Is it possible to control odours in building waste rooms?

Imagine a thunderstorm. You have high voltage which is created in a cloud. This high voltage needs to get to ground. It builds and builds and eventually the air starts to break down. When the air breaks down a plasma is formed. That plasma is lightning which ionises the air. This is why the air smells so fresh after a thunderstorm.

The best solution for odour control actually creates this natural process

What is the solution?

Ambion solution is designed to ionise the air in waste storage areas, or in any space where there is odour which needs to be controlled.

The Ambion provides affordable, reliable and supremely effective odour control.

We have 3 different styles:

  1. Ambion 15: can handle up to 15m2DOWNLOAD FREE DATASHEET
  2. Ambion 25: can handle up to 25m2DOWNLOAD FREE DATASHEET
  3. Ambion 100: can handle up to 100m2DOWNLOAD FREE DATASHEET
Colour options available

What are the main benefits of this solutions?

  • Simple to install
  • Low maintenance and running costs
  • Grade 304 stainless steel as standard
  • Colour options available
  • Wall mounted
  • Quiet operation
  • Environmentally friendly

Dr David Glover, Plasma Cleans Technical Director:

“The reaction from customers who switch to these odour control systems from perfumed systems is initially a significant saving because you don’t have to buy the perfume sprays every month. The ionisers actually destroy that smell and it leaves the air smelling fresh and hygienically clean”.

Where can I find more information about this?

You are welcome to enjoy a short video about this revolutionary solution.

You can also find more technical information HERE.

Speak to one of our engineers to find out more or to arrange a free site survey:, +44 (0)161 870 2325,

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Trusted air quality solutions

The health and productivity benefits of good Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) are well established. Primarily, these are indicated by low concentrations of CO2 and pollutants. But what can you do today to improve IAQ and who can you trust?

The ‘lungs of the building’

Air Handling Units (AHUs) are part of the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC). Their job is to filter and distribute fresh clean air around the building. They can be considered the ‘lungs of the building’.

However, HVAC systems are the number one cause of microbial contaminants and bad IAQ according to one leading study. To achieve good levels of IAQ, HVAC systems must have the correct filtration equipment installed and be regularly maintained.

The trusted solutions

With an extensive and growing portfolio of solutions, Plasma Clean provides air filtration systems and services to meet the requirements of every building. All solutions and products are suitable for new builds or can be retro-fitted into existing HVAC systems. They include:

1. Low-pressure drop air filters: remove harmful contaminants such as NOx from incoming air
2. Standalone odour control units for washroom and waste room smells
3. Kitchen ventilation grease, smoke and odour control
4. Air quality sensors: continually monitor and feedback into the Building Management System (BMS)
5. TR19 duct cleaning and leakage testing: ensure that buildings operate as efficiently as they did on handover

UV-C Coil Cleaning

In addition, we are seeing increased use of UV-C treatments in HVAC systems. UV-C is used to treat heat exchange coils and to disinfect recirculated air.

Plasma Clean UV-C Coil Cleaning

By exposing the heat exchange coils to constant UV-C light, biofilm growth is prevented. This keeps the coil clean, helping to maintain optimum heat transfer across the coil surface to maximise the energy efficiency.

Above all, this prevents the transmission of airborne contaminants and odours throughout the building. It reduces staff sickness and absenteeism.

Plasma Clean has commissioned a study with the University of Leeds, to determine the performance of UV-C for disinfection purposes. Results showed that UV-C disinfection was capable of significant reductions in the concentration of Geobacillus stearothermophilus. A test organism routinely used in pharmaceutical sterility testing.

Achieving a 99.9% kill rate after exposure to UV-C

Plasma Clean air filtration solutions installed with IAQ sensors monitor air quality by continuously checking pollutant levels. The likes of CO2, NOx, gas pollutants, particulates in the air, humidity and outdoor pollution are all monitored through these devices. A warning is raised if unacceptable levels are reached.

Maintenance is key

To continue to reap the benefits, it is important to maintain the system to avoid dust and microbe build-up and ensure optimal energy efficiency. Careful selection of components and a planned service regime are key.

The mentality of ‘fit and forget’ is not an option

Contact us

For further information visit
call 0161 870 2325
or email

Download our free guide ‘How indoor air quality can contribute to a happy, healthy and more productive workforce‘ – CLICK HERE

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Expert view: Dr David Glover on Building Wellness & Indoor Air Quality

Dr David Glover,
Co-Founder and MD of Plasma Clean

About Dr David Glover

I’ve always been interested in creating cleaner, safer environments.

My original academic research focussed on how microorganisms break down pollution in the environment, which led to me completing a doctorate in environmental microbiology.

In the early days, I worked closely with university scientists and engineers to help exploit their academic scientific research. As a result, Plasma Clean was born.

I now lead all Plasma Clean Research & Development activity, successfully developing plasma and UV-C technologies to control odour and infection in the built environment.

Air Quality – indoor & out

There is now more focus than ever on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in the workplace. On both the benefits of it being good and the dangers when it’s poor.

Poor air quality is the largest environmental risk to public health. Toxic air is now the biggest environmental risk of early death, responsible for one in nine of all fatalities. It kills 7 million people a year around the world, far more than
HIV, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

A study from the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz Germany concluded that the number of people dying as a result of air pollution may exceed the number killed by smoking.

These deaths are linked to incoming air pollutants such as NOx and diesel particulates, as well as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), which leach
from furniture and fittings. This often leads to indoor air pollution reaching levels of between two and five times greater than outdoors.

What can you do?

