How Does EnviroKlenz Air Purifier Compare with Carbon & PECO Air Purifiers

Air purifiers and air cleaners have become a popular and highly needed item for consumers who are struggling with tainted indoor air quality from a number of different factors including new construction, allergens, VOCs, wildfire smoke, household chemicals, and even for those with extreme sensitivities to chemicals and chemical odors.

When it comes to air purifiers and the different technologies that each model of air purifiers utilizes, they all perform differently and impact the environment’s air quality inversely. From PECO, to Carbon, and even HEPA filters, they all perform in different mechanisms and can work against specific air contaminants or pollutants more effectively than others. The most common airborne contaminants that are found indoors include allergens, VOCs, particulates, and microorganisms (such as viruses, bacteria, and mold). But how do the competing air purifier technologies work against these different indoor contaminants?

Below we are going to compare three of the top air purifier technologies against common indoor air contaminants to determine which technology will leave your personal indoor environment with the cleanest indoor air.

Carbon vs PECO

Carbon technology works by the process of adsorption, a distinct process where organic compounds in the air react chemically with an activated carbon air filter, which attracts pollutants to the filter and captures them by sticking the pollutants onto the filter. The more porous and activated the carbon filter media is, the more contaminants it will capture in the air.

Carbon is activated or impregnated with Potassium Permanganate, a chemical that will increase the surface area of the filter media which allows for more pollutants to be capture on the surface of the filter. However, once the carbon filter fills up entirely, as carbon fills by weight, it will begin re-releasing the captured pollutants back into the environment, and therefore acting counterproductively in your air.

In comparison, PECO, a technology that was created by Dr. Yogi Goswami and utilized in a popular air purifier, uses a light that shines on a specifically designed nanoparticle coated filter that creates a reaction on the surface of the filter that is able to completely oxidize pollutants in the air. This technology is a patented process founded by the manufacturers, and it implements principles of solar technology, light, and nanotechnology.

PECO technology has some flaws that have come to the forefront after complaints and issues experienced from their customers. An issue of this air purifier that has been issued by customers is that of a strong off-gassing odor produced from the machine, as well as its inability to mitigate odors from the air.

In response to these complaints, we at EnviroKlenz have conducted our own testing to show the effectiveness of these air purifiers in comparison to the EnviroKlenz technology, and to show where each system reaches peak performance and where they fall short.

EnviroKlenz Versus Carbon & PECO Technology Comparison Graphs

Comparing Air Purifier Technologies Against an Acid Gas (Hydrogen Sulfide)

In this chamber study, hydrogen sulfide was released in an environmental chamber under ambient conditions.  The various air systems and technologies were remotely controlled to not disturb the environment.  The EnviroKlenz Air Purifier rapidly reduced and neutralized the acidic gas from the air.  The IQAir system which utilizes a significant amount of an activated carbon did remove the H2S from the air, but since carbon is not reactive, there is the potential for the hydrogen sulfide to be released back to the atmosphere with changes in temperature, pressure, and or humidity levels.  The Blue Air purifier utilizes HEPA filtration and only some physical absorption of the acid gas on the HEPA filter was observed.  The MoleKule system did not rapidly remove the hydrogen sulfide and a bare carbon filter did not absorb or adsorb the acid gas.

The IQAir uses a carbon filter that contains well over 5 pounds of media.  The EnviroKlenz Air Cartridge is able to achieve the same results with less than ½ pound of media!

Comparing Air Purifier Technologies Against Formaldehyde

In the study against formaldehyde, the IQAir was able to reduce the compound the fastest from the chamber due to having a much higher loading of media.  The MoleKule did not have much impact on the formaldehyde in this study.  The BlueAir HEPA media and bare carbon filter did show some physical absorption of formaldehyde, but physical absorption is very prone to releasing whatever it may have absorbed over time since there is no chemical interaction. 

The EnviroKlenz Air Purifier does actively react with the formaldehyde through adsorption and polymerization on the oxide surface of the EnviroKlenz media.

Comparing Air Purifier Particulate Matter Media Capacity 

EnviroKlenz Air Purifier uses a HEPA filter that has more square feet of media when compared to the ones used in the IQAir and the BlueAir.  The MoleKule does not have a HEPA filter, so the square feet of the prefilter was used for this comparison.  The prefilter, in addition to the having fewer square feet of media, is also significantly less efficient at removing particulates when compared to HEPA or better filters of the EnviroKlenz, IQAir and BlueAir systems.

The EnviroKlenz Air Purifier has the highest amount of particulate matter filter media with over 56 square feet, IQ Air has approximately 50 square feet, Blue Air approximately 28 square feet, and the MoleKule particle filter has around 3 square feet of particulate filter media. 

The more square feet of particulate matter media results in a filter that can capture more particulate matter before needing to be changed.

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