Finnish Researchers Develop A New Air Filter


Technical Research Centre Finland has invented a new kind of air filter which is based on electrical charge of particles themselves. With only marginal increase in electricity consumption and capability to be installed into existing air conditioning systems, future of the new filter looks promising. In the office environment tests, this new system is found to decrease air’s particles by 90 % and ozone concentration by 75 %.

Internal air particles are reason for many premature deaths. Most problematic of these particles are the mildew-tainted and humid damaged structures. In Finland, between 600 000 – 800 000 people are exposed to internal air particles continuously, at the top of this list are people attending schools, day-care centres and hospitals. (Source:, 17.9.2013)

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