Smoke Eater

LakeAir manufactures affordable commercial smoke eaters and smoke odor removers.  They are used in the home, commercial and industrial environments. They are simple to use and built for long product life. First we will look at solutions to improve air quality where you work, live and play. After that we will examine smoke, and the technologies to remove it.

 

Commercial Smoke Eaters

Professional settings where  our products are found include: Doctors offices, Dental labs, Nursing care facilities, Blood centers and exam rooms. They are also popular in smoking venues like bowling alleys, bingo halls, cigar lounges and hookah bars. Industrial locations like welding shops, metal forming operations, auto repair and wood working areas use them as well.

LAFC Commercial Smoke Eaer
LA2000 hanging in a bar
LAFC hanging from the Ceiling

LAFC Ceiling Mounted Smoke Eater

A cigar lounge generates large volumes of smoke. Environments like this require extra strength products to keep the air clean. The LAFC-DB (dual blower) provides more clean air where it’s needed. Our electrostatic cells remove 97% of particulate to.1 microns. The LAFC electrostatic cell creates low pressure drop. It is a free flowing electronic air filter. Our technology allows more air cleaning cycles. This provides high volume air movement with minimal noise. All LAFCs have two cleaning levels. This unit is designed to be flush mounted, but can ceiling hung.

LAFC Dual Blower Electrostatic
LAFC Electrostatic Air Purifier

The LAFC mounts flush to the ceiling in a 2′ x 4′ ceiling grid. These commercial air cleaners are nearly invisible. They offer quiet and effective indoor pollution control. The LAFC Electrostatic Commercial Smoke Eater produces 600 CFM of clean air. This filtration type is 97% effective on particles to .1 microns. It is very effective on tobacco products; The cell will last for the life of the unit. The LAFC Electrostatic has a 4 stage filtration system; Pre Filter / Particle Ionizer / Collector plates / Activated Carbon Filter

The LAFC HEPA is 99.97% efficient on smoke and suspended particles.  Our HEPA filters are certified to be true HEPA. This HEPA has an integrated activated carbon filter that removes odor. The LAFC HEPA is flush mounted and uses 2 powerful blowers to deliver clean air to your customers and workers. The LAFC HEPA provides clean quiet air filtration. Our replacement filters cot 60% less than the competitors.

LAFC HPA is a great Smoke Eayer
Media smoke eater

The LAFC Media Air Cleaner is our low price point offering. It uses a disposable MERV 11 media filter. This unit is suitable for commercial and residential buildings. It removes mold, pollen, and pet dander. Replace the filter as needed. The LAFC Media has a 3 stage filtration system; Pre Filter / MERV 11 Media Filter / Activated Carbon Filter. 

So much in so little space

A LAFC mounts in a 2 x 4 ceiling grid. It can be mounted in a standard drop ceiling. It only needs 11 inches of clearance. The LAFC weighs only 87 pounds. 4 (1/4 – 20) eye bolts help support it from the ceiling. A swing down panel allows easy access for filter maintenance. This unit is powerful and nearly invisible.  It can purify a room up to 35 x 35, 4 times an hour.

LAFC Smoke Eater Mounts in the Celing
New Super carbon for the LAFC line

We have redesigned the super carbon for the LAFC. This new filter provides 20 times more carbon than our standard carbon. The part number is  499039. This new filter will remove all odors including the odor of cigarettes and cigars. The new filter will fit all LAFC models. The electrostatic model has a slide in feature. The Media and HEPA use 2 sided tape.

LA Series ~ Ceiling Hung / Wall or Cart Mounted Smoke Eater

The LA2000-S uses 2 electrostatic cells for double purification. It pumps out 2000 CFM of clean air for your commercial or industrial application. All LA 2000s are built from 14 gauge steel. This unit is the king industrial smoke eater an a great commercial air cleaner.

LA2000S Exploded View

The LA2000-OC offers ultimate odor control.  It uses a 16” x 20” electrostatic cell to trap all particulate. It has a huge 6 chamber 10 pound activated carbon filter to remove odor and VOCs. You can wall mount the La2000-OC or it can be hung from the ceiling.

The NEW LA2000-H has a 6 inch true HEPA and a 7 pound carbon filter.  It produces 1000 CFM of extra clean air for ultimate odor control. Try our newest HEPA smoke eater in your shop or bar.

