The smoke generated by bushfires and hazard reduction burns is posing serious risks of short-term and long-term health effects, particularly for pregnant women and children with asthma. What makes bushfire smoke so dangerous is the high concentrations of particles, ranging from large to ultra-fine.
It's the ultra-fine particles that pose the biggest threat. They can travel hundreds of kilometres and remain airborne for long periods of time. There is also the smoke vapour, which consists of gases including carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds.
How do INOVA Purifiers Remove Bushfire Smoke from Indoor Air?
We use high-capacity Activated Carbon Filters. Activated carbon works like a sponge, it absorbs the smoke from the airstream. It is used in gas masks by firefighters and in professional-grade gas respirators. Too little activated carbon and the smoke will pass straight through.
The more activated carbon (kilograms) in the filter, the higher the contact time with the smoke as it passes through the filter. In turn, more smoke will be removed from the air; and the filter will last significantly longer.
At INOVA, we manufacture our filters with the largest amount of activated carbon filters on the market. Our E8 model includes 2.4kgs and the E20 series contains 6kgs, which makes them highly effective in smoke removal. We also protect the carbon filters with an H13 medical-grade HEPA filter, so no particles can clog the activated carbon and make it ineffective.
When looking at air purifiers for smoke removal, don’t make the mistake of buying a system that relies primarily on a HEPA filter, as it will only do half the job and still leave your home smelling of smoke.
The Best Air Purifier for Bushfire Smoke Removal
If you are looking for an air purifier to filter bushfire smoke from the air in your home or workplace, we recommend the models below which each includes high-capacity carbon filters with kilograms of activated carbon.