Absolutely. Brio's powerful fan draws suspended dust and invisible fine and ultrafine particles into the APART Collection Cartridge without clogging a filter. In our lab testing, Brio removed two to four times more dust than the competitive HEPA air purifiers tested, and still retained 90% of it's original effectiveness, while the tested HEPA purifiers dropped to 50%! What that means for you is ongoing effectiveness between filter changes and a lot fewer filter changes. Keep in mind that heavier, visible dust may fall to the ground and won't be drawn into Brio's air purification chamber. For heavier dust that has landed on surfaces, you'll still need a vacuum (Brio works wonders, but it's not magic).
Allergies? Asthma? Brio Can Help by Purifying Your Air
Brio removes damaging airborne irritants as small as 0.0107 microns, including smoke, dust, pollen, mold spores, viruses, pet dander, and dust mite allergens. And Brio's patented, advanced technology does it without clogging a filter, so effectiveness stays high.
Ultrafine Particles: Brio removes 99.9% in 29 minutes.
Brio rapidly removes damaging, invisible ultrafine particles as small as 0.011 microns. In independent lab testing, conducted in a stainless-steel chamber at LMS Technologies, Brio removed 99.9 percent of ultrafine particles in 29 minutes. Without Brio, almost twice as many particles remain in the air after the same amount of time.
Brio removes 96% of pollen from the air in 10 minutes
In independent lab testing, conducted by Intertek in Cortland, New York, Brio removed 96 percent of pollen 10 minutes. Without Brio, over 60 percent of these fine and ultrafine particles would remain in the air.
Dust: Brio removes 100% in 21 minutes
In independent lab testing, conducted by Intertek in Cortland, New York, Brio removed 100 percent of dust particles in 21 minutes. Without Brio, close to 90 percent would remain in the air.
Smoke: Brio removes 99% in 22 minutes
In independent lab testing, conducted at Intertek in Cortland, New York, Brio removed 99 percent of smoke particles in just 22 minutes. Without Brio, close to 100 of smoke particles would remain in the air.
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Can Brio help with pollen and dust? What about clay dust from my pottery studio?
Does Brio remove wildfire smoke particles?
Yes, Brio can help. Fine wildfire smoke particles may be as small as 0.4-0.7 microns. Independent testing shows that Brio’s APART particle removal effectively traps particles in this size range ( and smaller) including wildfire smoke. And because Brio stays at peak performance between cartridge changes (no clogging!), You can be confident smoke particles are being removed effectively. Because of the high volume of particles in the air during a forest or wildfire event, Brio's long lasting particle collection cartridge makes a big difference in the time annd money spent replacing filters.
Can Brio remove viruses including COVID-19?
The short answer is yes. For an air cleaner to reduce viruses in the air, it must be able to remove small airborne particles (in the size range of 0.1-0.5 microns).
In independent lab tests, Brio’s APART technology effectively removes airborne particles including COVID-19 surrogate, in this size range, in 15 minutes.
It is important to note, however, that reducing virus particles is just one part of protection plan, as explained by the EPA:
“When used properly, air purifiers can help reduce airborne contaminants including viruses in a home or confined space. However, by itself, a portable air cleaner is not enough to protect people from COVID-19. When used along with other best practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, operating an air cleaner can be part of a plan to protect yourself and your family.”
Will Brio help with my allergies and asthma?
Fine particles too small to see—dust and dust mite waste, pollen, smoke, germs, and mold—can enter the upper respiratory tract and may worsen allergy symptoms. Ultrafine particles can penetrate further into the respiratory system, making their way into the lungs where they can cause inflammation and can increase asthma-like symptoms.
While we can’t provide medical advice, we can tell you that effective air purification is frequently recommended by medical professionals for asthma and allergy sufferers.
Brio’s innovative APART (tm) technology is highly effective at removing fine and ultra-fine particles from indoor air. Becasue Brio doesn't clog, there's no drop off in air flow between filter changes and clean airflow is the key to better indoor air.
What size room will Brio clean?
Every situation is different and the answer depends on how many air changes per hour (ACH) you need, which in turn depends on the air quality in your home. Keep in mind the higher the ACH, the faster the air will circulate through the air purifier, removing particle pollutants. This table should help you determine the best room size based on your conditions.
How long with Brio's APART collection cartridge last?
Brio’s APART technology draws particles out of the airflow, so there’s nothing to clog or slow the clean air delivery rate. And the APART Collection Cartridge is designed to hold a high volume of particles. Together these features add up to a long cartridge life. Your actual environmental conditions and use will determine how often it needs replacing. In less-polluted areas, the cartridge may last much longer than a year. In areas with higher, ongoing, or extreme pollution, the cartridge may need changing more often.
In general, we suggest changing the APART Collection Cartridge using Brio’s Check/Change Indicator as a guide or once every 12 months.
Brio does what HEPA can't
Years in the making, Brio’s innovative technology is a new and remarkable alternative to HEPA-style air purification.
Brio deep cleans the air using patented Advanced Particle Removal Technology (APART™) developed by air quality experts at the University of Washington.
Brio removes 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.
Take a closer look
Deep air cleaning begins with 360-degree air intake at Brio's elevated base. The Pre-Filter traps larger, visible particles, pet hair, and debris. Brio's powerful fan draws pollutants upward and past the Particle Charger where they gain an electrostatic charge. Charged particles are drawn out of the airflow and trapped in the APART Collection Cartridge until the cartridge is full and ready for disposal. This patented process means peak performance with no clogging. Before returning purified air to the room, Brio's Refresh Plus Filter removes ambient ozone to keep your air safe.