When I first examined the Aireox Air Purifiers I was curious as to which approach to air purifying they were going after. Despite their 40 years in the industry I had never heard much about this company. Their specific focus on Chemically Sensitive people explains the technology used.
The Aireox Air Purifiers (of which there are 2 versions) are produced by the Aireox Research Corp which is near me in Riverside, California. There are several instances where this might be a fit for someone needs, however it is generally geared more toward gases (smoke, odor, VOC's, etc.) than particles as I will explain in detail.
The Aireox 45d model is a small 240 square foot model according to their claims. The Aireox 45b is the same unit but minus one of the filtration methods. Model 22 will be the subject of anotehr review.
Aireox Air Purifiers for Chemical Sensitive People (MCS)
I myself used to suffer from Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (called MCS) which causes many person to react to carpet chemicals, drape materials, wood cabinets, plastic vapors, etc. This sensitivity is often caused by the overproduction of histamines in the liver. So while I recommend the use of air purifiers (especially with carbon and zeolite) the real problem is often inside the body. Nonetheless the use of an air purifier is good for the immune system of every person.
In todays day and age we are exposed to thousands of chemicals that our ancestors were not exposed to. Modern Chemistry has brought us marvelous inventions and products, however the chemicals created have an effect on our lungs, our livers, our immune systems and our life force.
You can read more about how I rid myself of allergies here:
In making the Aireox Air Purifiers no sealants are used. Sealed motors mean no chemicals, Ozone or oil leaves the unit. All electrical cords and paints are zero-emissions, meaning they have no out-gassing.
This attention to detail highlights the focus of Aireox to serve the chemically sensitive consumer.
Stages of Purification
ds of carbon. Carbon absorbs and retains gases, smoke, odors, and fumes. This is a good amount of carbon, which you don't find in many air purifiers.
Stage 2 1.5 pounds of potassium permanganate. This also absorbs gases and chemicals.
Stage 3 Electrostatic will attract some dust and kill smoke/pollution with positive and negative charges.
NOTE: The Aireox 45b air purifier model is the same as the 45d except uses carbon only instead of mixing in potassium permanganate.
Pro's and Con's
1 - Good carbon size absorbs gases and chemical fumes effectively
2 - Quiet
3 - Easy filter changes
1 - Expensive replacement filter costs ($93)
2 - Frequent filter replacements (6 months)
3 - Sturdy metal frame
4 - While good for gases it is not good for dust, pollen, hair, or other forms of particle removal.
5 - A bit on the expensive side for gas removal only
Specifications and Technologies
Aireox Air Purifiers Model 45d
Retail Price: $303
Purification Technologies: 3
Square Footage: 240 SQ. Ft.
Replacement Filter Costs: $90-100
Decibel Level: 28 on low ( by my tests)
Warranty - 5 year on motor.
Number of Speeds - 2
Filters - 3
Years In Business: 40+
Size - 14 x10 inches makes it a small unit.
"Richardson" Air Purifier Rating
1. Technologies Included: (out of of 10 technologies) 3
If you have VOC sensitivity, or a sensitivity to gases, then either one of the Aireox air purifiers would be a fit. If you want to remove dust or pollen however this would not be my recommended air purifier.
The Aireox, which is expensive to maintain, is a solidly made unit to address this very specific need for gas removal.