Advantages Of Airocide

Advantages of airocide

  • Destroys virtually any sized organic particulate regardless of how small from viruses and VOC gases to pollen, dust mites and pet dander.
  • Among the lowest priced high-end VOC, chemical gas and virus elimination air purification systems available.
  • Effective in the degradation and complete oxidation of all particle sizes, including tobacco smoke, pollen and dust, gases, odors, volatile organic compounds as well as living biological components such as mold spores, bacteria and viruses.
  • Technology developed by NASA, proven effective in earth orbit, as well as in studies by leading universities, independent laboratories and government agencies.
  • FDA Approved Class II Medical Device approved for use in healthcare applications, schools and private homes.
  • Doctor recommended for the elimination of chemical gases, airborne asthmagens and allergens.
  • 93% satisfaction rate
  • Airocide technology is in use in commercial installations around the world
  • No ozone generated
  • No filters to change
  • Self-cleaning
  • Adjustable and automatic fan speeds.
  • Low operating cost.
  • Simple to maintain
  • Airocide - Moves air more slowly than filter or electrostatic based systems – Lower CFM makes Airocide a much more effective air cleaner.


See How We Measure Up

Compare Airocide to traditional air purifiers to see if it’s right for you.


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Purifier Type AIROCIDE* HEPA Ionic Electrostatic
Dust Mites  X  X  X  X  
Pollen  X  X  X  X  
Mold  X  X  X    
Bacteria  X  X      
Viruses > .3 microns  X  X      
Viruses < .3 microns  X        
VOCs  X        X
Odors  X        X
Smoke  X    X    X


Hepa Air Purifier

HEPA Air Filter Pluses

  • HEPA air filters capture particulate down to .3-microns in size. Dust mites, pollen, mold spores and bacteria fall within this size range.
  • HEPA air purification is often used with high-speed fans to accelerate the capture of airborne particulate – although often quite noisy, this provides rapid capture of airborne particulate sized .3-microns and larger. Speed is measured in terms of clear air delivery rate (CADR).

HEPA Air Filter Risks

  • Gases and many viruses are not stopped. Inhaled gases and viruses travel deepest into the gas exchange area of the lungs where gases enter the bloodstream.
  • Some of what is captured, living organisms like mold-spores and bacteria can continue to grow after capture on the filter itself. A few colony-forming microbes can quickly become many.
  • As the filter fills up the filter matrix gets plugged up. Airflow chokes. If the air-pressure behind it is high enough to push air past this barrier – some of the captured microbes can be forced through the filter and into the room.
  • Changing a HEPA filter often results in re-contamination of the air column being filtered as captured microbes become dislodged and re- enter the air-stream.
  • Effectiveness ratings – CADR (clean air delivery rate) are ratings designed to compare filter based air cleaners to each other in terms of how much air they push through a filter but do not apply to other, more advanced air cleaning technologies. NOTE: if the air has not been completely cleaned the device is simply moving around dirty air.


Ionic Air Purifier

Ionic Air Filter Pluses

  • Most ionizing (or ionic) air purifiers work silently, releasing a steady stream of negatively charged ions into the room air to electrify bits of dust, dander and other matter in the airstream.
  • Negatively charged particles become strongly attracted to positively charged collection places inside the machine.
  • Ionic air filters attract particulate including dust, cigarette smoke, pollen and pet dander.
  • As positively charged collection plates are used, there are no filters to replace.
Ionic Air Filter Risks
  • Ionic air purifiers are ineffective against odors, gases and biological agents.
  • To varying degrees, all ionic systems release ozone, a powerful oxidant that attacks anything organic … including our eyes and lungs. The California Air Resources board has banned all devices that create an ozone concentration of more than 50 parts per billion (ppb).
  • Without fans Ionizers don’t effectively collect particles from more than a few feet away.
  • Like filter based systems, ionizers lack the internal mechanisms to clean sub .3-micron particulate from the air.
  • Effectiveness ratings – CFM (cubic feet per minute) are ratings that measure the amount of air passing through the system not how much of it is actually cleaned.

Electrostatic Precipitators

Electrostatic Precipitator Pluses

  • A high CFM (cubic feet per minute) particulate collection device that removes particles from the air using the force of an induced electrostatic charge.
  • Moves a high volume of air through the device measured both by CFM and CADR methods.

Electrostatic Precipitator Risks

  • Electrostatic precipitators are ineffective against odors, gases and biological agents.
  • Precipitator performance is very sensitive to electrical resistivity and particle size distribution.
  • With high CFM performance, airflow may be so strong that particles pass completely through the device without contacting the collection plate.
  • An electrostatic precipitator is useless against a particle that cannot be charged.
  • Like filter based systems, electrostatic precipitators move a great deal of air but lack the internal mechanisms to clean gases, viruses and biological agents from the air.
  • Effectiveness ratings – CFM (cubic feet per minute) are ratings that measure the amount of air passing through the system not how much of it is actually cleaned.

Activated Carbon (Charcoal) Air Purifier

Activated Carbon Air Filter Pluses

  • 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.

Activated Carbon Air Filter Risks

  • 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.