The reasons why Electro Breeze Air Cleaners work so much better compared to other
filters is because they take advantage of three scientific filtration principles
combined in one product to filter air and trap unwanted and harmful particulate.
The three scientific principles at work in all Electro Breeze Air Cleaners are
Impingement, Polarization and Agglomeration. Virtually every other filtration
media type filters use only impingement. The combination and benefits of combining
these three principles is explained below:
Impingement is the process that all media
filters use to trap dust. Simply stated, in order to trap
particles the impingement process relies on media being
placed in the path of oncoming airborne particulate and
striking the particulate as it flows by in an effort to
stop it. The degree of effectiveness of this method depends
on the amount of material contained in the media filter
placed in the path of these oncoming airborne particulate.
Commercial filters using this type of
process cover the entire range of efficiencies. The finer
and more dense the media used the greater the efficiency.
High efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters have high
efficiencies along with very dense fiber packing, however
the tradeoff associated with these filters is a reduced
volume of filtered air - all things being equal.
Impingement type filters always have a
built-in compromise between air flow and efficiency.
The greater the efficiency of the filter, the lower the
volume of air that is filtered. The greater the flow
of air the lower the efficiency except in the case of
Electro Breeze which also use polarization and agglomeration
to trap particulate.
Electro Breeze's unique induced polarized
media air cleaners are the exception to this principle.
Electro Breeze are not subject to compromise between
air flow and high efficiency, and they meet all the demands
for increased air flow and high efficiency.
The second major scientific principle used in Engineering Electro Breeze is
polarization. It is well known that an electrical charge will have an influence
on any substance that comes in proximity to the charge. Electro Breeze polarization
takes advantage of this principle to enhanced the effectiveness of the filtration
In the case of Electro Breeze filters,
a strong but harmless (7200 volt) charge is established
on a screen within the filter media itself. Very close
to this static charge and directly influenced by it is
the fiber filtering media through which the airborne
particulate must travel. As a direct result of this static
charge, the fibers and the airborne particles that come
close to them take on an electrostatic charge known as
a "POLARIZED" charge. As a result the polarized
airborne particles are drawn together with the fiber
media in the same way polarized magnets are drawn together
when held close to each other. The attraction is both
certain and powerful. With tens of thousands of charged
fiber strands in each filter the efficiency of this polarized
process is greatly enhanced. In addition, as each particle
attaches itself to the fiber strands it in turn becomes
part of the collection process thereby increasing the
effectiveness of the filter as it loads. Any particles
that may escape through the influence of the polarized
filter media travel through the system without any residual
charge and are returned again to be filtered out on subsequent
passes. This polarization process accounts for a good
portion of the filtering efficiency of all Electro Breeze
Airborne particles as explained above enter the
Electro Breeze filter and are polarized by the
induced static charge and take on characteristics
of millions of tiny magnets. As a result four
distinct possibilities can occur:
1) These magnetized particles can attach
themselves to the charged fiber strands in the filter.
2) They can strike or become attached
to each other and form larger particles. (Agglomeration)
3) These larger (Agglomerated) particles
can become attached to the fiber filter strands.
4) The particles may pass through the
filter and AGGLOMERATE and be captured on subsequent
The combination of induced electrostatic
polarization along with the process of agglomeration
makes the Electro Breeze filter completely unique and
a highly efficient air filter and in many cases, compares
favorably with a HEPA. This is achieved with its very
low resistance to air flow. To all this you can order
the optional fiber mesh replacement pads with an activated
carbon center screen to ensure you have a potent air
filtration device !