Formaldehyde Removal Air Filtration System, Air Purifier

Formaldehyde – A Possible Source of Health Problems

Formaldehyde is a chemical widely used in many building materials and household products. According to the Environmental Defense Scoreboard it is ranked as one of the most hazardous compounds to ecosystems and human health.

Exposure to formaldehyde affects people differently. Some experience no adverse reactions when exposed to moderate levels, while others do, even after low exposure. This colorless, pungent gas can cause one or more of the following health problems:

  • Coughingbh-airflow
  • Dizziness
  • Eye irritation or watery eyes
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Lethargy
  • Nausea
  • Nose irritation
  • Skin rashes
  • Throat irritation
  • Upper respiratory tract irritation
  • Wheezing

Formaldehyde exists in every home to some degree

The concentrations in the home vary depending on the age of the home and the quantity of pressed wood products. Here is a partial listing of products that may contain formaldehyde or formaldehyde releasing agents.

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  • Air fresheners
  • Carpet backings
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Cosmetics
  • Drapery fabric
  • Dyes
  • Fiberboard
  • Floor polishes
  • Fuel burning appliances – wood, kerosene or natural gas
  • Glues
  • Household liquid scouring cleaners
  • Household rug and upholstery cleaners
  • Markers
  • Paints
  • Paper products
  • Particle board – furniture, fixtures, cabinets
  • Permanent press clothing
  • Plywood paneling resins
  • Rug and upholstery cleaners
  • Scatter rugs and bath mats
  • Sheet vinyl flooring
  • Toilet bowl cleaners
  • Wall coverings

Steps to Reduce Exposure

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends taking the following steps to reduce household exposure to formaldehyde:

Other steps include:

  • Buy formaldehyde-free products.
  • Wash permanent press clothing prior to use.
  • Avoid products that contain these formaldehyde releasing agents such as bronopol, diazolidinyl urea, DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl, and quaternium 15.

Air Filtration Systems, Air Purifiers, Air Cleaners, for home, home office, and small spaces

HEPA + Activated Carbon Chemical Filter.

 

  • Compact portable system for people who suffer with Allergen super sensitivity
  • Ozone free system, with 99.97% sub micron dust removal
  • Powerful backward inclined motorized impeller provides high room air changes
  • High efficiency motor with low amperage draw
  • Digital variable speed control allows for whisper quiet night time operation
  • Airflow: 700 CFM free air, Operating range: 60 – 500 CFM
  • Whisper quiet operation bedtime operation, 42 dBA at low speed
  • Audible and visual LED alarms provide feedback
  • Microprocessor AUTOFLOW feature speeds up fan automatically as filters get dirty to maintain airflow
  • Easy serviceability and filter changing
  • Ability to customize filter sequence to meet specific needs

 

How to reach us

Call us, toll free, 1-800-626-0664, for help with your product selection. You could also complete and send us the contact form below:

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BP2000H – Industrial Grade Air Purifier, Air Filtration Systems – Horizontal – Wall Mount – Ceiling Suspended

Commercial, Industrial Grade Air Purifier, Air Filtration Systems | Horizontal | Wall Mount | Ceiling Suspended

Designed to handle high concentrations of chemicals, gases, odors, particles and biological contaminants, the BP2000H delivers superior air quality for virtually any application that requires removal of chemicals, vapors and particles directly at the source.

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The 5-stage filtration system offers enhanced protection against a wide range of airborne pollutants including chemical compounds, gases, odors and particles.

Dimensions: H x W x D

68 x 24 x 26 (in), 350 lbs

180 x 61 x 66 (cm), 159 kg

Airflow (nominal): 1000 CFM (472 liters/s)

HEPA filter: 99.97% of particles down to 0.3 micron

Chemical filter: up to 240 lbs (110 kg); 26 blends available

UV Light available (certain configurations)

Power: 120V, 60Hz, 4A / 230V, 50Hz, 2A

Sound levels: < 54dbA at low speed

Cabinet: Heavy Gauge Welded Steel

Options: High air flow configurations; various diameter inlet/discharge collars for ducting, pressure gauges, custom filter sequences, OEM branding, variable speed control, audible alarms, visual alarms.

Contact us for more information and for help with your product selection. You may also use the contact form below:

Do you need an air purifier, air cleaner at home, at the office?

People ask themselves why they should be concerned about the IAQ (indoor air quality) in their home and / or office?

Many think that pollution is only outside. Wrong, it’s the complete opposite. Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a serious concern because buildings and homes are becoming increasingly more sealed to reduce energy consumption. Recent studies have shown that indoor pollution is up to 5x higher than outdoor pollution and we spend 90% of our time indoors. The World Health Organization has even listed indoor pollution as one of the most dangerous threats to our health.

There are airborne particulates as well as chemical gases off-gasing from various materials found indoors.

