Definition : Equipment designed to cleanse room air by drawing the air through a filter or set of filters and then recirculating the cleansed air. These cleaners, depending upon the characteristics and efficiency of the filter(s), can remove airborne particulates (aerosols) and/or gases and vapors. They are available as ceiling, wall, or stand alone units; air cleaners mounted on wheeled platforms are also available. Some air cleaners are capable of exhausting air to create a negative pressure (i.e., isolation) room. Air cleaners are used in healthcare facilities, isolation and clean rooms, and in emergency shelters.
Entry Terms : "Cleaners, Air" , "Room Air Cleaners"
UMDC code : 16629