Coway Research and Development: creating Airmega
The people on the Coway Research and Development Team have a healthy obsession, Luckily, it’s to help people live happier, healthier lives. When it comes to purification technology, there are only a small number of dedicated research teams trying to make improvements to the air we breathe. Coway has won numerous design and engineering awards for their line of air purifiers, known as Airmega.
Everything is considered
When developing a new purifier, efficiency and effectiveness is determined by much more than its size and shape. For Airmega, designers concern themselves with every measurement, including the space between the front cover and the inside. Every structure and element within the purifier can change the efficiency of the machine. That’s why Airmega undergoes extensive testing and re-testing, all in a strive for perfection. When a Coway product finally goes to the market, you’ll know it’s been through thousands of tests. Air flow, energy consumption, capture efficiency, and hundreds of other data points are collected to help the team move forward with perfecting the device.
Designing smarter purifiers
More and more, purifiers are becoming technology-based, with internet and Wi-Fi capability. With the introduction of app and voice control, Wi-Fi equipped Airmegas now give you unprecedented knowledge and power to purify your air. Not only do they measure in real-time the quality of your indoor air, they can also track over time the outdoor quality, and give you detailed reports.
The quest for better is endless
Senior Research engineer Hyun Jin Hong, who has been working with the Airmega Development Team for 12 years, explains that the work is never done, because you can always do better. “Coway is a company that strives to do its best in a never ending effort to provide quality products to the consumers." He truly believes in the work they are doing to give people happier, healthier lives. “We breathe every second for 24 hours everyday to live. But the air we breathe has dust, various harmful gases, VOCs, pollen, pet hair, viruses, and other invisible particles. Air purifiers will help collect those, give us clean air and protect us from harm.”
An unprecedented filtration system
Hong describes HyperCaptive™, the network of capture technologies that truly give Airmegas an edge: “The Coway filter system removes 99.999%* of particles as small as 0.01 microns. Our Max2 filter has both the Green True HEPA™ filter and deodorization filter. Not only does the Green True HEPA™ capture the virus, but also destroys it."
It’s true. The team has developed a treatment on the surface of Coway’s Green True HEPA™ filter (H13) that remove viruses and bacteria, meaning they won’t be able to grow or populate in your environment. It’s an edge that has consumers racing to the stores for Coway’s award-winning Airmegas.
*Coway air purifiers have been proven to trap dust, pollen, dander, viruses and bacteria in the air based on KCL(Korea Conformity Laboratories) testing. They have been tested in a 30㎥ size chamber according to the Korea Air Cleaning Association standard (SPS-KACA 002-132:2018 Modified) to measure the 0.01㎛ size of particle removal rate. It was tested on maximum fan speed in normal room temperature and humidity conditions. The performance may vary in the actual living environment of customers. Tested with Coway Airmega 150, AP-1216L, AP-1512HH, AP-1512HHS, 250, 250S, 300, 300S, 400, 400S.
1Coway air purifiers has been proven to trap dust, pollen, dander, viruses and bacteria in the air based on KCL (Korea Conformity Laboratories) testing.They have been tested in a 30㎥ size chamber according to the Korea Air Cleaning Association standard (SPS-KACA 002-132:2022 Modified) to measure the 0.01㎛ size of particle removal rate. It was tested on maximum airflow speed in normal room temperature and humidity conditions. The performance may vary in the actual living environment of customers.
→ Tested with Airmega Aim, 150, 160, AP-1216L, AP-1512HH, AP-1512HHS, 200M, Icon, IconS, 230, 240, 250, 250 Art, 250S, 300, 300S, 400, 400S, ProX
299.97% of viruses, bacteria, fungi and pollen were verified to be removed from the air for Coway air purifiers which have Green True HEPA™ filter applied based on the Japan Food Research Laboratories(JFRL) testing according to JEM 1467 standard.
→ Tested with Coway Airmega AP-1512HH, AP-1512HHS, 250, 250 Art, 250S, 300, 300S, 400, 400S
→ All tested by JFRL and received above result within below time.
All tested by JFRL and received above result within below time.
- Virus: Tested with Escherichia coli phage ΦX174 NBRC 103405, 60 minutes
- Bacteria: Tested with Staphylococcus epidermidis NBRC 12993, 60 minutes
- Fungi/Mold: Tested with Penicillium citrinum NBRC 6352, 60 minutes
- Pollen: Tested with Cedar Pollen extract, 60 minutes
3Aerosol test conducted in a Biosafety level 3 laboratory with two Coway air purifier models, Coway Airmega 250 and 400 for removal of SARS-CoV-2 Aerosol by US based MRI Global, a not-for-profit laboratory and partner of US Department of Defense. The test was conducted in a 13.1ft3 chamber. Virus was aerosolized for 15 minutes and the product was turned on high for 2 minutes. Result showed each product effectively removed over 99.98% of the SARS-CoV-2 in 2 minutes. This is a result from a laboratory experiment condition and result may vary in different conditions. This result does not imply it kills SARS-CoV-2 or prevents the transmission of Covid-19. Coway Airmega 250S and 400S are identical to the tested models and has equal performance with an additional mobile connectivity function.
4The concentration of ammonia, acetaldehyde and acetic acid were proven to be removed within 30 minutes by FCG Research Institute, Inc. Human Life Science Lab. It is not a demonstration result in the actual use space. Not all odors and gases may be supported. → Tested with Coway Airmega 150, 160, AP-1512HH, AP-1512HHS, 400, 400S
5The coverage area of the air purifier is based on an area where the air cleaner can make two air changes per hour (ACPH). An air change per hour translates to how many times an air purifier can clean an area, assuming the height of a ceiling to be 8 ft, in one hour. Therefore ** means two air changes per hour means that the cleaner can clean the area once every 30 minutes and * means air changes per hour means that the air purifier can clean the area once every 60 minutes.
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