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Most of you have seen the ads. They're all over the television, magazines and the internet. Everyone is buying these ionic electrostatic smoke eaters and air cleaners that have no fan. commercials and infomercials even show a guy taking out the metal electrostatic filter and wiping off a layer of dirt and dust. These ionic type smoke eaters aren't even supported by the consumer reports, they're rated as "ineffective."

We are not knocking the effectiveness of electrostatic filters, they work very well help of a fan and in combination with other types of filters. The filters in an electrostatic smoke eater can attract even the smallest particles like a magnet, the thing is, the larger particles need to be trapped first, so they don't clutter up the electrostatic plates and deter the smaller particles from getting caught.

[How does an electrostatic filter work?]

Comparison Chart...

Product Pros Cons Features Application MSRP
Trion SE 800E Smoke Eater
Trion SE 800E Smoke Air Cleaner
• Unique mounting options - can be ceiling-mounted, flush-mounted, or wall-mounted

• Supports fresh air return duct, if desired

• Must be hard-wired into electrical system

• More maintenance than a media-based smoke eater -Electronic filter cell must be washed periodically

• COANDA 360˚ airflow pattern creates an "envelope" of clean air.

• Aluminum mesh prefilter traps larger particles, allowing the electronic cells focus on the finer particulates

• Offices
• Bars
• Waiting Rooms
• Smoking areas
•Computer rooms
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AQE C12 SmokeMaster Smoke Eater
AQE C12 Smoke Master Electonic Air Cleaner
• Washable electronic cells means no filter replacement costs

• Higher CFM than media-based units

• COANDA 360° airflow pattern

• Regular maintenance required

• limited to 3 fan speeds

• Ceiling mount or Wall mount (w / kit)

• Can be fitted with odor-adsorbing carbon pads

• Bars, bingo halls, bowling alleys containing moderate amounts of smoke Call for discount
AQE F33 Electronic Smoke Eater
AQE F33 Electrostatic Smoke Eater
• Standard power cord & plug - easy installation

• Washable electronic cells means no filter replacement costs

• Up to 1250 CFM

• Regular maintenance required

• Not aesthetically pleasing

• Handles heavy loading of soot, fumes, smoke, light dust & mist

• Opt. arm & hood for source capture

• Industrial processes such as welding, soldering, grinding, tooling

• Ambient or source capture

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AQE F62 Electronic Smoke Eater
AQE F62 Electronic Smoke Air Cleaner
• Handles heavy loading of mist, smoke, soot, vapors, VOC's

• Washable electronic cells means no filter replacement costs

• Up to 2500 CFM

• Regular maintenance required

• Not aesthetically pleasing

• COANDA air flow works best when unit placed directly above source of contamination

• Can be fitted with hood for more direct contamination capture

• Industrial processes such as welding, soldering, grinding, tooling

• Hot processes where particles rise with heat

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AQE F66 Electronic Smoke Eater
AQE F66 Electronic Smoke Air Purifier
• Washable electronic cells means no filter replacement costs

• Up to 2600 CFM

• Regular maintenance required

• Not aesthetically pleasing

• Side discharge creates effective airflow pattern when used with multiple units • Ambient or source capture smoke, fumes, soot, light dusts and coolant mists from industrial processes Call for discount

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AQE F73 Electronic Smoke Eater
AQE F73 Electronic Smoke Eater
• Washable electronic cells means no filter replacement costs

• Up to 6000 CFM

• Regular maintenance required

• Not aesthetically pleasing

• Side discharge creates effective airflow pattern when used with multiple units

• General background ambient or ducted source capture options

• Ambient or source capture options

• Industrial fumes, mists, & smoke from welding & metalworking

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AQE X-400 Smoke Eater
AQE X400 ESP Smoke Eater

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• Main filters never require replacement.

• Inconspicuous - Grill fits flush with ceiling, cabinet hidden.

• COANDA Airflow pulls smoke up & distributes clean air.

• Includes odor controlling carbon.

• Requires periodic cleaning.

• Requires installation above ceiling.

• Only can handle one small enclosed room.

• Main Filter - Electrostatic Precipitator

• Post Filter - 2 Carbon Modules

• 3 Speeds

• Mounting brackets for standard 2'x2' ceiling tile.

• Home or small office where ceiling installation is possible.

• Up to about 500 sq ft room.

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AQE X11-Q SmokeMaster  Smoke Eater
AQE X11Q Smoke Master Air Purifier

• Main filters never require replacement.

