UPDATE: I now have directly comparable data with the DIY Filter, Blue Air, and Philips: Direct comparison tests. In earlier posts (1, 2), I showed that you can make effective an DIY filter to clean air pollution out of your home. But just because it is effective doesn’t mean it’s as effective as the Ferrari filters. How […]
How do I know if a DIY purifier works? I think you can break this down into two questions： Is the air coming out of the DIY purifier clean? The test results are as clear as can be. The DIY purifier shoots out very clean air. But is that enough to actually clean the ambient room air? […]
Does the DIY purifier work? Test results (1, 2) give a conclusive answer, but this series of pictures gives a visceral answer. I took a picture of the HEPA about every seven days for four weeks. Glad that black gunk’s not stuck in my lungs instead. In static form, here’s Week 0 and Week 5:
I made a video to show if the air coming out of the HEPA filter of my DIY is clean. See the filter in action. This settles that the air is coming out clean. But is that enough to actually clean the room air? See the room test data and how it compares to the Ferrari filters.
How can we make a homemade DIY air purifier? Air purifiers can be extremely expensive. But they don’t need to be. After researching how different air filters work, I concluded that a HEPA filter is all that’s needed to make an effective air purifier. Given that most air purifiers sell for thousands of dollars, I […]
The Dylos DC1100 Pro Air Quality Monitor is what I’ve often used to test the effect of air purifiers. I’ve also used the it to test whether indoor air is safer than outdoor air. What The DC1100 Measures The particle counter gives readings for: The number of particles 2.5 microns (also called “micrometers”) and above […]