Smoke Eater

 

Smoke Eater is a generic term for ambient room air purifiers that specialize in removing smoke. It is nearly amazing the way the products rid smoke from the air stream. To understand how a smoke eater works it is important to learn what smoke is.

What is smoke?

Air Gas by Daniel Levis Pelusi

 

Smoke is created during the process of combustion. Combustion or burning is also called pyrolysis. The composition of smoke depends on fuel being burned and the amount of oxygen available at the time. More oxygen present results in less smoke. Higher burning temperatures are reached with additional oxygen and the byproduct of such a fire is mostly ash. A fire that has less oxygen present will produce more smoke.

The naked eye can detect particle sizes bigger than 7 microns. The visible particles from a fire are referred to as smoke. The parts we cannot see are called gasses and fumes. The visible parts of smoke is made of mostly carbon or soot. The other common particles are made of tar or ash. 

The gasses and fumes created in the burning vary widely. If the material burnt (as in welding)  has metal elements the gasses produced will have particle of metal oxides.  Materials like plastic, adhesives nylon, PVC, or paints will produce toxic gasses like nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide and a host of Volatile Organic Compounds. There are thousands of gasses in tobacco smoke. When you are determining what type of a smoke eater you need it is very important to consider what processes are creating the smoke you are trying to eliminate. All LakeAir air purifiers use multiple technologies to combat many different types of smoke, gasses and fumes. 

 

More than Smoke

While these quiet giants are great at handling smoke, they are used commercially for so much more. To name a few: doctors exam rooms, clean rooms for electronics, makeup manufactures, money counting rooms in banks and casinos, poultry processing, electrical testing labs, bakeries, FDA silicone tubing plants and mobile hospitals. The list goes on and on for the applications of this unit.

Economical Use

Our commercial smoke eaters clean the air in your business establishments. Clean air helps retain valuable customers. These units can pay for themselves over time when compared to the high cost of makeup air. There is no reason to reheat or cool outside air when you have a healthy supply of clean air thanks to your LakeAir Smoke Eater. LakeAir products are manufactured in the USA using high grade components made of steel, aluminum, and tungsten instead of plastic. Our electrostatic units feature washable cells that do not need to be replaced. These are the same cells found in our industrial LA series used in metal fabrication facilities.

So much in so little space

The LAFC smoke eater mounts in a 2 x 4 ceiling grid and only needs 11 inches of clearance. The LAFC is equipped with ceiling mounting supports and weighs only 87 pounds. Filter cleaning and changing is done by a swing down panel which allows easy access to the LAFC internal components. This powerful and nearly invisible pollution destroyer can clean the air in a room up to 45 x 45 4 times an hour. They are available in 4 different iterations;  HEPA, Electrostatic, Media and the new Super HEPA.

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Smoke Eater Uses

The most common use for a smoke eater is at a social gathering. Many private venues allow smoking. To ensure the participants are comfortable smoke eaters are used to keep the smoke at a tolerable level. Cigar Bars and Hookah Lounges are good examples of a social venue that require the best air purifier for smoke. Bingo halls, bowling alleys, and fraternal organizations are among the most likely users of smoke reducing products.

Smoke, fumes and gasses are the by product of many manufacturing processes. These facilities often need a more industrial approach to smoke control. LakeAir Industrial smoke eaters are a perfect fit for this niche. We have supplied air purification solutions for every process from fabric manufacturing to  to metal  fabrication. 

A smoke eater is used in the home for more than cigarette smoke. Cooking, burning candles, and many other everyday activities produce smoke that needs to be controlled. A home smoke eater can keep your family happy when your activities might cloud the air.

Vaping has become a social event unto itself. People use vape at home, in shops and lounges. Vape smoke has unique properties that make many types of smoke eaters less than a great option. LakeAir provides air purification for many Vape shops. Milwaukee Vape is just one of many shops we have provided the best air purifier for vape smoke.

Smoke Eater Products

LAFC Flush Ceiling Mounted Smoke Eaters

For volume air purification, The LAFC Electrostatic  smoke eater  can produce up to 900 CFM of clean air.  This Filtration type is 97% effective on particles to .01 microns. The electrostatic cell should be washed periodically and does not need replacing. The LAFC Electrostatic has a 4 stage air filtration system; Pre Filter / Particle Ionizer  /   High Voltage Particle Collector / Activated Carbon Filter

The LAFC Media smoke eater is our low price point offering. It has a MERV 11 rating and is disposable, extended surface area, thick with cotton-polyester blend media, cardboard frame. This unit is suitable for commercial and residential buildings and its filter should be inspected seasonally and changed as needed. The LAFC Media has a 3 stage air filtration system; Pre Filter / MERV 11 Media Filter / Activated Carbon Filter.

