There is a solution, though. Some filters can trap these small bacteria, viruses, and chemicals. But what does it mean for a filter to trap these tiny chemical molecules? What traps them? And do they stay trapped? The answer to all of these questions is adsorption.
Adsorption works kind of like Velcro. The surface of a solid acts as the Velcro, and the tiny chemical molecules in the air act as the things that get stuck in Velcro. So, when air passes over the right kind of solid surface, chemical molecules in the air get stuck to that surface and the cleaned air passes over. Once the molecules are stuck to the surface, they don’t come back off.
There are lots of materials with this special, molecular-Velcro surface. The most common one is activated carbon. Activated carbon is similar to charcoal and naturally has this molecular-Velcro surface, which makes it really good at removing chemicals from the air. However, no one wants piles of charcoal sitting in their home to remove chemicals. So what can the average homeowner use instead to make sure they’re removing unwanted chemicals from their air?
Serionix makes filters like this. At Serionix, we’ve created a ‘special sauce’ that we add to typical home air filters. That way, our filters not only filter out the big stuff that typical filters handle but also the tiny chemicals that cause odors and irritation. With this combination of features, our filters ensure fresh, clean air in your home.