CleanLeaf HE Series air scrubbers were tested on a 4-week basis in a commercial growing facility against HVAC and TiO2 PCO systems to gauge efficiency.
I. Room Layout
• 1,000 sq. ft.
• Contains 300 plants
• Environment is controlled and kept around 75° and 50% RH
• In Test Room 1, CleanLeaf units were hung in opposite corners of the room
• In Testing Room 2, PCO units were hung in opposite corners of the room
• The control room relied on HVAC to mitigate microbiological contaminants
The test was completed by loading a Buck Bio Culture pump air sampler for a Potato Dextrose Agar Plate and running the sampler for five minutes in the center of both the testing rooms and the control room.
The first samples were taken five hours after plants had been transferred into the rooms and 24 hours after the maintenance crew completed extensive cleansing.
Each weekly sample was incubated for 5 days before pictures were documented. The samples were incubated in the same room to ensure an accurate representation of growth patterns over the 4-week period.
After the testing was completed, CleanLeaf showed minimal colonies of fungus and a drastically lower spore count when compared to HVAC and PCO technologies. Upon seeing the results, the cannabis production company decided to move forward by outfitting all of their facilities with CleanLeaf HE2500 units.
Use our sizing calculator to help you determine which unit is best for your room and how many units you need to acheive proper air circulation.
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To clean Square Feet, you will need:
A CleanLeaf media air cleaner is considered an "ambient air cleaning system" designed to run ambient shop air through a series of high efficiency filters and/or carbon depending on the application. When sized for 8-10 air changes per hour, you will create a constant reduction in the amount of airborne particulate in the room between 70-90%. We always recommend capturing the particulate at the source when possible but understand source capture is not always an option. Blue Ox air cleaners are often used as a secondary filtration system to source capture or when source capture is not applicable.
1. First, we determined the air changes per hour requirement from the following:
2. Second, we determined the required CFM for your application:
Sq Footage = Length x Width x Height (We use 12' by default)
Total Required CFM = Sq Feet x 8 Air Changes per hour / 60
3. Determine the total number of units required:
Total Units = Total Required CFM / Unit CF Rating
For Example: 12,000 Required CFM would require (4) 3,000 CFM units