by: Justin Gray
Smoke, pollen, dander, dust, viruses, germs, allergens, pollution... on my! All of these things plague our nostrils and make the air around us dirty. Fortunately we have a way to help with that (cue cheesy commercial theme); introducing our USB Air Purifier (#2871) and our USB Deluxe Air Purifier (#2872)! Both of these units are small in size but pack a punch at cleaning the air.
Designed to fit in a car cupholder and are powered by USB, both units feature HEPA filtration, UV-C germicidal disinfecting lights, and Air ionizers! How does this work and what does that mean for you? In simpler terms, the unit expels negative ions which clings to pollution in the air - drawing it down. The Filter unit then draws in the dirty air, passes it through the HEPA filter to trap particles, then blasts the air with the disinfecting light to kill remaining germs/viruses. What exits is crisp and clean air!
With a CADR of 10M3/h, these units are great for smaller spaces like a bedroom, RV, van, car, dorm room, office desk, hotel room, etc.
For you technical individuals out there, here's the breakdown of what that all means:
HEPA H13: HEPA, or "High Efficiency Particulate Air" is a standard that requires a filter to remove at least 99.97% of all particles 0.3 microns (micrometers) in diameter; for example: in 10,000 particles, only 3 particles may pass through the filter.
The H13 is the second highest HEPA rating and is considered to be medical-grade HEPA filtration.
UV-C (from FDA.gov): UVC radiation is a known disinfectant for air, water, and nonporous surfaces. UVC radiation has effectively been used for decades to reduce the spread of bacteria, such as tuberculosis. For this reason, UVC lamps are often called "germicidal" lamps. UVC radiation is commonly used inside air ducts to disinfect the air. This is the safest way to employ UVC radiation because direct UVC exposure to human skin or eyes may cause injuries, and installation of UVC within an air duct is less likely to cause exposure to skin and eyes.
Anionization: Air ionizers are "invisible air cleaners". They work by producing and releasing negative ions into the air. The negative ions attach (bond) to positively charged particles floating in the air creating heavy dirt particles. These heavy dirt particles are made up of bacteria, pollen, smoke, dust, and other allergens. These heavy dirt particles are forced to fall to the ground, thus keeping the air cleaner.
CADR: CADR or "Clean Air Delivery Rate" is an established standard endorsed by the FDA & EPA that measures the air cleaner's effectiveness based upon room size and the volume of clean air produced per minute.
See both units here: