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Airocide air purification systems are a revolutionary product that’s made it’s way to commercial use. They use technology that’s been developed by NASA and frequently used in operating rooms across the world to bring safe, sanitized air to your home.
They do this by using a four-stage filtration system that doesn’t involve a filter. Rather, the air is filtered through two catalysts and UV light to remove harmful particles and materials from the air. In other words, it brings industrial air sanitation to wherever you want it.
In total, Airocide offers four products for you to purchase. They include:
- The Airocide APS-200
- The Airocide APS-300
- The Airocide APS-200 PM 2.5
- The AIrocide APS-1000
Each has its ups and downs, but more ups than downs. If you care about cleansing the air around you, each one will do the job to varying effective degrees.
So, which one is right for you? What Airocide product will clean your home the best? Why should you purchase an Airocide air purifier? All of these questions and more will be answered below.
This article is meant to guide you through the pros, cons, highlights, and uses of Airocide machines. Keep reading for the nitty-gritty details, the difference between Airocide and traditional air filters, information on the technology, and more.
- 1 Airocide Air Purifier
- 2 The Filtration Process
- 3 Conclusion
Airocide Air Purifier
- Airocide APS-200
- Fan Speed: Three; auto, high, and low
- Noise: N/A
- Dimensions: 18.7” W x 6.9” H
- Color: Gray/Orange
- Weight: 9 pounds
- Warranty: 5-year limited warranty
- Airocide APS-300
- Fan Speed: Three; auto, high, and low
- Noise: 41 dB of noise produced
- Dimensions: 17.5 cm X 47.5 CM X 15.2 CM
- Color: White/Orange
- Weight: 4 kg
- Warranty: Manufacturers
- Airocide APS-200 PM 2.5
- Fan Speed: Three; low, high, and auto
- Noise: 41 dB of noise
- Dimensions: 18.7” x 6.9”
- Color: Red/Dark Gray
- Weight: N/A
- Warranty: Manufacturers
- Airocide APS-1000
- Fan Speed: N/A
- Noise: N/A
- Dimensions: 21” x 19” x 5”
- Color: White
- Weight: 10 pounds
- Warranty: Manufacturers
The Airocide APS-200
The Airocide APS-200 is the most basic out of all the Airocide products. That isn’t to say that it won’t get the job done, it just comes up with fewer benefits than the others. Like all Airocide products, the APS-200 doesn’t use a filter to sanitize the air around you. Instead, two catalysts are used for sanitization.
This is great because filters trap dust and other large particles within itself. The Airocide APS-200 obliterates pollutants and debris within the air, so you won’t have to worry about clogging up a filter and replacing it. Another benefit is that a clogged filter will eventually turn into a pollutant itself if left uncleaned.
The Airocide APS-200 will simply need the catalyst replaced every year to keep its effectiveness going. This is just another step it takes to help keep the air around you clean and healthy.
The APS-200 also works to save energy, and thus reduces your power bill. It uses PCO technology to achieve this. While many other air purifiers use the same technology, the Airocide APS-200 uses it in a clever way that’s designed to be more efficient.
They do this by using a titanium dioxide catalyst that’s applied as a thin film onto a glass layer. This allows electrons to circulate more easily when exposed to UV light. What the APS-200 does differently is wrapping the titanium dioxide catalyst in a UV light source within a tub. This traps the energy within the collector and greatly increases the efficiency of your air cleaner.
Other highlights of the APS-200 include three-speed settings, a beautiful design, and an almost 100 percent effectiveness when fighting harmful air pollutants such as VOCs and viruses.
On the downside, the APS-200 can’t destroy microscopic particles and has a hard time filtering particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers. This means pollen, dust, and extremely small particles will still be found within your air.
it’s also important to note that all Airocide products won’t remove debris and large particles like a traditional filter would. Don’t expect it to do that, because it’s not designed to do so. Rather, it’s focused on targeting smaller, dangerous pathogens and other materials that can be found within the air.
Read Full Review: Airocide APS-200
These are the operating modes associated with the APS-200:
- Low – a low-power mode that is ideally used when you’re sleeping as it produces a quieter sound
- High – Maximum power means maximum efficiency. This is the ideal setting to get power, quick cleaning of air
- Automatic – The APS-200 will continually monitor the quality of air around you and automatically turn itself on when the quality of the air around it becomes too poor. This is the setting you’ll likely have your APS-200 on most of the time.
