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Are your non-smoking restaurant patrons complaining about the cigarette smoke finding its way over into their section?


It is quite interesting to see how many people will refuse to dine in a place that reeks of smoke when they walk in... can you blame them?  It is not uncommon even for smokers to shy away from cigarette smoke while they are eating.  Any establishment that features both smoking and nonsmoking sections must understand the necessity of using an effective smoke eater, and air cleaner placement is just as important as choosing the right equipment.  Fortunately, we're here to help.

SmokeEaters.org has assembled a group of industry experts in the restaurant smoke eater field, and together we have developed an effective way to inform those who are in need of air pollution control. 

Comparison Chart...

Product

Pros Cons Features Application MSRP
Trion SE 800E Smoke Eater
Trion Se 800E Commercial Air Cleaner
Read product review of the Trion SE 800E.
• 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
Call for discount

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AQE C12 SmokeMaster Smoke Eater
AQE C12 SmokeMaster Air Purifier
• 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

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AQE CM12 MiracleAir Deluxe Smoke Eater
AQE CM12 MiracleAir Deluxe Air Cleaner
• Contains 22 lbs. activated carbon for odor control

• Relatively quiet, reaching up to only 69dBA on its highest fan setting

• Replaceable Media filters allow less airflow than electrostatic technology

 • Not aesthetically pleasing

• Variable speed fan control, up to 850 CFM

• Comes w/ wired remote kit

• Bowling alleys, smoking lounges, and other areas where odor removal is a concern Call for discount

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AQE CM12 MiracleAir Smoke Eater
AQE CM12 Miracle Air Commercial Air Cleaner

 

• Contains 5 lbs. of granulated carbon for removal of odors

 

• lower airflow due to replaceable media filtration

• Not aesthetically pleasing

• Variable speed fan control, up to 850 CFM

• Comes w/ wired wall control for remote operation

• Bowling alleys, smoking lounges, and other areas where odor removal is a concern Call for discount

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AQE EverClear Smoke Eater
AQE EverClear Smoke Air Cleaner
• Flush-mount design... only the attractive grille is visible

• Contains 9 lbs. activated carbon for odor removal

• Consumes slightly more energy to run than an electrostatic unit

• Contains filters that need to be replaced

• Can be fitted with a drop-skirt when full flush-mount is not possible

 

• Smoking lounges, clubs, and other places where space is a concern Call for discount

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AQE EverClear Deluxe Smoke Eater
AQE Ever Clear Commercial Air Purifier
• Flush-mount design only shows attractive grille

• Contains a whopping 44 lbs. activated carbon!

• Contains filters that need to be replaced

• Consumes slightly more energy to run than an electrostatic unit

• Can be fitted with a drop-skirt when full flush-mount is not possible

 

• Smoking lounges, clubs, and other places where space is a concern Call for discount

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AQE X11-Q SmokeMaster  Smoke Eater
AQE X11-Q SmokeMaster Commercial SmokeEater

• 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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AQE X-400 Smoke Eater
AQE X400 Recessed Smoke Eater

Read smoke eater product review of the AQE X-400

• 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.

Call for discount

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Trion Air Boss M750 Media Smoke Eater
Trion Air Boss M750 Media Air Purifier
• Ceiling or wall-mount installation

• Adjustable vents for effective airflow patterns
• Media filters must be replaced

• Media filtration allows less airflow than electrostatic air cleaners
• Variable speed control

• Can support up to 21 lbs. of odor-adsorbing media

• Bars
• Restaurants
• Clubs
• Nail & Beauty Salons
 
Call for discount

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Trion AirBoss M1100 Media Smoke Eater
Trion AirBoss M1100 Media Tobacco Smoke Air Purifier
• Multi-stage filter combinations

• Low maintenance

• High efficiency filters

• Media filtration allows less airflow than electrostatic air cleaners

• Media filters must be replaced

• Front access means no tools are required to access the filters

• 4-way adjustable air discharge grille

• Light commercial  applications where flush-mount installation is not possible Call for discount

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Trion AirBoss M2500 Media Smoke Eater
Trion Air Boss M2500 Media Smoke Air Cleaner
• Multiple media filters: wraparound prefilter, 4" pleated and 95% bag

• High 1875 cfm

• Media filters have to be replaced, as opposed to cleaned

• Its powder-coat finish may not appeal to some people

• Three speed fan control

• Self-contained air cleaner does not need ductwork

• Bingo halls, school vocational areas (welding fumes, wood dust), light powders, body shops Call for discount

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Trion CAC 1000 Electronic Smoke Eater
Trion CAC 1000 Electrostatic Smoke Eater

 

• 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 Purifier
• 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
Call for discount

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Trion FM 1000M Media Smoke Eater
Trion FM 1000M Media Tobacco Smoke Air Purifier
• Main filter needs no scheduled cleaning

• Low profile, flush-mount design

• 19.63" deep -Requires considerable space above ceiling level

• Noticeably less airflow than its electrostatic counterpart

• 95% efficient per ASHRAE 52.1

• Remote on/off switch available

• Restaurants
• Bars
• Taverns
• Offices
• Conference rooms
• Break rooms
Call for discount

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Trion Model 75 Electronic Smoke Eater
Trion Model 75 Electrostatic Commercial 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
custom configurations available

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UAS Crystal-Aire Smoke Eater
UAS Crystal-Aire Commercial Air Purifier
• 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

custom configurations available

About $3,000 to $6,500

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UAS Smokeeter FS Smoke Eater
UAS Smokeeater FS for Smoke Removal

 

• 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

custom configurations available

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UAS Smokeeter LS Smoke Eater
UAS Smokeeater LS for Tobacco Smoke Removal

 

• 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

custom configurations available

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UAS Smokeeter SE24 Smoke Eater
UAS Smokeeter SE24 Ceiling Smoke Eater
Read smoke eater review of the UAS SE24
• 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

$2,423.00

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UAS Smokeeter SE40 Smoke Eater
UAS Smokeeter SE 40 for Smoke Removal
• 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

Call for discount

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UAS Smokeeter SE50 Smoke Eater
UAS Smokeeter SE 50 Tobacco Smoke Air Cleaner
• 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

Call for discount

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Quick Tip:

Tobacco smoke tends to level off between 11-13 feet off the floor, so you want to install your smoke eater somewhere in that area in order to get the most effective performance.  Remember that the smoke only rises while it's still warm, so mounting your smoke eater higher than the recommended level will increase the likelihood of the smoke cooling off and falling before it makes it to the air cleaner.

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