Blueair ECO10

I planned to buy an air purifier for some time now, and my best friend advised me to take something from Blueair cause he had one and was
totally satisfied with it.
So I bought one of their newest models, Blueair ECO10, mostly because of its exterior – it looks amazing and very modern, exactly how I
like. When I first turned it on, I was surprised at the way it worked – so quiet, noiseless – no device I had at my home ever worked like
that.
Its special HEPA Silent technology cleans the air in a special way –it uses both mechanical and electrical filters. Hereof, the quiet work
of this device is guaranteed.
I have also discovered that the appliance is ecofriendly because it uses less energy than other appliances, emitting less carbon dioxide
into the atmosphere.
The air purifier is able to clean a surface with 300 square feet, thus a large part of your house will be clean, with fresh air. It is a
great helper for those who have pets because it is able to absorb unpleasant odors as well.
The Blueair ECO10 air purifier has two speed controls, its filters are biodegradable and could be used without changing up to one year. The
entire device also has a lifelong warranty, so you and your family are guaranteed to breath fresh air your entire lives.

Blueair ECO10

I planned to buy an air purifier for some time now, and my best friend
advised me to take something from Blueair cause he had one and was
totally satisfied with it.
So I bought one of their newest models, Blueair ECO10, mostly because
of its exterior – it looks amazing and very modern, exactly how I
like. When I first turned it on, I was surprised at the way it worked
– so quiet, noiseless – no device I had at my home ever worked like
that.
Its special HEPA Silent technology cleans the air in a special way –
it uses both mechanical and electrical filters. Hereof, the quiet work
of this device is guaranteed.
I have also discovered that the appliance is ecofriendly because it
uses less energy than other appliances, emitting less carbon dioxide
into the atmosphere.
The air purifier is able to clean a surface with 300 square feet, thus
a large part of your house will be clean, with fresh air. It is a
great helper for those who have pets because it is able to absorb
unpleasant odors as well.
The Blueair ECO10 air purifier has two speed controls, its filters are
biodegradable and could be used without changing up to one year. The
entire device also has a lifelong warranty, so you and your family are
guaranteed to breath fresh air your entire lives.

15 Most Awesome Bonsai Trees On Earth

Bonsai originated from ancient Japan and now miniature tree growing has become a worldwide hobby that provides genuine aesthetic contemplation to the viewers.

Bonsai literally means “plant in a tray” in Japanese and it seems that the tree and the pot form a unique harmonious unit where the shape, texture, and color of one, compliments the other. To obtain a harmonious bonsai can take dozens of years of pruning, wiring, leaf trimming, clamping, and grafting. Some of the specimens featured here are faithful to the Japanese aesthetics and philosophy, while some growers made a real effort to get out of the box…arr, tray.

Check out the following list of the 15 most awesome Bonsai trees on Earth!

1. World’s Smallest Bonsai Tree

worlds smallest bonsaiWhat’s smaller than a miniature tree? A miniature tree. This masterpiece measures 22mm and it was obtained from a Malaysian local species called “water jasmine” – the only species that can apparently be made so small. Creator Kuah Tee Teong claims that it may be the world’s smallest bonsai since the standard measure of a miniature bonsai is 10cm.  Kuah doesn’t strive for popularity and didn’t register his creation in the Worlds Book of records, neither is he planning to sell his tiny trees. His philosophy: ‘’If I sell, then I’ll have nothing to show.” He also prunes animal-shaped trees that look like dogs, snails or octopuses.

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2. Music from a Bonsai

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Diego Stocco is not a bonsai grower, hasn’t won any bonsai competition award, but he is, in his own unique way, a bonsai lover and tamer. He bought a bonsai tree and made it sing, proving that you actually can teach an old bonsai new tricks. Using a Røde NT6 microphone, some tiny transducers, and a customized stethoscope, Stocco recorded an experimental piece played exclusively by the bonsai’s small leaves and branches. He also used a piano hammer, a paintbrush, and different bows to obtain different sounds from the tree. Don’t be scandalized if it seems from this video that he is somehow torturing the poor little tree. No bonsai was damaged during the experiment and, as you know, art demands sacrifices.

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3. Rare Ganoderma Bonsai

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This is an extremely rare ganoderma lucidum cultivated bonsai, with an impressive diameter of 90cm. The successive layers and crown-shaped cap make it unique in the world.
Known as “”fairy herb”, Gandorema lucidum has been used for medicinal purposes in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 2000 years. It is one of the oldest mushrooms to have been used in disease treatments and , due to it’s presumed health benefits and the apparent absence of side effects, it is known as one of the most powerful herbal substances in East Asia. In Chinese culture, it is also considered good luck, beauty, and longevity charm. The plant’s health benefits and spectacular shapes and colors saved it an important place on the bonsai market as well.

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4. Awarded Penjing Landscape

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“Penjing” is the Chinese extension of bonsai art and it can be literally translated as “landscape in a pot”’. The Chinese art focuses more on creating a convincing miniature landscape than shaping the perfect miniature tree as Japanese bonsai growers strive to obtain. Nonetheless, the value of an awarded penjing is given by the way it looks with naked branches, when not attired in fabled leaves and flowers. The assembly in the image is called 大風驚濤, which literally means “harsh wind severe waves” and it was awarded at the Guangzhou Penjing Exhibition in China, the biggest lingnan (southern style) penjing exhibition since the founding of the country.

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5. The Oldest Bonsai Trees

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The oldest known bonsai trees still living can be found in a private restaurant garden in Tokyo, Japan. The 400 to 800 years old trees in Happo-en Garden are an attraction for any bonsai lover visiting Tokyo. Every tree is grown in era-specific pots that are often as valuable as the trees themselves.

The practice of potted trees goes way back to the Egyptian Era, 4000 B.C. Inherited images depict miniature trees cultivated in rock containers. Pharaoh Ramesses III is known to have donated several olive trees and other miniature plants to various temples. In the Indian Pre-Common Era several plant species were grown in a “” bonsai manner” for medicine and nutrition purposes.

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6. World’s Biggest Bonsai Tree

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This 600-year-old Japanese bonsai is presumably the biggest bonsai tree in the world, according to the staff of Akao Herb & Rose Garden in Atami, Japan.  Sure, the title is somehow paradoxical since the main quality of bonsai trees is being small. But, after all, if bonsai means “tree in a pot” it doesn’t matter how big the pot is, especially if it contains an impressive 5 meters tall and 10 meters wide ancient red pine bonsai like this one.

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7. Walter Pall’s Rocky Mountain Juniper

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Walter Pall is a kind of bonsai rock-star among the culture’s enthusiasts. He has received several dozens of national and international awards for his beautiful, dramatic bonsai. He has won the most prestigious Crespi Cup Award of Italy for his well known Rocky Mountain Juniper, and has come in among the top six, every time he has entered. He has also won second and third and other places in the Gingko Cup Awards of the Belgium bonsai competition held every two years. The most controversial information about Walter pall is that, although world renown, he considers himself an amateur working professionally. That’s because he styles trees for his own amusement and not for commercial purposes.  In time he managed to put together one of the most comprehensive bonsai collections around.

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8. Walter Pall’s Acer Platanus

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Another famous piece from Walter pall’s collection is this Sycamore Maple that won the Bonsai Today / Art of Bonsai Photo Contest. Pall was one of the first Europeans to work with indigenous species, which he collects in his beloved Alpine mountain.s He now owns a collection of about 1000 quality trees in varying stages of development and keeps a store reserve of about 1000 handmade pots to complement the bonsai. Besides his famous conifers, he is also well known for his beautiful deciduous trees. Walter’s bonsai usually are strong, powerful trees which he frequently forms in natural shapes. The longer he has been involved with tree development, the more he has moved away from traditional bonsai styling to his own concepts of design.

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9. Walter Pall’s Crab Apple Tree

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This is my personal favorite from Pall’s collection:  an incredibly sweet 65 cm high apple tree. I have no idea how anyone that sees it lives could resist not to taste those tiny apples, but I guess Mr. Pall keeps it in a safe place, away from leering guests. Fruit tree training is an ascending trend among bonsai growers. The fascinating part about it is that the fruits are indeed edible, especially those belonging to the citrus category. Common fruits that can be obtained in small size include cherries, apples, lime, lemons, tangerine, and figs. The bonsai fruit tree’s success strongly depends on meteorological and topographical factors, like humidity, temperature, and soil.

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10. Awarded Chinese Juniper “Itoi-gawa”

Juniperus Chinensis

The Chines Juniper is a very loved and popular tree among bonsai professionals and amateurs alike. Due to the woods’ malleability, it can be stylized into beautiful and interesting shapes. Like this one belonging to Enrico Savini from Italy, that has won several awards, including Ben Oki International Design Award in 2003 and Bonsai Clubs International People’s Choice Award 2008. Savini says he fell in love with bonsai art at age ten and his first tree, a Prunus mume that only survived a few months, was a gift from his grandma. “ I couldn’t forgive myself for that failure, so I took it as a personal challenge, my entire career has been a continuous personal challenge.”

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11. Dan Robinson, The Picasso of Bonsai

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This perfect Mountain hemlock expresses Dan Robinson’s virtuosity as a bonsai artist and his respect for nature’s own ways. Known as a pioneer in bonsai art, or as the Picasso of bonsai, he practices techniques inspired by the ancient Japanese ways.  This is one of the many amazing captures pictured in the book Gnarly Branches, Ancient Trees: The Life and Works of Dan Robinson – Bonsai Pioneer made ]n collaboration with photographer Will Hiltz.

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12. Awarded Junipero San Jose

Junipero San Jose

This work of art belongs to Nacho Marin, a Venezuelan Fine Arts graduate who is fascinated by the infinite possibilities of taming and manipulating trees. In his quest to recreate a natural environment, he also takes great care so that the shape and mood of the final product reflect his artistic vision. No wonder that his Junipero San Jose won the flattering title of   ”Most artistically innovative entry of all entries from all categories”  at The Art of Bonsai Contest 2008.

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13. Adenium Flower Bonsai

Adenium Flower

Not as popular as junipers, but unanimously loved for their delicacy and frailness, flower bonsais can come up in extraordinary forms.  Mr. Jai Krishna Agarwal from India has about 100 specimens in his collections and he especially loves adenium flowers. Why? Because their trunks often remind the shapes of the human body. The effect is surrealistic, to say the least, this beautiful example shown here brings to mind some elaborate fauvist sculpture.

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14. Semi-cascade Juniper Bonsai

Semi-cascade Juniper Bonsai

A Juniper bonsai collected, designed, and developed by Harry Hirao and displayed at the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum at The United States National Arboretum. This very old, semi-cascade style bonsai was probably collected in the White Mountains of California. The shari (deadwood on the trunk) is very prominent on this bonsai, leaving only one stripe where the tree is connected between its leaves and the roots.

The esthetics behind this type of contorted and twisted trunk is called literati and it was influenced by the political and academic conditions in the Tang Dynasty period when penjing was once widely practiced by the elites. Literati is a contemplative, lyrical style displaying tension (in the trunk) and releases (in the cascading branches) like the universal law of Yin and Yang.

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15. Beautiful Azalea Tree

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An old Azalea, probably a Satsuki type, from the Collection of the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum at The United States National Arboretum. Azaleas bloom in spring, their flowers often lasting several weeks. In Chinese culture, the azalea is known as “thinking of home bush” (xiangsi shu) and is immortalized in old poetry and contemporary stories.

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Air Purifier Technologies: Electrostatic Precipitators

Electrostatic precipitator, also called electrostatic air cleaner, is a device that captures particulate matter from the flowing gas or air by giving them an electrical charge and collecting them in the oppositely charged collector plates. Ozone generators, ion generators and electrostatic precipitators work on similar principle of using electricity. Because of its resistivity and particle size distribution, electrostatic precipitator has a very high efficiency.

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According to EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency), there are two types of air cleaner that can remove particles from the air. These are mechanical air filters and electronic air cleaners. Mechanical air filters like HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) work by capturing the particles on filter materials. Electronic air cleaners work by trapping charged particles in a process called electrostatic attraction. Electrostatic precipitator is a type of electronic air cleaner. source

 

How Electrostatic Precipitator Works?

When the dusty polluted air enters into the electrostatic precipitator, the particles in the air will be given a charge as it passes through the high voltage electrical field. The particles that have been given a charge will then pass through a series of collecting plates that are alternately charged. The charged particles are repelled by plates with similar polarity as the particles and attracted to plates with the opposite polarity. This attraction and repulsion of particles have the same principle to how a magnet works.

electrostatic precipitation works

The dual- stage electrostatic precipitator contains two parts, the collecting and the charging sections. The entering mist, grease, smoke, and other particulates in the charging section will pass through the ionizing wires which give the particles a positive charge. In the collecting section is the secondary electrical field, the negatively charged plates made from aluminum will attract the positively charged particles, causing them to stick into the plates and making the ejected air free of contaminants.

dual-stage electrostatic precipitator

Contaminants That Electrostatic Precipitators Remove

The electrostatic precipitator can remove dust, common allergens, and particulates. It is very efficient but its efficiency will degrade as the collector plates become dirty. However, charged particles that escaped the collecting plates may stick to walls or any objects in the house and soil them.

Below is a chart that shows the effectiveness rating of electrostatic precipitator air filters (the chart below is from an electrostatic precipitator with clean collection plates):

electrostatic precipitator chart

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Electrostatic Precipitator Evaluation

Advantages:

– High efficiency of capturing 99.9 percent of airborne particles.

