Review – Hanover Fair 2017

High demand for bioclimatic solutions for air conditioning and ventilation systems

  • International interest in bipolar ionisation principle
  • Compelling energy and cost savings
  • The aerotron range: Fresh air with reduced microbial contamination in large indoor spaces

Bad Nenndorf/Hanover, 10 May 2017 – Indoor air purification without filters: The bioclimatic GmbH air purification system principle yielded compelling results again at the Hanover Fair in 2017, with energy and cost-efficient air purification and sterilisation solutions stoking considerable international interest. The bipolar ionisation principle does not require chemicals or fragrances, thus accommodating contemporary user requirements on sustainability and cost-effectiveness. Demand proved especially high for air conditioning and ventilation applications, such as the aerotron system for whole buildings showcased by bioclimatic.

“We saw an overwhelming response to our products; there’s already a lot of interest in our technology, and this has expanded in the international arena,” says bioclimatic GmbH Sales and Marketing Manager Carsten Feuerhake. Visitors to the company’s trade-fair booth in Lower Saxony were visibly impressed by the effectiveness as well as the energy and cost-cutting potential in the many discussions that took place there.

Bipolar ionisation takes advantage of the natural process of ionisation, working in a similar fashion to electrical discharges in a storm in cleaning air; the system is highly effective with low energy requirements. Positive and negative ionisation also significantly reduces harmful airborne bacteria, mould spores and pollen. Air duct pressure is maintained, greatly increasing efficiency. Annual visual inspections and duct cleaning can be carried out by users, making servicing and maintenance easy and cost-effective.

Great interest specifically in germ reduction

The aerotron range in particular attracted much interest at the Hanover Fair. Built to specification, these integrated systems are generously dimensioned with a range of effectiveness well-suited to large indoor spaces. An aerotron air sterilisation and purification system integrates into existing or new ventilation ducts and air conditioning systems, but it can also be flange-mounted from outside. Restaurants, wellness centres, conferencing facilities, commercial kitchens, shopping malls and warehouses are prime sites for installing an aerotron system. “It’s not just air conditioning – natural ways of fighting germs have been gaining in focus,” according to Feuerhake.

Public funding for further development

Organisations funding bioclimatic technology development especially include Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and the State of Lower Saxony – a delegation from Lower Saxony's representative office in Tehran was present at the bioclimatic booth at the Hanover Fair. The company has recently opened a sales office in the Iranian capital; Asian interest for air purification and sterilisation solutions in general has remained high according to Feuerhake – “We’ve had lots of meetings with company representatives from China, and also from India and South Korea. Interest has been very specific.”