• Inconspicuous - Grill fits flush with ceiling, cabinet hidden.

• COANDA Airflow pulls smoke up & distributes clean air.

• Up to 1250 CFM

• Requires periodic cleaning.

• Requires installation above ceiling.

• Electrostatic cell plus two activated carbon filters for smoke and odor control

• 3 Speed fan

• Bars
• Beauty solons
• Pool halls
• Bingo halls
• Bowling centers
• Conference Rooms
• Break rooms
• Hospitals
• Offices
• Photo/litho processors
• Restaurants
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Trion CAC 1000 Electronic Smoke Eater
Trion CAC 1000 Electronic Smoke Eater

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• Washable electrostatic main filter cuts filter replacement cost to zero

• Hinged panel allows filter access without the use of tools

• More required maintenance involved than with media-based cigarette smoke eaters

• Higher initial investment

• Ultra-quiet fan at only 58 dbA on its highest setting

• Low Profile - only 3.8" exposed below ceiling level

• Small offices, home offices, break rooms up to 525 sq. ft. Call for discount

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Trion FM 1000E Electronic Smoke Eater
Trion FM 1000E Electronic Smoke Air Cleaner
• Above ceiling installation, fits into standard 2' x 4' ceiling tile

• Washable electrostatic filter cell

• Regular filter cell maintenance required to ensure optimal performance

• 19.63" deep -Requires considerable space above ceiling level

• 6-way air discharge, coanda airflow

• Can be modified for remote air discharge

• Restaurants
• Bars
• Taverns
• Offices
• Conference rooms
• Break rooms
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Trion Model 75 Electronic Smoke Eater
Trion Model 75 Electronic Central Air Purifier
• Customized for specific applications, ensuring a tailored fit for every process

• Designed to NFPA 96 standards

• Automatic cleaning system

• Broad range of applications

• Since this industrial air cleaner is custom-designed for each application, it's difficult to find any negatives about this model, as it can be used as a smoke eater, a mist collector, a fume extractor... the possibilities are endless! • Industrial Electronic cell - durable spiked ionizer blades last much longer and are superior to standard ionizing wires

• Ceramic insulators on collection cells help to prevent and virtually eliminate arcing

• Oil mist
• Smoke
• Kitchen exhaust
• Machine shops
• Welding
• Machining centers
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Trion SE 400E Smoke Eater
Trion SE 400E Smoke Eater Air Purifier
• Unique mounting options - can be ceiling-mounted, flush-mounted, or wall-mounted

• Supports fresh air return duct, if desired

• Must be hard-wired into electrical system

• More maintenance than a media-based smoke eater -Electronic filter cell must be washed periodically

• Small footprint - designed to fit in a 2' x 2' ceiling grid

• COANDA 360˚ airflow pattern creates an "envelope" of clean air.

• Home offices
• Small offices
• Conference rooms
• Break rooms
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UAS Crystal-Aire Smoke Eater
UAS CrystalAire Electrostatic Hidden Air Cleaner
• Aesthetically pleasing hidden system

• Intake and outlet grills placed across from each other in the ceiling or high in the walls is ideal to capture rising smoke

• All filters require periodic maintenance or replacement

• Installed above ceiling or behind walls may make maintenance difficult

• Variety of filter modules available for local codes or standards

• Remote wall controls and indicator light

• Commercial buildings with smoke, dust, allergen or odor problems

• Permanent concealed installation in building

• Multiple units needed to filter multiple rooms

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custom configurations available

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UAS Smokeeter FS Smoke Eater
UAS Smokeeter FS Concealed Air Purifier

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• Aesthetically pleasing hidden system

• Intake and outlet grills placed across from each other in the ceiling or high in the walls is ideal to capture rising smoke

• Installed above ceiling or behind walls may make maintenance difficult

• Requires periodic maintenance

• Available remote control

• Variety of ducting & grills available for custom installation

• At 900 CFM can handle moderate smoke in a medium size room

• Permanent concealed installation in building

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UAS Smokeeter LS Smoke Eater
UAS Smokeeter LS Concealed Smoke Eater

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• Aesthetically pleasing hidden system

• Intake and outlet grills placed across from each other in the ceiling or high in the walls is ideal to capture rising smoke

• Installed above ceiling or behind walls may make maintenance difficult

• Requires periodic maintenance

• Available remote control

• Variety of ducting & grills available for custom installation

• At 1500 CFM can handle heavy smoke in a room up to 850 sq ft

• Permanent concealed installation in building

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UAS Smoke Eater SE20
UAS Smokeeter SE20 Tabletop Electronic Smoke Eater
• No costly filters to replace

