AIRVIA Medical has successfully passed the European standard ECP ACL Air Cleaners (and French standard “NF536 Air Purifiers”) for its AERO 100 and PRO 150 models. Certificate link
- NF B44-200 (performance of autonomous air purifiers for tertiary and residential applications)
- NF EN 16846-1 (Measurement of the efficiency of photocatalytic devices)
- ANSI / AHAM AC-1 (domestic purifier test method)
- NF EN ISO 3741 (Determination of acoustic power levels)
- ISO 9001 (Certification of the product quality control process)
Specifically, what does this certification mean? Simply put, our products have been tested and certified for their efficiency and cleaning power, their safety, their energy efficiency, as well as their acoustic level.
- Purification efficiency: measurement of the purified air flow (CADR) as well as performances for each of the following pollutant categories:
- Fine particles in suspension in the air
- The gaseous pollutants (VOCs, formaldehyde, toluene, etc.)
- Germs (bacteria and mould)
- Safety: analysis of degradation by-products
- Energy efficiency (cleaning efficiency/energy consumption)
- Recommended surface area for each category of pollutant
- Acoustic levels
For those who are curious or enjoy diving into the technical data, you will find an account of various tests performed in the laboratory below.
Air flow (CADR) and energy efficiency
This hydraulic test was carried out by CETIAT (the Technical Centre for Hydraulic and Thermal Industries). It verifies that the data published in terms of power (air flow) and electricity consumption are in line with reality.
Fig. 1. Test set-up of the AIRVIA AERO 100 air purifier for airflow measures.
Also conducted by the CETIAT lab, this test allows us to validate the filtration efficiency of our air purifiers against fine particles:
Chemical pollution and safety
This study was conducted by the TERA Environment laboratory in order to analyse the effectiveness of our air purifiers on various Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): acetaldehyde, acetone, heptane, toluene and formaldehyde. The graph below shows the concentrations of these compounds which descend very rapidly near 0 when the purifier is in use.
The laboratory also quantifies potential degradation by-products: ozone, NOx, and CO are well below the limit of quantification (equivalent to zero concentration). This is excellent news for the health of our customers!
Fig 3. Concentration of air pollutants over time – air purifier ON
This study was also conducted by the TERA Environment laboratory to analyse the effectiveness of our air purifiers on various microorganisms. The study found an efficacy of 99.57% on fungi and 99.25% on bacteria.
In accordance with the B44-200 standard, the following 2 microorganisms were tested:
- Gram-positive bacteria Staphylococcus epidermidis (Bioreference ATCC 14 990)
- Fungi: Aspergillus brasiliensis (Bioreference ATCC 16 404), (formerly A. niger).
Fig 4. Photos of upstream (left) and downstream (right) culture media – Fungi
This study was also conducted by the TERA Environment laboratory to analyse the effectiveness of our air purifiers on various allergens. The study found an efficacy of 99.77% on allergens. Specifically, the laboratory measured the aerial concentrations of cat allergens (Fel d1).
Fig 5. Photo of the test bench with purifier and sampling devices in place
This acoustic test was carried out by CETIAT (the Technical Centre for Aeraulic and Thermal Industries). It makes it possible to verify that the data announced in terms of acoustic power are in line with reality.
Fig 6. AIRVIA AERO air purifier 100 installed in the reverberation chamber
Fig 7. Acoustic power level spectra of the AIRVIA AERO 100 purifier for the 5 speeds