Instant™ Air Purifier Virus, Bacteria and Mould Testing

At Instant Brands, we take product performance claims seriously. That’s why we selected third-party, independent testing laboratories with reputations for excellence and significant biosafety expertise to evaluate Instant Air Purifiers.

Claims

Removes 99.9% of virus, bacteria and mould particles from treated air¹

1) Performance claims are calculated based on testing of a single particulate, A. Niger (mould), E. Coli (bacteria), S. Epidermidis (bacteria) or Phi-X174 (virus), under laboratory conditions following 1 hour of air purifier operation at the maximum fan speed and with Plasma Ion Technology on. Actual results may vary, depending on usage environment (temperature, humidity, room size and shape, nature and number of particulates in air, etc.), placement of the unit, and product usage (operation duration, operation mode, etc.). Best results with continuous use. An air purifier by itself does not protect against COVID-19.

Intelligent sensors monitor air quality and adjusts fan speed automatically to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week2

2) Sensors have a margin of error of +/- 20 micrograms per cubic metre in detecting changes in air quality. 

Starts delivering cleaner air in minutes and completely recycles the room’s air five times per hour3

3) Based on industry standards for removing 99.97% of ultrafine particles (0.3 microns) from the air in a room 5x per hour.

Night mode senses the rooms lighting to turn off the display lights and the Plasma Ion generator, and reduces noise to whisper quiet levels4

4) Efficacy in removing viruses and bacteria is reduced. 

An antimicrobial coating prevents bacterial growth on the filter and protects it against degradation5

 5) Filter has antimicrobial coating to prevent microbial growth and protect it from degradation.

Virus, Bacteria and Mould Testing

Instant Brands engaged a well-renowned testing vendor with over 130 years of experience and certified under ISO 9001 and ISO 17025, to evaluate the Instant Air Purifier’s ability to remove contaminants, including virus, bacteria and mould particles from treated air.

For the AP300 and AP200 models, the test chamber was 28.3 cubic metres and for the AP100, the test chamber was 15.4 cubic metres. The lab introduced aerosolised A. Niger (mould) E. Coli (bacteria), S. Epidermidis (bacteria) or Phi-X174 (virus) into each test chamber, one at a time, and turned the tested model on at full fan speed. Scientists separately measured the concentration of each particle in the chamber at 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 120, 180 and 240 minutes. Those measurements were compared to the baseline concentrations of each particle present in the chamber at the same time intervals, but without the air purifiers operating.

The results of this testing showed that the AP100, AP200 and  AP300 removed 99.9% of the tested particles after 60 minutes of operation.