What is Cleanroom-Quality Air?
If you’ve read anything about the Celios G200 Advanced Air Purifier, you may have seen that the device produces cleanroom-quality air. But unless you work in a research lab or semiconductor lab, you may not know what this means or how that corresponds to the air in hotels, office buildings, or even your school. To clear up any confusion, we wanted to break down exactly what “cleanroom-quality” really means for the air you breathe.
What is a cleanroom?
Most often used in manufacturing facilities, scientific research, or medical situations, a cleanroom is a controlled environment with a low level of pollutants - where a single speck of dust can ruin production. Cleanrooms are used in situations when small particles can negatively affect the process or desired output.
The type of cleanroom is identified by the number of particles per cubic meter at a specific particle size, with different numbers corresponding to different levels of particle allowance. Cleanrooms are rated using ISO classes numbered 1-9, with ISO Class 1 corresponding to the fewest number of particles in the air.
When we say “cleanroom-quality air,” that means that the air produced is as clean and devoid of particles as the air in the ISO Class 1 level of cleanroom certification.
How does the Celios G200 work?
The G200 Advanced Air Purifier is able to purify the air of most particulate matter and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This includes larger particulates (> 300 nanometers) such as pollen, mold spores, dust mites, fly ash, and bacteria, as well as ultra-fine particulates (less than 100 nanometers) such as smog, soot, tobacco smoke, and even viruses that are below for HEPA filter standards. It is these ultra-fine particulates that are the most dangerous to the human respiratory system.
Celios’ proprietary air purification technology generates super-fast, turbulent airflow through a series of three unique filters within an airtight system to produce air cleaner than that found in ISO Class 1 cleanrooms.
Unlike some air purifiers relying on PCO, PECO, UV, Ionization, Oxidation, or any other chemical reaction, this advanced mechanical air filtration does not generate foul odors or dangerous chemical outgassing.
How do you know it produces cleanroom-quality air?
Airtight assembly prevents recirculation of dirty air. Celios’ filters can capture up to 99.99999% of particulate pollution and can filter particles down to 10 nanometers in size. This means it is up to 3000 times more efficient than HEPA filtration standards and captures particles up to 30 times smaller.
The G200 has been tested by three leading independent testing labs and is proven to purify the air of the same ultra-fine particulates that a cleanroom is designed to remove. To see the test results, follow this link for reports from Blue Heaven Technologies, Intertek, and Nelson Laboratories.
What does all that mean for the air you breathe?
So what does this mean for hotels, office spaces, schools, or other public spaces you may start visiting in the next few months? Using the G200 offers the highest level of air purification available for small room use.While fine particles in the air can also lead to health effects, ultrafine particles are small enough to penetrate lung tissue and spread to other organs, making them some of the most dangerous particles in the air. The G200 filters out these ultrafine particles that other air filters aren’t able to effectively capture, ultimately achieving a deeper and thus superior clean.