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Ultimate performance.

More air, more filtration, minimal noise.

Ultimate performance.

Fine and ultrafine particles on IQAir filter fibers.

Highly effective against ultrafine particles

While the adverse health effects of PM2.5 and PM10 have been studied for many years, scientists agree the most harmful form of air pollution is ultrafine particles. Ultrafine particles are by definition smaller than 0.1 micron. By sheer number, they make up over 90% of all airborne particles. Because a particle that is 0.1 micron in size weighs 1,000,000 (one million!) times less than a 10 micron particle, ultrafine particles are grossly underrepresented in PM2.5 and PM10 measurements. Because they are so tiny ultrafine particles can stay in the air for hours, are easily inhaled deep into our lungs and get absorbed into the bloodstream. From there ultrafine particles reach every organ and every cell in our body and disrupt their proper operation. Ultrafine particles have been linked to heart attacks, strokes, asthma and even cancer.



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Two powerful models

The CleanZone 5000 Series is available in two configurations to maximize its effectiveness:


CleanZone 5100: For maximum reduction of particulate matter and microorganisms, this system combines high-efficiency pre-filtration with a 300 square foot (28 m2) class 12/13 HyperHEPA filter for ultimate particle control.

CleanZone 5200: For maximum reduction of gases, odors and particulate matter (including microorganisms), the 5200 features high-efficiency pre-filtration, up to 158 lbs. (72 kg) of gas and odor filtration media plus class H11 post-filtration.


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Advanced particle filtration

IQAir CleanZone 5000 Series air purifiers combine powerful, high-efficiency pre-filtration with up to 301 square feet (surface area) of IQAir’s HyperHEPA filtration media. HyperHEPA is the only air cleaning technology tested and certified to effectively filter harmful ultrafine pollution particles down to 0.003 microns in size with an efficiency of 99.5%. These tiny particles are 100 times smaller than what is achieved with ordinary air filtration technology and up to 10 times smaller than a typical virus. At the pre-filtration stage, the CleanZone 5000’s high-efficiency pre-filter removes more than 95% of all particles (0.3 microns and larger), including 85% of all particles down to 0.003 microns, before air is moved through additional HyperHEPA particle filtration or gas and odor filter cartridges.


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Best media, superior filtration

The amazing performance of the CleanZone 5000 models begins with the highest-quality, exceptionally porous activated bituminous-coal carbon in the gas-phase filtration cartridges. IQAir does not use zeolite, another less effective and less expensive filtration medium. The superior activated carbon in the CleanZone 5000 models with gas and odor filtration is blended with chemisorbers that target other volatile organic compounds in the air, including formaldehyde. In some configurations, IQAir activated carbon is complemented by pelletized aluminum oxide. The alumina pellets are impregnated with potassium permanganate, forming a powerful combination to filter a wide spectrum of gases, odors and chemicals.


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Multiple configurations

With three models and 10 optional configurations, the CleanZone 5000 offers a performance combination for almost every air quality problem. The CleanZone 5100 is equipped with the IQAir HyperHEPA 700 filter drum for maximum filtration efficiency of fine and ultrafine particles. The CleanZone 5200 is optimized for gas-phase pollution treatment, with 12 GCXL/S cartridges in six available configurations:

  • MultiGas – for volatile organic compounds and many inorganic compounds
  • VOC – for volatile organic compounds, hydrocarbons and solvents
  • ChemiSorber – for inorganic compounds and some organic compounds (e.g., formaldehyde and sulfur dioxide)
  • AM (ammonia) – for ammonia and amines
  • AcidPro – for acids such as hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, chlorine and sulfuric acid
  • Hg (mercury) – for mercury vapors


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Quiet operation

The CleanZone 5000 is powerful, yet quiet. Its ten fan speed settings allow it to be set to a fan speed that matches the sound requirements of any indoor environment, whether it is a library or laboratory.


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High volume, high efficiency

IQAir CleanZone 5000 Series moves more air (up to 1200 cfm) through more high-performance air filtration media than any other IQAir stand-alone air purifier, supplying even large environments with clean, medical-grade air. This extraordinary capacity is made possible by integrating a powerful fan into every CleanZone 5000 model. The fan is powerful enough to move large volumes of air through HyperHEPA particle filters and broad-spectrum gas and odor filters, depending on the model.



