Air Purifiers Helping Schools Reopen in 2020-21 

Schools are investing in Intellipure air purifiers for reopening safely.

by Christian Cobb

The Challenge for Schools

Students are heading back to school and building managers, superintendents, and principals are looking for solutions to make their spaces as safe as possible. With old buildings in play, it’s difficult to find a solution that will work.

Each school district is looking for answers all while trying to keep up with the local, state, and federal guidelines. One way that the New York City School District is attempting to go above and beyond and meet guidelines is by providing clean air with Intellipure systems.

A solution many are considering as the best option available is portable air purifiers. These portables come without the major investment of overhauling an HVAC system. Schools are looking at these plug and play options that can add additional air changes in classrooms and give them better air quality.

   DFS Technical Specs

The main reason that these units were chosen over others is the patented DFS technology or a Disinfecting Filtration System. 

The electrically enhanced/stimulated air filtration technology is standard in both HealthWay and Intellipure air purifiers and they come with significant advantages. The industry-leading technology was developed through a US military grant – and has been helpful for addressing many indoor quality concerns.

  • Each unit is individually tested with a class 1 laser particle counter and is certified to exceed traditional HEPA filtration providing the highest level of ultrafine particle and virus removal.
  • The DFS high energy field creates a self‐contained, highly ionized state in the main filter that clusters ultrafine particles to make them larger, allowing the main filter to effectively capture ultrafine particles. 
  • The DFS continually creates high energy exposure through the pleats and fibers of the main filter. This prevents organism growth in the main filter and prevents live organisms from escaping back into the air.

Schools reopen with intellipure air purification

Schools and portable air purifiers.



The New York City School District will install 30,000 Intellipure air purification units provided through Delos, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. These units will be installed in classrooms and high-traffic areas throughout every school. The New York City School District is the largest school system in the United States with over 1.1 million students and 75,000 teachers.


Chicago Public Schools will install 20,000 Intellipure air purification units provided through Delos, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. These units will be installed in classrooms and high-traffic areas throughout every school to build a comprehensive “Classroom-Based Air Purification” program.

“Nothing is more important than creating the safest possible in-person learning environments for our students and dedicated staff, which is why we are going beyond public health recommendations to place HEPA air purifiers in every classroom”

Dr. Janice K. Jackson, CEO of Chicago Public Schools

Syracuse City Schools

Syracuse City Schools will install 2,500 Intellipure air purification units, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Two units will be installed in classrooms and high-traffic areas throughout every school.

Which air purifier for classrooms?

Many school districts across the country are purchasing the Intellipure Compact units and mounting them to walls in classrooms, nurses’ offices, and cafeterias. The units are ultra-quiet, highly efficient, and are very cost-effective.

The Intellipure Compact is a great solution for many environments, but it is not a one-size-fits all approach to air filtration. Building administrators should speak with an indoor air quality expert at Intellipure or in their local community to get a more perfect solution for their space.

Find a solution for your facility, get more information on our products and technology by taking a look at air purification for education.


Intellipure portable air purifiers are being deployed in educational environments across the United States. From local small school districts to the New York City Department of Education, Intellipure can support your students, staff, and faculty with industry-leading air purification.  

About Intellipure

We’re reimagining the world as a better, safer place with innovative air purification technologies. Our solutions are crafted in the USA and trusted everywhere #AirQualityMatters. To find out more about the latest in clean air, take a look at the Intellipure lineup or follow us on Instagram at @Intellipure.