives and to decrease their costs of operation.
The company adds that it has been working with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to develop canopies to protect people in close contact with the public or their fellow workers, such as store cashiers, meat packers and others on production lines, from the coronavirus.