March 13, 2008 Sharp has released two new air-purifiers that combine three technologies to quietly and efficiently clean and refresh air in the home. The KC-C100U and KC-C150U use a triple filtration system, Sharp’s Plasmacluster technology and a humidification function to trap dust and pollen, decrease odors, and freshen and humidify the air.
The new Plasmacluster technology doubles the efficiency of older models’ ion generation. The triple filtration system includes a permanent washable pre-filter that traps dust and other large airborne particles; a washable active carbon filter that absorbs common household odors; and a True HEPA filter with antimicrobial coating that traps 99.97 percent of particles (as small as 0.3 microns) that pass through the filter, including pollen, smoke, dust, dust mites, dander and mold spores. The humidification function generates up to 50 % relative humidity to reduce static and make the air more comfortable in dry environments. The natural cool vaporization system also enhances the effectiveness of the Plasmacluster function. The humidifier’s anti-bacterial and anti-mold filter provides an additional measure of protection.
With extra quiet operation, energy efficiency and an elegant design, the new purifiers offer one solution to improving indoor air quality. The KC-C100U is suited for a study, bedroom or home office (up to 254 square feet) and retails for US$399.99, while the KC-C150U is powerful enough for a living room or family room (up to 347 square feet) and retails for $499.99.