– Quiet operation

– Changes in temperature and pressure are small

– Can trap tough materials like tars and acids

– Can withstand corrosion

– Don’t need high power for cleaning

– It is possible to have a huge flow rate

Disadvantages:

– Initial cost is high

– Particles with very low or high resistivity are hard to trap

– Have the potential to emit dangerous levels of ozone according EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) source

– To maintain efficiency, collecting plates must be kept very clean

 

Buying Electrostatic Precipitator Air Purifier

Consumer Reports for the past 15 years has recommended some air purifier that uses electrostatic precipitators as a filter. They recommended Aprilaire 5000 and Friedrich C-90B because it only emits a small amount of ozone and they have a low yearly maintenance costs. Electronic air purifiers like ion generators and electrostatic precipitators can produce some byproduct like ozone. Ozone is a known lung irritant; it can decrease lung function and cause adverse health effects.

                                                                   Aprilaire 5000        Friedrich C-90B

However, Consumer Reports now believe that every air purifier products that give off even tiny amounts of ozone (fewer than 50 parts per billion) are not the best choice for you. Research is warning against adding ozone to the indoor air. They also believe that there should be more research conducted to know the effects of low level exposure to ozone.

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Best 5 Activated Charcoal Air Purifier Reviews

If you are not an owner of water purification system or an aquarium, you might be surprised how come an activated carbon is used as an air purifier filter. The use of carbon filters for water purification is considered as the oldest method of water purification.

Activated Carbon

aquarium

It is used by people for centuries to filter impurities from drinking water. In the industry of aquarium, activated carbon is currently one of the most effective adsorbents used and the largest selling maintenance product. It is used to remove dissolved organic molecules, chloramines, chlorine, and some heavy metals. It is also used to remove residual dyes medications like dyes and antibiotics.

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clean filtered water 

What is an Activated Carbon?

Activated carbon, also known as activated coal or activated charcoal is derived usually from charcoal. It is a form of carbon which has a small charge of electro-positive added to it. The added charge makes it more attractive to impurities and chemicals that are negatively charged. Charcoals used in making activated carbon are made by burning coconut husks, nutshells, hardwood, and other materials that are carbon-based.

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To make it available for chemical reactions and adsorption, carbon is also processed to have an extremely large surface area and make it very porous. Through the help of nitrogen gas adsorption, it is determined that with only 1 gram of activated carbon usually has a surface area of 500 square meters or 1/10 the area of a football field and 1 pound of activated carbon has 200 miles of fissures and pores with an area of 4 million square feet.

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Activated carbon, especially the granulated one combined with packed tower aeration method is recognized by EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) to remove carbon tetrachloride from drinking water to below 0.005 milligram per liter or 5 ppb. source

Activated Carbon Filter Used in Air Purifiers

Activated carbon is frequently joined with other minerals like zeolite when used in air purifiers. Zeolite can act as a chemical sieve and a filer for absorbing molecules and ions.

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In several units of air purifier, the carbon is impregnated with potassium iodide and mixed with impregnated active alumina in order for the absorbent qualities to increase. People with MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity) will benefit from these air purifiers because they can absorb formaldehyde found in furniture upholstery, wood paneling, and carpet. These air purifiers can also remove perfumes and household cleaning chemicals, making your house more fresher and breathable for elderly, children, babies, asthma sufferers, and people in general.

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Type of Air Contaminants Activated Carbon Air Filters Can Remove

Most fumes from household cleaners, cooking, and organic odors can be removed or reduced by activated carbon filters. It can also remove VOC (Volatile Organic Chemicals), solvents, radon, THM (trihalomethane), benzene, chlorine, herbicides, pesticides, and other manmade chemicals.

Below is a chart which rates the activated carbon filter’s performance on its ability to remove the following contaminants:

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Choosing the Right Activated Carbon Air Purifier

When buying an activated carbon air purifier, you should choose a filter with a big amount of activated carbon. A lot of low quality air purifiers sold in the market contains only a very tiny amount of activated carbon. These air purifiers will perform poorly compared to those with bigger volumes of activated carbon.

Another point to consider is whether the activated carbon media can be replaced without changing the whole containing cartridge. Complete cartridge unit is much expensive compared to bulk media.

8 Ways To Get Rid Of Cooking Odor

Many people love to cook at home but hate the smell that cooking leaves in your kitchen and even all over the house. Cooking spicy food, exotic recipes and roasting can leave the lingering smell all over your home especially if your home is fully air conditioned.

