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Category Archives: Air Pure
AirPure lets you breathe healthy. Living in an urban society, you are exposed to an alarming range of pollutants which cause serious and long-lasting health problems. To safeguard your family’s health, an air purifier is essential. AirPure uses the latest innovative technology to remove 99.9% of particle pollution, giving you clean and safe air.
Stop Taking Your Family’s Health for Granted!
The air pollution problem in our cities and homes has reached an alarming level. Day by day, global warming leads to new, stronger, and more dangerous illnesses. Unclean air can cause respiratory problems, infections, bronchitis, pneumonia and viral infections, as well as irritation to the eyes, nose and throat. Other symptoms can include the reoccurrence of headaches, nausea, allergic reactions and serious long-term ailments. Sadly, the ones who suffer most because of unclean air are children. Respiratory problems in children are on the rise. On average, one out of every 10 school-age children has asthma and each year, 10.5 million school days are missed due to asthmatic related issues.
Is Your Home Killing You?
Indoor air quality is a growing concern as modern homes are built to be airtight for energy efficiency through better insulation, weather-stripping, upgraded windows, and high-quality exterior doors. Unfortunately, this causes some dangerous side-effects – indoor air quality suffers as the exchange of indoor and outdoor air is limited. Indoor air pollutants get trapped inside and can build up to harmful levels. Thus, it is important to find a way to clean the air to help filter out as many pollutants as possible.
Indoor Air Pollutants
Some Common Indoor Air Pollutants and Their Sources:
Dust, fibreglass, asbestos, formaldehyde – from building materials.
Toxic vapours, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) − from workplace cleansers, solvents, pesticides, disinfectants, glues. Gases, vapours, odours − off-gas emissions from furniture, carpets, and paints.
Dust mites − from carpets, fabric, foam chair cushions.
Microbial contaminants, fungi, moulds, bacteria – from damp areas, stagnant water and condensate pans.
Ozone − from photocopiers, electric motors, electrostatic air cleaners.
Air Pollution and Its Effects
AirPure is a very simple, unique and user-friendly air purifier. It is also the world’s first and only device that combines two advanced and highly-effective purification methods: Water Surface Trapping and Nano-Membrane Technology.
A good quality air purifier removes harmful particulates such as dust, pollen, mould and bacteria from the air you breathe. Thanks to a unique filtration technology, AirPure provides superior air purification for a healthy and safe environment in your home, office, or any indoor space.
It’s time to start paying more attention to the air you breathe in the same way you think about the food you eat. Your family’s health is the most valuable thing in the world; make it your top priority.
A high-quality air purifier such as those which pass HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Arresting) standards and are used in laboratories, medical facilities and aircraft must filter particles of 0.3 micron in size. AirPure effectively removes particles as small as 0.1 micron. After purification with AirPure, air is approximately 99.9% pure.
Pre-Purification/Water Surface Trapping
The first-stage of purification system consists of the dual principals of water current and vacuum-creation working together. Air coming from the inlet of AirPure is forced across water surface at a specific angle.
Impurities such as dust, smoke, and other pollutant particles are trapped in water. A fan in AirPure directs the air flow towards the water surface and also creates a vacuum effect. This stage can trap pollutants up to 10 microns.
This stage features the most advanced and unique air purification technology. After the air passes through the water surface, it reaches the nanotechnology-enabled organic polymer filter media (ultra-thin substance made up of polyester). This nano-membrane is designed to trap pollutants by mechanical means; its very specific pore size is able to trap all remaining impurities up to 0.1 micron in size. As a result, the air coming from the outlet of AirPure is around 99.9% pure.
- AirPure is efficient; its unique purification technology delivers 99.9% pure air in 2 simple purification steps.
- AirPure does not have any filter, making it both user-friendly and cost-effective – there is no need for constant change of filters!
- AirPure’s nano-membrane is partially biodegradable, making it a more environmentally-friendly device.
- AirPure does not use UV light (UV has a proven negative effect on health) and does not emit ozone (also harmful for health).
- AirPure removes any particulate which is bigger than 0.1 micron including: Airborne bacteria such as Acinetobacter, Bacilli, Flavobacterium and Streptomyces; mould spores, human and pet hair; yeast cells; pollen; tobacco smoke, oil smoke and smoke from synthetic materials; coal dust, grain dust, dust mites, atmospheric dust, tea dust, talcum dust, insecticide dusts; burning wood; paint pigments, smouldering or flaming cooking oil, and liquid droplets.
Exclusive essential oils have been developed for use with AirPure. The oils are simply added to the water in the water tank and the healing essential oils’ scent is diffused gently throughout the room. Three uniquely formulated AirPure essential oil blends are available for you.
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“Water is the only drink for a wise man”
– Henry David Thoreau
The Importance of Good Water
Everybody knows water is essential to our survival. The Earth needs it, and we need it. Water is all around us and in us, but still, most take it for granted. When it comes to the biological function of water for humans, its importance is critical.
