If you’re thinking of installing air filters for your cannabis grow rooms, you may want to stop and consider other options. Air filtration isn’t enough to get the job done. It doesn’t prevent mold spores, bacteria and other undesirable molecules from spreading throughout your grow room.
So, what can you do to protect your harvest? Read on to find out!
First Things First: 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 VOC’s, 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.
Obviously, there’s a big difference. Filtration has numerous drawbacks straight out of the gate.
The Flaws in Filters
When it comes to problems with air filtration, there are literally holes in your defense. The very nature of filters means that at some level, there must be enough ventilation spaces for air to pass through. And no matter how fine the filter, at least a few particulates can still pass through those holes and contaminate your harvest.
But you know what makes it even worse? Air filters can be difficult to install into current ventilation systems, requiring costly system overhauls. They suck up energy at an alarming rate and require regular filter changes – sometimes as often as monthly, depending on the type of filter and grow operation.
Why would you choose to pay more (in expense, maintenance, and energy costs) when there’s a much better solution available?
The Perks of PCO (Photocatalytic Oxidation)
Built by NASA for use in space, PCO is a highly effective and almost perfectly 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 essentially “burns” (aka-oxidizes) the pollutant, leaving nothing behind but harmless CO2 and water.
The organic air pollutants in question include (but aren’t limited to):
- Powdery mildew
- Gray mold
- Mold spores
- Organic fertilizer
- And more
By utilizing this cutting edge method of air purification, your operation can eliminate almost every single harmful particle from your growing environment.
The AiroClean420: Best of the Best Air Purifiers with No Emissions
The AiroClean420 removes over 99.9999% of organic contaminants, and there are no emissions, including ozone or any type of toxic chemicals or gasses. Plus, it costs next to nothing to run it twenty-four hours day: less than it would to light two 100-watt light bulbs! And there are no pesky filters or monthly maintenance requirements. All it needs is a simple lamp change on an annual basis.
Oh, and did we mention you won’t need to overhaul your ventilation system to install it? That’s right. The AiroClean420 easily integrates into a variety of operational areas, including:
- 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 all-natural operations. But even if you’re not focused on organic farming, you’ll find you need to rely less on pesticides when your indoor air quality is close to perfect.
Where You Can Get Your State-of-the-Art Air Purifier
To find out more about the AiroClean420, and to read some of the amazing testimonials from growers like you, please feel free to check us out on the web. We have a host of useful information, including a more in-depth overview of our proprietary technology and a list frequently asked questions.
Already sold? That’s great! Give us a call at 844-247-3913, and one of our air sanitizing professionals would be happy to talk to you about the pros and cons of using air filters for cannabis grow rooms.