Air Filter for Room


Indoor air can hold a lot of pollutants. Some sources of airborne contaminants are higher indoors. The relatively isolated environment of an indoor space means that any sources of contamination dissipate more slowly than outdoors.1 For example, the volatile organic compounds like xylene in spray paint are overbearing when used indoors. Dust from indoor sources like housepets and even our own skin cells accumulate and get kicked up into the indoor air. An air filter for a room can greatly improve indoor air quality.

Airborne Particles


When you use an air filter for a room, you can avoid inhaling all the things that are floating unseen in the air. Even when the air looks free of contaminants, it can actually be carrying a great deal of pollutants. Some airborne particles are too small to be seen by the naked eye, and some pollutants are invisible under the microscope.

An easy way to make sure that the air is good to breathe is with a well-made and appropriately sized air purifier or room purifier. Not all air filters are equal, and when choosing an air purifier to use indoors, you should look for a HEPA or ULPA filter. A High Efficiency Particulate Air filter, or HEPA filter, removes over 99.97% or airborne particles that are 0.3 microns in diameter, and actually removes a greater number of particles that are both larger and smaller than that size. An ULPA filter, or Ultra Low Particulate Air filter, removes over 99.999% of airborne material.

Airborne particles like soot, dust, pollen, mold spores, and pet dander are easily removed by fiber filters such as HEPA or ULPA filters. For chemical pollutants like the volatile organic compounds benzene or formaldehyde, an activated carbon or activated charcoal filter can be used.

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Sharing Air


It is important to keep in mind that if an air filter for a room will only be able to purify air in the room it is located in. For floorplans where two rooms are separated by a simple island, or if there is no significant obstruction to airflow, they are considered one room for the purposes of air purification.

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FAQs

To filter the air in a room you should use an air filter or an air purifier for a room. The filter should be placed in a position where air can flow freely both to and from the air purifier. Obstructions can prevent the air in the room from being filtered.

An air purifier for a desk works best if the purified air is delivered directly into the area where you are breathing. Desktop air purifiers or cubicle air purifiers are small devices that are unable to process large volumes of air, which means that in order to be effective you will need to be directly breathing the output from the air purifier.

An air filter for a room should be the correct size for the room that it is being used in. If the air filter or electric air cleaner is too large, you risk wasting energy operating an oversized air purifier. When an air filter for a room is too small for the room, then the filter is unable to process the air in the room faster than the air becomes contaminated. The result is that you end up wasting energy.

Yes, many portable air purifiers are appropriate for a room in your home. In fact, a portable air purifier can be very useful, as you can move it to whichever room you are in. For example, moving your room purifier to the kitchen while you cook can be a good way to filter out the airborne particulates generated by cooking.

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Why SoClean


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Master Air Purifier Sources:

Air quality sources:

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.est.5b01236
https://www.smu.edu.sg/sites/default/files/economics/shea2014/presentation/pollution_talk_april_2014_ham2.pdf
https://www.airnow.gov/aqi/aqi-basics/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4484965/
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0048969701007653
https://www.cfp.ca/content/57/8/881/tab-figures-datad1
https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/full/10.1289/ehp.1002255
https://www.gotopac.com/art-cr-iso-cleanroom-classifications
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316472615_A_review_of_air_filtration_technologies_for_sustainable_and_healthy_building_ventilation
https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq
https://www.airnow.gov/sites/default/files/2020-05/aqi-technical-assistance-document-sept2018.pdf
https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/indoors/air/pmq_a.htm#:~:text=Exposure%20to%20fine%20particles%20can,as%20asthma%20and%20heart%20disease

Air purification/filtration process sources:

https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/air-purifiers/buying-guide/index.htm
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-07/documents/residential_air_cleaners_-_a_technical_summary_3rd_edition.pdf
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6272289/
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs100220100046
https://www.kompareit.com/homeandgarden/hvac-compare-central-air-cleaner-cost.html
https://www.chemviron.eu/products/activated-carbon/
https://www.who.int/occupational_health/publications/en/oehairbornedust3.pdf
https://academic.oup.com/jimb/article/32/7/319/5992784?login=true
https://www.cabotcorp.com/solutions/products-plus/activated-carbon
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S009167499970391X
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/02770903.2014.895011
https://www.ashrae.org/file%20library/about/position%20documents/filtration-and-air-cleaning-pd.pdf

HEPA, UPLA, and MERV filter sources:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16517004/
https://www.britannica.com/science/human-respiratory-system/The-mechanics-of-breathing
https://www.epa.gov/pm-pollution/particulate-matter-pm-basics
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/HEPA
https://www.standards.doe.gov/standards-documents/3000/3020-astd-2015
https://www.standards.doe.gov/standards-documents/3000/3020-astd-2015/@@images/file
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0195670105005074
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1477932/
https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/127/1/93.short
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02786820500191348
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0360128583900023
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ajim.4700270302
https://www.laboratory-supply.net/blog/difference-between-a-hepa-and-ulpa-filter/
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0360132320305588
https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/151502
https://www.grainger.com/know-how/equipment-information/kh-what-is-merv-rating-air-filter-rating-chart
https://www3.epa.gov/ttn/catc/dir1/ff-hepa.pdf
https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/what-merv-rating-1
ttp://gttlab.com/uploads/soft/161025/EN1822-5-2009Highefficiencyairfilters(EPA,HEPAandULPA)Part5Determiningtheefficiencyoffilterelements.pdf


Sources:

  1. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.12.30.20249058v1.full