Separate Air Filtration & Purification Technologies Found In
Ultra-Pure™ Air Filtration and Purification Systems
combinations of 9 separate state-of-the-art technologies to assure that
that our customers have not only the best filtered, but the most purified
air available. It is only with the use of all of these technologies that
we can provide you with the healthiest, cleanest, most odor free home,
office and automobile environments available.
Automatic Air Quality Sensors:
The Ultra-Pure™ and Advanced PureAir™ Air Shield Air Purifiers feature an optional (on/off) Automatic Air Quality
Sensor that continuously monitors the air in your home or office. When the
air quality falls below a pre-determined level, the
Air Shield will
automatically turn on and bring the air back to maximum quality.
does the Automatic Air Quality Sensor work?
The “Function” setting on the Air Shield allows the
user to turn on the Automatic Air Quality Sensor. When turned on, the unit
continuously samples the surrounding air through a small opening on the
front of the unit. When the quality of the air falls to a pre-determined
minimum level the air purifier will automatically turn on. If the unit
senses a small rise in the surrounding pollutants, such as an increase in
pollen from an open door, it will turn the fan on low. If the senor
detects a large rise in pollutants, such as Uncle Walter’s cigar, it will
turn the fan on high.
The Automatic Air
Quality Sensor makes it easy to assure you always have maximum air quality
with a minimum level of attention, courtesy of your Ultra-Pure™ Air
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Negative Ion Generators:
The Ultra-Pure™ Air Shield home and room air purifiers have full-time Negative Ion
generators. These ions are always produced while the air purifier is
turned-on and help continuously purify the air outside the unit.
How do Negative Ion Generators work? Nearly all airborne particles,
including dust, smoke, bacteria and other harmful air pollutants, have a
positive charge, while negative ions, as the name implies, have a negative
charge. As a result, of their opposite charges, the negative ions and
positive particles magnetically attract each other. The more negative ions
there are in the air, the more that stick to the potentially harmful
positively charged particles and the heavier these particles become.
Eventually, the particles become too weighed down by the negative ions to
stay afloat and they fall to earth where they’re removed by normal
cleaning activities such as vacuuming or dusting. This prevents them from
being inhaled, which in turn, helps to reduce your risk of respiratory
tract irritation and other breathing and health problems.
In nature, negative ions are created by sunlight, lightening, ocean waves
and waterfalls. Unfortunately, urbanization has significantly disrupted
the natural production of negative ions. However, Ultra-Pure™ Air
Purifiers ceramic plate technology is able to electronically generate
negative ions at a density even Mother Nature can’t match.
Studies have shown that negative ion generators clear smoke, decrease
carbon monoxide levels, reduce infections in hospital emergency rooms,
reduce driver fatigue and even help relieve clinical depression.
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Washable Foam Pre-Filters:
All Ultra-Pure™ home air purifiers are equipped with washable ultra-fine open cell
pre-filters to remove larger particles of dust, soot, pollen and pet hair
and dander from the air coming into the unit. These filters remove most of
the larger pollutants and allergens before they even have a chance to
reach the HEPA or other filters. These washable pre-filters also help
extend the life and maximize the efficiency of the HEPA filters and the
unit as a whole.
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The Ultra-Pure™ 1000 and
Air Shield are
equipped with an Electro-Static Precipitator that functions as an electric
dust collector trapping dust, soot, pollen, molds, pet dander, and most
other airborne pollutants that pass through the Foam Pre-Filters. Like the
Foam Pre-Filters, the Electro-Static Precipitator is washable and never
How does the Electrostatic Precipitator work? Nearly all airborne
particles, including dust, soot, smoke, bacteria and other harmful air
pollutants, have a positive charge. The collection grid of the
Electro-Static Precipitator has a strong negative charge that attracts and
traps the many of positively charged pollutants as the air stream passes
through. By removing many of these pollutants before the airflow reaches
the HEPA filter the life and effectiveness of the filter and the unit as a
whole is extended.
The Precipitator can be easily removed from the unit for cleaning.
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The Ultra-Pure™Air Shield home and room air purifiers are all equipped with high-efficiency HEPA filters. 100% of the air purified by all the Ultra-Pure™ home and
room units passes through a HEPA filter during the second or third stage
of our purification system. This is the best particle filtration available
today for suppressing solid and liquid airborne particles including
household dust, soot, pollen and even some biological agents like bacteria
How do HEPA Filters work? HEPA filters, short for High-Efficiency
Particulate Air filters, were originally developed by the Atomic Energy
Commission to remove radioactive dust from their manufacturing plants and
are currently recommended by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
They are made from very tiny glass fibers that are tightly woven into a
very absorbent air filter. Studies indicate that HEPA filters are 99.97%
effective in capturing harmful airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns,
i.e., 300 times smaller than the width of a single human hair.
