Many people visit Information, Ticket and Token Booths on a regular basis, and often touch, lean on, and talk into them when they do. Many ticket booths now have a covered window with a small opening at the bottom to exchange tickets and money, but there is still plenty of space for germs and outside contaminants to pass through that small hole.
Toll Booths are not clean places either. Trucks stop and then accelerate discharging clouds of exhaust and its harmful particles into the air and around the employee inside. Drivers open their window to pay and could let out cigarette smoke or Covid-19 viruses or other germs as well.
By installing a Safety Canopy from the ceiling above the passengers and staff, one provides passive PPE, (personal protection that does not require voluntary actions by the person using it) to both the person under the Canopy and those near him or her.
The Safety Canopy works by pulling the dirty germ-filled air into its housing to filter it. Its Air-Cleaning BlowerTM (ACB) filters the contaminated air by separating out dust particles, respiratory droplets, rain and other debris and ejecting them from the air. The cleaned air then flows through an optional HEPA filter element, if needed, to remove additional germs, diesel particulates, and other tiny contaminants. The Air-Cleaning BlowerTM then flows the air gently out of the bottom of the Safety Canopy to create a cone of clean air around the person.
This cone of air surrounding the attendant, provides an effective layer of protection for him/her and also helps protect the members of the public. This cone of HEPA-filtered air, which is gently pressurized so that it moves outward as it flows downward, helps to block the entry into itself of air exhaled by others toward the attendant. It also captures many of the respirated particles that penetrate the cone and carries them down and away from his or her face. As an added benefit, the cone captures germs and other respiratory droplets exhaled by the worker and pushes them downward and safely away from the faces of the passengers.
In addition, every germ removed from the atmosphere of the booth or other enclosure by the Safety Canopy helps reduce the concentration of germs, dust and other contaminants throughout the entire space as a room air purifier would.
Air Cleaning Blowers, LLC reduces maintenance and other operating costs by using its industrial and military-grade Air Cleaning BlowersTM (ACB). ACBs clean and blow air without using filter media, and they remove dust, pollen, respiratory droplets, mist, rain and millions of other particles. Hence, they blow cleaned air without the need for maintaining filter cartridges, sheets or other filter media. If the system includes a post filter, such as a HEPA element, the ACB greatly extends its life by removing the large debris that clogs them quickly. By utilizing ACBs instead of pre-filter media in the Safety Canopies, ACBs eliminate their clogging.
Without the clogging, Air-Cleaning BlowersTM can assure architects and other designers of a constant and predictable airflow, air pressure and energy consumption.
In some cases, the full protection of Protective Canopies is not necessary to keep the workers, or passengers, safe. In such cases, just installing an Air-Cleaning BlowerTM to clean and blow air into the completely or partially-enclosed space will change the air frequently enough to reduce the concentration of respiratory droplets and aerosols to reduce the health risks of bringing waiting people together.