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How To Get An Air Purifier For Your School

Molekule Air Purifier for the Classroom | Twenty & Oak

As parents, teachers, and administrators prepare to go back to school, some for the first time since March 2020, the question at the forefront of everyone’s mind is, “How do we return to school safely?” There is no doubt that we want to feel confident that our children’s classrooms are safe from harmful viruses and germs. Thankfully, air purification from Molekule air purifiers and their patented PECO technology provides peace of mind and proven results in fighting COVID-19.
 

What is a Molekule air purifier?

Air purifiers work by pulling tiny pollutants that may cause health issues, like dust, bacteria, mold, allergens, viruses, and chemicals, out of the air. Among the many air purification technologies, the most common is trapping particles on a filter. Other methods include absorbing chemicals with activated carbon, or in Molekule’s case, destroying the widest range of pollutants at the molecular level with its patented PECO (photoelectrochemical oxidation) process. The family of Molekule air purifiers that use PECO technology to clean the air has been rigorously tested and validated by third-party laboratories.

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How does a Molekule air purifier protect against COVID-19?

With the current pandemic, it is becoming increasingly more important to find ways to reduce exposure and infection from germs and viruses. Molekule has worked rigorously to develop a line of air purifiers that utilize PECO technology. PECO is designed to clean the air by capturing larger particles and destroying pollutants in a powerful and targeted way. Molekule filters are coated with the PECO nanocatalyst which destroys tiny organic matter like viruses, bacteria, and mold spores.
 
The University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering recently took on a project to test how effective PECO technology was at destroying harmful viruses. They conducted several experiments to see how well the PECO air purifier was at capturing and destroying certain viruses. They found that the Molekule Mini inactivated the viruses at a rate as efficient as 99.99% on a single pass through the unit.
 

Government Funding For Air Purifiers

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, government funding has become available for schools in an effort to help them reopen safely. $53.4B is included as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act enacted on December 27, 2020, and an additional $122.7B in new funding was added as part of the American Rescue Plan enacted on March 11, 2021. Because of this funding, schools and school districts now have access to government funding to get localized air purification products that help destroy – not just capture – viruses, VOC pollutants, mold, and other unhealthy particulates from the air that teachers, students, and staff breathe daily at school.
 
How to get government funding for an air purifier?
As a part of the CRRSA (Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act) enacted in December 2020, the $54.3 billion grant now includes localized air quality protection available for both public and private K-12 schools. Molekule air purifiers are among the eligible purchases that this act covers. Email molekule@twentyandoak.com for information on our education pricing, financing options, and how to access the funds in your state.
 
Which Molekule air purifier is recommended for the classroom?
For classrooms, we recommend the Air Pro and the FDA cleared Air Mini or Air Mini+ as the perfect combination for any classroom or school office. The Air Pro is capable of covering up to 1,000 sq. ft., making it the ideal addition for larger classrooms or open space areas. The FDA cleared Air Mini as an excellent option for placement on the teacher's desk, providing an additional layer of protection between the teacher and students in the classroom. The Air Mini is capable of covering up to 250 sq. ft. If funding is available for only one device, the Air Mini is recommended for placement near the teacher's desk.


Is the Molekule air purifier recommended for college dorm rooms?
The Molekule Air Mini and Air Mini+ are great options for college dorm rooms as they can effectively purify the air in up to 250 sq. ft. areas. For larger dorm rooms and apartment bedrooms, the Molekule Air can cover up to 500 sq. ft. The Air Pro can cover up to 1,000 sq. ft. making it a great option for common areas in campus housing buildings and living spaces in shared apartments. In testing led by air quality and virology experts, the Air Mini eliminated viruses like H1N1 Influenza & animal coronaviruses up to 99.99%. This is great news for students looking to return to in-person college dorms and apartments!
 

FDA-cleared Air Purifier:

The Molekule Air Mini has received FDA 510(k) clearance as a Class II medical device. After many months of research and interaction with the FDA, Air Mini and Air Mini+ have been certified to destroy bacteria and viruses in the air for medical purposes. Receiving 510(k) clearance is a huge accomplishment as the Food and Drug Administration has a rigorous clearance process. This significant distinction is also reassuring because the PECO process used in the Air Mini and Air Mini+ is the same as that in all of the Molekule Air purifiers.
 
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Twenty & Oak Experts
Twenty & Oak Experts are a team of flooring professionals with over 150 years of combined experience in the industry. They have hands-on experience with all flooring types and bring inside industry know-how to homeowners in the Southeast.  We are pleased to also be educated on the Molekule Air Purifer which is now offered on Twenty & Oak.