While we have tested our carbon filters before, this test was unique in that the air cleaner chosen for testing is a secondary engineering safety control.
Previous tests have focused more on primary source-capture air cleaners.
The main question we sought to answer…
How effective are our carbon filters against airborne chemical vapor concentrations when used in a secondary, ambient room air cleaner?
Here is a snapshot of materials and equipment used:
- Acetone in open vat tray
- Model 700 Air Cleaner
- 8-pound refillable granule activated carbon filter
- Air sampler
The graphic to the right gives a brief overview of the test, along with a chart showing the acetone concentration level over the course of test.
Our chemical applications specialist is currently working on the full report – so stay tuned for more details!