• Small footprint takes up little space

• Requires periodic maintenance

• Only can handle a very small room

• Can not be ceiling mounted

• Can be portable

• Table top or wall mount

• 2 speed control

• Up to 340 CFM will handle moderate smoke in a room up to about 210 sq ft

• Small office, break room, bedroom, bathroom

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UAS Smokeeter SE24 Smoke Eater
UAS Smokeeter SE24 Electronic Ceiling Smoke Eater
• No costly filters to replace

• Ceiling location is ideal for capturing rising smoke

• Mounts flush into space for standard 2'x4' ceiling panel

• Requires periodic maintenance • 3 speed control

• COANDA airflow sucks smoke up and blows clean air down

• Up to 1025 CFM will handle moderate smoke in a room up to about 564 sq ft

• Small to medium size break room, office, workshop, waiting room

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UAS Smokeeter SE40 Smoke Eater
UAS Smokeeter SE40 ESP Smoke Eater
• No costly filters to replace

• Ceiling location is ideal for capturing rising smoke

• Appearance designed to coordinate with typical commercial environments

• Requires periodic maintenance • 3 speed control

• Designed to create effective airflow pattern with existing air handling or additional smoke eaters

• Up to 950 CFM can handle heavy to moderate smoke in a room up to 530 sq ft

• Rooms with no installation space above ceiling

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UAS Smokeeter SE50 Smoke Eater
UAS Smokeeter SE50 Smoke Air Purifier
• No costly filters to replace

• Ceiling location is ideal for capturing rising smoke

• Appearance designed to coordinate with typical commercial environments

• Requires periodic maintenance • 3 speed control

• Designed to create effective airflow pattern with existing air handling or additional smoke eaters

• Up to 1500 CFM can handle heavy to moderate smoke in a room up to 830 sq ft

• Rooms with no installation space above ceiling

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UAS Vision Air 1 Smoke Eater
UAS VisionAir 1 Smoke Eater
• Versatile floor, wall, table or ceiling mount

• Looks great on stand or installed flush in the ceiling

• Optional Odor control

• UV option is ideal for smoke

• Carbon & odor control

• Requires periodic maintenance and/or replacement filters • Filter choice of either washable ESP or disposable media

• Optional air monitor automatically controls fan as needed

• ESP up to 750 CFM can handle heavy to moderate smoke in a room up to 415 sq ft

• Media up to 600 CFM can handle smoky room up to 306 sq ft

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UAS Vision Air2 Smoke Eater
UAS VisionAir 2 Ceiling Electrostatic Smoke Eater
• Looks great installed flush in the ceiling

• Optional Odor control

• UV option is ideal for smoke

• Carbon & odor control

• Requires periodic maintenance and/or replacement filters • Filter choice of either washable ESP or disposable media

• Optional air monitor automatically controls fan as needed

• ESP up to 1500 CFM can handle heavy to moderate smoke in a room up to 850 sq ft

• Media up to 1200 CFM can handle smoky room up to 625 sq ft

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Electrostatic Smoke Eaters have filters that have alternately charged metal plates (one is charged positively alternating with a negatively charged plate, etc...). They attract even the smallest smoke particles and pollutants from the air similar to how a magnet attracts metal shards. Another bonus is that these filters rarely need to be replaced, if ever. They only need to be washed and then reused! However, most people confuse you by saying this is all you need to clean the smoke from the air. Not true! It is important to have a prefilter of some kind, usually a media type filter. A media filter is woven fabric or paper that traps larger particles and smoke from the air, along with hair, pollen, and other common airborne dander. This way only the smallest particles get through to be trapped by the electrostatic filter. Just as importantly, a post filter is used to absorb the smoke smell. This filter is made of carbon, usually pounds of it so it doesn't have to be replaced very often. Activated carbon filters suck up smoke like a sponge and are the most effective in removing just the odor of smoke.

Know that SmokeEaters.org does not work with any single manufacturer of electrostatic smoke eaters. We're also not trying to sell you one. We have gotten together with the top minds in the air purifier field to tell you the differences in the technologies used in electrostatic smoke eaters, and to help you avoid any confusion between them. By reading this page you should know, between all of the top selling electrostatic smoke eaters, which would be the best for you, and the room you will use it in.

 

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