For example, Benzene, used in plastics, rubber, detergents, tobacco smoke, furniture wax and paint. Formaldehyde, can be found in paper bags, facial tissues, paper towels, table napkins and synthetic fibers. Ammonia, found in window cleaners, floor waxes and fertilizers.

BreathEasy Home Office Small Commercial Spaces Series

HEPA (airborne dust &  particulates)+ Activated Carbon Chemical Filter (chemical gases, odors)

  • Compact portable system for people who suffer with Allergen super sensitivity
  • Ozone free system, with 99.97% sub micron dust removal

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  • Powerful backward inclined motorized impeller provides high room air changes
  • High efficiency motor with low amperage draw
  • Digital variable speed control allows for whisper quiet night time operation
  • Airflow: 700 CFM free air, Operating range: 60 – 500 CFM
  • Whisper quiet operation bedtime operation, 42 dBA at low speed
  • Audible and visual LED alarms provide feedback
  • Microprocessor AUTOFLOW feature speeds up fan automatically as filters get dirty to maintain airflow
  • Easy serviceability and filter changing
  • Ability to customize filter sequence to meet specific needs
  • Ability to customize filters for people suffering from a specific and/or unique Chemical sensitivity

Feel free to contact us for help with your air filtration needs. Call us toll free, 1-800-626-0664 or fill put the contact form below.

Laser Cutting | Safety concerns when cutting MDF | Laser Fumes Smoke Extractor

Safety concerns when cutting MDF

When MDF is cut, a large quantity of dust particles are released into the air. It is important that a respirator is worn and that the material is cut in a controlled and ventilated environment. It is a good practice to seal the exposed edges to limit the emissions from the binders contained in this material.

Formaldehyde resins are commonly used to bind together the fibres in MDF, and testing has consistently revealed that MDF products emit free formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds that pose health risks at concentrations considered unsafe, for at least several months after manufacture.[7][8][9]

[ More of the above article – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium-density_fibreboard ]

Be forewarned – cutting MDF and similar wood products consume particulate filters quickly

Unfortunately certain woods such as MDF (containing glues, adhesives , resin) will consume filters quickly.

If you work with these materials lots we suggest getting the PF400 – http://www.airpurifiers-r-us.com/pf400-laser-fume-extractor-prefilter-section.html – the pre-filter bag section is incorporated into the CSA600 series.

PF400S Pre-Filter Section

  • Multiple high density layered antimicrobial filter bags x 2
  • Easy to change
  • Large holding capacity
  • Self contained pre-filter section can be combined with any existing system that requires additional particulate filtration
  • Can also snap onto existing SPH400 system

Resins in wood

The resin could be in the wood itself or if many layers are bonded together the bonding adhesives / glues could be the culprit. Essentially the laser vaporizes the adhesive or resinous material which then condenses / sticks and clogs the filters rapidly.

Sometimes it is the natural resins within a particular wood.

When this type of material is lasered the fumes can sometimes block the pores of the filters. This will not be unique to Quatro’s filters but to any unit that contains particulate / HEPA filters.

Installing a pre-filter section may prolong the life of the HEPA filters. It all depends on what type of debris is being generated in the particular application.

For those unfortunate to have an application where HEPA filters are being blinded quickly we have two items we can offer:
1) The PF400A pre-filter section $653.00
2) Part # AG189 (box of 6 HEPA’s for the price of 3) ……… $351.00 USD
(Prices subject to change without prior notice)

Call us for help with your Laser Fume Extractor / Air Filtration System.

Contact Us
Toll Free: 1-888-395-0330 or 1-800-626-0664 (North America- Continental USA and Canada)
Skype: lito.espinosa
Outside of North America: 1 (514) 421-0658

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Home Office Small Spaces Dorm Hotel Motel Room Air Filtration Dust Odor Removal

Home Office Small Spaces Dorm Hotel Motel Room Air Filtration Dust Odor Removal

We have smaller, portable, multiple purpose air purifiers, air cleaners, air filtration systems for your small spaces.

For your home, home office, dorm room, hotel – motel room when traveling, your RV or Mobile Home – whether you want to get rid of, reduce your exposure to allergens, dust, odors, chemical gas, fumes, we have a clean air solution with the right filter configuration for your needs.

Actually, we’d be happy to take your call, toll free number is 1-800-626-0664, if you need help in choosing the right air purifier, air filtration solution for you. So call us anytime, even on weekends, someone will be happy to help you with your clean air solution selection.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express Card through our PayPal Checkout.

