Clean air is cool. And dirty – no. It is air pollution, according to the World Health Organization, the cause of a large number of serious health problems among many people around the world. Especially harmful is the fine dust that accumulates in the human lungs. LG PuriCare AS60GDPV0 – South Korean novelty, designed to solve the problem of air purity at home or in the office. Armed with a laser dust sensor and a conventional pillow, we checked how it works.
Review of the Purifier purifier LG PuriCare. Video version
In a few minutes we tell the main thing about LG PuriCare: we check the convenience and, of course, analyze the quality of air cleaning: using a laser dust meter and a dust cushion. Find out more.
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The main thing about the air cleaner
The new Korean air purifier is designed to clean it from fine dust of less than 1 micrometer (0.001 mm). It consists of solid microparticles mixed with minute droplets of liquid.
This dust itself (homemade and flew from the street – microparticles of automobile tires and asphalt, for example), plant pollen, wool and skin particles of domestic animals, the products of life of dust mites, bacteria and mold spores and other small contaminants.
Air Purifier LG PuriCare
To our question about which class filter (H13 or H14 – the modern classification is the HEPA format) in the Russian representation to panii responded only that "all filtration technology – in-house development." OK, just check the LG HEPA filter system in the case.
In the Russian version of the air cleaner, which, by the way, will cost 59,000 rubles *, another filter will be added to the main filter catching smells and gaseous pollutants in the air (to us for the test came demo version, directly from South Korea, without such a filter). The cost of a set of filters is 5 999 rubles.
* All prices are current as of the day of publication.
Important characteristics of LG PuriCare AS60GDPV0 air purifier:
– Treatment area: up to 58 m²
– Weight: 13.5 kg
– Inverter motor (warranty – 10 years)
– Filters: preliminary, HEPA, "anti-smell"
– Replacing the filter unit: every 1-2 years, depending on operating conditions
– Pollution sensor air: fixation of dust particles PM1 (from 1 μm)
– gaseous pollutant sensor
– air intake and return of the cleaned around the circumference – Filtering 360 °
– Additional fan for quick and even distribution of clean air
– Information on the amount of fine dust in the air on the display
– Smartphone control and remote fault diagnosis
– Remote control included
– Production Country: South Korea
How We Test
It's simple with air cleaners: we check how they clean the air. We do this with a laser analyzer of suspended particles in the air (they are also dangerous fine dust). It is able to "feel" the presence of dust with a size of 0.5 micrometers (0.0005 mm).
From the beginning, we measure the amount of fine dust in the room air in order to understand the initial general level of contamination. We turn on the air cleaner for maximum power. We install the analyzer so that the purified air enters directly into its air intake.
LG PuriCare air purification system consists of pollution sensors and high-efficiency filters
We compare the quality of the air purifier coming from the air with the initial level of contamination. This allows, even without creating special laboratory conditions, to draw conclusions about the efficiency of the air cleaner.
Plus, we study how convenient the air cleaner is in operation, we measure noise. We put the scores on a five-point scale: for the main function (air purification in this case), for usability and design. On the basis of these three estimates, we derive the total for the test.
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The laser dust analyzer makes measurements in the British system of measures – gives information about the amount of dust particles in 0.01 cubic feet. To translate the data into a metric system, you must first multiply the metric by 100 – get the amount of dust in one cubic foot. The product is multiplied by another 35.3 and we obtain an approximate content of dangerous fine dust in a cubic meter of air.
In our case, 1300 particles in 0.01 cubic feet (the number of dust particles in the air before cleaning it) is multiplied by 100 and by 35.3 , we get 4 589 000 particles of fine dust in a cubic meter of air – these are the indicators we have in the studio where the test was conducted. Air of poor quality and requires cleaning.
Explained Chudo.tech about the quality of air:
from 0 to 265 000 particles with a size of 0.5 microns in 1 m ³ – magnificent clean in
from 265 000 to 530 000 particles with a size of 0.5 microns in 1 m³ – high quality, clean
from 530 000 to 1 100 000 particles with a size of 0.5 microns in 1 m³ – good quality
from 1,100,000 to 3,700,000 particles with a size of 0.5 μm in 1 m³ – medium quality, it is desirable to clean
from 3,700,000 to 10,600,000 particles in size from 0,5 microns in 1 m³ – poor quality, cleaning is required
from 10 60 0 000 – very dirty air, urgent cleaning is needed
After passing through the air cleaner, the air became much cleaner. During the test, we fixed even 0 particles with a size of 0.5 microns. But most often the figures were between 20 and 50 particles in 0.01 cubic feet or up to 176 500 in cubic meters.
The difference with the initial pollution reached 65 times, and on the average was about 30 times. The air became much purer. Five points for the main function – air purification.
In the photo below, the amount of fine dust recorded during the test is 0.5 μm (left) and 2.5 μm (right) at 0, 01 cubic feet of air at the outlet of the cleaner. Air purifier LG PuriCare AS60GDPV0 worked at maximum power.
The laser analyzer of suspended particles recorded a significant decrease in the concentration of dust in the air
Without the superfluous "frills", the hull panels closing the filter unit are removed and put back on. The filters themselves are also easily removed and installed back. Management did not cause difficulties. Not enough, however, the chassis bottom or handles on the sides – a device based on the floor and at a weight of 13, 5 kg, they would facilitate its movement. Shoot 0.5 points. For convenience of use – 4.5 points.
The design of the Koreans turned out great (agree, the device looks unusual, cool and stylish) – "excellent" score
Chudo's verdict .tech
We do not charge points for the cost, because, first of all, we check the quality and efficiency of the equipment, but we note that 59 000 is expensive. LG PuriCare air purifier is effective, but not available to all.
We recommend it for office or home use (suitable for bedroom, children's room, living room, kitchen) – it perfectly manages air purification, comfortable and modern looking. The overall score for the test is high – 4.8 points out of five possible .
Remember that the maximum efficiency of the air cleaner is achieved by limiting the inflow of "outside air" into the room. Therefore, if you use the device permanently, it's time to turn it off and air in the room.
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Thank you "Breeeth Center for Ecological Housing!" (Www.breeethretail .ru) for providing the laser analyzer of suspended particles in the air Dylos DC1700.