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Air Filters for Cannabis Grow Rooms: Why They Don’t Work

Air Filters for Cannabis Grow Rooms

Before you install air filters in your cannabis grow rooms, take some time to consider more effective options to stop powdery mildew. Air filtration isn’t enough to improve your indoor grow room‘s air quality. Filters do not provide powerful protection for marijuana plants. It does not prevent mold spores, bacteria and other undesirable molecules from spreading throughout your grow room. So, what can you do to protect your harvest?

Air Filtration vs. Purification

Before we jump into our explanation of why filtration doesn’t cut it, it helps to have an understanding of the fundamental differences between air filtration and purification. Simply put:

  • Air filtration – The process of catching and filtering small particles from the air passing through a filtration device. This works by pushing the air through fibrous filters, which then collect a build-up of solid particulates (dust, pollen, etc.). Sometimes, filters also contain carbon or another absorbent catalyst to aid in the removal of VOCs, ozone, and unpleasant odors. They require regular replacement and lose efficacy as they become clogged.
  • Air purification – A process using a chemical reaction to remove air pollutants, like mold, bacteria, viruses, and more from the environment. The most effective method for purification includes ozone-free photocatalytic oxidation (PCO). Over 99.9999% of organic compounds oxidize during the process, leaving the air almost perfectly pure. There are no emissions such as ozone or any type of toxic chemical/gas during operation. Negligible annual maintenance is necessary, and there’s little impact to effectiveness over time.

There is a vital difference in filtration and purification. Filtration has numerous drawbacks straight out of the gate, yet purification provides a proven, trusted method to protect your cannabis plants.

The Flaws in Filters

Air filtration is full of holes. The very nature of filters means there must be enough ventilation space for air to pass through. And no matter how fine the filter, airborne threats risk slipping through and contaminate your harvest.

Additionally, air filters can be difficult to install into current ventilation systems, requiring costly system overhauls. Once installed, your energy is spent at an alarming rate. This pace in turn causes regular, complicated and costly filter changes.

Luckily, our AiroClean420 air purification system saves you in expenses, maintenance, plant losses, compliance failure and energy costs with our NASA-developed technology.

The Perks of PCO (Photocatalytic Oxidation)

Built by NASA for use in space, PCO is a highly effective and efficient method of air purification. It works by processing contaminated air through a conversion reactor. The reactor uses a combination of titanium dioxide and light to create a chemical reaction with organic air pollutants. This reaction mineralizes pollutants, leaving nothing behind but trace elements of harmless CO2 and water vapor.

The organic air pollutants our cannabis air purification system destroys and prevents include:

  • Powdery mildew
  • Botrytis
  • Gray mold
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Mold spores
  • Fungi
  • Organic fertilizer
  • Compost
  • And more

By utilizing our cutting-edge method of air purification, you can obtain powerful protection for growing cannabis indoors. Your facility can eliminate airborne threats from your growing environment and keep it from spreading.

The AiroClean420: Air Purification with No Emissions

AiroClean420 removes over 99.9999% of organic contaminants, and pushes pure, clean air to your plants. There are NO EMISSIONS, ozone or any type of toxic chemicals or gasses. Our energy efficient unit costs next to nothing to run 24 hours day. It costs less than it would to light two 100-watt light bulbs. As another bonus, there are no pesky filters or monthly maintenance requirements after its easy installation. All it needs is a simple lamp change on an annual basis.

Whether you are a commercial grower or operate a smaller room, you won’t need to overhaul your ventilation system. The AiroClean420 commercial unit and Airo Home / Hobby unit both easily integrate into a variety of operational areas, including:

  • Vegetative
  • Flowering
  • Drying rooms
  • Cloning rooms

There are no emissions like toxic gases or dangerous chemicals used anywhere in the process, which makes it perfect for growers with organic and all-natural operations. If you’re not focused on organic farming, you’ll still find you use less pesticides when our system enhances your air quality overall.

Where You Can Get Your Air Purification System

Read our testimonials, listen to our CEO on a home grow podcast, see the results of our recent case study. You’ll discover we are dedicated to giving growers the best air purification solution possible.

Give us a call at 844-247-3913, and one of our experts would be happy to talk to you about how you can stop powdery mildew, prevent spreading and enhance your grow facility’s air quality for good.

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