Suitable for small and large rooms up to 20m² / 40m³
• DUAL Airflowsystem
• CADR certification
• Digital LED display with touch controls
• Compact model
Particulate matter is a collective term for air pollution with particles small enough to be inhaled.
Particulate matter in the air has harmful effects on health. The European Union therefore set limits for particulate matter PM10 (particulate matter with a particle size of around 10 micrometres) in 1999. In 2008, the regulations were extended to include limit and target values for the finer fraction of particulate matter PM2.5 (particulate matter with a particle size of about 2.5 micrometres). Internationally accepted views on the adverse health effects of particulate matter are embodied in these regulations. European air quality standards have been translated into Dutch legislation.
Air pollution due to particulate matter
Air pollution is a major health problem in Europe. According to the Environment and Nature Planning Office, 18,000 people in the Netherlands alone are believed to die about ten years earlier each year due to the concentrations of particulate matter in the air. Children in polluted areas have more frequent respiratory problems and allergies and are more inclined to develop weak lungs.
Ventilation is necessary, although air pollution will easily come in from outside when the windows and doors are open. But even if all windows and doors are closed, natural ventilation will still allow particulate matter and allergens to penetrate into the indoor environment.
The main source of particulate matter (mainly PM10; particles of about 10 micrometres in size) in the indoor environment is tobacco smoke. In addition, particulate matter comes from the fireplace, baking and frying, and vacuuming,from car traffic-related air pollution and other transportation sources such as aviation and shipping, from commercial sources such as industry and livestock, and from recreational sources such as fireworks and wood smoke.
Particulate and gaseous air pollutants
Air pollutants are broadly divided into particulate and gaseous substances. For particulate matter, based on the size or composition of the particles, a distinction is made between different fractions: coarse particles, fine particles, ultrafine particles and soot.
Particulate air pollution
Particulate air pollution consists of coarse and fine particles. Coarse particles can often be seen with the naked eye. Particulate matter is an umbrella term for particulate air pollution small enough to be inhaled. A distinction is made here between different fractions: PM10 (particulate matter smaller than 10 µm), PM2.5 (particulate matter smaller than 2.5 µm), PM coarse (between 2.5 and 10 µm in size), ultrafine particles (UFP, smaller than 0.1 µm) and soot (distinguished by colour and chemical composition, with a particle size smaller than 0.3 µm).
Figure: Size distribution of different forms of particulate air pollution relative to a human hair and sand grains. Source: RIVM
Particles enter the nose, upper and lower airways and lungs through inhalation. The smaller the diameter of the particle, the deeper it enters the lungs. PM10(fine particle) can penetrate the upper respiratory tract when inhaled, PM2.5(fine particle) to the deeper respiratory tract and ultrafine particles to the alveoli where they are then absorbed into the blood.
Two types of health effects
In the Netherlands, several thousand people live several days to months shorter each year due to short-term exposure to high concentrations of particulate matter. It mainly concerns the elderly and people with heart, vascular or lung diseases , as well as very young children with still insufficient immunity.
Adverse health effects from particulate matter can also occur due to long-term exposure to lower concentrations. Even when concentrations are below European limits, health effects still occur. Lifelong exposure in this form can lead to lasting health effects such as reduced lung function, exacerbation of respiratory symptoms and premature mortality particularly due to respiratory complaints and cardiovascular disease.
Clean Air Optima® air purifiers with high-end TRUE HEPA filter technology rid indoor space of life-threatening fine particles
The high efficiency of Clean Air Optima® air purifiers with TRUE HEPA filter ensures optimally filtered and therefore clean breathing air, and improved more health and well-being.
Clean Air Optima® high-end TRUE HEPA filter technology against fine particles
Pre-filters capture large particles and lint.
TRUE HEPA filters HEPA, filter class H13, with nano silver coating, purify micro fine particles up to 0.3 micrometres (0.3 µm) from the air with 99.97% efficiency, and Mould with 100% and Tobacco smoke with 98.90% efficiency.
Powerful ozone-free ionisers disperse negative ions throughout the room, thereby removing pollutants from indoor air and neutralising odours. Negative ions attach themselves to particles, micro-organisms and other undesired substances in the air and bind them together. In this way, the particles become heavier than the air and fall down or are filtered out of the air by the air purifier.
The unique range includes Clean Air Optima® high-end SMART air purifiers with ultra-quiet operation, an energy-efficient design and a sensor-controlled 6-way DUAL Airflow system also in a larger size: 2 Pre-filters, 2 TRUE HEPA H13 filters, 2 Activated Carbon filters, 2 UV-C lamps and 2 ionisers. These effective Clean Air Optima® mobile air purifiers can therefore purify up to almost 100 percent of all health-threatening substances, fine particles, gases, vapours and unpleasant odours, allergy triggers, bacteria, viruses and Covid-19 aerosols from contaminated indoor air.
The digital monitoring of the SMART air purifiers provides automatic and precise feedback on the current air quality in the indoor area where the Clean Air Optima® high-end SMART air purifier is installed by measuring the PM2.5 level, temperature and humidity in this room.
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