Humidification in hospitals

In hospitals and operating rooms, the right air humidity ensures better wellbeing of patients and staff, protects against electrostatic charges, and curbs the spread of germs and bacteria.

Humidity has a major impact on people’s health and wellbeing. Classic effects of overly high or low humidity include: fatigue, poor concentration, headache, stinging eyes, and irritation of the respiratory tract.

Humidity is crucially important to the functioning of the immune defenses in the nasal mucous membranes, as the dryer the nasal mucous membrane, the more susceptible the body is to bacteria, viruses, and pathogenic germs. Furthermore, correct air humidity levels are also crucial to the equipment used in operating rooms. Electric equipment usually responds extremely sensitively to static charges that inevitably build up when the air is too dry.
Spread of germs in dry air
Spreading of germs at optimal humidity

Why does air humidity reduce the risk of infection?

In dry air, the germ droplets also dry out. They lose weight quickly, become lighter and float through the room for a long time. At an air humidity of 40 to 60%, however, the germ droplets remain large, heavy and sluggish. They sink quickly to the ground, reducing their distribution in the room air.
Optimal aerosol

at 40–60% RH

  • Short dwell time in the indoor air

  • High salt concentration in
    the aerosol core

  • Germs are killed off
read more
Operating room
ENT patient care
Infants / nursery
Patient room

Condair quality

Our customized systems offer professional solutions for air humidification and dehumidification for the size and conditions of each individual room.

Because professional planning is the basis for functional quality and energy efficiency, we are happy to assist you right from the planning phase.