Comparing air purifiers has become a sort of oxymoron these days as everyone attempts to do the same thing. But, most of those sites are trying to sell you something, I am here just for the information. Ill break down Biozone Air Purifiers with the pluses and minuses to help you make a better decision in your air purifier purchase.
Biozone Air Purifiers: i.e. Biozone 500, Biozone 1000, Biozone 2000, Biozone 3000, and the rest of the Biozone home air purifiers. As you can see, these air purifiers are made for a specific square footage. For example, the biozone 1000 air purifier is designed to purify the air in areas up to 1000 square feet in normal conditions with 8 to 10 feet ceilings. If there is heavy smoke such as in a bar, then double the output and the biozone 2000 air purifier is recommended.
Biozone air purifiers work by producing a "Purifying Plasma" which is a combination of negative ions and a small amount of ozone. They are not termed ozone air purifiers but do produce some ozone which about 2% of the population is sensitive to. Biozone air purifiers do not filter the air and do not work in the same manner that HEPA air purifiers do. Many people are opposed to air purifiers that work in this manner since they introduce new components / molecules into the air unlike a HEPA air purifier that filters and draws the air through it. But unlike HEPA air purifiers that must have powerful fans and produce noise, Biozone air purifiers are silent - almost.
Biozone air purifiers use a UV lamp / bulb that at a specific range produces the "purifying Plasma" which then enters the room and oxidizes and removes contaminants with the ozone. The negative ions produced also remove contaminants. As you can see this is a totally different method of purification as compared to HEPA air purification.
Overall the reviews I have read on the Biozone 500, Biozone 1000, Biozone 2000, and the rest of the Biozone home air purifier family have been mixed but positive. Most Biozone air purifier reviews have been favorable highlighting the low noise level and the ease of operation. The price also seems to fit most budgets.
So should you buy a Biozone air purifier? Well, if your application is a bar or bingo room, this air purifier would do a great job. If on the other hand you are putting one in your newborns room, the jury is still out on ozone production for air purification (see my Feb 19, 2004 article).
If you have a review please send them to me at email@example.com - next time we will discuss the HEPA air purifiers, I guess you could call them the antithesis of ion air purifiers like the Biozone ones we have discussed.