Spring indoor allergies affect a large number of people. Many of those people hide inside from the outdoors. However, the Environmental Protection Agency has found that indoor air could be up to five times more polluted! To fix this problem, a company called Molekule is launching the first-ever molecular air purifier.
The device is a two-foot-tall cylinder. It sucks in air and destroys the contaminants that pollute your air. The purifier has a new technology called Photo Electrochemical Oxidation, or PECO, which uses UV-A wavelength LED lights to simulate the effects of solar light. This initiates a chemical reaction on the surface of the filter. The filter breaks bacteria, allergens, mold, chemicals, and viruses and breaks them down into elements that aren’t harmful which are then released back into the air.
The company states that one machine can convert 3.9 million E. Coli bacteria into trace amounts of water, carbon dioxide, and elemental nitrogen in just two minutes! Impressive, isn’t it?
HEPA filters have been around for a while now. HEPA is used in many popular air filters today. They have been around since the 1940s in fact. They work by sucking in air to capture particles. The difference here is that the Molekule can eliminate pollutants that are 1,000 times smaller than what the HEPA filters catch. Plus, it doesn’t pose any of the same risks that HEPA filters present such as a potential breeding ground where mold and bacteria can multiply. Molekule’s CEO says, “PECO breaks down the full spectrum of pollutants.”
The Molekule air filter can be preordered today for $499 with one entire year of free filters. It is expected to ship in early 2017. At that point, it will retail for $799. New filters for Molekule can be bought with a subrscription that will cost around $100.00 per year. One perk to this specific device is that it can sense when its filters need to be replaced and will have new ones set to be delivered right to your home.
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