Here are the specs behind the Airocide APS-200;
- Roughly nine pounds in weight
- 18.7” W x 6.9” H
- Two catalysts are used during the air purification process
- Able to clean particles smaller than 10 micrometers
- Three fan-speed settings: auto, high, and low
- Catalyst replacements must be done every year
- Comes with 5-year limited warranty
The Airocide APS-300
The Airocide APS-300 is the newest addition to Airocide’s line of air purifiers. Similar to other Airocide products, it also uses NASA-developed PCO technology and doesn’t require a filter to use. It’s seen as an upgrade to the APS-200 but comes at a slightly higher price point. But, you get what you pay for.
The main difference and highlights of the APS-300 are that it will require a change of reaction chambers every 15 months rather than every year and will work about 25 percent more effectively when compared to the APS-200.
It also comes with a sleek, modern look. It’s an all-white machine that comes inside a wooden cabinet. This is a bit different when compared to other Airocide products and is perhaps the most versatile when it comes to different decors it could fit within.
It’s also small enough that it won’t draw attention when a guest walks into the room. It looks similar to a speaker and can be wall-mounted, put on a stand, or can simply lay on a shelf.
Read Full Review: Airocide APS-300
Here are the operating modes that come with the Airocide APS-300:
- Low – The ideal setting for nighttime and when you’re sleeping. It operates at a much quieter level when on this mode
- High – The fastest and most effective way to clean the air quickly
- Automatic – Continual monitoring of the quality of air surrounding the machine, it will turn on when it detects that the quality has deteriorated
- LED Indication – The LED indicator will flip on when the catalyst needs to be replaced. You’ll see this mode activate when it’s time to do some simple maintenance
Here are the specs behind the APS-300:
- 17.25 cm x 47.49 cm x 15.24 cm in size
- About 8.8 pounds
- 41 dB of noise produced
- Operates at the 50/60 Hz frequency
- Consumes 60W of power
- Catalyst will need to be replaced every 15 months
- Doesn’t use a filter
- Produces zero ozone emissions
- Bamboo in color, with a sleek, modern white interior
As you can see, the major differences between the APS-300 and the APS-200 come down to how effective it is at cleaning the air around you. With 25 percent more power behind the APS-300, it’s the ideal air purifier to be used within both the household or even some commercial settings.
For example, because of its extra power, it’ll cover a larger area and be more effective at cycling air through its process. This can make the APS-300 appropriate for use within an office, garage, or any medium-sized room that is exposed to a lot of pollutants.
The catalysts will also last longer than the APS-200, making it cheaper to maintain over time. Time and money will be saved. In the end, the APS-300 is better suited for those who need extra power. Of course, it can also slowly pay for itself over several years and your catalyst will last for longer.
The Airocide APS-200 PM 2.5
The Airocide APS-200 PM 2.5 is extremely similar to the APS-200. The key difference is that it’s able to target particles that are smaller than 2.5 micrometers. This will allow you to remove contagions, VOCs, and other small particles that the APS-200, APS-300, and APS-1000 won’t pick up.
Here is a full list of particles that you can expect the Airocide APS-200 PM 2.5 to remove from your air:
- Cancer-causing particulate matter
The sheer amount of material that the APS-200 PM 2.5 can remove makes it the best all-around air purifier for any use. Whether you have a lot of allergens that track into your household, use spray paint and other chemicals frequently, or need a solid air purifier for the garage, the APS-200 PM 2.5 can handle it all.
Other ideal places the APS-200 PM 2.5 can be used include nursing homes, hospitals, offices and cubicles, and anywhere in the home where people sleep. These are areas that see a lot of traffic yet still need to be clean for all those who pass through or are staying in the room. Because the APS-200 PM 2.5 can clear out particles that are so small, you’ll get the most efficient clean compared to any other Airocide products or traditional air filters.
The Airocide-200 PM 2.5 also comes with a modern design. It’s bronze-colored on the outside with a sleek red interior. This helps it blend into the décor of most rooms or households.
