Aircraft Cabin Air Filtration

Passengers in the aircraft cabin release high concentrations of dust, fibers, skin flakes, bacteria and other microorganisms.

Normal activities like breathing, coughing, sneezing and talking disperse millions of micro-organisms. These can be distributed throughout the cabin unless high performance filtration is employed in the cabin air recirculation system.

SneezingPALL 'true HEPA' cabin air filters remove dust, allergens and microbes ('microbes' includes viruses and bacteria) from the air recirculated into the cabin and cockpit. This helps to provide a safer, healthier and more comfortable environment for the passengers and crew.

Microbial challenge tests have shown that Pall 'true HEPA' cabin air filters remove bacteria and viruses with an efficiency greater than 99,999%. This is especially important in light of recent health threats such as Avian Flu, SARS and Swine Flu (link to data sheet on microbial removal).
However, it should be noted that even state-of-the-art cabin air filters cannot prevent the possibility of direct person-to-person transmission within the aircraft cabin

To further enhance the comfort of passengers and crew, Pall Aerospace has developed a combined particulate/odor cabin air filter element which can remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and odors

Pall's next generation of cabin air utilize the latest advances in design techniques and material technologies which results in the following benefits:
  • Reduced weight
  • Extended service life
  • Fewer filter changes / reduced maintenance costs
  • Control of microbial contaminants without the need for chemical additives, coatings, or other surface treatments.

Further Information

For specific questions, please contact aerospace@pall.com

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