Philips GoPure Compact 110 Air Purifier for Car (Grey) #FindOnAmazon

Philips GoPure Compact 110 Air Purifier for Car is the best way to enjoy fresh and clean air in your automobile. Just like each of Philips air purifiers, Philips GoPure Compact 110 Air Purifier uses a unique 3-stage filtration process to remove 99% of in-car air pollutants.

Fresh air in your car is now a possibility! No matter what your demands are.

Philip’s unique GoPure technology combines HEPA and HESA filters to keep you and the family in good health, by letting you enjoy pure air even in your car. The 3-stage filtration eliminates harmful fine particles including dust, allergens, bacteria, industry & exhaust fumes, viruses; and neutralises toxic gaseous chemicals including from upholstery and car interior plastics. The HESA filtration technology is 3times better at removing tobacco smoke residues than various ionisers.1

Philips GoPure Compact 110 Air Purifier for Car’s 3-stage filtering process:

  1. Pre-filter captures big particles such as human hair and pet hair.
  2. HEPA filter removes dust (upto 2.5pm), bacteria, harmful gasses and pollen.
  3. HESA filter reduces bad odours like smoke and the new car smell.

Easy to install

Philips GoPure Compact 110 Air Purifier includes a 4m 12V power cable and mounting accessories for safe installation on armrest, headrest and under seats.

Filter lifetime of up to 350 hr

Filter of Philips GoPure Compact 110 Air Purifier can be used up to one year depending on air quality.

Cleans your car air in just 15 min2

Efficient filtration of Philips GoPure Compact 110 Air Purifier quickly removes pollutants from the car.

Automatic switch on/off

Philips GoPure Compact 110 Air Purifier gets automatically switched on when you start your car, and has 2 speeds to adjust filtration power.

Philips GoPure Compact 110 Air Purifier for Car (Grey)

  1. TUV Germany test based on DIN ISO/IEC 28360:2009-11 and DIN EN ISO 16000-9, calculated for 10 substances in 1M3 chamber
  2. 50% PM2.5 removal in 3m3 chamber.

Smog refugees of China

We know refugees. They are the people who leave their country to escape war or a natural disaster. Over the centuries many people have moved to other nations as refugees and now call the new nations their home.

UN Refugee Agency defines Refugee as:

Refugee (n) ref·u·gee : Refugees are people fleeing conflict or persecution.

Smog refugees

flee Chinese cities as 'airpocalypse' blights half a billion

Under the Nazi regime, due to Adolf Hitler a lot of people ran away leaving all their belongings behind, to seek refuge in countries as far as United States of America & Canada. When partition of India took place, there were plenty of refugees on both side of the new border. But refugees from Smog, due to apparent ‘airpocalypse’ is new and something that needs deeper understanding.

Smog refugees of Beijing

China’s north is its industrial heartland, and this winter season that portion of the mainland is most affected by pollution (and worse) in the air. Greenpeace East Asia in its press release tells us that North China is seeing its worst air pollution of 2016 with 460 million people finding it hard to breathe. That’s the population of United States, Canada and Mexico combined breathing hazardous level of smog and heavy pollution.

They shared what air’s quality really is right now there in this tweet

Airpocalypse” due to hazardous level of smog and heavy pollution in Northern China’s air has made refugees of cities’ citizens.

Industrial Air Purifier

Not everyone can do it though. People who are not moving do not move, like Lauri Myllyvirta, a Beijing-based Greenpeace activist, have to tough it out with the help of air purifiers, dust masks and similar equipments. The air outside of their homes is no polluted that no one is willing to venture outside their homes.

Flights to pollution-free cities are packed, people are taking vacations to Australia, Indonesia, Japan and the Maldives.

Dangerous smog blankets northeastern China - DW
Smog refugees – smog filled townships

Jiang Aoshuang, one of the smog refugees, tried to make her way to Chongli, a smog-free ski resort, but found it already full with other smog refugees who were trying to find cleaner air there.

“You ask me why I left Beijing? It’s because I want to live,”

– Yang Xinglin, 27, who had also fled to Chongli for some respite, told the Guardian. 

Emma Zhang, Li Dongke and other smog refugees like them decided to decamp to the Yunnan province.

“I finally saw the blue sky. It was wonderful!”,

– Emma said.

