HEPA Filter vs Bio-Oxygen
If you are wondering how HEPA Filter Compared to Bio-Oxygen, you will find many differences. HEPA filter stands for high-efficiency particulate arrester. HEPA is a mechanical filter which cleans the air by forcing it through a mesh to trap particles. Pollen, pet dander and smoke are some of the particles it can trap. These filters are mass produced and are found inside air purifiers.
Standard HEPA Filters remove Particulates and Micro-Organisms larger than 0.30 micron.
Due to the large 0.30 micron pore size of HEPA Filters, 0.10 micron particles pass straight through the 0.30 micron HEPA filter. This is even if the efficiency of the HEPA filter is 99.99%. Unfortunately HEPA Filters only remove Micro-Organisms and Particulates larger than 0.30 micron.
Particles smaller than 0.30 microns pass unhindered through the filter. Particulates consist mainly of organic material because they are light and stay suspended in the air. Organic material builds up in the pores of the HEPA Filters. This organic material provides a source of food for the trapped organisms.
Why Bio-Oxygen air filters are superior
Within a short time, the HEPA Filter becomes a breeding ground and becomes overgrown with all sorts of micro-organisms. This causes the HEPA Filter itself to become a source of infection. As the air flows through the infected HEPA Filter, Bacteria, Fungus, Yeast, Mould, Mildew and Spores etc are continually dislodged from the downstream side of the HEPA Filters. These are then blown into the room.
Viruses cannot be removed from the air even with a 99.99% efficiency HEPA Filters because they are at least 1000 times smaller than the 0.30 micron pore size of the HEPA Filter. Unfortunately Viruses pass straight through a HEPA Filter, making them unsuitable for spaces which need to keep the air free from viruses. The Oxygen Clusters kill the organisms in the pores of the HEPA Filter.