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The IQAir CleanZone Hood puts contaminant control exactly where it’s needed.
Fine and ultrafine particles on IQAir filter fibers.
Proven performance against ultrafine particles
Ultrafine particles are smaller than 0.1 microns. By sheer number, about 90% of all airborne particles are this size. The primary source of ultrafine particles is combustion from motor vehicles, refineries, industrial plants and even cooking. Viruses are also ultrafine particles. The small size of ultrafine particles enables them to be easily inhaled, deposited into the lungs and absorbed into the blood. They have been linked to heart attacks, strokes, asthma and even cancer.
Manufacturers of ordinary air filtration systems claim only that their systems filter particles larger than 0.3 microns. IQAir is different. IQAir’s HyperHEPA filtration is proven and certified to filter up to 99.5% of all particles down to 0.003 microns – the smallest particles that exist. Independent testing by laboratories and government agencies verifies the effectiveness of IQAir technology against ultrafine particles. When it comes to protection against ultrafine particulates, IQAir is the proven choice.
Up to 100x more filtration than ordinary HEPA
The IQAir CleanZone Hood features one of IQAir’s most powerful filter combinations: the IQAir F8 PreMax™ Pre-Filter teamed with the IQAir HyperHEPA H13-class filter. The result is more than 99.97% of all particles 0.3 microns or larger are filtered, including 99.5% of all particles down to 0.003 microns, the smallest particles that exist. IQAir uses nanofiber technology and innovative design to stop particles 100 times smaller than what other air purifiers claim.
IQAir individually tests each and every CleanZone Hood tabletop air purifier at the factory to ensure that the performance of each system meets published specifications. Electronic laser particle counters sample the air at the air purifier outlet to verify that the system is performing to efficiency standards in reality, not just theory. If the system is not performing as stated, it is not shipped. The results of each test are detailed in a hand-signed Certificate of Performance, which is shipped from the factory in the box with every CleanZone Hood system.
Highly directional pure air
Up to 223 cfm of virtually particle-free air is focused directly on your most critical work areas, adding an unprecedented level of safety, protection and environmental control. This enormous amount of pure, contaminant-free air is controlled by a quiet, efficient, five-speed CleanZone Hood fan. In clean-air hood mode, the system assures your table is flooded with air free from 99.97% of all particles (0.3 microns and larger). In particle-extraction mode, the system helps protect work and worker by drawing air powerfully up and away from the workstation into the CleanZone Hood HyperHEPA filtration system.
Maximum particle protection
The CleanZone Hood tabletop air purifier is the most effective air cleaner ever for safe workstation environmental control. It is designed for cleanrooms, labs, museum curators, and other critical environments. Air is drawn in at the bottom (or top, in clean-air hood mode) of the system and pulled powerfully into the class F8 PreMax™ Pre-Filter. More than 55% of all particles 0.3 microns or larger are filtered at this point. The IQAir fan powerfully draws air through the PreMax Pre-Filter and into the IQAir HyperHEPA hospital-grade H13 filter. The HyperHEPA filter is certified and proven to filter 99.97% of all particles 0.3 microns and larger and 99.5% of all particles down to 0.003 microns in diameter. These are the smallest particles that exist. Bacteria, viruses, combustion particles and virtually any other particles in the air are efficiently and effectively removed by the CleanZone Hood.
Size Matters Infographic
Ordinary HEPA filters
can only filter 0.3 micron particles and larger.
technology filters the
smallest airborne particles
of all airborne
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: 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.
of all airborne
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: 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: 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.
of all airborne
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.