Encouragingly, more people and organisations are taking action and investing in total air quality solutions. We’re working with an increasing number of developers, facilities and building managers and building services engineers
to supply, install and service plasma and UV-C technologies filtration solutions that eliminate harmful pollutants.

We are also seeing an increased use of air quality monitors that continuously – and visibly – check pollutant levels.

Download Dr Glovers FREE guide on Building Wellness and Indoor Air Quality – CLICK HERE

Read more about ‘How indoor air quality can contribute to a happy, healthy and more productive workforce’CLICK HERE

Do you have any questions for Dr Glover?

Contact him on or call +44 (0)161 870 2325

Download Dr Glovers FREE guide on Building Wellness and Indoor Air Quality – CLICK HERE

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Developing our team – Plasma Clean ‘Grease Hygiene Technician’ team

Plasma Clean now have a qualified ‘Grease Hygiene Technician’ team certified by BESA (Building Engineering Services Association) training.

Plasma Clean offer assessment and solutions required to safely clean grease extract systems and associated components. As part of maintenance and support our certified team can carry out pre & post clean testing. In accordance with appropriate regulations and legislation.

BESA training courses website states: “The ventilation hygiene sector is growing. Building owners face rising costs and more stringent conditions imposed on them by insurers concerned about fires being spread through poorly maintained ventilation systems. The need to keep food preparation areas free of contamination is another increasingly important area of potential reputational risk. This depends on air systems being kept clear of airborne contaminants.”

Since it was first developed in 1998 by BESA, TR19 has been widely accepted by the building engineering services sector and British insurers as the standard to which ventilation systems should be cleaned. The guiding principle of TR19 is that a defined, measurable level of cleanliness should be achieved. This improves safety and comfort in buildings. Read more about this HERE.

TR19 inspection and cleaning

At Plasma Clean we endeavour to control grease and the fire risk associated with it. Therefore, we now offer nationwide TR19 inspection and complete duct cleaning service for commercial kitchen extraction systems.

Contact our maintenance team today, for a FREE survey visit and quotation:

T 0161 870 2325

M (0)748 688 7564


Meet the Grease Hygiene Technician team

Emrys Hughes

Emrys Hughes +44 (0)7946207566

A qualified Welding Fabrication Engineer. Emrys manages and assists customers from initial enquiry to post installation maintenance, ensuring customer satisfaction throughout.

After successfully passing the training, Plasma Clean applications engineer, Emrys Hughes: “The BESA Grease Hygiene Technician training provided by Hasman Ltd was very interesting and knowledgeable.”

He added: “The information given was in depth. Above all, it has given me a better understanding of duct cleaning procedures, ductwork components and also the correct safety practices. In addition the knowledge learnt will help me in my job role in relation to inspecting ductwork and providing suitable TR19 information.”

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Sean Strong

Sean Strong +44 (0)7769045594

Currently studying a BTEC Level 3 in Electrical Engineering; Sean specialises in Technical Sales. He advises customers on the specific applications of the products and their role within each project.

Sean Strong, Plasma Clean maintenance and applications engineer, also commented on the training. He said:“From the grease hygiene technician course I have learned the recommended ways to remove grease from ducts. As well, how to comply with TR19 guidelines and the common misconceptions in the industry.”

For example, the most helpful part, would be the understanding that a TR19 certificate doesn’t exist. Only a complete TR19 report complies with the legislation.”

He added: “Now when arranging duct cleans and general maintenance works, I have a greater understanding of the techniques used. Therefore I can offer better explanations to customers.

Grease control is essential for all commercial kitchen extraction systems. Grease poses a great fire risk and must be maintained and monitored by a professional.”

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Commercial Kitchen Grease, Smoke & Odour Control in 2020

To start this year, we had an interesting chat with Adam Johnson, National Sales Manager at Plasma Clean – the leading grease, smoke and odour control manufacturer in the UK.

We talked about the commercial kitchen industry and what to expect in 2020.

Adam Johnson

About Adam

He joined the Plasma Clean team with experience in European B2B sales. Adam leads the sales function, continuing to deliver market leading solutions and customer service.

“Now with 8 months in this industry I can honestly say I am enjoying every day. The challenges, the people, the variety of requirement and most importantly the opportunity to impart scientific led education into a confused and misled market.”

He added: “Plasma Clean’s scientific, specification led approach is the reason I joined this fantastic company. This inspires me to go to work every day.  My role is very diverse, leading the sales function whilst driving the specification division and creating a market leading maintenance offering.”

What should we know about this industry and don’t know yet?

“Many things, but education takes time. The most important element is having people you can trust in the industry to deliver this information. I truly believe the team here at Plasma Clean are those trusted people. We strive every day to improve our knowledge and understanding of this complex industry” he said.


Adam was also asked what has been his biggest challenge with Plasma Clean solutions and how he resolved it.

He answered: “Understanding the science !!! To create solutions you require an in-depth amount of knowledge. To have our founder and MD Dr David Glover as not only a boss but a mentor, has assisted no end. The learning curve has been the steepest of my career to date, yet the most enjoyable due to the breadth of resource available to me.”

If Adam was a customer, he would work with Plasma Clean because of their integrity, experience, market leading, innovative solutions, exemplary customer service levels and worldwide coverage.

He added: “I hope to see a regulated industry striving for specified solutions across all ‘clean air’ platforms. The restaurant industry is a huge part of society and ever more clean air is becoming a responsibility. Not only of business owner but government. We are privileged to be assisting in the betterment of our industries and environment.”

Contact Adam

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Have a cleaner, safer 2020 with Plasma Clean

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