Activated carbon is widely recognized as the safest and most effective way to remove odors and chemicals, while HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Arrestor) filters are the gold standard for removing particles. Together, they provide the most complete and versatile air cleaning system available.
Benefits of Activated Carbon
|Activated carbon adsorbs airborne |
chemicals, gases, fumes, vapors and odors.
The adsorption powers of carbon were known as early as 1550 B.C. when it was documented in an Egyptian papyrus. Adsorption means that the pollutants attach themselves to the surface area of the carbon by way of chemical reaction.
The U.S. used activated carbon in gas masks as early as the First World War and the filter media is also used in gas and gold purification, poison treatment and in spacesuit primary life support systems, among others.
Activated carbon has been proven good or effective in the adsorption of a wide range of chemicals and odors, including ozone, octane, formaldehyde, benzene, acetone, diesel fumes, toluene and smog.
How Activated Carbon Works
When carbon is activated, it undergoes a process that opens up millions of tiny pores and fissures to enhance the material’s adsorbent properties.
|A filter with granular |
To maximize the filtration capabilities of its activated carbon, Electrocorp offers deep-bed filters, which provide more inches of carbon for an extended dwell time when the air is passing through and thus trapping more pollutants.
Electrocorp has also designed air cleaners with the largest adsorbent circumference area in the industry, providing maximum efficiency.
As a firm advocate of the powers of activated carbon and its effectiveness in removing harmful chemicals and gases – many of which have been linked to serious health problems, including cancer – Electrocorp also offers custom carbon blends to target specific pollutants and contribute to the success of health and safety measures.
HEPA stands for high efficiency particulate arrestor and describes a filter that can remove at least 99.97% of airborne particles 0.3 microns in diameter. Particles of this size are used to evaluate the performance of a HEPA filter because they are among the most difficult to remove.
|A standard pleated HEPA filter.|
The original HEPA filter made its mark in the 1940s when it was used in the Manhattan Project to filter out airborne radioactive contaminants.
It has now become a widely recognized standard for efficient particle filtration and is used in many high-tech industries, including aerospace, pharmaceutical processing, medicine, nuclear power and the computer industry, while also being prevalent in home and office air purification systems.
HEPA filters are considered the safest and most efficient method to remove airborne particles, and Electrocorp’s Carbon + HEPA combo provides unmatched air purification capacity for industrial and commercial applications.
Contact Electrocorp for more information about out air cleaners and inquire about our exclusive carbon blends that can target specific pollutants.