But that should not prevent you from enjoying the luxury of staying with your family at home and enjoy the fun of cooking. There are ways to eliminate the unwanted odor.

1. Air Fresheners

air freshener

Air fresheners are commercial or consumer products used in homes and restrooms to make the air fresh.

How air fresheners work? According to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) America, air freshener works in combination or one of the following:

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But despite the air freshener’s positive name, MCS America said that air fresheners do nothing or little to make the air fresh.

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MCS America is not alone for having negative feedback in using air fresheners. ScienceDaily.com also posted that many cleaners and air fresheners may pose health risks when used indoors.

To avoid the health risks from using chemical air fresheners, use homemade air fresheners instead.

2. Proper ventilation

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Ventilation is the process of providing fresh air to an enclosed room and taking away contaminated air outside. Kitchen is one of the busiest places in your house. You you use it 3 times or more to cook food every day. Because of that, proper ventilation is recommended to reduce and eliminate cooking odors. For proper ventilation, here is a document in portable document format: “Ventilation – The Secret to a clean, odor free kitchen” courtesy of ARAcontent.

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3. Simmer Potpourri

simmering potpourri

Potpourri is a kind of air freshener made from cones, seeds, leaves, and dried flowers. source

Since it is a kind of air freshener, it only masks the odor using its scent. If you want to make an easy homemade simmering potpourri, below is an instructional video:

4. Vinegar

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Vinegar is a multipurpose liquid as a result of ethanol fermentation. Acetic acid is the main ingredient of vinegar that gives it an acidic taste. It is also famous in household cleaning applications. source

Because of the vinegar’s popularity as a multipurpose liquid, Richard Sweeney, an eHOw contributor posted instructions on how to eliminate odors with vinegar.

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5. Make some coffee

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Coffee lovers will love this idea. Coffee is a brewed drink coming from roasted coffee beans.

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The idea here is to mask the cooking odor with the aroma of coffee. It will not only mask the odor, according to ScientificAmerican.com, just smelling coffee helps head.

6. Baking Soda

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Some people think that baking soda and baking powder are the same. But actually, they are not. So, what is the difference between baking soda and baking powder? Baking soda is pure sodium bicarbonate, while baking powder contains sodium bicarbonate, acidifying agent and drying agent.

Baking soda is a chemical salt with various practical uses. Baking soda is commonly used in baking as leavening agent.

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So, How to remove odors from home using baking soda? Well, just sprinkle the baking soda into the rugs and carpets and leave it there overnight. Then vacuum it all up in the morning when you wake up. Put a tablespoon of baking soda combined with vinegar into your sink drain to freshen it.

7. Scrubbing

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Some cooking odors came from the sticking grease from cupboards, ceilings, walls, cookware and stoves. If you clean those areas, make sure that you include those tricky areas.

An eHow contributor, Deborah Waltenburg will also help you on how to clean cooking grease.

8. Air Purifiers

Air Purifiers are made to clean the air pollutants inside your house. Actually, the level of pollutants in the air inside is 25 to 100 times HIGHER than outside according to the United States Environmental Agency.

Not all air purifiers can remove odor. Only those air purifiers with carbon filter and ozone generator can remove odor, like the odor from cooking. source

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Carbon air purifier – this kind of air purifier uses activated carbon filters, a highly effective filter that captures odor, cigarette smoke, chemical fumes, and gases.

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Ozone generator air purifier – this kind of air purifier uses ozone, an oxidant that is highly reactive in destroying chemicals and bacteria.

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3m Filtrete Air purifier Review

The Filtrete Ultra Clean Air Purifier is a very effective unit for trapping allergens that are airborne. It is more effective compared to a HEPA air purifier because it captures 99.9 percent of airborne allergens. This air purifier unit is for people who are concerned with the indoor air quality of their room.

Filtrete™ Ultra Clean Room Air Purifier

The Filtrete Ultra Clean Air Purifier is available in two sizes to choose from. For a small room like bedrooms, the FAP02 model can clean up to an area of 160 square feet. Then, for a bigger room like a living room, the FAP03 model is made to clean indoor air up to an area of 360 square feet.

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This air purifier unit is designed with an advanced technology of filtration. It can capture 99.9 percent of common airborne particles effectively like smog, smoke, particles that carries virus, particles that carries odor, bacteria, pet dander, household dust, debris of dust mite, mold spores, and pollen.

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The Filtrete Ultra Clean Air Purifier unit is more efficient compared to other brand’s air purifier unit by up to thirteen times. You don’t have to worry when to change the filter, for this unit is equipped with an automatic circuit that alerts you when it is time to change the filter. It is done by measuring the particles accumulated on the filter and the indicator lights up when a certain threshold is met.

