The IQAir HealthPro250 new edition air purifier is equipped with hospital-grade HyperHEPA filter that removes pollutants, including particles the size of Coronavirus

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The IQAir HealthPro250 air purifier is equipped with a hospital-grade HyperHEPA filter that guarantees a minimum removal efficiency of 99.5 per cent even for the tiniest airborne microorganisms and more than 99.97 per cent effectiveness at 0.3 µm. This includes even particles the size of the coronavirus which has a diameter between 0.08 and 0.12 microns. BreatheEasy Consultants Pvt. Ltd. is the exclusive India partner of IQAir in India.

IQAir air purifiers are already assisting healthcare institutions across Asia and in many other parts of the world to protect their staff and patients against infections, including nosocomial infections with high mortality rates. Several hundred IQAir HealthPro air purifiers are currently being deployed in healthcare institutions in Hong Kong and China in the fight against SARS-CoV and COVID-19.

In January and February 2020, IQAir arranged a number of emergency air freight shipments to Hong Kong including IQAir high-efficiency air purifiers with special FlexVac source-capture kit and OutFlow FlexAir exhaust to be used in the isolation rooms of hospitals . Hospitalised patients with COVID-19 symptoms are instructed to cough and sneeze into the flexible suction duct opening, which is positioned next to the patient’s head. The air containing the infectious droplet nuclei is then sucked into the system and filtered with high efficiency. Virtually microorganism-free air is expelled through the exhaust duct. The flexible duct at the top of the air purifier can be directed away from the patient, to avoid air turbulences near the patient.

The IQAir® HealthPro®250 air purifier designed, developed and manufactured in Switzerland is ideal for removing the broadest range of airborne pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide, PM2.5, PM10, gases, chemicals, as well as natural allergens such as pollen, mould, pet dander and dust mite allergens. The IQAir® HealthPro®250 is designed with a 3-stage filtration process that cleans the full spectrum of airborne pollutants through a series of high-quality filters manufactured by IQAir® to be the best in each category.

• Micro-Particle Filtration: The IQAir® HealthPro®250 PreMax™ pre-filter is the first stage of filtration, the air is drawn in through the air intake, the PreMax™ pre-filter eliminates micro-particles such as pollen, pet dander and mould spores.
• Granular Activated Carbon Adsorption and chemisorption: Next, the V5-Cell™ Gas and Odour filter uses granular activated carbon adsorption and chemisorption to eliminate volatile organic compounds (the cause of odour) and other harmful chemicals.

o The V5-Cell™ in the IQAir®HealthPro®250 contains a blend of 2.5 kilos of broad-spectrum MultiGas™ gas and odour control media. The MultiGas™ media is composed of equal parts of uniquely formulated high-performance activated carbon and activated alumina impregnated with potassium permanganate.

o The activated carbon removes gaseous molecules by a physical process called adsorption which physically binds the molecules within its porous carbon structure. Activated carbon is especially suitable to remove compounds with a high molecular weight such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), for example: Benzene, Toluene and Xylene.

o For control of gaseous contaminants with low molecular weight, such as formaldehyde and hydrogen sulphide, the V5-Cell™ Gas and Odour Filter contains chemically activated alumina, also called chemisorber. This chemisorber media is made of activated alumina (Al2O3) impregnated with potassium permanganate (KMnO4). This non-toxic media first physically binds selected contaminant molecules and then chemically destroys them through an oxidation process.

• HyperHEPA® Filtration: Lastly, the unequalled IQAir® HealthPro®250 HyperHEPA® filter eliminates fine, ultrafine particles (ultra-fine particles which are less than 0.1 microns, which go into the bloodstream and cause severe damage to all organs of the human body), bacteria, viruses and combustion particles.

o IQAir® unique HyperHEPA® technology is world’s first residential air filter to be tested and certified to filter ultrafine pollution particles down to 0.003 microns in size with a guaranteed minimum efficiency of over 99.5 per cent. This is 100 times smaller than what ordinary air cleaners can filter and 10 times smaller than a virus.

