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Electrify the atmosphere with plasma technology for cooler, cleaner air

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The premium inverter air conditioner uses cold plasma technology with a sterilising electro-static dedusting filter to remove nearly every microbe and harmful particle from the room.Cold plasma technology releases charged particles that destroys any harmful bacteria or viruses it comes into contact with.

It does more than fascinate children at science centres. Plasma technology has made its way from intergalactic space to certain industries and now, appliances in homes.

Similar to gas, plasma is a gas whose particles have been ionised through heat or exposure to an electromagnetic field, giving them properties unlike that of gases, liquids or solids. As such, it is often referred to as the fourth state of matter.  Despite its relatively recent discovery, it is the most common phase of matter in the universe. All stars are made of plasma, and it even fills space between the stars.

While plasma is typically superheated matter, running as hot as tens of thousands of degrees Celsius, technology has made cold plasma – which can be as cool as room temperature – possible.

Enter air conditioners with Active Plasma technology. New models such as the recently launched Electrolux Inverter Air Conditioner utilises active plasma to kill bacteria as well as remove microbes and particles from the air.

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The premium inverter air conditioner uses cold plasma technology with a sterilising electro-static dedusting filter to remove nearly every microbe and harmful particle from the room.

This latest range of air conditioners uses a plasma generator to ionise and release both positive and negative plasma particles.  Applied in tandem with a high-voltage electro-static filter that charges passing particles in order to trap them in the dust collector, models like the Inverter Air Conditioner ensure nearly all harmful particles and microbes in the air is eliminated. Three large louvers ensure long-distance 3D airflow where the particles are diffused to each corner.

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Cold plasma technology releases charged particles that destroys any harmful bacteria or viruses it comes into contact with.

Upon contact with bacteria, viruses, mould spores and other potentially harmful particles, the active plasma destroys and renders them harmless on contact. Clearing the air even further in the Inverter Air Conditioner is an Electro-static dust collector, which charges passing dust and other tiny particles to trap them in the filter.

Active plasma has been shown in lab tests to kill up to 99% of bacteria grown in a petri dish. It has been so effective in exterminating viruses and bacteria that researchers are now looking at the possibility of using it as an alternative to antibiotics in fighting drug-resistant bacteria.  All this without harming any human tissue or creating resistant strains of viruses.

A major complaint of older models of air conditioners was the stale and dirty air that is circulated when filters are not cleaned properly. This can cause various sinus and throat problems in addition to potentially triggering allergies.

In this way, air conditioners with plasma technology can be a boon for families with infants and the elderly. People with asthma, hay fever or allergies will especially appreciate the cleaner air. So if you’re looking to replace an old, dirty air conditioner, looking at fascinating technology from the Science Centre might not be a bad idea.

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