LA2000-H Industrial HEPA Air Purifier
LA 1400 Electrostatic Air Purifier

The LA1400 Electrostatic is a great entry level commercial smoke eater. It is perfect for smoking rooms and kitchens to 1500sq ft.  The filter cell is washable and 100% reusable. The LA1400 has a 4 stage filtration system; Pre Filter / Particle Ionizer /   High Voltage Particle Collector / Activated Carbon Filter. 

Negative Air Smoke Removal (Air Scrubbers)

LakeAir manufactures a line of Air Scrubbers. These products remove pollution from a room via vents and ductwork. The air scrubber is generally located outside the room to be treated. One key advantage is maintenance can be performed away from the eyes of your clients and visitors. You don’t have to close an area for maintenance. This is particularly helpful in 24 / 7 establishments like Casinos. Another big advantage is less noise. With the air purification located in another room or area the noise associated with it will be greatly diminished. Often times companies avoid smoke eater technology because it drowns out the conversation in the business. 

LakeAir Air Scrubber

LAAS-800 & LAAS-1600 Air Scrubber

The LAAS Model Air Scrubbers are a versatile multi filter and modular air scrubber system. They can be combined and equipped with different filters to handle just about any size or type air purification project. 

Filter types include HEPA, Electrostatic, High Capacity Media, Odor Control Carbon & Zeolite and Ultra Violet filters. 

New Modular Design

The LAAS line is designed to be modular. Your can easily combine up to 6 units in a single stack to provide up to 12,000 CFM of air purification.  From one location in your facility you can provide and maintain your air purification needs for your entire facility. This product design can act as a huge filter bypass for any central system offering clean air at a fraction of the cost of other silimlar products.

What is Smoke?

To understand how a smoke eater works it is important to learn what smoke is. It is created during the process of burning or combustion. When you burn a fuel smoke is a created. The human eye can see particles bigger than 7 microns. Particles that are smaller are called gasses and fum

Smoke is a combination of particles, liquids and gasses

The amount of smoke depends on fuel and the amount of oxygen being burned. If more oxygen is available you have a higher temperature and less smoke. Cigarettes and cigars burn at a low temperature. Therefore they create a lot of fumes.

Sources of Smoke

We usually think of smoke that comes from cigarettes. Many manufacturing methods create fumes. Welding creates gases high in metal oxides. Materials like plastic and adhesives produce smoke with nitrogen oxide. Textile manufacturing produces carbon monoxide. Regardless of what is making the smog in your world, LakeAir has a clean air solution to protect you.

Getting rid of the Smoke

There are 3 basic methods of removing smoke. The most effective is HEPA air purification. A true HEPA removes 99.97% of all smoke. The most cost effective way to remove smoke is with an Electrostatic Filter. A LakeAir Electronic cell removes 97% of this nasty by product. Media is the least effective but lowest initial cost method to remove smoke.

Good ventilation removes much of the indoor air pollution from an area. However reheating or cooling the air in our homes or businesses is costly. Makeup air can be a part of your clean air solution. It usually is it not enough. Pair air purification and makeup air to create your own custom smoke removal solution.

Smoke Eater Technology

We learned that smoke is made up of solid, liquid and gas particles. Different technologies can be used to remove these particles.

Media

Media is a filter made of cotton or synthetic woven materials. The fibers catch the particles as they pass through the filter. Media filters are rated by a MERV rating  standard MERV 11 is the lowest rating that will remove smoke. MERV 12 – 16 filters require special air moving equipment. You should not use them in your home heating or HVAC systems. Some media is electrically charged but does not do a better job of removing smoke. Media filtration is only a stop gap measure.

HEPA

HEPA filters are the most effective at removing smoke. True HEPA filters 99.97% of particles. However, they have drawbacks. If the air purifier blower is not powerful enough it moves far too little air to be effective. They have a higher cost of maintenance due to the cost filter replacement. No filter technology removes smoke and odor on its own. A HEPA filter must incorporate activated charcoal filtration to be effective on the odor.

Electrostatic

A LakeAir Electrostatic smoke eater uses 2 types of air filter technologies. The first air filter is an electrostatic precipitator. Smoke is given an electrical charge in the first section. In the second section the smoke is attracted to the aluminum plates just like metal to a magnet. The  particles are trapped on the plates until it is washed away.  Our electrostatic cells are 97% efficient on smoke particles as small .1 microns. They have a low cost of maintenance but must be kept clean to be truly efficient.