o The medical-grade filter media in IQAir® HealthPro®250 HyperHEPA® filter is glass microfiber, mini-pleat design with inert thermoplastic separators. The large surface area of 53 square feet of the HyperHEPA® filter guarantees optimum filtration for up to 2.5 years under the prescribed operating conditions.

o Tested and certified – IQAir®HyperHEPA® filter is the world’s first residential air filter to be tested and certified in accordance with European Norm EN 1822, the industry’s most stringent test standard for air filters. In addition, to ensure that every IQAir® HealthPro®250 air purifier is actually delivering superior air quality, each and every system is individually tested at the factory with an electronic particle counter and is certified to filter a minimum of 99.97 per cent of all particles 0.3 microns or larger. This guarantees uncompromising performance even in the most demanding applications.

The quietest high-performance air purifier ever: IQAir® HealthPro®250 has an average of seven percent less sound across all fan speeds, without sacrificing filter life or system efficiency. The fan motor is placed between sound-attenuating filters, the double-walled housing effectively reduces sound transmission. Rubber suspension pads systematically isolate motor vibration from the air cleaner housing. The EvenFlow Diffuser deflects sounds back into the system while returning low turbulence and low-velocity air to the room. The result is an air purifier quiet enough for your bedroom.

Easy filter replacement: IQAir®HealthPro®250 features a revolutionary modular tower design, which snaps open to allow access to all filters in a matter of seconds. By simply releasing the locking arms and sliding the filters out of the frame, almost anyone can replace any of the filters in moments without special tools. No other air purifier even comes close to the simplicity of maintaining an IQAir® air purifier.

Energy-efficient: IQAir® HealthPro®250 costs very little to operate. It only requires about as much power as a conventional light bulb. At the very heart of these air purifiers are the ultra-efficient fan and its maintenance-free motor. This amazing powerhouse requires as little as 20 watts of power at the lowest speed and up to a maximum of 135 watts at the highest speed. As a result, it costs very less to operate.

3D UltraSeal™: The efficiency stated for most air purifiers is purely theoretical. Internal leakage drastically reduces the actual efficiency of most air purifiers. IQAir®HealthPro®250 system features patented triple sealing technology. First, a unique process ensures that the filter media is 100 per cent sealed in the filter frame. Second, IQAir® patented 3D UltraSeal™ ensures perfect knife-edge-in-groove sealing between filter frame and housing. Third, individual seals on each housing module ensure an airtight housing. As a result, IQAir® systems have a total system efficiency that is higher than the theoretical efficiency of conventional air cleaners.

Powerful fan: IQAir® HealthPro®250 comes with the most powerful fan ever used in a compact room air purifier. This power translates into even better air cleaning results. The new three-dimensionally optimized design now uses state-of-the-art aerodynamics to convert energy into more air and less noise. IQAir® uses the highest quality fan motor available. This fan has an astonishing 1200 m³/h rating. Because each fan is individually balanced and uses steel ball bearings, it outlasts other fans by years. The IQAir® New Edition fan is suspended in a separate module that isolates the fan from the housing with eight shock absorbers to further reduce noise.

Sophisticated controls: IQAir®HealthPro®250 has six fan speeds and its streamlined system control allows you to easily program automatic operation via a day/night timer. This helps in bringing down the energy consumption cost and extend filter life also the intelligent filter-life monitor precisely forecasts filter replacement based on actual usage and the colour-coded lights tells when it’s time to change each filter.

InFlow Ducting: The InFlow ducting kit can be easily connected to IQAir®HealthPro®250. It enables the system to draw in “fresh” but polluted air from outdoors or adjacent rooms. The IQAir system filters the airborne pollutants and pathogens and expels the fresh and clean air to the indoor environment.

The InFlow ducting adapter combined with IQAir stand-alone air cleaning system can be used in a variety of applications to:

• create positive pressure (e.g. protective isolation)
• create negative pressure (e.g. containment isolation)
• brings down the CO2 levels in the room to the permissible level
• ventilates an indoor room with clean and fresh air from outdoors

The price of IQAir® HealthPro®250 (without Inflow ducting kit) is Rs 1,40,000

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