Indoor air pollutants are a major concern for indoor air quality and have a negative impact on our health and well-being. Polluted indoor air contains harmful particles such as dust, pollen, smoke, as well as chemicals. To address this problem, air filters are a common solution used to improve indoor air quality. Activated carbon air filters, in particular, have gained popularity in recent years due to their effectiveness in removing odors, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and other chemicals from the air.
Activated carbon air filters are made with a form of carbon that has undergone a high-temperature treatment to open up millions of tiny pores between the carbon atoms. The pores help to trap and remove molecule-sized pollutants from the air by adsorption, a process where pollutants bond with the surface of the filter media.
One company that offers quality activated carbon air filters is Camfil. Camfil’s product lines that target molecular pollutants include the CityCarb, CamCarb and GigaPleat lines.
The CityCarb filters are designed for use in commercial buildings such as airports, casinos, offices or retail buildings and are ideal for controlling gaseous contaminants found in most urban areas. These are dual-purpose air filters that are designed to filter both gases and particles out of the airstream. The GigaPleat range is designed for use in cleanrooms and other sensitive production facilities, specifically in wafer manufacturing, semiconductor, hard disk drive or flat panel display facilities, using adsorbents embedded within a pleated three-dimensional non-woven structure to target VOCs, acids, bases, ozone, and more.
The CamCarb filter range is designed as modules that can be filled with a wide range of loose activated carbon media. The high weight of adsorbent per unit of airflow is ideal for preventing corrosion of the controls for sensitive electrical equipment. In summary, activated carbon is an effective media for improving indoor air quality when installed via molecular filtration. Camfil offers a range of quality activated carbon and other molecular filtration medias for different applications ranging from commercial office and retail spaces to industrial settings. Molecular filtration solutions from Camfil can reduce exposure to harmful pollutants in the air and improve our health and well-being.