The key features of this product:

  • Ability to capture pollen 11 percent higher compared to HEPA air purifiers
  • Compared to HEPA air purifiers, it has airflow 28 percent higher.
  • It has a higher CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate).
  • It has a rate of 802 combined CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate). Pollen – 287, Smoke – 239, Dust – 276.
  • Unbeatable mixture of ultra-quiet fan operation and high CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate).
  • It has a seal of approval from Allergy UK.
  • Available replacement for its Filtrete Electrostatic Filter from 3M.
  • Indicator light for indicating filter life.
  • Adjustable fan speed.
  • Does not emit ozone.

The Filtrete Clean Air Purifier consumes 176.8 Watts of power with a noise level of H61.3 M52.2 L46.2 measured in Dba. Its fan has a speed of H805 M594 L484 revolutions per minute. It measures approximately 70 centimeters high, 51 centimeters wide, and 21.5 centimeters depth and it weighs 10 Kilograms.

To have a maximum performance, it is recommended by 3M, the maker of this air purifier, to replace the filters every 3 months of constant use.

UPDATE: 3rd July 2020

This review was written back in 2011 and the Filtrete Air purifier whilst a great machine for it’s time, is very much obsolete compared to what you can buy today.

If you are interested in an air purifier, I would recommend any device from this list:

Air Purifier
Best for Small Room
Best if you have the Budget
Best for Large Rooms
CADR
135 cfm
245 cfm
145 cfm
Technology
H13 HEPA
includes Smart Sensor to see how clean a room is or isn't
Ionizer and HEPA
Features
3 modes and sleep mode
Near silent 23 dBa when on lowest setting
Perfect unit for bigger rooms with a recommended 500 sq. ft.
Weight
8.83 lbs
15 lbs
Perfect unit for bigger rooms with a recommended 500 sq. ft.
Price
$99.99
$429.00
9 lbs
Best for Small Room
Air Purifier
LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home Allergies and Pets Hair Smokers in Bedroom, H13 True HEPA Filter, 24db Filtration System Cleaner Odor Eliminators, Remove 99.97% Dust Smoke Mold Pollen, Core 300, White
CADR
135 cfm
Technology
H13 HEPA
Features
3 modes and sleep mode
Weight
8.83 lbs
Price
$99.99
More information
Best if you have the Budget
CADR
245 cfm
Technology
includes Smart Sensor to see how clean a room is or isn't
Features
Near silent 23 dBa when on lowest setting
Weight
15 lbs
Price
$429.00
More information
Best for Large Rooms
CADR
145 cfm
Technology
Ionizer and HEPA
Features
Perfect unit for bigger rooms with a recommended 500 sq. ft.
Weight
Perfect unit for bigger rooms with a recommended 500 sq. ft.
Price
9 lbs
More information

Ionic Air Purifiers

Staying at home does not guarantee you are safe from air pollutants. Most of the time, people stay indoors for relaxation and free from air pollution. Unfortunately, even air at home is not that safe. They hide in your walls, curtains, carpets and even in your clothes. These pollutants stay usually in closed house and kitchens or offices.

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There is a product that helps you minimize pollution within your own house. It is what they call Ionic Air Purifier. How does this work?

An ionic air purifier is based on scientific technology. The technology binds the ionic particles to the pollutants in the air which makes the pollutants heavy to remain in the air and so it settles down below the surface of room where your equipment was set up. So you will be at peace since you are assured of clean air at all times when you are at home

How is this maintained? This technology does not need to change filter. It is for lifetime. This would mean, performance will not change in the long run due to clogging of filters. Fantastic isn’t it? Plus the fact that it can reduce the money you will set aside for your health budget. You would feel comfortable and relax if worry for health is set aside.

ionic air purifier

There are brands in the market to choose from. All offer protection for the entire family. This includes elimination of airborne contaminants which include pollen, dust, smoke (especially cigarette), bacteria, germs and other allergens. It can also remove cold & flu viruses and pet dander. This technology turns smog and ozone to pure oxygen! And best, it is silent. All these are done in about 30 minutes.

Ionic air purifier comes in different size and style. Some are bigger that would accommodate larger area and some also are portable so it can be moved from room to room. There are units that have two cleaning levels which mean you can choose low or high settings. All you have to do is check what brand would best suit your needs.

Hand Held 5004B-P Pocket Air Purifier

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Update 2021: These “personal air purifiers” are generally useless and this unit from 2011 isn’t much better. If do have a the need for an air purifier then I would recommend you look at something like an H13 Air purifier that uses the same filters as those seen in a hospital setting.