As water makes up more than two thirds of human body weight, humans would die without it in a few days. Water also plays an important role in the mechanics of the body. In fact, every cell and organ function in our anatomy and physiology depends on water to work efficiently and effectively.
Since water is such an important component to our physiology, it would make sense that the quality of water should be just as important as drinking eight glasses of water a day. Drinking water should always be clean and free of contaminants to ensure proper health and wellness.
Why Do We Need Water Filtration?
Water on the Earth’s surface is substantially more prone to contaminants due to heavy industrial and environmental pollution. People who may be exposed to these inorganic contaminants can become sick or susceptible to liver damage, cancer and other long-term health conditions. Organic contaminants such as bacteria, disease-carrying microorganisms, rotten plants, and animal droppings are also likely to affect water sources. We have arguably, and depending where we are, reached the point where all sources of our drinking water contain some level of contamination.
Some examples of major contaminants that can be found in water today:
Toxic Metals (Lead, Mercury, Copper, etc.)
Toxic metals are also called inorganic contaminants. Many toxic metals have been linked to long-term health problems such as cancer and serious learning disabilities.
Microbiological (E. Coli, Enterobacter, Klebsiella, Citrobacter, etc.)
Biological contaminants are living organisms such as parasites, bacteria, viruses, cysts, and spores.
Petrochemicals (Herbicides, Pesticides, Detergents, VOC, Carcinogens, etc.)
Petroleum-based chemicals are also called ‘organic’ contaminants. Many have been linked to long-term health problems including many forms of cancer. Most have unknown long-term health effects.
With knowledge thus comes choice. A good filtration system installed in your home is one important way to proactively monitor and ensure the quality and safety of your drinking water. And although water filtration technology for households now prevalently exists, many people are unaware of the working principle behind the various filtration systems. The first thing to keep in mind is that a filtration method cannot find its application in a single filtration stage. Only a good complete system can produce high-quality, safe drinking water.
9 Reasons Why You Should Choose HomePure Water Filtration System
You can enjoy the special advantages of water filtration as well as good hygiene and wellness with a simple, single management of various filtration stages:
- Gives you safe and clean water
The HomePure system provides clean drinking water.
- Good minerals pass through, while contaminants are kept out
HomePure water filter produces water that is naturally balanced because it allows natural trace minerals to pass through filtration, whilst ensuring certain contaminants are filtered out. The filter can absorb and remove 97% of chlorine; 99% of turbidity; 99% of the total 46 types of VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) such as atrazine, carbofuran, lindane, simazine and toluene; as well as heavy metals (Hg, Pb, Cr, Fe, Al, Cu), herbicides, pesticides, and TTHM (Trihalomethane).The heavy metals reduction is evaluated and supported by independent laboratory KEWWI (Korea).
- Gives you good-tasting, odourless water
HomePure water is smoother, fresher, and better-tasting.
- HomePure water is Pi-water
- User-friendly design
Sleek, modern and functionally designed, HomePure water filter is the perfect appliance for the modern kitchen. Its one-way stainless steel flexible pipe allows you to use the drinking water supply in a wider radius without moving your water filter, and also prevents bacteria or dust from coming back into the filter.
- Easy installation and filter cartridge replacement
HomePure is a countertop filter that can be installed in seconds without the need for professional tools or plumbing . The device valve is attached directly to the main faucet and does not require an additional faucet. Its filter cartridge is also easy to change when it is due for replacement. A smart indicator will show you when the filter lifetime has been reached through its:1) Flow Metre, which counts water consumption (4,320 litres);
2) Timer, which counts the duration (12 months). Depending on whichever comes first, the smart indicator will signal when the filter cartridge has to be replaced.
- No electricity is needed
Unlike most Reverse Osmosis or Ultraviolet filtration systems, HomePure is a mechanical Ultrafiltration unit that does not need electricity, thus providing you clean water at minimal cost.
- World-class quality/German engineering/Japanese technology/Korean-made
Using the reliability of Korean manufacturing, HomePure is made of world-class quality components and parts and uses a combination of advance German engineering plus Japanese technology.
- 7-stage filtration system
HomePure is a high-quality water filtration system that incorporates a mechanical seven-filter media Ultrafiltration (UF) system, meaning seven filter stages are combined into one single filter cartridge. The well-selected filter media and its specifications allow for a clean and safe filter performance that ensures water is filtered.
- Sediment pre-filter
Made of PE net and two-layered non-woven fabric material, the pre-filter effectively filters suspended solids such as rust residues, mud, and sand larger than 5 micron (5/1000 mm).
Function: Removes rust and sediments larger than 5 micron
- Activated carbon block filter
The HomePure carbon block filter with developed technology provides greater chemical absorption and mechanical filtration. The HomePure carbon block also comprises a larger filter surface area, which is more efficient than a Granulated Activated Carbon (GAC) filter, thus providing better absorption of contaminants.
