What's the difference between air purifier and air ionizer?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

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  • 2 months ago

    There isn't necessarily any difference because there is no specific definition of an air "purifier."   The word "purifier" is just a marketing hook. 

    Ionizers might be considered one type of purifier.  Ionizers produce ozone which kills bacteria and viruses and they make the air smell fresh.  They don't actually remove anything from the air, and ozone is actually an irritant. 

    Other products that might be called purifiers are various filter devices.  Filters typically don't kill  pathogens but they do remove dust.   Electrostatic air filters tend to have the highest efficiency, but are also the most expensive. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Both products clean the air from impurities, but they operate in two completely different ways. The major difference between an Ionizer and an air purifier is how each product removes impurities from the air.

    1. An air purifier operates by sucking air into the device through a dense, physical filter that traps airborne contaminants. It then pushes out clean, fresh air into the room.

    2. An Ionizer sends out electrically charged ions into the air that bond with harmful impurities. Once a bond is made, these particles become too heavy to stay in the air. Then the contaminants falling onto the floor and later being cleaned off by the homeowner.

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Air purifiers use a physical membrane to separate particles from the air while air ionizers is a scam.

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  • 2 months ago

    A purifier will suck in and actually filter out a wide range of stuff in our air to make it healthier and more pure, concentrated, then release it back into our environment.

    The other spits out ions to bond with impurities in our oxygen affectively making it too heavy to stay in the air. Thus making the oxygen more pure and healthy.

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