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Size Matters Infographic

Size Matters

Ordinary HEPA filters
can only filter 0.3 micron particles and larger.

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IQAir's HyperHEPA
technology filters the
smallest airborne particles
that exist.

More than
of all airborne

0.003 microns


Viruses: 0.005 – 0.3 microns

Like bacteria, viruses are organisms that spread airborne diseases as mild as the common cold and as serious as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) through coughs, sneezes and improperly maintained ventilation systems.

Tobacco Smoke
Tobacco Smoke

Tobacco Smoke: 0.01 – 1 micron

Sidestream smoke has higher concentrations of cancer-causing agents (carcinogens) than mainstream smoke. And, it has smaller particles than mainstream smoke, which make their way into the lungs and the body's cells more easily.


Soot: 0.01 – 0.3 microns

Long-term exposure to urban air pollution containing soot increases the risk of coronary heart disease, according to a major study published in New England Journal of Medicine in 2007.



Ultrafine Particles

of all airborne


Pet Dander
Pet Dander

Pet Dander: 0.1 – 25 microns

Pet dander is the old skin and fur that pets shed. Animal dander is very small and can become attached to your clothingeven if you do not own a pet. Dander can be found everywhere: floors, carpets, walls, furniture, bedding, even the ceilings. Pet dander is a known asthma and allergy trigger.

Dust Mites Allergens
Dust Mites

Dust Mites Allergens: 0.2 – 25 microns

House dust mites are considered to be the most common cause of asthma and allergic symptoms worldwide. Dust mites themselves do not cause an allergic reaction, however, their dung-pellets are an irritant to sensitive people and can cause breathing difficulties. They thrive in warm, humid, dark conditions such as mattresses, carpets, sheets, pillows, and upholstery.


Bacteria: 0.5 – 10 microns

People spread bacteria through the air when they cough and sneeze, transmitting respiratory diseases and triggering symptoms in asthma sufferers. Bacteria can also grow inside poorly maintained ventilation systems, which spread it into the circulating air.


Household Dust
Household Dust

Household Dust: 1 – 100 micron

Dust may worsen hay fever. Circulating outdoor air through a house by keeping doors and windows open, or at least slightly ajar, may reduce the risk of hay fever-causing dust. In colder climates, occupants seal even the smallest air gaps, and eliminate outside fresh air circulating inside the house. So it is essential to manage dust and airflow.


Fine Particles

Less than
of all airborne


Mold Spores
Mold Spores

Mold Spores: 8 – 80 microns

Mold and fungus are commonly found in most homes and may be found in the air ducts of your heating/cooling system. They tend to float throughout the house, and form new colonies where they land. Fungus spores have been known to increase the chances of developing asthma.


Pollen: 10 – 100 microns

One of the most common allergens is pollen. It affects the nose, eyes, and mouth making it difficult to breathe. Most pollen that produces allergic reactions is from trees, grasses, and weeds.


Coarse Particles

Affected Organs »

  • Brain
  • Lungs
  • Throat
  • Eyes
  • Nose
  • Heart
  • Kidneys
  • Liver

Select one of the particles
above to see how it affects your body

ULTRAFINE PARTICLES (Particles 0.003μ - 0.1μ) | 90% of all airborne particles

Ultrafine particles are airborne particles less than 0.1 microns in diameter. In sheer number, they represent more than 90% of all airborne pollutants. Ultrafine particles are inhaled and deposited directly into the lungs, where they penetrate tissue and can be absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Through the bloodstream, they can reach any organ or area of the human body.

FINE PARTICLES (PM2.5) | Greater than 9% of all airborne particles

Fine particles (also known as PM2.5) are particulate matter that is less than or equal to 2.5 microns in diameter. Fine particles penetrate deeply into the lungs, into areas known as small airways and into the primary air exchange areas of the lungs. Fine particles come from vehicle exhaust, gas and chemical reactions, tobacco smoke, burning candles and other indoor and outdoor sources.

COARSE PARTICLES (PM10) | Less than 1% of all airborne particles

Coarse particles (also known as PM10) are those with a diameter between 2.5 and 10 microns in diameter. Coarse particles are deposited almost exclusively in the nose and throat. They are not generally inhalable directly into the lungs. Examples of PM10 include coal dust, fly ash, some components of wood smoke, asbestos fibers, and roadside particles from tires and brakes. This category also includes dust, some pollen and mold spores.