Update: our new purifiers have been delivered to us, and despatched to our parents' homes :)
With even most mainstream media sources admitting that PM2.5 is the real killer component in the haze, what can you as an individual do right now, apart from wearing respirator-type (as opposed to surgical) masks?
|My temporary solution. Got this US set used (hence the need for a step-down transformer), from a friend.|
Does not work on odors, but can remove very small pollutants from large spaces. Ionic air purifiers, also known as electrostatic air purifiers, work by giving particles in the air a negative or positive electrical charge, and then draw the particles to plates within the air purifier. Ionic air purifiers run very quietly. Like the ozone air filter, ionic filters are controversial as well because one of the byproduct of the electrical charge is ozone gas, which can exacerbate respiratory conditions like asthma.
|Input requirements, and model number for anyone interested.|
|The transformer as mentioned earlier.|
|Approximately 43cm diameter, HEPA filter removed.|
|Washable DIY activated carbon mesh pre-filter. My friend DIY, not me. I think you can use those for cooker hoods.|
|Front view. Pardon the poor Photoshop skills|