Everything you need to know about Livsdal air purifiers
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Why do I need an air purifier?
The cocktail effect that occurs from all pollutants in the indoor air makes it up to 50 times more harmful to inhale than the outdoor air. Exhaust fumes. The harmful particles contained in flame retardants used for textiles, furniture and electronics. Pollen. Viruses and bacteria…you name it. And ventilation systems often serve to exacerbate the situation, introducing more air to a space but more pollution too.
Air pollution is also the leading cause of respiratory, cancer and cardiovascular disease. So when we spend up to 90 percent of our time indoors, you can see the importance of breathing in fresh, clean air.
Air purification eliminates pollutants and provides the fresh air that support better health and keeps us energised and efficient.
Which particles and gases do Livsdal air purifiers capture?
Our air purifiers capture all common particles such as soot, smoke, viruses, bacteria, aerosols, vapours, ash, pollen, mould spores, organic chemicals, and metals such as cadmium, chromium, copper, mercury, lead, zinc, arsenic, boron and platinum.
They also remove gases such as nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, ozone, formaldehyde, VOCs and benzene. And they eliminate undesirable odours such as ammonia, cigarette smoke, cooking, diesel and gasoline, kerosene, household waste, pets, adhesives and solvents, mould, plastics, detergents, sweat, and urine.
They also capture smells and odors like acetone, alcohol, aniline, asphalt vapors, stool odor, benzene, gasoline, car exhaust, bleaching solutions, burnt nutrients, burnt fat, burnt meat, cigarette smell, lemons and other fruits, deodorants, disinfectants, diesel vapors, ethanol, ether, formalin, old odor, manure, rubber, resins, household odors, industrial waste, irritants, iodine, chlorine, chloroform, kitchen odor, carbon vapor, creosote, cresol, smoke odor, nitrogen dioxide, glue, onions, solvents, medicine, bathroom, animal, pet stables, fish, smells from combustion, rot, kitchen waste, paint, hospital, smells from slaughterhouse, toilet smells, lysis gas, flavoring aromas, menthol, lactic acid, mold, ripe fruit, formic acid coal tar, nicotine, nitroglycerin, incomplete combustion, octane, octyl acid, cheese, perfumes, cosmetics, plastics, propane, incense, nitric acid, hydrochloric acid, lubricant, butyric acid, steak, sauerkraut, sweat, acids, turpentine, tar, tobacco smell, wood spirits, soap, detergent, urea, uric acid, garlic, rotten substances, vinegar.
Which particles do Livsdal air purifiers not eliminate?
Some substances simply cannot be absorbed by any filter currently available on the market. These include methane, ethane, propane, propylene, butene, methanol, vinyl chloride, acetonitrile, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, acetylene, and radon.
Can Livsdal air purifiers remove coronavirus SARS-CoV-2?
Yes. Our industrial grade HEPA H13 particle filter is normally used in environments where the air needs to be absolutely sterile, such as NASA’s Mars lander mission and hospital intensive care units. The filter captures 100 percent of SARS-CoV-2 every time the air is circulated. The virus then die after a few days in the filter.
Why is a Livsdal air purifier any different?
In a word, the difference is in the filters. The filter is the most important component of any air purifier, determining how effectively the air purification actually works. And this is where Livsdal excels.
In addition to the pre-filter that removes visible dust, Livsdal air purifiers contain two other types of filter.
The first is the ultra-high quality industrial grade HEPA H13 particle filter, which removes particles from 0.5 mm down to 5 nm such as soot, mould, pollen, viruses and cigarette smoke.
But beware. Since no official protection for the HEPA designation exists, anyone can claim they are using it. The cost of a true HEPA filter is as high as that of a standard air purifier in its entirety, so you truly do get what you pay for.
The second, a molecule-activated carbon filter, captures the tiniest particles and gases including nitrogen dioxide from traffic exhaust gases and formaldehyde from flame retardants, paint and other building materials.
Most air purifiers simply do not contain any activated carbon at all, while the few that do include a mere kilo at best – which quickly becomes saturated and can no longer capture gases. The Livsdal Essential air purifier comes with six kilos of activated carbon and the Livsdal One with twelve, both offering a full year of the most effective purification available.