Electronic Air Cleaner Illustration for home air purifiers

Activated Carbon removes smoke odor

There is 1 safe technology for removing smoke odors. Activated carbon absorbs smoke odors. After a carbon filter is full, it should be discarded and replaced with a new filter.

After the primary filter has removed the pollution particles, the air moves into an activated carbon filter. How is activated carbon made? Activated carbon is carbon that has been treated with oxygen. The treatment gives carbon millions of tiny holes. These tiny holes give the charcoal a tremendously large surface. The gases pass through the charcoal where it is trapped. This process is called adsorption. Activated charcoal absorbs smoke odor like a sponge. It is the best product known for removing this smell. At LakeAir we use coconut shell carbon it is better than bituminous carbon (made from coal) at removing odors common to homes and commercial applications. Every smoke removal solution should include activated charcoal as part of its air cleaning system. Each granule of carbon has a specific amount of odor it can hold. When a carbon granule has adsorbed as many odors as it can, it is saturated. The filter then needs to be replaced. There are over 150 types of activated carbon. LakeAir carbon filters use high quality carbon manufactured specifically for the removal smoke odor and other common gasses and VOCs. Some VOCs like TCE (dry cleaner fluid) are more likely to be absorbed by potassium permanganate impregnated zeolite. At LakeAir we have the ability to produce sophisticated carbon blends to better handle odors and VOCs for special applications
Carbon Structure

Ozone Generators

An ozone generator pumps out ozone to quickly wipe out any odor. Ozone is very effective on odor. It is considered to be a hazardous chemical by the EPA.  Ozone generators do not remove particulate from the air. Except for specific uses in areas where there are no living things, ozone generators should not be used.

More Thoughts on the Subject

Industrial Smoke Removal

Smoke, fumes and gasses are the byproduct of many manufacturing processes. These facilities often need a more industrial approach to fume control.  A LakeAir Industrial smoke eater is a perfect fit for this niche. We have supplied purification solutions for many industrial processes. The LA 2000 is great for commercial food manufacturing and fabric processing. Industrial applications include welding and metal fab shops Call to see if the LA2000 is the best solution for your application.  

Social Smoking

Social smoking venues are becoming more popular. Cigars are more popular than ever. Our products are found in many fine cigar bars. Hookah lounges are very popular with younger smokers. The water cooled and flavored smoke has to be removed from the air. Private Clubs like VFW’s FOE’s and Lodges often allow smoking and use our units regularly. A LakeAir air purifier will remove cigar smoke. This will keep your man cave a welcome part of your home.

Economical Use

Our commercial smoke eater cleans the air in your business establishments. Clean air helps retain valuable customers. These units easily pay for themselves over time. They lessen 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.  We use high grade components made of steel, aluminum, and tungsten instead of plastic. Washable filters cost less to maintain than standard fair filters. The electronics have a 7 year warranty and are built to last.

Air purifiers are all about protecting the environment. What about the environment outside your home or business? LakeAir practices the 6 principles of eco-friendly manufacturing. We are concerned about clean air everywhere. Buy a product that supports the planet if you have that concern. You can buy LakeAir products that protect you, your home, your business and the world you live in.

Home Smoke Eater

The LakeAir Products protect your family from the dangers of smoke. This product offering gives big savings on a commercial smoke eater for the home.

Smoke Removal

Added Protection

Media is a filter made of cotton or synthetic materials. The fibers catch the particles as they pass through the filter. Media filters are rated by a MERV rating standard.  MERV 11 is the lowest rating that removes smoke. MERV 12 – 16 filters require special air moving equipment. They are not suitable for your home heating or HVAC systems. Some media is treated with a charge. This has little effect on its ability to remove smoke. Media filtration is a stop gap measure until you can get a better solution.

Protect your pets

Cats, dogs and birds are particularly sensitive to 2nd hand smoke. Our pets have smaller bodies. These dangerous byproducts affect them more severely. A home smoke eater will protect your pets from 2nd and 3rd hand smoke. What’s 3rd hand smoke? It is the residue that remains on skin, fur, clothing, furniture. The residue remains after the air has cleared.

