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Automotive Air Filters Market Is Expected To Reach USD 6.10 Billion By 2020 : Radiant Insights,Inc

San Francisco, May 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global automotive air filters market is expected to reach USD 6.10 billion by 2020. Growing demand from the automotive industry, particularly in BRIC nations, on account of increasing disposable income and growing industrialization rate is expected to remain a key driving factor for the market. Rising consumer awareness regarding health disorders caused due to contaminated air in the car cabin is also expected to have a positive influence on market growth. Environmental hazards related to combustion engine vehicles have led to the growth of electric vehicles, which contributes negligible emissions but also requires less maintenance of the engine. Growth of electric vehicle industry is expected to challenge automotive air filter demand over the forecast period.

Cabin filters dominated the global automotive air filters product segment and accounted for 51.3% of total market revenue in 2013. Cabin filters are also expected to be the fastest growing product segment, at an estimated CAGR of 8.5% from 2014 to 2020. Consumer shift towards reducing bad odor and minimizing health disorders caused due to air pollutants inside the vehicles is expected to fuel demand for cabin air filters over the forecast period.

Further key findings from the study suggest:

  • Passenger cars were the largest application for automotive air filters market and accounted for 51.5% of total market revenue in 2013. Growth of passenger cars ownerships particularly in emerging markets of India, China and Brazil is expected to drive air filters demand in passenger cars. Automotive air filter demand in two wheelers is expected to grow at an estimated CAGR of 8.5% from 2014 to 2020.
  • Aftermarket dominated automotive air filter demand, at over 70% of total market revenue in 2013. It is also expected to be the fastest growing end-use segment at an estimated CAGR of 8.2% from 2014 to 2020. Consumer shift towards replacing air filters in order to minimize maintenance cost is expected to drive the automotive air filters demand in aftermarket.
  • Asia Pacific emerged as the leading regional market and accounted for 49.3% of total market revenue in 2013. Asia Pacific is also expected to be the fastest growing regional market for automotive air filters at an estimated CAGR of 8.5% from 2014 to 2020. Growth of automotive industry in emerging markets of China, India and Indonesia is expected to drive the regional market. North American market is expected to witness steady growth on account of recovery of automotive industry in the U.S. and favorable regulatory scenario in the region.
  • Top market participants accounted for less than 50% of the total market revenue in 2013. The market has witnessed mergers and acquisitions over the last few years. This trend is expected to continue and the market is expected to move towards consolidation over the next several years. Some of the leading participants operating in the global market include Mann+Hummel, Affnia, Cummins and Mahle Industries.

The world’s largest air purifier sucks in smog and turns it into jewellery

The air we breathe is not as clean as it once was – and in many cases, it is getting worse.

According to a recent study by researchers at UC Berkeley, smog kills about 4,000 people every day in China. And in the US about 4 in 10 people live in counties that have unhealthy levels of either ozone or particle pollution, according to the American Lung Association.

To help clean up our air and make it breathable again, Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde created a 23-foot (7-metre) tall air purifier called the Smog Free Tower.

The tower-like device essentially sucks up smog like a vacuum from the top and then releases the filtered air through its six-sided vents. It can clean more than 30,000 cubic metres of air per hour and runs on 1,400 watts of green energy.

The project, which was funded on Kickstarter, took Roosegaarde about three years of research and development, but he is finally showing off the prototype of his giant air purifier this week in Rotterdam. According to Roosegaarde’s website, the air purifier was specifically created to be used in public parks.

Roosegaarde describes how the tower works on its Kickstarter page:

“By charging the Smog Free Tower with a small positive current, an electrode will send positive ions into the air. These ions will attach themselves to fine dust particles.

A negatively charged surface – the counter electrode – will then draw the positive ions in, together with the fine dust particles. The fine dust that would normally harm us, is collected together with the ions and stored inside of the tower. This technology manages to capture ultra-fine smog particles which regular filter systems fail to do.”

But the well-designed air purifier doesn’t just clean up smog, it can also be used to make fine jewellery.