Function: Removes 97% of chlorine, 99% of turbidity, 99% of the total 46 types of VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds), TTHM (Trihalomethane, ≤ 0.1mg/L) and/or the other chemicals in table 17 of NSF 53 (refer to User Manual)
- Activated carbon ceramic balls
The activated carbon ceramic balls are made as special coating balls at a low-temperature process under very technical and delicate methods to keep all the benefits functioning inside. The balls are responsible for improving the taste of your water, promoting excellent absorption and deodorisation.
Function: Remove 97% of chlorine, 99% of turbidity, 99% of the total 46 types of VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds), TTHM (Trihalomethane ≤ 0.1mg/L) and/or the other chemicals in Table 17 of NSF 53 (refer to User Manual); reduce bad taste and odour
- Pi-water ceramic from Japan
The Pi-water ceramic neutralises the adverse effects of active oxygen, preventing the action of hazardous ions, and controlling the oxidation reduction reaction.
Function: Suppresses oxidation and disintegration
- Tourmaline ceramic balls
The tourmaline ceramic balls reduce water clustering and have antibacterial and deodorising qualities that improve water fitration. They help give water a good taste and are a good source of mineral microelements that are beneficial for wellness.Function: Reduce water clustering; antibacterial; deodorise; ionise and alkalise water
- Ultrafiltration hollow fibre membrane
As the size of the smallest bacteria is 0.2 to 0.3 micron (a hair size is around 70-140 micron), the HomePure Ultrafiltration (UF) membrane ensures the reduction of bacteria and microscopic impurities due to its hollow fiber membrane having a pore size ranging from 0.01 to 0.1 micron. However, the UF membrane allows the passing through of beneficial water minerals.Function: Removes 100% of total coliform and E.Coli; reduces bacteria and microscopic impurities
- Antibacterial Silver-lite stone
Made of inorganic compound materials, the antibacterial Silver-lite stone is effective in preventing bacteria and algae growth due to its Silver ions (Ag+) that move throughout the filter. Hence, the remaining water in the filter does not become contaminated and bacteria are prevented from re-entering the filter.Function: Antibacterial; cleans water; prevents algae growth
Choosing the Right Filtration Stages
There are a number of filtration products that employ various methods such as the Reverse Osmosis (RO), Ultraviolet (UV) systems.
It is widely held that Ultrafiltration (UF) systems are perfect for household water filtration applications using pre-treated water and has advantages over RO or UV filtration..
|Ultrafiltration (UF)||Reverse Osmosis (RO)||Ultraviolet (UV)|
|Reduction of bacteria||Maximum reduction||Maximum reductionBreakdown of the membrane is possible||Medium reductionBacteria can hide behind sediments or
may only be paralysed
|Possibility of recontamination||NO||YES (tank)||YES (water around the UV lamp)|
|Need for a pump||NO||YES||NO|
|Need for electricity||NO||YES||YES|
The water filter can only be used with pre-filtered water from a water supply facility. The filter cannot be used with water from unsafe water sources such as rivers and wells. Use of a quality pre-filter is recommended to extend the shelf life of the cartridge.
What is Pi-Water?
Well known especially in Japan, Pi-water is the water that is very similar to living body water (i.e., water that constitutes a living body). It is water that can be found in all living bodies including humans, animals and plants.
Pi-water was discovered in 1964 by Dr Akihiro Yamashita during his study of botanical physiology. Dr Yamashita was trying to establish if hormone-like molecules were responsible for triggering flowering in plants, a phenomenon he and fellow scholars named as Florigen. He later found out that the change from bud to a flower was caused by ‘body water’, which contained a very small amount of Ferric Ferrous Salt (Fe2Fe3), the key element in controlling various functions of living bodies. After many studies and extensive research, Dr Yamashita succeeded in creating a bio-water with special properties that helped plants thrive well beyond normal expectations. He named this ‘Pi-water’.
Pi-water is created by adding Fe2Fe3 to water through ceramics. When Fe2Fe3 is added to tap water, it suppresses the increase of excessive free radicals. This is what HomePure water filter does to provide you with Pi-water.
Since 1944, NSF International, The Public Health and Safety CompanyTM, is an independent, non-profit organisation committed in making the world a safer place for consumers by certifying products and writing standards for food, water and consumer goods.
NSF is the only third-party testing organisation to undertake a complete evaluation of every aspect of a product’s development before it can earn the NSF Certification. Products bearing the NSF Mark are assured to have undergone extensive product testing and material analysis to comply with strict standards imposed by NSF and its product certification programmes.
- System tested and certified by NSF International against NSF/ANSI Standard 42 and 53 for the reduction of Taste/Odour, Chlorine, Turbidity, VOC
- One sample of Water Filter Branded: Home Pure has been tested by SIRIM QAS International Sdn. Bhd, Sample of water after filtration was collected and has been tested for certain elements in the Twenty-Fifth Schedule of Food Regulations 1985. For details please refer to Test Report no. 2010KL0408 dated 31st March 2010
- TÜV SÜD PSB, Singapore (Test report: 719165835-CHM10-EKH)
- KEWWI Korea Environment & Water Works Institute, Korea
- Consolidated Laboratory (M) Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
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