Moreover, it hasn’t been easy to fly away, as a lot of flights had to be cancelled due to high levels of pollution & smog. On Tuesday, all flights from Beijing domestic airport were cancelled and so were 273 flights from Beijing International airport.

[featured image via CNN]

AirMint – a disposable, stick-on nasal filter


There’s been a smoke haze encompassing Delhi’s air following Diwali. Sale of Air Purifiers has increased manifolds since smoke took-over fresh air in Delhi. Even China is seeing smog refugees due to air being over polluted.

People have taken to face masks as they are the cheapest form of them and wearable while on move. Face masks cover half the face, have an air leakage problem and in general don’t ensure smooth breathing in general.

The Rhinix nasal filter is one of several concepts aimed at combating seasonal allergies. The clip goes under the septum.
IIT team’s stick-on air filter

A team of a current student, 2 alumni and their professor of IIT Delhi have come up with a better solution in the form of AirMint. AirMint is a stick-on nasal filter to protect its user from air pollutants. It is disposable & biodegradable and offers protection from fine particulate matters of 2.5. It is made of textile material with coating of nano-fibre, all of which is patented. The user just sticks it to periphery of the nostrils. It can be worn comfortably continuously for 8-10 hours.

The team behind AirMint is Jatin Kewlani (Cofounder & Civil Engineering student), alumni Prateek Sharma & Tushar Vyas, and Professor AK Agrawal. They have already received grant from Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA), a joint venture of Confederation of Indian Industry and Department of Science & Technology, and have applied for other grants too. They have dispatched a batch for trial to a nonprofit in Bhutan, distributed it at an event in Guwahati and at a Gurugram hospital.

Air Purifier Technology

There are 3 kinds of Air Purifier Technology available in the market:
1. Ozone Generator
2. Electrostatic Air Purifiers
3. HEPA Air Purifiers


Air Purifier Technology: Ozone Generator

Ozone Generator removes strong odors, kills bacteria, mold and other microorganisms present in the area.

In this kind of Air Purifier Technology, Ozone is produced intentionally. It really is not effective as an air purifier, and not all are suitable for home use. They can turn out to be harmful for the family, due to production of ozone inside a room. An Ozone Generator used in a home can cause various health problems like respirator tract irritation and breathing difficulty among other things.

They, however, are fit for commercial applications to purify the air and remove various airborne particles, chemicals, mould, virus, bacterias and odours.

Ozone Generator Air Purifier Technology is not effective as home air purifiers, they are effective only at extremely high, unsafe ozone levels.

Air Purifier Technology: Electrostatic Air Purifiers

Electrostatic Air Purifiers use an electric charge to trap particles travelling in air stream, much like a Fly Catcher you see at almost all restaurants, and various kinds of shops. As it functions, charged particles stick to sides of internal filtering system on plates for collection. This Air Purifier Technology is only able to remove 30% of particles from the indoor air.

The real benefit of this Air Purifier Technology is that you only need to worry about cleaning the collection plates to make sure the Air Purifiers work at optimal efficiency, other than that they don’t require any maintenance. They, much like the Sharper Image Ionic Breeze Air Purifier range which uses the same Air Purifier Technology, don’t take in all the air of a room. They generally leave around 5% contaminated air of room to circulate without ever being processed.

Ionic Breeze air purifiers, have generally been given good ratings, and are readily available.

Air Purifier Technology: HEPA Air Purifiers

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Air Purifier Technology

The Air Purifier Technology behind HEPA Air Purifiers, High Efficiency Particulate Air, was developed in 1940s. It was widely used in medical cleanrooms, and they are the reason behind its popularity. Even after all these years, they are still the most reliable and effective technology for purifying air.

HEPA Air Filter equipped air purifiers absorb all particulate matter that is more than 0.03microns in size, like allergens, pollen, dust, dander and other allergy & asthma causing particles1. They absorb and purify 99.97% of the indoor air.

Some air purifiers, from the likes of Alen and Blueair, use a combination of HEPA and electrostaticity as their go to Air Purifier Technology. This combination allows these air purifiers to easily trap particles travelling in the air stream, thus gathering more particles, bringing the charged particles to HEPA air filter which captures them.

These air purifiers using HEPA Air Purifier Technology, absorb all kinds of bacteria, pollen, dust and microscopic particles, keeping the recirculated air inside your home clean, fresh and void of harmful contaminants.

  1. All harmful indoor air particles which cause allergy and asthma like symptoms are measured to be about 0.03microns and larger.