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|IQAir offers a wide range of air purifiers for medical, cleanroom, dental and residential environments. IQAir is the first residential air cleaner to pass the world's most stringent test for HEPA filters - EN 1822.|
Nothing speaks more for the quality of these machines than the Hong Kong Hospital Authority choosing IQAir systems in their fight against the SARS virus!
IQAir offers the leading edge of air cleaning technology for your home or professional environment.
Press Release: HealthPro Series is Now Tested and
Certified for the world's smallest particles!
For Immediate Release
July 1, 2002
IQAir just doesn't meet the HEPA standard - they exceed it. The IQAir HealthPro is the world's first air cleaner to pass the world's most stringent HEPA filter test: EN 1822. This test certifies a filter's absolute minimum efficiency for ail particles. The efficiency of HEPA filters has been traditionally measured at 0.3 microns. However, over 90% of all airborne particles found in homes and offices are smaller.
Most air cleaner manufacturers make no performance claims for these important tiny particles. That's because the current 0.3 micron DOP test for particulate filters was developed in the 1950s. While it gives some performance guidelines for the efficiency of particulate filters, it does not tell us anything about which particles the filter is least efficient at filtering. While a HEPA filter may filter out 99.97% of particles at 0.3 microns, it may filter significantly less at smaller particle sizes.
The EN (European Norm) 1822 is a two part test, which identifies the particle size that penetrates the HEPA filter most easily, hence the name MPPS (Most Penetrating Particle Size). EN 1822, which was released in the year 2000 is world's most advanced and stringent air filter standard for particulate filters. Many high-tech manufacturers such as Intel already require their filter suppliers to supply them with EN 1822 certification.
The first part of the test determines which particles penetrate most easily through the HEPA media. Since the efficiency is strongly correlated to the speed with which the air passes through the media, this is done exactly at present speed - under actual conditions of use. When the most penetrating particle size has been determined (e.g. 0.16 microns for the IQAir HyperHEPA filter), this information is used in the second part of the test.
Part 2 of the EN 1822 test uses a test rig in which the HEPA filter is challenged only particles of the most penetrating particle size (e.g. 0.16 microns). This creates an absolutely worst case scenario for the filter.
IQAir's HyperHEPA filters are currently the world's first filters in an air cleaner to have been type-tested inside the IQAir housing by an independent filter testing laboratory (Filtech Laboratories Switzerland). IQAir's HyperHEPA filter was rated at a worst case efficiency of > 99.95% for airflow rates up to 190 m3/h (112 cfm) and > 99.5% for up to 475 m3/h (280 cfm).
While the efficiency at 0.3 micron gives some indication of filter efficiency for particles it doesn't give you a worst case performance scenario. IQAir is at the current edge in determining this for its air cleaners. Independent testing has determined that the absolute worst case efficiency at any particles size is better than 99.5% for speeds 4, 5 and 6 and 99.95% for speeds 1, 2 and 3. As a result, the HealthPro captures up to 100 times more particles that conventional HEPA air cleaners.
IQAir GC, Cleanroom & Dental series air cleaners - meeting the highest standards with innovative award winning air cleaning systems.
EN 1822 Certified
The HealthPro is the world's first residential air cleaner to pass the stringent EN 1822 filtration test.
Used in Asthma Clinical Trial
IQAir has been selected as the sole air cleaner for the worlds most comprehensive clinical asthma trial.
Top Consumer Test Rating
Germany's independent consumer products testing agency rates the IQAir HealthPro the best air cleaner for allergen removal.
Awarded Two US Patents
The revolutionary housing design, the unique filter construction and the advanced sealing system has received two US patents.
IQAir? systems are in use at many world-leading health care
and research institutions, including:
Bayside Medical Center, West Springfield, MA, USA
Beijing Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China
Beijing University People's Hospital, Beijing, China
Beijing Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China
Blackrock Clinic, County Dublin, Ireland
Cardarelli Hospital, Neaple, Italy
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
German Allergy & Asthma Society, Bonn, Germany
Hollister Research Center (Univ. of California) Santa Barbara, USA
Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, MD, USA
Hong Kong Hospital Authority, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Interfaith Medical Centre (Psychiatric Ward), New York, USA
Kamillianer Krankenhaus (fur Allergien), M.-Gladbach, Germany
Kaiser Medical Offices, Radiology, Vacaville, CA, USA
King's College Hospital (Histopathology Dept.), London, UK
Long Island College/University Hospital, New York, USA
Lungenliga (Lung Association), Zurich, Switzerland
Merlin Park Regional Hospital (Operation Room), Galway, Ireland
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), Boston, USA
National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
New York University Downtown Hospital (Burn Ward), NY, USA
Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children (Univ. Coll. Dublin), Ireland
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, USA
Ospedale Israelitico, Rome, Italy
Ospediali Vitofazzi di Lecce, Lecce, Italy
Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong
Pennsylvania State Univ. (Applied Research Center), PA, USA
Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford, Illinois, USA
Royal Free & Univ. Coll. Med. School (Oncology), London, UK
Sanxi People's Hospital, Sanxi, China
Shijiazhuang Hospital, Shijiazhuang, China
St. Marien Krankenhaus, Siegen, Germany
St. Vincent Hospital (Oncology & Liver Transplant), Dublin, Ireland
Sunshine Dental Practice, Diamond Bar, CA, USA
The University Hospital Cincinatti, Ohio, USA
Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen, Edegem, Belgium
University Clinic Bonn, Germany
Univ. Coll. Hosp. Galway (Haematology, Neonatal, Oncology), Ireland
Univ. Coll. Davis, (Primate Research Center), Davis, CA, USA
University Dental Clinic Halle, Germany
University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, USA
University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
University of Connecticut (Fine Arts Dept.), Storrs, CT, USA
University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, USA
University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA
United Christian Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Virga Jesseziekenhuis, Hasselt, Belgium
Wartburg Klinik, Eisenach, Germany
Washington Univ. (HHMI, Clinical Sciences), St. Louis, MO, USA
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
ZentralKrankenhaus (internal Medicine), Bremen, Germany
Zurcher Hohenklink Wald, Zurich, Switzerland
Additional US Companies & Institutions
Avery-Dennison, Pasadena, CA
Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Oakland, CA
Better Business Bureau, Natick, MA
Fashion Institute of Technology, Toy Design Dept, New York, NY
Proctor & Gamble, Mason, OH
Quest Communications Group, Welches, OR
Quicken Loans, Livonia, MI
Quinn Pacific, Los Angeles, CA
Sacramento Style, Sacramento, CA
Second Opinion Magazine, New York, NY
Sitara Networks Inc., Waltham, MA
Tennessee Emergency Management, Alcoa, TN
Twentieth Century, New York, NY
Wisdom Television, New York, NY
World Tone Music, New York, NY
Laboratories & Cleanroom Production Plants
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, Livermore, CA
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
Schools & Universities
Beachwood Board of Education, Beachwood, OH
Cal Tech, Pasadena, CA
Charles River School, Dover, MA
Colorado State University, Administration, Fort Collins, CO
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Etna Branch Library, Etna, CA
Harvard Business School, Boston, MA
Lincoln School Department, Lincoln, RI
University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
University of Texas, Austin, TX
Washington University - HHMI, Clinical Sciences, St. Louis, MO
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Westminster College Reeves Library, Fulton, MO
Test Institutes & Research Centres
Air Force Research Site, Rome, NY
Pentagon - WGS - Defense, Washington, DC