Here’s a brief description of what we have to offer:

BreathEasy Home and Office Series

Home and Office Series Air Filtration System Hepa and Activated Carbon Chemical Filter

  • Compact portable system for people who suffer with Allergen super sensitivity
  • Ozone free system, with 99.97% sub micron dust removal
  • Powerful backward inclined motorized impeller provides high room air changes
  • High efficiency motor with low amperage draw
  • Digital variable speed control allows for whisper quiet night time operation
  • Airflow: 700 CFM free air, Operating range: 60 – 500 CFM
  • Whisper quiet operation bedtime operation, 42 dBA at low speed
  • Audible and visual LED alarms provide feedback
  • Microprocessor AUTOFLOW feature speeds up fan automatically as filters get dirty to maintain airflow
  • Easy serviceability and filter changing
  • Ability to customize filter sequence to meet specific needs
  • Ability to customize filters for people suffering from a specific and/or unique Chemical sensitivity
  • Dimensions:
    H x W x L
    23” x 13” x 16”
    29” x 13” x 16”
  • Filters available to mix and match according to your needs:
    1” pleated pre-filter
    1” Carbon filter
    2” HEPA – Activated Carbon combo filter
    2” Activated Carbon filter
    2” Pleated pre-filter
    2” HEPA filter
    4” High Capacity Pre-filter
    4” Activated Carbon filter
    6” High Capacity Filter
    6” HEPA Filter, metal frame
  • Caster Mounted
  • Fine dust particulate control capabilities
  • Odor control capabilities
  • Plug and play
  • 5 Year Fan warranty (parts and labor)
  • UL, CSA (US and Canada), CE certified
  • Download – PDF – Spec Sheet – Air Purifiers For Hospitals, Labs, Clinics, Healthcare

Recommended Model / Filter Configuration: | Fine Particulate Control | Odor Control Capablities |

Call toll free, 1-800-626-0664 or, outside of North America, +1-514-421-0658

follow up on the formaldehyde related post earlier

From http://www.allerairsolutions.com/formaldehyde.html

A Possible Source of Health Problems

Formaldehyde is a chemical widely used in many building materials and household products. According to the Environmental Defense Scoreboard it is ranked as one of the most hazardous compounds to ecosystems and human health.

Possible Health Problems

Exposure to formaldehyde affects people differently. Some experience no adverse reactions when exposed to moderate levels, while others do, even after low exposure. This colorless, pungent gas can cause one or more of the following health problems:

  • Coughing
  • Dizziness
  • Eye irritation or watery eyes
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Lethargy
  • Nausea
  • Nose irritation
  • Skin rashes
  • Throat irritation
  • Upper respiratory tract irritation
  • Wheezing
Possible Sources in the Home

Formaldehyde exists in every home to some degree. The concentrations in the home vary depending on the age of the home and the quantity of pressed wood products. Here is a partial listing of products that may contain formaldehyde or formaldehyde releasing agents.

  • Adhesives
  • Air fresheners
  • Carpet backings
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Cosmetics
  • Drapery fabric
  • Dyes
  • Fiberboard
  • Floor polishes
  • Fuel burning appliances – wood, kerosene or natural gas
  • Glues
  • Household liquid scouring cleaners
  • Household rug and upholstery cleanersFORMALDEHYDE TOXIC CHEMICAL FUMES GASES ODOR
  • Markers
  • Paints
  • Paper products
  • Particle board – furniture, fixtures, cabinets
  • Permanent press clothing
  • Plywood paneling resins
  • Rug and upholstery cleaners
  • Scatter rugs and bath mats
  • Sheet vinyl flooring
  • Toilet bowl cleaners
  • Wall coverings

Home, residential, office, workplace air purifiers- reduce / remove dust, chemical gases (formaldehyde, strong fragrances, chemical fumes), odor filtration from Airpurifiers-r-us.com

Pro Series air filtration system high dust chemical odor removal ducting recirculating capabilities compact portable

Home and Office Series Air Filtration System Hepa and Activated Carbon Chemical Filter

Central Air, Whole House, Air Filtration System connects easily to any ducted central furnace system to filter the air in the entire home

Contact Us for help in choosing the right model that matches your needs

formaldehyde ozone from ionizers and ozone generators

Formaldehyde Increases through Exposure to Ozone from Ionizers and Ozone Generators

The above is the title of an article that I came across while searching for MERV related information – the article was written by Jim Rosenthal.

Very interesting I believe and very informative, particularly to those in the air filtration business.

Quoting briefly (as you can read the rest of the article from the publishing website – link: http://allergyclean.com/article-formaldehyde.htm) the rest of the meat and potatoes you can find and read on the URL / link above.

Formaldehyde (HCHO) is a common substance in both indoor and outdoor environments. It is used in a wide range of products including wall board, glues, some carpets, fragrance products and insulation. It is also found in cigarette and cigar smoke and is a byproduct of hydrocarbon combustion. The National Toxicology Program (NTP) carcinogenic classification is that it is: “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.” Other health effects include eye, nose and skin irritation; exacerbation of asthma symptoms (characterized by coughing, difficulty breathing, bronchial spasm and pulmonary edema); lung damage; membranous nephropathy and liver toxicity. (Source: U.S. Department of Labor — http://www.osha.gov).

Formaldehyde exposure limits have been set by various governmental bodies. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has set a ceiling of 100 ppb for a 15 minute exposure.