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Infinity Air Purifier Captures & Kills 99% Of Airborne Viruses

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The Infinity air purifier is a whole-home solution that works silently as part of your home’s heating and air conditioning system to provide the peace of mind of a healthy indoor environment.

Third-party testing concluded that the Infinity air purifier’s Captures & Kills technology inactivates 99% of select airborne viruses and bacteria trapped on the filter.  With every cycle of air that passes through the patented air purifying system, pollen, animal dander, bacteria, and other pollutants are trapped and held tightly to the filter. An electrical charge then bursts the cell walls of pathogens it comes into contact with.

The Infinity air purifier should be part of a complete strategy for slowing the spread of infectious disease in your home, such as coronavirus, the common cold virus surrogate, streptococcus pyogenes and human influenza.*

The Capture & Kill technology that the Infinity air purifier uses is a three-step process:

  1. Charge
    The air purifier creates a “cloud” of electrically charged ions that attach themselves to airborne dust, pollen, viruses, germs, and other particles as they pass through.
  2. Capture
    The ionized particles are pulled toward an oppositely charged, pleated filter and captured at an extremely high rate (think of how a magnet attracts metal shavings).
  3. Kill
    Captured airborne microbes remain on the pleated filter and are subjected to an intense electric field that bursts the cell walls of pathogens it comes in contact with instead of recirculating back into your home.

The Infinity air purifier meets Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) 15. MERV ratings are designated with ratings of 1 through 16. The higher the MERV rating, the better the filter’s performance (percent efficiency) for smaller particles. A MERV rating of 15 requires 85%-95% efficiency for the smallest particles tested down to 0.3 microns.

How does the Infinity air purifier compare to a HEPA filter?

True HEPA (High-Efficiency Particular Air) filters are slightly more efficient at capturing the tiniest particles. However, HEPA filters do not have the Captures & Kills technology of the Infinity air purifier. In addition, HEPA filters have a very high resistance for air flow (pressure drop), and therefore, generally incorporate an additional fan.

NOTE: If you are looking to upgrade your current air filter to a more powerful air filter, please note that it is more complex than simply replacing it with a high-efficiency filter. 

How long will the filter last? Can I use a generic filter?

Filter life varies pending on several factors. On average, most filters last approximately six months.

You cannot use a generic filter as the Infinity air purifier filter is patented and uses a design that carries an electrical charge through the filter where select captured organisms are killed. Other filters do not have this technology and will not work in this unit.

How was it determined that the Infinity air purifier captures and kills 99% of coronavirus from filtered air?

Third-party tests were conducted at the University of Colorado with a murine coronavirus that is closely related to the human coronavirus SAR-CoV-2, which causes COVD-19. The result showed the air purifier rapidly inactivated 99% of coronavirus on its filter.*

*The Infinity Air Purifier has demonstrated effectiveness against the murine coronavirus, based on third-party testing (2020) showing a >99% inactivation, which is a virus similar to the human novel coronavirus (SARSCoV-2) that causes COVID-19. Therefore, the Infinity Air Purifier can be expected to be effective against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with its directions for use. Third-party testing (2012, 2007) also shows ≥99% inactivation for the type of virus that causes common colds, Streptococcus pyogenes and human influenza. Airborne particles must flow through your HVAC system and be trapped by the Infinity/Evolution filter to be inactivated at 99%.

 

 

 

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