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Amaircare HEPA Filter Systems

All Amaircare HEPA systems come standard with a 3 stage filtration process. A pre-filter to capture large particles such as dust, a HEPA filter which captures 99.97% of particles from .3 microns or larger, and a V.O.C. filter for removal of gasses and odors.

Stage 1 - Pre-filter

All Amaircare pre-filters are designed to prolong the life of the HEPA filter. This is done by capturing the visible dust and particulate from the air. This keeps the larger particles from clogging the HEPA filter so the HEPA can be used strictly for filtering the smaller particles that cannot be seen with the naked eye.

Activated Carbon Pre-filters: Activated carbon is a form of charcoal which has the ability to remove impurities from air, gas, and liquids. When various impurities come into contact with the activated carbon, the constituent molecules become trapped in tiny capillary passages on the surface of the carbon in a process called adsorption. Due to differences in molecular structures, some impurities are more readily adsorbed than others.

Filter Life: 3 to 6 months

Foam Pre-filters: To make the pre-filters last longer, Amaircare has introduced a foam pre-filter to some of their filtration systems. This foam filter is washable, which drastically increases it's life. The filter can be removed, washed, and placed back onto the unit (when dry). The filter is useable until it becomes stretched out of shape and no longer fits the unit properly. This foam pre filter does not contain Activated Carbon.

Filter Life: 6-12+ months

Stage 2 - HEPA Filters

HEPA is a filtration standard created by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. HEPA filter media is proven to be 99.97% efficient @ 0.3 microns (a micron is 1/1,000,000 of a metre or 1/25,000th of an inch). Due to their extremely high efficiency, HEPA filters have become widely used in medical, electronic and industrial applications. HEPA filters are composed of a various sized borosilicate fibers, which are pressed together to form a netlike structure with openings large enough for air to pass through but too small for most particulates.

Amaircare manufactures its own Amaircare brand HEPA filters. The filter media comes off a roll and is pleated for optimum surface area. Filament is bonded to the filter to provide structural support and even pleat spacing. After the pleating process, the filters are enclosed in protective screens and cast in food-grade plastisol at both ends for a 100% air seal. Each finished filter is tested for 99.97% efficiency, with a laser particle counter.

Stage 3

Carbon V.O.C. Blankets: Like the Carbon Pre-filters, the Carbon Inner Blanket is a form of charcoal which has the ability to remove impurities from air, gas, and liquids. When various impurities come into contact with the activated carbon, the constituent molecules become trapped in tiny capillary passages on the surface of the carbon in a process called adsorption. Due to differences in molecular structures, some impurities are more readily adsorbed than others.

Carbon/Zeolite V.O.C. Cartridges: V.O.C. cartridges capture contaminants the same way as a Carbon Blanket, but they use solid carbon and zeolite pellets which have a comparably larger surface area. This makes V.O.C. cartridges the filter of choice for situations where V.O.C. removal is a prime objective.

Amaircare Auto Filter

  • Amaircare's only filtration system that is not HEPA. The XR-100 is small enough to literally take anywhere. To save on size, the HEPA filter has been replaced with an Electrets Charged filter.

Stage 1 - Carbon Pre-filter

  • The carbon pre-filter captures large particulates and odors. It is composed of Activated Carbon 200% impregnated non-woven, fire retardant, polyester filter media

Stage 2 - Electrets Charged Filter Media

  • This sub-micron particulate filter is charges so that it attracts and holds sub-micron particles in the air stream such as dust, pollen, cigarette smoke, bacteria, vehicle emissions, etc.

Stage 3 - V.O.C. Filter

  • A Zeolite impregnated non-woven polyester filter which adsorbs* gaseous contaminants.
  • * Adsorb - to absorb through a process of molecular bonding.

Filter Life: 4-6 months