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While HEPA filters are
very effective against most solids and many biologicals, they are not
particularly effective against odors, gases and gaseous particles. All
Ultra-Pure™ home air purifiers are equipped with Activated
Carbon Filters to remove these sorts of contaminants and others that HEPA
filters alone may miss.
How does an Activated Carbon Filter work? Used in both air and
water filters, activated carbon is simply charcoal that has been treated
with oxygen in order to open up millions of tiny microscopic pores between
the carbon atoms. As a result, the oxygenated carbon becomes extremely
absorbent and is capable of filtering out even the tiniest odorous,
gaseous and liquid contaminates. For example, activated charcoal is by far
the most effective filter against cigarette smoke and is effective against
everything from paint fumes and toilet odors to poison gases and pet
For a more complete list of many of the contaminants that Activated Caron
Filters are effective in removing from the air,
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||Ultraviolet Light Air
All Ultra-Pure™ home air purifiers are equipped with Ultraviolet Light Air
Purification. UV light is highly effective in helping fight biological
based diseases caused by viruses, bacteria’s, and molds. This
micro-organism fighting technology is recommended by numerous government
and private agencies including the Centers of Disease Control, the Air
Institute of Respiratory Education and the Air & Waste Management
Association. It is also commonly used in many health care facilities to
sterilize both the air and medical equipment.
How does UV Light Air Purification work? Ultraviolet (UV) light, in
the right concentration and in the correct wave lengths, can kill many
harmful micro-organism. Some biologicals are too small to be removed by
HEPA filters. Ultra-Pure™ uses a shielded UV lamp operating at the 254
nano-meter wavelength to irradiate the airflow passing through our Air
Purifiers. The 254nm Ultraviolet light possesses just the right amount of
energy to break organic molecular bonds of the micro-organisms in the air
stream. This bond breakage translates into cellular or genetic damage to
these microorganisms, such as germs, viruses, bacteria, fungi (like
molds), etc. This results in the destruction of these microorganisms.
It is important to note that the Ultra-Pure™ Air Purifiers, shield direct
ultraviolet light from escaping from the inside of the unit, exposing
direct UV light only to the air that passes through the air purifier
making them safe to use anywhere in your home or office.
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All Ultra-Pure™ home air purifiers are equipped with Photo-Catalysis TiO2 air
purification grids. When coupled with a 254 nm (nanometer) UV light, the
Ultra-Pure™ air purification system is significantly more effective at
killing airborne biologicals than HEPA only or HEPA and UV only systems.
Titanium Dioxide also referred to by its chemical formula TiO², is
harmless, opaque and approved for use in many products by the FDA.
How does TiO2 work? Photo catalysis uses ultra violet light
striking a Titanium Dioxide (TIO2) target to create oxidation which when
coupled with naturally occurring indoor humidity is extremely effective in
combating mold, mildew, other household fungi, bacteria, dust mites and a
variety of odors.
When the UV light rays hit the titanium dioxide surface, a chemical
reaction occurs which produces what are known as hydroxyl radicals. These
radicals quickly react with VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds), micro
bacteria, viruses, etc. to convert them into non-organic matter in the
form of water and CO², thus rendering them harmless.
The Ultra-Pure™ multi-stage purification system effectively eliminates
many molds, bacteria, viruses and germs as well as helping to neutralize
fumes, vapors and chemical odors.
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Oxygen Air Purification:
How does Activated Oxygen work? Activated Oxygen (ozone) is a form
of oxygen with three oxygen atoms (O3). Generally only thought of as the
naturally occurring gas in the Earth's stratosphere that shields the
planet from harmful ultraviolet radiation, it is in fact also a very
powerful chemical reactant that can be used to "oxidize," i.e., burn and
ultimately destroy, other harmful airborne particles and pollutants. Ozone
production is particularly effective against bacteria and mold as well as
fighting odors. Better yet, in the process of destroying any dangerous
particles in the air, the ozone loses one of its oxygen atoms leaving
behind O2... the clean, pure oxygen we need to survive.
In healthy, clean outdoor environments, Activated Oxygen occurs between
0.02 ppm and 0.05 ppm (parts per million). Anything above 0.05 ppm is
considered potentially harmful by the FDA and 0.10 by OSHA. However, it is
very difficult (if not impossible) to adjust most ozone air purifiers to
produce anywhere close to this amount of ozone.
Ultra-Pure™ Air Purifiers however maintain a very healthy ozone production
level of 0.025 ppm but still manage to stay a full 50% below the FDA and
75% below the OSHA recommended maximums.
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