Like other Airocide products, it’s also capable of being mounted on a stand or a wall. Of course, you can place it on a shelf or desk as well and it’ll blend right in.
Read Full Review: Airocide APS 200 PM 2.5
Here are the specs behind the Airocide APS-200 PM 2.5:
- Able to remove particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers
- Produces about 41 dB of noise when in operation. Although, it can be reduced by being on low-power mode
- Three fan-speed settings: low, high, and auto
- Catalyst will need to be replaced approximately every one year
- Removes virtually 100 percent of VOCs, viruses, and bacteria from the air
- Doesn’t require the use of a filter
- 18.7” x 6.9” in size, allowing it to fit into most spaces conveniently
The Airocide APS-1000
The Airocide APS-1000 is equally great at eliminating harmful particles from the air within a space. However, it’s a bit larger and ideally used within larger spaces.
It’s quite a bit more expensive when compared to other Airocide products, but comes with an extreme amount of power behind it. Rather than being confined to small spaces such as bedrooms or offices, the APS-1000 is suitable for basements, living areas, kitchens, or even office floors with several cubicles.
While it’s larger, it still maintains its versatility by being able to be wall-mounted. This allows you to conveniently fit the APS-1000 into almost any space where you’ll need it.
Unlike the other Airocide products, this air purifier looks nothing like a speaker. Rather, it looks similar to a computer would. Except that it’s all white. This sleek, modern design will help it blend into both households as well as office and professional environments.
The filtration system is also different than the APS-200, APS-200 2.5, and the APS-300. It has a MERV-8 rated filter rather than a MERV-12 rated filter. So, it’ll lose a bit of efficiency in the amount and size of particles it’s able to pick up. Like the APS-200 and APS-300, it won’t be able to eliminate particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers. If you’d like something to target these smaller particles, you’ll need to look into purchasing the APS-200 2.5 PM.
The AIrocide APS-1000 is going to be worth the extra investment if you’re looking to cover a large area while still having a large impact on the quality of air within the room or space. Although, it focuses more on removing organic indoor air issues rather than the wide array that the other Airocide air purifiers can target.
Read Full Review: Airocide APS-1000
Materials that the Airocide APS-1000 can easily target include:
- Other disease-causing materials that can be harmful to your health
Here are the specs behind the AIrocide APS-1000:
- 21” x 19” x 5” in size
- Made of flameproof plastic
- White in color
- A little more than 10 pounds in weight
- Able to remove indoor organic material such as mold
- Able to purify a large amount of air, including basements, kitchens, and some open office spaces
The Filtration Process
The filtration process is what defines Airocide products against other air purifiers and traditional air filters. They work with a four-stage purifying process. Here’s the breakdown:
- Stage 1 – Filtration through a carbon/permanganate media
- Stage 2 – Filtration through a MERV-8 or MERV-12 rated filter
- Stage 3 – Filtration through a proprietary catalyst coated onto a fibrous material
- Stage 4 – Filtration through a photo-catalytic reaction chamber developed by NASA
In the first stage, the air is sucked in via the fan on the Airocide APS-1000 and filtered through a carbon/permanganate media. During this process, the air is exposed to 360 degrees of UV light. Both of these processes are done to eliminate viruses and gaseous material found within the air.
These are some of the most dangerous materials found within the air and it’ll be targeted later down the line in the third stage of the filtration process.
During the second stage, air passes through a MERV-8 or MERV-12 rated filter. In other Airocide products, it passes through a MERV-12 rated filter.
However, the APS-1000 sacrifices a bit of sanitation power to be able to accommodate the sheer amount of space it can cover. Because of this, air passes through a MERV-8 rated filter. Don’t worry, the difference is rather negligible in the grand scheme of things. However, a small difference will be seen.
The third stage of the purification process has air pass through a proprietary catalyst that’s been coated onto a fibrous material. During this time, it’s also exposed to 270 degrees of UV light.
Once again, gaseous materials, VOCs, bacteria, and viruses are being targeted. The extra emphasis will allow you some of the cleanest air imaginable.
In the final stage of the purification process, the NASA-developed technology comes into play. The air is run through a catalyst that was developed by NASA to help keep the air in space as clean as possible.