Germs are everywhere and the best catcher of germs in the body is your hand. You have to face it. However clean you are to your body, but if you will not protect yourself from the outside such as bacteria and all those nasty germs around you, you will likely catch flu and all other types of sickness.

You could just imagine touching the germs that cause flu, colds, salmonella, deadly e-coli, molds and a lot more without you knowing it. These are all around you such as in computer keyboards, handrails of stairs, buttons of elevators, telephones, toilet doors, doorknobs, and almost in everything you hold. These are unavoidable and only you can protect yourself. But how do you prevent this?

The best method of preventing germs is hand washing. But if you are always mobile and water is not available, how do you do it? There is a product that claims to sanitize your hands. It is called “Pocket Purifier”. This is a handheld germ-eliminating light that is so handy. It is like a wall that defends your hands from nasty germs with its germicidal light. It is very convenient especially when you are always on the go.

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This lightweight Pocket Purifier can sanitize the objects in the same way that surgical instruments are sterilized by UV-C light. 99.9% of germs are eliminated with nanotechnology and ultraviolet light. It deactivates the DNA of viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens thus preventing its ability to multiply.

You can have this at home, in public, at work, and even for high-touch surfaces. This product is claimed to be the most environmentally responsible way of fighting germs with no chemicals.

Energy Efficient Way Healthier Home Air Purifier

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Air purifiers are now more popular than ever, due to the fact that the volume of air pollution is increasing. A lot of people also consider purchasing the best air purifier available, for they are now well-educated on the health risks that can be acquired from air pollution.

Even though all air purifiers have the same goal of cleaning the air, not all give the optimum purifying performance. Some of them promise to have Electrostatic Ion purifier, Ozone, and HEPA features. Consumers are also searching for the most economical, most efficient, and safest technologies of air purification available. One air purifier promises to have all those qualities, and it is the Way Healthier Home Air Purifier.

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The Way Healthier Home Air Purifier offers a safe reduction of effective and natural pollution particle, an energy efficient design, non-replaceable filters to save money, silent fan operation, and a design that is distinctive for horizontal and vertical setup.

This product mimics the method of nature in revitalizing and cleaning your indoor air. It uses the Wisepointe technology to oxide organic mold and bacteria by creating hydroxyl radicals and ultraviolet light.

This air purifier is no longer available for sale but if you are interested in cleaning the air in your home then check out my recommendations for 2020:

1.Austin A250B1 – Best Overall
Austin Air A250B1 HealthMate Plus Junior Air Purifier, Black
  • Designed for people living in smaller spaces and specializes in the reduction of harmful chemicals, noxious gases, VOC’s, formaldehyde, and sub micron particles for individuals in the most contaminated of settings
  • Broad spectrum adsorption offers protection for people exposed to smoke from wildfires, those living close to busy highways, and people with sensitivity to certain chemicals and gases found in the home
  • True medical grade HEPA filter removes 99.97% of all particles larger than 0.3 microns; over 270 cubic inches of activated carbon impregnated with potassium iodide and zeolite filtration removes odors, gases and chemicals including formaldehyde and benzene
  • 3 speed settings for fan; 360 degree intake system draws air into all sides of unit, passing air through a 4 stage filter
  • Eases headaches and reduces nausea related to chemical exposure; helps reduce coughing, wheezing and sneezing, dry mouth, runny nose; reduces night time allergies and asthma attacks, snoring, and helps you sleep better; strengthens the immune system

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2. Medify MA-40 2.0 – Great if you can afford

Medify Air MA-40-W2 V2.0 Air Purifier with H13 HEPA filter - a higher grade of HEPA for 840 Sq. Ft. Air Purifier, 99.9% | Modern Design - White (2-Pack)
  • A higher grade of HEPA - H13 Filters (higher rated than True HEPA) 99.9% particle removal.
  • Cleans a room up to 1,600 sq ft in one hour, 840 sq ft in 30 minutes, 420 sq ft in 15 minutes (CADR 330)
  • To make V2.0 quieter in 'Sleep Mode' and Speed 1 the ionizer is automatically turned off, on speed 2 and 3 it can be turned on/off as needed | CARB, Energy Star & ETL certified.
  • Tempered Glass panel (like your cell phone, easy to clean, won't scratch like cheap plastic models), Sleep mode and 3 fan speeds, 8 hr timer, night mode, child lock
  • Genuine Medify Replacement Filter: B0819583PQ, 110 Volt units, USA registered Lifetime Warranty

