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MERVs between 17 and 19 are rated for 0. Air Filters - Available Evidence of Their Usefulness Whether installed in the ducts of HVAC systems or used in portable air cleaners, most air filters have a good efficiency rating for removing larger particles when they remain airborne.
These particles include dust, pollen, some molds, animal dander, and those that contain dust mite and cockroach body parts and droppings. But because these particles settle rather rapidly from the air, air filters are somewhat ineffective in removing them from indoor areas.
And although human activities such as walking and vacuuming, or the high velocity air exiting supply vents, can re-suspend particles, most of the larger particles will resettle before they enter the HVAC system or portable air cleaner and are removed by a particle air filter.
Large particles settle from the air rapidly; therefore, air filters are somewhat ineffective in their removal. The appropriate type of particle removal air filter can be chosen by looking at its MERV rating in removing airborne particles from the airstream that passes through it.
MERV ratings can also be used to compare air filters made by different manufacturers. Flat or panel air filters with a MERV of 1 to 4 have low efficiency on smaller airborne particles, but reasonable efficiency on large particles when they remain airborne. These filters have low airflow resistance and are relatively inexpensive.
For the most part, such filters are used to protect the HVAC equipment from the buildup of unwanted materials on fan motors, heat exchangers, and other surfaces.
Pleated or extended surface filters with a MERV of 5 to 13 have higher efficiency ratings than panel filters. These medium-efficiency filters are reasonably efficient at removing small-to-large airborne particles.
The airflow resistance of these filters does not necessarily increase as the MERV increases. Higher efficiency filters with a MERV of 14 to 16 have a higher average resistance to airflow than medium-efficiency filters. The depth of these pleated or extended surface filters may vary from approximately 1 to 6 inches for medium-efficiency models and 6 to 12 inches for higher efficiency filters.
As the depth and pleating increases, so does the area of the filtration medium, helping to offset the increase in resistance to airflow across the filter.
Because of their increased surface area, these filters often have an extended life. The operating resistance of a fully dust-loaded filter must be considered in the design, because it is the maximum resistance against which the fan operates. Generally, dust loading results in increased filtration efficiency along with an increase in pressure drop.
Some residential HVAC systems may not have enough fan or motor capacity to accommodate higher efficiency filters. A MERV of 20 is rated for 0. HEPA filters have higher efficiencies for removing both larger and smaller airborne particles.
A typical residential air-handling unit and the associated ductwork would not be able to accommodate such filters because of their size and increased airflow resistance. While some gas-phase filters may remove specific gaseous pollutants from the complex mixture of chemical compounds in tobacco smoke, none is expected to remove all unwanted gaseous combustion products.
Odorous and toxic organic gases may also evaporate from liquid tobacco smoke particles trapped by the air filter Manufacturers market HEPA filters to allergy and asthma patients. Experimental data and theoretical predictions indicate that medium-efficiency air filters, MERV between 7 and 13, are likely to be almost as effective as true HEPA filters in reducing the concentrations of most indoor particles linked to health effects.
For these small particles, relatively large decreases in indoor concentrations around 80 percent are attainable with medium filter efficiency such as a MERV of Increasing filter efficiency above a MERV of 13 results in only modest predicted decreases in indoor concentrations of these particles.
Increasing filter efficiency above a MERV of 11 does not significantly reduce predicted indoor concentrations of animal dander. Electrostatic precipitators remove and collect small airborne particles and have an initial ASHRAE dust spot efficiency of up to 98 percent at low airflow velocity.
This efficiency will be highest for clean electronic air cleaners. Electronic air cleaners exhibit high initial efficiencies in cleaning air, largely because of their ability to remove fine particles.CHAPTER GENERAL PROVISIONS.
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