While there are several models available this review will focus on the technology (which is used across their models) in the Air Oasis 3000 G3 Residential Air Sanifier® Purifier. The Air Oasis Air Purifier weighs in a mere 6 pounds, has no fan, yet claims that it can be more effective at time (emphasis on "at times") than a HEPA filter. The two primary technologies it uses are reviewed in more detail below.
[Note: I am still in the process of doing a video review and receiving more info on whether the nickel nano technology has superior effects on viruses, germs, etc.]
From the Air Oasis Air Purifier Company website:
" The nano Nickel HCT contains six rare catalyst metals. We also utilize nano size particles and a special hydrating agent to increase the kinetic rate of reaction providing clean air fast!
Germicidal UVC Light
• Our proprietary LongLife technology is a specialty coating applied to all our germicidal lamp products, eliminating the common problem of accelerated depreciation associated with higher intensity lamps. A standard quartz lamp maintains 65% of its UVC output at 9,000 hours. With LongLife technology, our UVC lamps maintain up to 80% of their output at 16,000 hours.
This air purifier quickly and effectively reduces carbon-based contaminants, providing fresh, clean smelling air in only minutes. What are carbon-based contaminants? Some of the more familiar carbon-based contaminants include mold, bacteria, viruses, odors and volatile organic compounds. We accomplish all this by using the AHPCO (advanced hydration photocatalytic oxidation) technology developed by NASA and enhanced by the Air Oasis research and development team (Dr. Jeff Bennert, Jon Bennert and Dr. Nabarun Ghosh)."
2 - Includes UV-C for killing germs, viruses, mold, etc.
3 - Covers a large area
4 - No fan (which is a pro and a con) which saves electricity and makes it silent Con's 1 - A bit expensive
2 - I don't recommend it for dust or pollen because it lacks HEPA
3 - Expensive replacement parts
4 - Not a good allergy air purifier in most cases
5 - No Fan - while it saves electricity and runs quiet it also moves no air which relates to it's lack of pollen and dust removal.
Retail Price: $499
Purification Technologies: 2
Square Footage: 1000-3000 SQ. Ft.
Replacement Filter Costs:
Decibel Level: 0
Pro’s - Good for viruses, germs
Cons - Not good for pollen or dust
Warranty - 30 day money back then 3 year warranty
Number of Speeds - 0
Weight: 7 Pounds
2. Particle Removal (Allergens, Dust) 2
3. Immune System Threats (Germs, Virus, etc.)9
4. Gas Removal (Odor, Chemicals, Smoke) 4
5. Longevity/Quality 8
6. Noise Levels 10
7. Ease of Use 9
8. Warranty 5
9. Customer Service/Reputation (reviews) 5
10. Price Value 3
Score: 57 = Fair
I have no doubt that it is better than an ionic breeze air purifier, which similarly had no fan and used pennies a day. However I prefer a unit with a HEPA filter for the reason that it cleans the air.