For business leasing, we guarantee the quality of purification by regularly measuring and changing filters when required.
Common misunderstanding about particle filters
It is customary to communicate that a filter has a 99.96 % or 99.6 % efficiency and can capture particles as small as 0.3 micron. This is a misunderstanding from not being able to read a test report of a filter.
A HEPA H13 filter for example can capture particles from a 1000 microns down to 0.005 microns. 0.3 microns happens to be the size of particles where a HEPA-filter has most difficult to perform. Hence 0.3 microns is not the smallest particle it can capture but the most difficult to capture.
The percentage given is not the best performance of the filter but the worst. A HEPA-filter captures basically all of the particles but has to capture more than 99.96 % of the particles otherwise it can not be classified as a HEPA H13. This is important to know in industrial and professional applications. In a consumer air purifier this is of no importance. The filter capture basically all particles that it circulates through the air purifier. If it captures 99.96 % or 99.9992 % is – yes, you get it.
What is important to know is how small a particle can the filter capture. A HEPA H13 filter can capture particles down to less than 0.01 microns and for instance sars-cov-2 is about 0.1 micron. A filter of lower quality might only capture particles down to 1 micron or 0.3 microns hence it will not capture viruses.
How do Livsdal air purifiers enhance the workplace?
Fresh pure air helps to maintain a healthy workplace by reducing spread of disease. At the same time, clean air is also known to aid quality sleep, increase concentration levels, and boost efficiency. Air purification also relieves the symptoms of hay fever and asthma. All contribute to a refreshed, healthy workforce.
What health benefits does a Livsdal air purifier offer?
Livsdal air purifiers effectively eliminate the air pollution that makes your body more susceptible to infection. These include traffic fumes, harmful particles from the flame retardants used in textiles, furniture and electronics, and even viruses. Cleaner air also reduces the strain on the lungs, making it easier for the body to recover from illness.
Many filtering techniques emit ozone, which can irritate the lungs and exacerbate respiratory diseases. The molecular filters in a Livsdal air purifier eliminate ozone gas as well as air pollution.
Why is a Livsdal air purifier larger than other makes?
In the case of air purifiers, bigger truly does mean better. The larger the size, the more space there is for filters and the greater the volume of air that can be purified. Plus, larger filters do not need to be changed as often.
How much noise does a Livsdal air purifier make?
Livsdal air purifiers are designed to function extremely quietly. The fan is well balanced, well secured and well insulated. On a comfortable, medium-high setting it emits between 35 and 45 dB. Its low, wave-like whisper is comparable to the white noise often used to create relaxing sound landscapes.
How much energy does an air purifier from Livsdal consume?
Our air purifiers are exceptionally energy efficient. On a medium setting, the modern, brushless EC motor consumes the same amount of electricity as a 15-watt light bulb.
What certifications does Livsdal have?
Livsdal air purifiers proudly display the CE mark in accordance with EMC directive 2014/30 / EU and the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35 / EU. The production facility is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified.
The industrial grade HEPA H13 particle filter is Eurovent EN1822 certified to capture particles 0.3 microns in size with 99.996% efficiency. It will catch particles down to the size of 0.005 microns.
Each HEPA H13 particle filter is tested and certified to CGMP standard, and is individually scan-tested to EN1822 for airflow, resistance and efficiency and serialised on the product label.
The molecular filters are tested to ISO 10121 standards.
How do I choose the right model? And how do I know how many I need for my office?
The model and number of air purifier depends on the layout of your premises and the number of people on site. To give you an idea, the air purifiers can purify the air in a space of up to 150 m² at the highest setting. To minimize the sound output using a medium setting, the air purifiers cleans the air in spaces up to 75 m².
As an example, take a company employing 25 people in an office of 350 m². Depending on the floor plan, they would need one purifier in the reception area, one in the break / coffee area, one in each conference room and two or three more dotted around the main office. So six or seven air purifiers – around four people per unit.
We are always happy to advise on the perfect approach, so please feel free to book a consultation.
Where is the best location for a Livsdal air purifier?
Livsdal air purifiers can be placed pretty much anywhere in a room, preferably close to or against a wall.