Some air purifiers don’t have the common True HEPA filter, instead they will use an ionizer to support the physical air filter, or work as the only air filtration method alone. An air ionizer is a device that uses high voltage electricity to create negative ions and electrically charge the air molecules.
In real-world use, the air ionizer is one important air filtration being used in the air purifiers. However, are ionizers good for you? Do air ionizers really work, especially against smoke, smells and odors? You have read a lot of review about the air ionizer being bad and dangerous, and need a trusted source to buy your air ionizer.
WHAT IS AN IONIZER?
Air ionizer (also known as the ionic filter, or ion generator) is one of the most popular air filters being used by the air purifiers. Instead of using the fan to pull in the polluted air into a physical air filter, the standalone air ionizer uses the electricity to emit the cloud of negative ions (or anions) to electrically charge the air molecules. As a result, the negative ions charges and attracts the airborne particles to fall onto the nearby either charged collector plate or mechanical air filter, or simply the nearest walls and ceilings.
Unlike the True HEPA filter, which is capable of dealing with 99.97% of all particles down to 0.3 microns in size, the air ionizer can reduce the size of the allergens to as small as 0.1 microns. Microns, which are one-millionth of a meter, are how particles are measured. To help you know the size of a micron, we are unable to visually see anything less than 10 microns. Also, the sizes of particles as dust, pollen bacteria, virus and many more are as below.
|Atmospheric Dust||0.001 – 40|
|Bacteria||0.3 – 60|
|Beach Sand||100 – 10000|
|Burning Wood||0.2 – 3|
|Cement Dust||3 – 100|
|Clay, fine||0.5 – 1|
|Coal Dust||1 – 100|
|Combustion||0.01 – 0.1|
|Dust Mites||100 – 300|
|Fly Ash||1 – 1000|
|Grain Dusts||5 – 1000|
|Household dust||0.05 – 100|
|Human Hair||40 – 300|
|Insecticide Dusts||0.5 – 10|
|Lead Dust||0.1 – 0.7|
|Mold Spores||10 – 30|
|Pet Dander||0.5 – 100|
|Pollen||10 – 1000|
|Smoke||0.01 – 0.1|
|Tobacco Smoke||0.01 – 4|
|Viruses||0.005 – 0.3|
ARE IONIZERS GOOD FOR YOU?
The answer is not clearly yes or no. In short, the air ionizer is really great for you if it meets the standard of California Air Resources Board (CARB) to only have ozone emission concentration less than 0.05 parts per million (ppm). Otherwise, the air ionizers may be dangerous for your health.
Hence Space Sanitizer air ionizer has no ozone emission and is totally safe for us, not only this it consumes less than 2 watt of power so is energy efficient also.
Some features of Space Sanitizer are :
- Plug N Play Device
- No filter
- Safe & zero chemicals
- Only 2W power consumption
Below are some advantages of Space sanitizer:
★ REMOVES 99% of BACTERIA, VIRUSES & GERMS
★ REMOVES CIGARETTE SMOKE
★ DISINFECT FROM PET HAIR OR PET DANDER
★ PREVENT OR ALLEVIATE ALLERGIES, ASTHMA AND RESPIRATORY ISSUES
★ MINI AIR CLEANER FOR ROOMS
★ AIR REFRESHER FOR ALL SMELLS & ODORS
★ NO FILTER AIR CLEANER FOR EASY OPERATION
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AIR PURIFIER AND IONIZER?
There are many differences between one classic air purifier and one pure air ionizer. You should see this table to know how to differentiate them.
|Classic air purifiers||Air purifiers with ionic feature||Space Sanitizer Air ionizer|
|Annual filter replacement||Yes||Maybe||No|
|Power Consumption||Normal||Higher||Very low|
|Sound||Silent at low speed||Highest||Inevitable noise|
Space sanitizer air ionizer can be used anywhere is closed spaces like Home, Office, Restaurant, Gym, Hospital, Clinic, Bank, ATM, Shop, Corporate office, Cinema Hall, etc.