Cats in a smokers home are 4 times as likely to develop lymphoma, heart arrhythmia, and lung paralysis. Every cat owner knows they are meticulous groomers. Your cat is cleaning more than dirt off her fur. Your cat can’t stop these toxins that fall from smoky air. She can’t help but “eat” them when she grooms. Dogs are more likely to have nose and eye issues if they live in a smoky house. Birds have smaller bodies and are even more likely to suffer from second hand smoke.

Less Smoke = Less Hassle

A Home smoke eater can stop many family arguments before they even start.  The Maxum electrostatic air purifier is very quiet at only 49 decibels. This unit removes more than the smoke you see. It removes countless air pollution particles and fumes that are dangerous to the health of all. The Maxum removes smoke from all sources around the home.  Confine smokey activities to one room with a Maxum inside it. This will easily keep the dangers and its odors out of the whole house.

Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana has been reported to have healing benefits. Many people live happier lives from less pain and discomfort. But is medical marijuana good for the whole family?  According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the toxins and tar levels known to be present in marijuana raise concerns. Exposure can be bad for the young, old, and people with asthma. Don’t take chances with your family.

All Maxum air purifiers removes marijuana smoke and the effects of 2nd hand marijuana smoke. Even if medical marijuana is legal the odor can be embarrassing. Your neighbors might not know you are using marijuana legally.  It is important to protect all the members of your family, including our pets from side effects of this medical advancement.

E-Cigarettes / Vape

Electronic Cigarettes are designed to offer nicotine vapor without burning tobacco. A typical e-cigarette is a battery-powered device. It has a heating element and a cartridge filled with a liquid solution. When in use, the heating element vaporizes the liquid. It is agreed, that more studies need to look at the effect of 2nd hand vaping fumes. There is evidence that vaping indoors releases ultra-fine particles and hazardous chemicals into the air. The Maxum air purifier can neutralize these threats.

Other than a health concern, the vapor from an E-cigarette will leave a residue on your windows and walls. This residue is stubborn to remove. It resists many cleaners and degreasers. Your home smoke eater will reduce the amount of cleaning needed as a result of vaping.

Long Lasting Protection

 A LakeAir Home smoke eater is a commercial strength air purifier. It has an industry leading 7 year limited warranty. Most air purifiers bought for the home are plastic construction. LakeAir bodies are 18 gauge steel. The Electrostatic cell is made of high grade materials; aluminum, ceramic and tungsten. The electronics are super tough and built to last you many years. We often hear from customers who have had their LakeAir products for more than 20 years. You should expect a similar experience when you purchase yours.

Smoke removal products for homes and smaller spaces

Maxum Electrostatic air purifier for allergies

Maxum Electrostatic offers a washable filter. It removes 97% of smoke in the home in a single cleaning.

Maxum HEPA

Maxum HEPA Home Air Purifier

Maxum HEPA is true HEPA that is 99.97% efficient at removing smoke and all other impurities from the air in your home.

Maxum Media Home Air Purifier

Maxum Media offers a disposable MERV 11 filter. This is an air purifier for those on a budget.

M-Super Carbon for Smoke odor control

M-Super Carbon fits into all 3 of the Maxum models. It provides extra odor and VOC Removal. Part# 499024

Bundle to Save Money

The home smoke eater bundle includes everything to keep smoke and odors away for an entire year.  The bundle includes (1) Maxum Electrostatic Air  Purifier, (2) Super-max activated carbon filters. They trap the odors from smoke for an extended amount of time. You receive total smoke and odor protection for under $600.00. We also provide FREE shipping!

More than Smoke

LakeAir air purifiers are great on smoke. They remove so much more from the air. Smoke is one of the thousands of pollutants that our products remove. Our electronic air cleaners remove dust, pollen, mold spores, pet dander, dust mites, and a host of air pollution particles. Each unit has an activated carbon filter that removes gases, fumes and odors. No matter what you need to clean from the air, LakeAir products do the job for you.

Made in the USA

All LakeAir Air Purifiers are made in the USA. They have been built in Racine Wisconsin since 1968. We do not import foreign assemblies. We cut, punch,, shape, weld and assemble our products with American labor.

LakeAir Smoke Eater

Commercial Smoke Eater

We offer 6 different models for this use. They work in a variety of settings. LakeAir products are great, but every machine has its limits. Sometimes you might have to combine products to achieve the desired level of air purification.