AiroDoctor’s Four-Stage Filter Claims to Kill Coronavirus
As companies look for ways to introduce consumer air purifiers that can kill the coronavirus, the biggest obstacle that has come up is the size of the virus itself. It’s too small to be caught by most traditional filters, but AiroDoctor has introduced a commercially focused four-stage air purifier that uses a photocatalytic filter that is claimed to be able to destroy or neutralize viruses using UV LEDs.
The AiroDoctor uses a four-stage filter that can capture bacteria and viruses as small as 0.1 micrometers. It’s capable of cleaning rooms up to 2,150 square feet with a single unit, but only runs at 55 decibels. Since the AiroDoctor does not use UVC light, it does not generate ozone and does not require any installation or HVAC integration to operate. This new technology means that no dangerous by-products are created during operation. UVC filters have problems fixing these.
The AiroDoctor is now available in both the US and Canada for $ 3,995 per unit. The price is high, but the units offer great value for businesses looking to keep their rooms free of coronavirus and other airborne harmful substances.
The AiroDoctor’s claim is backed up by scientifically proven test results that show that more than 99% of all viruses tested, including the coronavirus, are eliminated. It does this thanks to its fourth and final filter. The first three filters include a pre-filter, an activated carbon filter and a HEPA H13 filter. However, the final filter is the first of its kind: a UVA-LED photocatalytic titanium filter that can destroy viruses and bacteria.
According to AiroDoctor, no other air filter uses this technology. The filter not only catches dangerous aerosols, but also uses a chemical reaction that renders them harmless to humans. Regarding the scientific test claims, a company representative sent us the report of the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology and the Kitasato Institute of Medical Research based in Japan.
Although a vaccine is in sight, it will take time before enough people have taken the vaccine to slow the spread of the virus. In the meantime, businesses and customers still need to take precautions to protect themselves and their families – precautions like wearing a mask, washing hands, and in some cases investing in air purifiers, which can help keep the air much cleaner.