The LakeAir HEPA smoke eater offers 99.97% efficiency for smoke and other air borne particles to .03 microns. HEPA is considered by many professionals in the to be the top of the line. Our HEPA filters are certified to be true HEPA. The LAFC HEPA uses 2 powerful blowers to deliver an abundance of clean air to your customers and workers. The LAFC HEPA provides clean quiet air filtration at only pennies a of operation.

The LAFC Super HEPA uses multiple technologies to achieve effective air filtration above any normal HEPA.  Here’s how: 1] A pre-filter removes large debris from the air stream. 2] The remaining air particles are charged in the ion field. 3] In the next step of the filtration process, 97% of the charged particles larger than .01 microns are trapped on the collection plates. 4] At this point, only the smallest particles are left in the air steam (less than .3 microns). Because these particles are ionically charged they are more likely to be trapped inside the 99.97% efficient HEPA filter. 5] The air, pure of virtually all foreign particles, travels through the activated carbon filter which removes VOCs and odors.

LA Series Wall Mounted and Ceiling Hung Smoke Eaters

1400 / 2000 Comparison

For smaller venues like private smoking rooms  or  moderate kitchens the LA1400 Electrostatic is a great entry level commercial smoke eater.  The LakeAir Electrostatic filtration cell is 97% effective on particles to .01 microns. The electrostatic cell should be washed periodically and does not need replacing. The LA1400 Electrostatic has a 4 stage air filtration system; Pre Filter / Particle Ionizer  /   High Voltage Particle Collector / Activated Carbon Filter

The LA1400 HEPA  provides ambient air filtration from a small wall mount unit.  The 4 inch mini pleat HEPA filter with integrated activated carbon filter  removes 99.97% of particulate matter, harmful VOCs and annoying odors in one process. At a weight of less than 90 pounds the LA1400 HEPA can be easily hung form the ceiling over any smokey trouble spot.

The LAFC Super HEPA uses multiple technologies to achieve effective air filtration above any normal HEPA.  Here’s how: 1] A pre-filter removes large debris from the air stream. 2] The remaining air particles are charged in the ion field. 3] In the next step of the filtration process, 97% of the charged particles larger than .01 microns are trapped on the collection plates. 4] At this point, only the smallest particles are left in the air steam (less than .3 microns). Because these particles are ionically charged they are more likely to be trapped inside the 99.97% efficient HEPA filter. 5] The air, pure of virtually all foreign particles, travels through the activated carbon filter which removes VOCs and odors.

The LA-2000 provides the best performance as a smoke eater with it’s dual electrostatic cell configuration. The LA-2000 pumps out up to 2100 CFM of purified air for your industrial smoke eater needs The LA-2000 is used industrial settings like welding and metal fabrication shops. Many social venues rely on the LA-2000 to keep their air clean. VFW, FOE, Moose and many other fraternal orders are huge LA2000 fans. 

Smoke Eaters for your Home

Smoke Eater in Action

The Excel personal smoke eater  is an electrostatic room air purifier especially suited for the removal of smoke. The excel works well in a small room up to 15′ x 15′.  Using our powerful electronic filtering system, the air you breathe will be cleaner and healthier. The washable and reusable electronic filter cell removes up to 97% of particulate as small as 0.01 micron which includes smoke from tobacco, medical marijuana or vape. 

The Maxum Electrostatic Smoke Eater  removes smoke from your home in a room up to 24′ x 24′.  The Maxum uses a 3 stage filtering system to gobble up smoke. Particle ionizer adds a negative charge to smoke particles. The charged smoke particles are trapped in the collection plates. Odors and fumes are removed by the carbon filter. The main filter is washable and will last longer than it’s 7 year waranty.

The LakeAir home smoke eater bundle includes everything to keep smoke and the nasty odor of smoking away for an entire year.  The permanent electrostatic cell does not need to be replaced. You just take a few minutes to wash it and its good as the day you first turned it on. To see how easy it is to clean this washable filter just watch this video. The bundle also includes (2) Super-max activated carbon filters the will trap the odors from smoke for an extended amount of time. You receive total odor protection for under $550.00. On top of the low price we will include FREE shipping!