VOG smog from volcano

Volcanic Smog (VOG) Air Purifiers

AllerAir’s air purifiers for VOG remove the dangerous airborne chemicals, gases, particles and toxic metals associated with volcanic smog. These specially designed air cleaners feature a custom blend of deep-bed activated carbon for the enhanced adsorption of toxic VOG pollutants, as well as medical-grade filtration for fine particles. Currently in use in Hawaii for air quality problems associated with VOG and the Kilauea volcano.

So, What is VOG exactly ?

Volcanic smog or VOG is formed when sulfur dioxide and other pollutants from an active volcano react with oxygen, moisture, dust and sunlight. This creates a dangerous mix of airborne pollutants that can penetrate deep into the lungs and irritate the tissues and mucus membranes of the eyes, nose and throat. The long-term effects of breathing in volcanic smog are unknown.

About Carbon Blends

Our standard “EXEC” carbon blend has a very large internal surface area and works exceptionally well for a wide range of air pollutants. 

 

The “Vocarb” carbon blend is our most recommended and best-selling specialty carbon blend. Vocarb stands for Volatile organic compounds or VOCs and this include a variety of chemicals that can cause a range of health problems including shortness of breath, headaches, fatigue, nausea, dizziness and eye, nose, lung and throat irritation. Some VOC's are suspected to cause cancer in humans and have been shown to cause cancer in animals. The long-term health effects caused by VOC's would depend on the concentration and length of exposure.

 

Some chemicals adhere better to different types of carbon materials and carbon blends. Over the years we’ve sourced and developed over 40 carbon blends. If you have an odor or chemical you need to remove, we have a blend to target it