Ionic Air Purifier and Ozone


One of the exciting ways Alen is helping people Live Better is with Ionic Air Purifiers. An Ionizer is an electrical device which emits positive and negative charges into the air, causing particles to stick together and become larger. This process allows for Alen HEPA Air Purifiers to catch a larger number of airborne particles more easily.

Ionic Air Purifiers should not be confused with Ionic Ozone Air Purifiers, which use ozone to clean the air and create or emit hazardous ozone.

What is the difference between Ionic Air Purifiers and Ionic Ozone Air Purifiers?

Negative ions are atoms which have gained an electron or two, giving them a small electric charge. Used alone, negative ionizers are not effective in removing particles from the air. However, HEPA type air purifiers with a negative ionizer rod emit a small number of negative ions, providing a more efficient means of trapping airborne irritants on the filter—similar to dust on a television screen. All Alen HEPA Air Purifiers include an Ionizer and use this method for capturing particles.

Many confuse ozone-free Ionic Air Purifiers with Ionic Ozone Air Purifiers It is important to ensure any Ionic Air Purifiers you place in your home do not contribute to unsafe levels of ozone. Ozone is a highly reactive form of oxygen that is beneficial in the upper atmosphere, where it shields the Earth's surface from the sun's harmful ultraviolet light. However, ozone in the Earth's lower atmosphere, where we live and breathe, is a harmful air pollutant. Breathing ozone may cause damage to lung, throat and nasal tissue.

All Alen HEPA Air Purifiers are ozone-safe, certified by the California Air Resources board to produce ozone emission concentrations less than 0.050 parts per million.

Does this information apply to you? Are you interested in learning more about Ionic Air Purifiers? Visit our Air Purifier Shop Page or call an Alen Air Quality Specialist 800-630-2396 to learn more.