Originally, this was done to keep anything from being contaminated or from disease spreading when astronauts are up in space. Nowadays, this technology is available on Earth to help you keep the air around you as clean as possible.
As air passes through the catalyst, it’s exposed to 90 degrees of UV light as the catalyst works to deconstruct the ring structure of carbon dioxide. This effectively oxidizes the carbon dioxide and removes a lot of un-combusted hydrocarbons from the air.
These particles come from some of the worst pollutants on the planet. This includes vehicles, trucks, and other polluters. If you’re exposed to these all day long or have something in your household that produces a lot of carbon dioxide, this is where you’re going to get the most use out of your air purifier.
The Difference Between Airocide and Traditional Air Filters
You may be thinking that Airocide is similar to traditional air filters that use HEPA-grade filters. This couldn’t be further from the truth. They’re completely different products.
Traditional air filters that use HEPA-grade filters will only capture particles that are 0.3 microns in size or larger. This is fine for removing material such as mold, dust, or other allergens. But it won’t remove the most dangerous particles found within the air like VOCs, chemicals, viruses, or bacteria. Most of these will slip right through a traditional air filter without any effort.
Traditional air filters can also become a pollutant themselves if you don’t properly take care of them. This is because filters become clogged with dust and debris after some time.
You won’t have to worry about that when using Airocide products. That’s because Airocide’s purification process doesn’t trap particles in the air. Rather, it eliminates them via UV light and filtration through two catalysts. Obliterating these particles means you won’t have to deal with them ever again or worry about dealing with all of the particles simply being contained in a small space rather than completely removed.
In the end, you should look at Airocide products as air sanitizers rather than air filters. In the same vein, you can’t expect them to pick up debris such as dust, sawdust, or larger particles. They aren’t designed to do that – they’re designed to keep you healthy by removing dangerous, extremely small particles.
Because of this, it can be a good idea to have both an Airocide air purifier as well as a traditional air filter within your home. Clean air is well worth it.
What Airocide Air Purifiers Can Do For You
Airocide air purifiers do so much more than a traditional HEPA-grade air filter can do for you. No, you won’t be picking up larger particles of dust or mold. But you will be picking up more dangerous particles that can have an extremely negative impact on your health. In some cases, the viruses and bacteria it removes can even save your life.
Here are some areas and situations where using Airocide products will be ideal:
- Within your bedroom or living areas in your home
- Within office spaces
- If you’re hypo-allergenic and own a pet
- To help you sleep better if your lung capacity has degraded over the years
- To keep your children safe from many diseases and viruses that they haven’t developed a strong response to yet
Bedrooms and areas within your home are the most obvious uses because they’re the spaces where you’re going to spend most of your time in. These areas are great to use Airocide products because of the sheer amount of exposure you’ll be having to them.
In the same vein, both office spaces and garages are also useful because of this. These may be high-traffic areas that see many people come and go throughout the day. As people enter and leave, they leave behind all the bacteria, germs, and potentially dangerous particles in the air that they carried in with them. Use Airocide purifiers to help remove them.
Less obvious uses can be if you’re a pet owner who’s hypo-allergenic. Nobody deserves to suffer because of cuddling up to their furry friends. Don’t have a stuffy nose all day, every day anymore.
If your lung capacity has degraded or you suffer from breathing issues, many of them are exacerbated by the quality of air in your room. By using Airocide air purifiers, you’ll be removing a lot of the particles in the air that can bring out breathing issues as you sleep. Get a better night’s sleep with an Airocide purifier.
Children and babies will also benefit from using air purifiers. That’s because they haven’t developed a strong immune system to many of the common viruses that plague the area. By using an Airocide purifier you can take comfort in knowing that you’re doing your best to prevent exposure to these viruses as much as possible.
After a thorough review of all Airocide products and how the company conducts itself, it’s safe to say that purchasing an Airocide air purifier is well worth the investment.
Regardless of the size of the room, you’re needing an air purifier for, or the size of particles you need to remove, Airocide delivers a product that’s guaranteed to help you.
Breathing in poor-quality air isn’t good for anyone. Don’t waste any more time sacrificing your health, purchase an Airocide air purifier to get the most out of the air you breathe in.
You deserve it.