Advanced Pure Air Newport 9000
The Advanced Pure Air Newport 9000 is marketed by Real Spirit USA and is manufactured in China. It strongly resembles the Mitsubishi MHI-6800 Intelli-Pro, with a futuristic design and shape. The Advanced Pure Air Newport 9000 is sold at Costco, Sam’s Club, Amazon, and Target for just under $280. While it doesn’t contain any breakthrough technology, it does contain several air cleaning technologies in one package. It monitors air quality for both dust and odor and has an LED four-level display showing indoor pollution levels as well as a sensor that indicates when the filters need to be replaced or when the electrostatic collection grid must be cleaned. The fan speed adjusts to pollutant levels, and it runs fairly quietly on all speeds.
Measuring 13.5 x 10 x 25.6 inches, the Pure Air Newport 9000 has air flow of 106 cubic feet per minute, which is fairly low power. While the manufacturer says that the machine can be used in rooms up to 750 square feet, this is a stretch. It is more suited to rooms of under 200 square feet in size for effective levels of air turnover. This air purifier has a series of filters including a washable pre-filter, an electrostatic precipitator, an activated carbon filter, a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, a photocatalytic oxidizer, an ultraviolet light, and a negative ionizer.
The ultraviolet light is designed to kill dangerous microorganisms. It is a six watt lamp that emits at 254 nanometers, which is not very high powered. The electrostatic precipitator must be cleaned frequently and regularly to keep it working properly. This is true for many models that use electrostatic precipitators. But even when the electrostatic grid is dirty, the HEPA filter will continue to work, and if the grid is kept clean, the HEPA filter will last longer.
The frequent cleaning of the electrostatic grid is perhaps the main gripe of users, but this is true of many air purifiers in this price range. It does not produce any ozone, and odor removal is slightly above average. The gaskets and seals do their job well, and this helps eliminate problems such as dirty air bypassing the filters. Each filter can be replaced independently, which is convenient for those who don’t like having to buy a suite of filters at once. The filters are inexpensive as well. Overall, the Advanced Pure Air Newport 9000 is a decent machine for the price. It is attractive, convenient, and easily portable. Though the series of filters and cleaners may be a bit of overkill, all the technologies are useful and the only drawback is the need for keeping the electrostatic grid clean for optimum performance.