MAKER LIGHTING ACTIVATED CARBON AIR FILTER
Activated Carbon Air Filter MK-C-A12 (Aluminum, 12’’*1000mm)
Item name: Activated Carbon Air Filter MK-C-A12 (Aluminum, 12’’*1000mm)
Type: Aluminum (12’’)
Model No.: MK-C-A12
Dimension: Diameter 12’’ (300mm), Height 1000mm
Scope of application: Research labs, plant breeding, tissue culture, schools, indoor gardens, greenhouses, restaurants, kitchens, hospitals, vets, kennels, and even homes with people who suffer from severe allergies... anywhere air needs to be efficiently filtered or purified.
Packing: Neutral Packing / Customized Packing
Maker Lighting Carbon Air Filters are state of the art carbon filters that scour the air to make it clean from dust, pollen, foreign particulates, organic compounds, and offensive odors.
Competitively priced, Maker Lighting Carbon Air Filters are extremely lightweight, weighing less than half of competing filters; last twice as long as competing filters; include both a pre-filter and a flange; and are available in a large variety of sizes to suit almost any purpose.
Used in research labs, plant breeding, tissue culture, schools, indoor gardens, greenhouses, restaurants, kitchens, hospitals, vets, kennels, and even homes with people who suffer from severe allergies... anywhere air needs to be efficiently filtered or purified.
Further knowledge of Carbon Filter
How to Carbon Filter a Grow Room
Hydroponics is all about growing plants without using soil. In hydroponic gardening, plants are grown in alternative media like coir, rock wool, water-based media, etc. Air filtration is another important part of hydroponics. Growing plants need a regular supply of fresh air to prepare their food. Since most hydroponic gardens are in an indoor setting, providing a regular supply of fresh air becomes an important aspect to consider.
Carbon filters help to filter the air in a hydroponic grow room and eliminate odors that vegetable plants produce. Carbon filters are the ideal air filtration solution for hydroponics gardens because they are relatively inexpensive, easy to use, widely available and effective. Along with filtering air, carbon filters also trap odor molecules, mainly produced by vegetable plants. Thus, carbon filters serve a dual purpose of improving air circulation and keeping it odor-free. Activated charcoal is a form of processed carbon. This type of carbon has many minute pores in it and a vast surface area to participate in chemical reactions. When air passes through the filter, contaminant particles are trapped in the pores and neutralized by the activated carbon.
To carbon filter your grow room, you can simply place the carbon filter on the floor next to your plants or hang it over the plants. For best effectiveness, however, you should install the carbon filter over your exhaust fan.
Things You'll Need
- Tape measure
- Charcoal carbon filter
- Step ladder
- Duct tape, hooks or clamps
1. Determine What Size Carbon Filter You Need
Calculate the air volume of your grow room. Measure the width, depth and height of the room using a tape measure in feet and inches. Multiply the width by the length by the height to get the volume (width x length x height = volume).
Determine the volume of air exchanges per hour for your grow room. About 20 to 30 complete air exchanges in the grow room per hour is best.
Calculate the volume of air exchanges per hour for your grow room to choose the correct size filter. Multiply the room air volume by the desired number of air exchanges per hour (20 to 30) to determine the volume of air exchanges per hour (room volume x air exchanges per hour = volume of air exchanged per hour).
2. Install the Carbon Filter
Purchase a charcoal carbon filter that is rated for the desired volume of air exchanges per hour, based on your calculations. Always choose a carbon filter that is rated higher than your air-volume exchange rate and not lower.
Place a step ladder beneath your exhaust fan. Climb the step ladder carefully and place the charcoal carbon filter over the input side of the exhaust fan.
Secure the carbon filter to the exhaust fan using duct tape, or by installing hooks or clamps. Secure the filter in at least three equally-spaced spots.
Tips & Warnings
· Replace your carbon filter every 12 to 18 months. Like other kinds of air filters, carbon filters become clogged over time. The pores in the carbon filter are filled with contaminants and the filter has no space for further contaminant molecules. When this happens, you will need to replace your filter with a new one. Most carbon filters need to be replaced around 12 to 18 months after they are installed.
· You can also install a short duct over the inlet side of the exhaust fan and secure the carbon filter over the other end of the duct. Ensure that the carbon filter is at least 3 feet away from the plants to allow for adequate air circulation.
· Be sure to clean the fabric sleeve covering the carbon filter when it becomes black, if your filter came with a fitted fabric sleeve. Simply place the sleeve in the washing machine to clean it periodically.