Air Purifiers by IQAir? - recognized for quality.

IQAir offers a wide range of air purifiers for residential, professional and office 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 purifying technology for your home or office.

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 HealthPro 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

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