3. LEVOIT CORE 300 – Quite a machine for less than $100

LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home Allergies and Pets Hair Smokers in Bedroom, H13 True HEPA Filter, 24db Filtration System Cleaner Odor Eliminators, Remove 99.97% Dust Smoke Mold Pollen, Core 300, White
  • High Performance: Enjoy fresh air in 12 minutes with the Core 300 True HEPA Air Purifier. Featuring VortexAir Technology and 360° air intake, the Core 300 refreshes the air 5x per hour in rooms as large as 219 ft² / 20 m²
  • Find Relief: Ease sneezing, congestion, and other allergy symptoms caused by airborne contaminants. The H13 True HEPA Filter works alongside the Pre-Filter and High-Efficiency Activated Carbon Filter to capture 99.97% of airborne particles 0.3 microns in size, such as dust, smoke, pollen, odor
  • Multiple Filter Choices: Choose from a variety of replacement filters to best meet your needs. The Toxin Absorber Filter specializes in wildfire, smoke and VOCs. And if you’re a pet owner, try the Pet Allergy Filter to capture pet dander and absorb unpleasant odors.
  • Most Silent Air Cleaner: Choose Sleep Mode at night and then forget all about your air purifier while you sleep. QuietKEAP Technology reduces noise levels to a near-silent 24dB, ensuring the Core 300 won’t get in the way of a good night’s rest.
  • Sleek Design: The Core 300 practically serves your home while blending in with your decor. Its award-winning design (Red Dot, 2020) and modern white finish help your air purifier fit anywhere in your home/bedroom/room.

4. Coway Airmega 300 – Not cheap but great for large spaces

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Coway AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier with True HEPA and Eco Mode
  • Coway Mighty (AP-1512HH) is designed to accommodate room sizes up to 361 sq.ft (CADR: Dust 246 / Pollen 240 / Smoke 233 cb. ft.).
  • 4 Stage Filtration System (Pre-filter, Deodorization filter, True HEPA filter, Vital Ion) captures and reduces up to 99.97% of particles 0.3 microns in the air, including pollen, pollutants and other allergens. It also reduces volatile organic compounds and reduces odor.
  • Coway Mighty pollution sensor communicates indoor air quality in real-time. The brightly colored LED lets you know how clean or dirty your indoor air is every minute of the day. And it features a timer, and filter lifetime indicator.
  • Fan speeds available in 1, 2, 3 stages by manually setting up. While auto mode automatically optimizes the speed setting 1 through 3 based on the level of indoor air quality. When no pollution is detected for 30 minutes, the fan will automatically stop and set as Eco mode to save energy.
  • Timer feature allows the machine to run 1/4/8 hours before automatically powering off.

5. Sharp FPF30UH – Great for small spaces and tight budgets

Sharp, White FPF30UH True HEPA Air Purifier for Home Office or Small Bedroom with Express Clean. Filters Last up-to 2 Years for Dust, Smoke, Pollen, Pet Dander, 143 Square Feet
  • SMALL ROOMS: Designed for Rooms up to 143 sq. ft.
  • CADR Dust (101) / Smoke (92) / Pollen (109)
  • Long-Life TRUE HEPA Filter Lasts Up-to 2 Years (actual filter life will differ depending on the environment)
  • True HEPA Filter Captures 99.97% of Allergens as Small as 0.3 Microns that pass through the filter
  • The Library Quiet, Sleep Setting is Perfect for the Bedroom or Home Office (as low as 23 dba)

Three Reasons Your Salon Needs Air Purifier

People constantly want to look good, so they go to salons to give themselves a whole new look. Many people don’t know that a salon can be dangerous to their health for the air inside contains a lot of chemicals coming from the beauty products and microscopic hairs from clients. To eliminate all of these, salon needs to have an air purifier.

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Below are the three reasons stated by Debbie Davis why you need to filter your salon air continuously.

1. Client Satisfaction

Some salon products contain harsh fumes and chemicals that can be hazardous to clients. You need to make sure that your clients are healthy for your salon depends on them. If your clients smell a lot of those harmful chemicals, they may not return to your salon.

In this situation, you need to purchase a good air purifier that can filter harsh chemicals and odor.

2. Health of the Staff

People who work in the salon are more exposed to the harmful chemicals compared to the clients. They can be prone to burning eyes, dry throat, nausea, and dull headache from inhaling volatile chemicals from salon products like dyes, perms, pedicures, and manicures.

3. Exceeding Air Quality Standards

Many local governments and state are now requiring salon owners to provide proof that there is enough filtration and circulation of air inside their salons. Having an air purifier will give you an advantage for it will put you way ahead of your competition.

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