THE SCIENCE OF CLEAN AIR

RUTGERS STUDY DEMONSTRATE PROVEN PERFORMANCE OF AIRPURA AIR PURIFIERS AGAINST SARS-COV-2

The virus that causes SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted by both small and large particles. Larger particles can also be expelled from infected individuals when they cough or sneeze, however these heavier particles fall to the ground, so an air purifier would have limited usefulness in this case. Your primary line of defense against getting infected with SARS-CoV-2 is to maintain social distancing whenever possible, washing your hands regularly and wearing a mask.

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Filter for air purification from Airpura Industries

HEPA FILTERS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST SARS-COV-2

Air filtration using high efficiency particle arrestance (HEPA) filters have become a critical weapon in the fight against the spread of SARS-CoV-2.

The HEPA filter can trap the virus on the surface of the filter and prevent it from escaping back into the airstream.

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THE ADVANTAGE OF CIRCUMFERENTIAL OUTFLOW DIFFUSERS

A recent study concluded that the circumferential air outflow design of the Airpura air purifiers make them less likely than air purifiers with vertical exhausts to disperse droplets from coughing or sneezing throughout the air. This unique air outflow process of our air purifiers reduces the potential of one infected person causing an infection cluster.

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Visual representation of airborne and aerosolized viruses

AIRBORNE & AEROSOLIZED VIRUSES

Airborne transmission may happen, as has been shown with other viral respiratory diseases, during aerosol-generating procedures (e.g., tracheal intubation, bronchoscopy), thus WHO recommends airborne precautions for medical workers during these procedures. Over the past few years, SARS-CoV-2 represents the 5th pathogen where hospitals have employed the same air safety protocol as they have used previously in the treatment of SARS.

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    Severe Acute Respiratory Infections Treatment Centre

    The WHO specifically recommends the use of indoor air purifiers with HEPA filters for the management of severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) treatment settings.

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    CORONAVIRUS COULD TRAVEL 27 FEET, STAY IN AIR FOR HOURS: MIT RESEARCHER

    Pathogen-bearing droplets of all sizes can travel 23 to 27 feet. Droplets that settle along the trajectory can contaminate surfaces. Residues or droplet nuclei may stay suspended in the air for hours.

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    AEROSOLIZED VIRUS

    “SARS‐CoV‐2 remained viable in aerosols throughout the duration of our experiment (3 hours), with a reduction in infectious titer from 103.5 to 102.7 TCID50 per liter of air.”

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NOT ALL HEPA FILTERS ARE CREATED EQUALLY

A HEPA FILTER THAT REMOVES 100% AEROSOL PARTICLES AS SMALL AS 0.01 MICRON

In studies conducted by McGill University, it was confirmed that the material used in Airpura's HEPA filters showed close to 100 % aerosol particle removal efficiency for nanoparticles. These particles are as small as 0.01 micron (10 nm).

  • AIRPURA TECHNOLOGY

    Pressure seal: Airpura's unique pressure seal on the filter chamber ensures that all of the dirty air passes through the filters. Other systems allow leakage and do not achieve the 99.97 % Hepa filtration rating.

    Maximize filtration with no rubber off-gassing found with other filters and using a felt gaskets seal the filter chamber.

    No plastic vapors are emitted due our all metal housing.

    Backward curved motorized impeller eliminates the vibrations and noise associated with older motor and shaft set ups.

    Motor out of the air flow. Most air purifiers blow the clean air over the motor and pick up fresh impurities.

    Unimpeded airflow simple and direct internal airflow avoids the air turbulence, inefficiency and noise associated with more convoluted systems.

    Separate electrical parts chamber prevents any off gassing from capacitors, condensers or switches.

    Softer appearance and 360 degree air intake and distribution due to a perforated steel exterior.

    Separately changeable filters. The HEPA and carbon filters can be changed separately so you only change them when appropriate and save operating costs.

  • TECHNICAL

    MAXIMUM AIR FLOW: 560 CFM *More cfm than any other portable unit available on the market today

    VOLTAGE OPTIONS: 110V-120V or 220V-240V 50/60 Hz

    HOUSING/FINISH: Powder coat steel body; 4 easy roll casters

    ETL CERTIFIED: Conforms to ANSI/UL 507 CSA C22.2 no 113CB, KC

    CHEMICAL/ODOR CONTROL: 18 - 30 lbs Carbon, regular or special blend 570 sq in surface area, 13" x 2"- 3" deep

    SIZE: 23" HEIGHT/ 15" DIAMETER

    WATTS: 120 on high; 40 on low

    TRUE HEPA: True HEPA 40 sq ft: Warm rolled to prevent cracking, 12 pleats per sq inch to maximize filtration. Spacers to make sure every fold filters.

    WEIGHT: 45 lbs total weight

    FAN/MOTOR: Permanent split capacitor; backward curved motorized impeller

    PRE-FILTER: 570 sq in x 1" deep

Diagram of the inside of an air purification system from Airpura Industries