- About Airocide
- Why Choose Airocide
- Filterless Technology
- Where to buy
- NASA Science
Filters can’t eliminate all of the organic matter from the air. The small stuff still gets through. That’s the conclusion from some of the brightest minds in air quality science today. Our filterless air purifier technology represents a disruptive change of thinking; destroy airborne organic matter and molecules regardless of size.
Airocide’s fan draws in airborne organic pathogens like allergy triggers, mold spores and fumes from household chemicals (VOCs) and slows them down, dispersing them across a densely packed matrix of hollow glass tubes. As they contact this catalytic surface they are broken down at a molecular level – the catalyst strips away their carbon atoms until the organics are destroyed. The process, known as oxidation, is safe, highly effective and produces no ozone or other harmful byproducts.
NASA created it and used it on the Space Station to eliminate ethylene gas. Today it’s known as the Airocide Photo-catalytic Reaction Chamber and it’s what powers every Airocide air purifier. This is what makes Airocide the best filterless air purifier.
Think about a screen door. Large particles are prevented from passing through it, while smaller things, like tiny particles, waft through unaffected. Filters work the same way. They’re ineffective against smaller particles. HEPA filters don’t destroy anything; they just trap what they can for later disposal. The result is that those smaller things, viruses and gases get past them.
Airocide is FDA listed as a Class II Medical Device and produces no ozone. Unlike filters, which typically consume a lot of energy, the Airocide air purifier uses very little power and takes up far less space than conventional filter systems. The only maintenance required is an annual replacement of our Reaction Chambers. The process takes about thirty-seconds and involves no mess. And, if you’ve ever changed your printer’s toner cartridge, consider yourself overqualified.
Airocide’s interior void is more than eye-catching. In addition to its obvious visual cue, no filter here, components are arranged around the void to provide the precise amount of air-movement for optimal performance from our catalyst.
Using the Coanda-effect aerodynamics, air is drawn in the front of the vent, across two Catalytic Reaction Chambers and then amplified across a fine lip at the back center of the void. This ‘throws’ clean air into the room while using the least amount of power.
At Airocide we thought it was important to make a product as striking as it was effective. Modern, yet refined lines, complement any home, and may even become the conversation piece of any room. The exquisitely milled decorative wood sleeve (an optional accessory) ads a touch of high-end finish. Or, go without the sleeve for a versatile clean and sleek face.
High Efficiency Particulate Absorption( HEPA )air filters capture particulate down to .3-microns in size.
Electrostatic Precipitators High CFM (cubic feet per minute) particulate collection devices capture particles using the force of an induced electrostatic charge.
Unlike filters that have lesser capacities to remove particles of different sizes, the Airocide reaction is effective in the degradation and complete oxidation of all particle sizes, including tobacco smoke, pollen and dust utilized in rating filtration systems. Additionally, Airocide reactors also remove gases, odors, volatile organic compounds as well as decompose living biological components such as mold spores, bacteria and viruses. Filtration and electrostatic based systems are incapable of doing this.
Ionic Air Purifiers. Most ionizing purifiers work silently, releasing a steady stream of negatively charged ions to electrify bits of dust, dander and other matter in the airstream.
Activated Carbon Purifiers (Charcoal air filters) consist of charcoal that has been treated with oxygen to open up millions of tiny pores between the carbon atoms. This medium is used to adsorb odorous substances from gases.
An activated carbon or charcoal filter air purifier is charcoal that has been treated with oxygen to open up millions of tiny pores between the carbon atoms. This medium is widely used to adsorb odorous substances from gases.
Often employed as a secondary capture mechanism behind conventional filtration systems to reduce odors and gases.
Activated charcoal air purification is good at trapping other carbon-based impurities (“organic” chemicals), as well as things like chlorine.
Once all of the bonding sites are filled, an activated charcoal air filter stops working.
Activated charcoal is not effective against larger organic particulate such as pollen, dust mites, pet dander and other allergy triggers.
May begin to degas captured impurities once all bonding sites are filled.