OutAirOdor Air Purifiers remove odors and chemical irritants caused by cooking, smoking, BMs, stinky sweat filled clothing, pet caused odors, other household sources and VOCs that have been absorbed into the air. Some smell good. Some smell bad. Some harm us. These account for less than 0.01% we breathe.
Some of that small quantity of the air we breathe harms us. Most scents and odors that harm us over the long term are molecular Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
See—”Volatile Organic Compounds’ Impact on Indoor Air Quality EPA website Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors. VOCs are emitted by a wide array of products numbering in the thousands.”
OutAirOdor units take both molecules and particles out of the 25,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 molecules we take in with each breath.
In order to remove molecules OutAirOdor filters are infused with millions of minuscule carbon granules measured in Å-angstroms, just as molecules are. An angstrom is one ten-billionth of a meter. Through adsorption, adverse molecules cling to the surface of those minuscule granules. Thus, clean air is exhausted.
The filters are also carefully engineered to absorb troublesome particles: pollens, pet dander, dust mite matter, mold & mildew spores, many bacteria & viruses. These combined qualities of adsorption and absorption make in-home air clean and attractive.
HEPA filters do not adsorb molecules. They are designed to absorb particles that have a size greater-than-or-equal-to 0.3 µm-microns [millionths of a meter]. Molecules are times smaller than 0.3 microns, they are measured in Å-angstroms. An angstrom is one ten-billionth of a meter [3,000 Å=0.3 microns]. Molecules easily pass through the HEPA filter gaps 3,000 times larger.
These small wall mounted 5x5x10 inch units clean air in a half circle area 12 feet in all directions or a rectangular 256 sq ft area (16 x 16) with an 8 ft ceiling 3 times an hour. A shorter (5 inch tall) unit is made to fit under kitchen cabinets near the stove.
The fan draws air at 114 cubic feet per minute, is safe 12 volt DC and low noise 41.5 dB on high, whisper quiet with the variable speed control. Running on high, it consumes only 6.60 Watts/hour. Annual power cost is only $7.02 @ 0.12/kWh . An AC/DC adapter is included.
Purchase price is $175.00. Save $50.00 when you buy 2.