Project Files: Casino Bets on Cleaner AirCompanies: Synergy Environmental, a Division of Grady Electric Inc., and Ultra Violet Devices Inc. (UVDI)

Customer: Barona Resort and Casino (San Diego)

Installation: Synergy APS-1201 System

Completion: January 2014

Objective: To further enhance IAQ at the award-winning casino in San Diego County.

Work Completed: After testing the V-PAC™ Photo-catalytic Air Cleaning System manufactured by Ultra Violet Devices Inc. (UVDI) for several months in Barona’s off-track betting room, independent air quality testing company Western Environmental Services was brought in to measure the results and confirmed that the V-PAC system™ was extremely effective in reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to extremely low levels, and also highly effective in handling VOC spikes caused by smoke contaminants. The independent testing verifies that the VOC level within Barona Casino is below the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHAs) Permissible Exposure Level (PEL) of 0.75 parts per million (ppm). The five-stage air purification system was installed inside the existing HVAC units and includes: a MERV 13 filter for smoke particulate removal; a patented Titanium Dioxide (TIO2) coating applied to a bank of honeycomb-configured aluminum media (PCO) converting organic pollutants into carbon dioxide and water vapor; a bank of UVC lamps engineered for maximum activation of the TIO2, which eliminates additional viruses, bacteria, and molds in addition to activating the TIO2; a second bank of the PCO media; and a bank of carbon filters with an engineered blended carbon mixture for the specific application. Since the casino-wide completion of this new system in January, Barona has been overwhelmed with positive comments from staff and guests who are impressed by how fresh and clean it smells on the casino floor.

Quote: “We are proud to have teamed up with UVDI to bring Barona a state-of-the-art air purification system that removes pollutants and has resulted in Barona having the cleanest air of any casino in the country. Because of Barona’s initiative to install this system, its guests and staff are breathing extremely clean and more pure air." — Karen Dagnan, executive vice president and marketing director, Synergy Environmental

Publication date: 3/24/2014 

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