Operation
Informaiton about running AiroDoctor products

Can I also operate the AiroDoctor Mini in the car?

Yes, the AiroDoctor Mini is very well designed for use in the car: If you remove the lower part of the casing, it fits perfectly into the cup holder of a car. The device runs on battery power and can be recharged via USB-C - and can also be operated permanently via this. More information can be found at https://airodoctor.com/resources and in the video.

How long does the battery of the AiroDoctor Mini last and how do I charge it?

The battery of the AiroDoctor lasts four hours in operation at the lowest level and can be easily recharged via USB-C. A four-level indicator signals the status of the battery consumption. More information can be found at https://airodoctor.com/resources and in the video.

What does the unit 'µg/m3' mean?

µg/m3 means micrograms per cubic meter and is a unit for measuring pollutants in the air.

I have mold infestation in the apartment, can I get it under control with the AiroDoctor air purifier?

No, the AiroDoctor cannot do anything about the mold infestation itself. But it eliminates fungal spores from the air and can neutralize unpleasant odors.

I have water damage, is the AiroDoctor suitable for drying?

No. The AiroDoctor is not a room dryer. But the AiroDoctor eliminates fungal spores from the air and can neutralize unpleasant odors.

Is the AiroDoctor suitable for use in the hospitality industry?

Yes, the AiroDoctor is particularly suitable for use in hotels, bars and the catering industry. Wherever large numbers of people congregate, the risk of infection by airborne pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2, influenza or the norovirus increases. It also increases exposure to unpleasant odors. Especially in the hospitality sector, it is a top priority to avoid both. The AiroDoctor removes 99.9% of all contaminants, pathogens, harmful gases and odors. All infectious particles are permanently destroyed without leaving any residue. No harmful by-products such as ozone are produced in the process.

Is the AiroDoctor suitable for operation in healthcare facilities?

Yes, the AiroDoctor is particularly suitable here. This is because healthy, clean air is a top priority, especially in healthcare facilities. Hospitals, medical practices and care facilities are home to many people with a variety of medical conditions. Some of them with infections that spread and are transmitted through the air. Protecting staff, patients and residents, even beyond the Corona pandemic, is of the utmost importance. The AiroDoctor filters dangerous pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2, influenza, MRSA or the norovirus from the room air sustainably and without harmful emissions. In addition, the AiroDoctor also neutralizes harmful gases and unpleasant odors. This makes the AiroDoctor particularly suitable for operation in healthcare facilities.

Is the AiroDoctor also useful in the long term resp. after the Corona pandemic?

Yes, definitely. Other viruses and bacteria, particulate matter, allergens and harmful gases also remain an important issue for healthcare facilities, offices, stores and industrial plants in the long term. Even in schools, the use of professional air purifiers for allergy sufferers is recommended and necessary after the pandemic, as confirmed by the expert opinion of the Charité institute in Berlin and the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation ECARF.

I ventilate sufficiently. Do I still need an air purifier?

Yes. Studies have shown that an air purifier is almost as effective as sufficient window ventilation. A combination of window ventilation and air purifier is best, as the studies showed: here, the risk of infection indoors fell by almost half again. The less ventilation is possible, the more important is the additional use of a professional air purifier.

Up to what room size does an AiroDoctor decontaminate the air?

The AiroDoctor cleans rooms up to a maximum of 200 square meters. It is easily possible to set up several units for cleaning larger rooms.

Is the AiroDoctor also suitable for use in schools?

Yes, the AiroDoctor is especially suitable for use in schools, as confirmed by an expert report from the Charité institute in Berlin and the KICT in South Korea. The AiroDoctor has an excellent filter performance and can be optimally installed in classrooms and staff rooms. Its filter performance significantly reduces the risk of infection, it does not emit any harmful by-products, and its quiet operating volume enables concentrated learning. Automatic tilt shut-off and child safety lock make operation in schools additionally safe. Learn more about the AiroDoctor in school here.

What figure best indicates the effective performance of an air purifier?

The best case is to check the results of laboratory tests as well as tests in real environments. The Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) describes the air cleaning rate, but does not indicate the true effectiveness of air purification. In some circumstances, a device with a high CADR and lack of decontamination may also contribute to the greater dispersion of harmful substances into the air.

How much power does the AiroDoctor operate at?

The maximum power of the AiroDoctor is 85 watts at a Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) of 480m3/h.

How long does it take the AiroDoctor to clean a room of 30 square meters?

The AiroDoctor clears the room (at average ceiling height) of approx. 80% of all pollutants in the air within an average of 15 minutes thanks to its Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) of 480 m3/h.

Does the AiroDoctor protect me from infection with SARS-CoV-2?

No, but it significantly reduces the risk of infection in indoor environments. Read more about it here.

Can I run the AiroDoctor around the clock?

Yes. The AiroDoctor is designed for 24/7 use. There are no components that become particularly warm. The LED modules for photocatalysis have a performance lifetime of at least 50,000 hours, and there is no measurable wear on the filter core made of solid titanium dioxide (TiO2) material.

Is there a fire or explosion hazard when operating the device?

There is no risk of fire or explosion. However, please ensure that no liquids get into the AiroDoctor.

How loud is the AiroDoctor?

The volume of the AiroDoctor varies depending on the ventilation level. The following table shows the ventilation level, the respective Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) and the volume in decibels (db).
Level
CADR
Volume
1
96 m3/h
23 db
2
144 m3/h
26 db
3
192 m3/h
27 db
4
240 m3/h
30 db
5
336 m3/h
32 db
6
384 m3/h
40 db
7
441 m3/h
45 db
8
480 m3/h
53 db

Does the AiroDoctor change the room climate?

Minimal changes may occur. We assume that photocatalysis could minimally reduce humidity and the room temperature could change by no more than 1 degree.

How does the measurement via the light emitting diode (LED) work?

The light-emitting diode continuously measures the particle load of particles up to a size of PM2.5 (2.5 micrometers) via optical scattering. A sensor counts the flashes generated by the individual particles in the light of the diode and thus measures the particle density. Incorrect measurements can occur with particularly high air humidity, for example with water vapor, since the water droplets in the air are counted as particles here.

How often does air in the room need to be exchanged (air exchange rate) in order to significantly reduce the risk of infection by aerosols?

This depends on several factors: the size and nature of the room (ceiling height, interior furnishings), the sources of pollutants, and the number of people present or infected. In various studies, flow researchers calculated air exchange rates that are more or less equivalent to four to six times the room volume per hour. Read more about this in our AiroDoctor study in a real daycare room with 11 children.

How many air purifiers do I need for one room?

One AiroDoctor cleans a room with an overall area of 200 square meters. You then need to factor in the ceiling height and the average number of people present. Our configurator gives you a quick and easy overview of how many units you need for your premises.