Return-to-work initiatives, endemic viruses, drought and wildfires, and the health consequences of poor indoor air quality all increase the need for effective air purification. The key to effective air purification is airflow. No airflow, no air purification.
We are delighted to introduce you to Brio, a new and remarkable alternative to HEPA-style air purification. Brio removes fine and ultrafine particle pollution, delivering a constant, clean airflow, with no filter clogging, for better indoor air quality all day, every day. HEPA air purifiers can't make the same promise.
Designed for use in homes, offices, and small-business establishments, Brio removes invisible viruses, germs, smoke, dust, pollen, and other pollutants, using patented Advanced Particle Removal Technology (APART™). Developed by researchers at the University of Washington, APART keeps Brio’s effectiveness high over the entire period between cartridge replacements. Brio's non-clogging particle collection cartridge can last a year or longer, saving time and money while deep cleaning the air.
Why we developed Brio, the innovative air purifier
First and foremost, clean air matters to us personally, and we have experienced the effect of poor indoor air quality on long-term health. And second, we are in a unique position to do something about it.
Agentis Air is a collaboration of research scientists, engineers, and air quality experts on a mission to improve human health and longevity through better indoor air purification technology. With decades of university research and development experience, we are focused on transformational air purification technologies. Our innovation team is led by a scientist with over 100 patents and 20 years of experience developing advanced air purification technologies.
So, we began. It would not be overstatement to tell you that we have been working toward this day for a very long time. What started with a research problem to solve led us to develop a patented technology at the University of Washington’s CoMotion Innovation Center.
Our patent portfolio, including Advanced Particle Removal Technology, came after years of dedication and inspiration. Next, we translated that technology into a product concept and from there we advanced to design and production. And today, at last, we can share with you a new and innovative air purification technology for homes and offices.
What’s wrong with HEPA Air Purification?
It's not that HEPA-style purifiers are a bad option. A well-designed, better-quality mechanical air purifier will remove particulate pollution. But all HEPA air purifiers have the same limitation: as particles are drawn into the filter, it clogs, reducing airflow. Airflow is the key to air purification. No airflow. No air purification.
As airflow is reduced, the air isn't getting cleaned as quickly, and at the same time, additional pollution is coming into the room, making it a challenge to overcome the problem and clean the air. Time only compounds this problem, as the air gets dirtier and the HEPA air purifier falls further behind in its task.
Practically speaking, as a HEPA filter clogs, the room size or living space that can be effectively purified gets smaller and smaller. For example, you might have thought your air purifier was suited to a 400 square foot room, but after a month or two, if clogging causes the clean air delivery rate to drop 50% (or more), the room size it can clean in the same amount of time would drop to 200 square feet!
HEPA air purifiers can't get around this clogging and declining effectiveness problem. It's how they are designed to work. All of them.
The solution? Until now, the only solution was very frequent HEPA filter changes. Even three to four to five times the replacement frequency suggested by the manufacturer. Which is both expensive and a nuisance, and only briefly returns the air purifier to peak effectiveness—until the clogging starts all over again.
Now you have a better choice for effectiveness: Brio
Brio does what HEPA can't. Rather than pushing air and particles into a clogging mechanical filter, Brio draws particles away from the airflow. First, viruses, gas stove combustion, woodfires, smoke, dust, mold, and pollen, among other particles, are electrostatically charged; Charged particles are then attracted to and trapped in the APART™ Collection Cartridge. So the airflow isn't restricted. With APART technology, the clean air delivery rate (CADR) stays constant, keeping the effectiveness high until the high-capacity, long-life collection cartridge is completely full.
Airflow is the key to air purification. Brio's effective particle removal technology keeps the airflow high for better air purification.
Another important benefit: affordability
Brio’s long-life, high-capacity APART Collection Cartridge can last 12 months or more, while staying at peak performance. This gives Brio a more affordable cost profile than comparable HEPA-style air purifiers. Over five years, Brio, in a typical environment, may need four cartridge replacements (the first one is included when you buy Brio). A comparable HEPA air purifier, to stay at peak performance, may need three, four or five filter changes per year. At the low end--three times a year, that's still 14 filter changes. Compared to four for Brio. When you look over several years, and with multiple air purifiers in a home or office, the difference can be surprising. And quite large.
With Brio’s patented APART technology, you can enjoy constant effectiveness and no cost surprises, for better indoor air by design.
Reasons to love Brio:
- Traps fine and ultra-fine pollutants
- Removes viruses, bacteria, and germs
- Stays effective with no clogging so the airflow stays high
- Deep cleans 500 square feet in 18 minutes, 300 Square feet in 11 minutes
- Saves money using a high-capacity, long-life disposable particle collection cartridge
Ready to get to know Brio better? Be sure to check out our Better Air Blog and our Buying Guide.