erma Pure LLC, a Halma company is a leading manufacturer of gas conditioning products including dryers, humidifiers, filters, coalescers, specialty scrubbers and complete sampling systems. We market these products worldwide for use in medical, industrial and scientific applications.
Medical uses include the drying of breath for anesthesia monitoring, respirator monitoring, and metabolic testing, as well as humidification of respirator air or supplemental oxygen. Removal of excess water prior to breath analysis protects analyzers and improves the accuracy and precision of analysis. Humidifiers raise the moisture content of dry respirator air to protect patients from dehydration.
Industrial uses include gas sample conditioning for process monitoring or environmental compliance monitoring. Stack gases must be conditioned to convert hot, wet and dirty gases into the cool, dry and clean samples required by analyzers. Perma Pure offers complete systems to accomplish this sample preparation as well as individual components for incorporation into other conditioning systems.
Scientific uses include exploitation of the electrochemical and ion exchange properties of Nafion, as well as sample conditioning for laboratory analysis. Nafion is closely related to Teflon but has been chemically modified to make it function as an ion exchange membrane while still retaining the physical and corrosion resistance properties of Teflon.