Dyson launches air purifier with new sensing technology to destroy potentially dangerous indoor pollutants
Millions of people around the world are spending more time indoors. With all new solid-state formaldehyde sensing, fully-sealed HEPA 13 standard filtration and 20% quieter airflow projection, the new Dyson Purifier Cool range ensures a cleaner home environment.22 April 2021
What can you do to reduce formaldehyde within your home?
As well as selecting DIY and renovation products that don’t contain formaldehyde, increasing ventilation and using purification within a space can help to remove the gas from your home. Dyson’s new Purifier Formaldehyde range not only sense formaldehyde with their intelligent solid-state sensor, but they also destroy it, using Dyson’s Selective Catalytic Oxidisation (SCO) filter.
Some formaldehyde sensors are gel-based, so can dry out over time, causing the precision and performance of the sensor to deteriorate. Dyson’s formaldehyde sensor is solid-state, and so doesn’t dry out, lasting the lifetime of the machine. Its intelligent algorithm precisely senses formaldehyde levels without confusing it with other VOCs.
As well as sensing formaldehyde, Dyson’s SCO filter captures and destroys the pollutant at a molecular level, breaking it down into tiny amounts of water and CO2. It then regenerates from the oxygen in the air to keep destroying it continuously without ever requiring replacement.
Dyson’s commitment to providing cleaner air
“Our latest technology helps make homes more hygienic at a time when 90% of our time is spent indoors. We are all cleaning more frequently and unknowingly surrounding ourselves with pollution sources like formaldehyde which can be released from paint, pressed wood and new furnishings. We have developed a purifier which senses particulate matter and VOCs, working to capture them, destroying formaldehyde for a lifetime.”
James Dyson, Chief Engineer and Founder
Precise formaldehyde sensing and destruction
In addition to the existing particle, NO2, VOCs, temperature and humidity sensors, the integration of an intelligent formaldehyde sensor ensures precise sensing of the pollutant for the lifetime of the machine.
Formaldehyde sensors can be gel-based and may deteriorate gradually as they dry out over time. Using an electro-chemical cell, the Dyson formaldehyde sensor does not dry out and its unique intelligent algorithm cross-checks data every second, selectively sensing to avoid confusion with other VOCs.
Dyson’s Selective Catalytic Oxidisation (SCO) filter continuously destroys formaldehyde at a molecular level 9. The catalytic filter has a unique coating, with the same structure as the Cryptomelane mineral. Its billions of atom-sized tunnels are the optimal size and shape to trap and destroy formaldehyde, breaking it down into tiny amounts of water and CO2 . It then regenerates from oxygen in the air to keep destroying it continuously without ever requiring replacement.
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