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The fine carbon particles that the tower collects can be condensed to create tiny “gem stones” that can be embedded in jewellery pieces like rings and cufflinks. Each of the tiny stones is the equivalent of 1,000 cubic metres of air.

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While the prototype is currently in Rotterdam, Roosegaarde aims to eventually roll out other models in Beijing, Mexico City, Paris, and Los Angeles.

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This article was originally published by Tech Insider.

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China to deploy the world’s largest outdoor air purifier in Beijing

China will deploy world’s largest outdoor air purifier designed by a Dutch engineer in its smog- hit capital Beijing, as the thick heavily-polluted haze returned to haunt the city, driving people indoors. The seven-meter-tall tower, brainchild of Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde, is undergoing last-minute checks in Beijing’s 751 D Park art area. The ‘Smog Free Tower’ will soon be opened to the public, and will be toured across the country, state-run Global Times said, quoting China Forum of Environmental Journalists, an NGO under China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection.

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The tower can capture about 75 percent of PM 2.5 and PM 10 tiny particles in its vicinity and then release purified air to create a “bubble” of fresh air around it. The tower can clean 30,000 cubic meters of air per hour through its patented ozone-free ion technology. Beijing has been plagued with heavy smog since the beginning of October. The city’s environmental authorities issued a “yellow alert” for air pollution on Tuesday. “Yellow alert” is the third-most serious level in a four tier color-code warning system. Red is the most serious and orange the second-most serious while blue is the least serious pollution level.

The average PM2.5 density of the small deadly polluted particles crossed over 300 today even though a cold front in the morning cleared the smog a bit. Liu Guozheng, CFEJ secretary-general said the tower is intended to warn authorities never to forget their duty and encourage the public to pull together to combat the smog. The public, meanwhile, are bemused by the tower’s function and have called on authorities to curb dangerous sources of polluting particles, the daily said. ALSO READ: China resolved 77,000 telecom and internet fraud cases, punished 43,000 people

Netizens expressed their frustration over the tower. “The so-called divine smog cleaner is more like a piece of performance art, which makes almost zero difference to cleaner air in the city. It devours the polluted air and exhales fresh air, but so little it won’t make any difference. The air will stay polluted,” the daily quoted a comment by Sina Weibo user. ALSO READ: China could be the only country with space station in 2024

 

 

Smog-free tower: China to deploy world’s largest outdoor air purifier in Beijing

Cina will deploy the world’s largest outdoor air purifier designed by a Dutch engineer in its smog- hit capital Beijing, as the thick heavily-polluted haze returned to haunt the city, driving people indoors. The seven-meter-tall tower, brainchild of Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde, is undergoing last-minute checks in Beijing’s 751 D Park art area.

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The ‘Smog Free Tower’ will soon be opened to the public, and will be toured across the country, state-run Global Times said, quoting China Forum of Environmental Journalists, an NGO under China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection.

The tower can capture about 75% of PM 2.5 and PM 10 tiny particles in its vicinity and then release purified air to create a “bubble” of fresh air around it. The tower can clean 30,000 cubic meters of air per hour through its patented ozone-free ion technology.

Beijing has been plagued with heavy smog since the beginning of October. The city’s environmental authorities issued a “yellow alert” for air pollution on Tuesday. “Yellow alert” is the third-most serious level in a four tier color-code warning system. Red is the most serious and orange the second-most serious while blue is the least serious pollution level.

The average PM2.5 density of the small deadly polluted particles crossed over 300 today even though a cold front in the morning cleared the smog a bit. Liu Guozheng, CFEJ secretary-general said the tower is intended to warn authorities never to forget their duty and encourage the public to pull together to combat the smog.

The public, meanwhile, is bemused by the tower’s function and have called on authorities to curb dangerous sources of polluting particles, the daily said.

Netizens expressed their frustration over the tower. “The so-called divine smog cleaner is more like a piece of performance art, which makes almost zero difference to cleaner air in the city. It devours the polluted air and exhales fresh air, but so little it won’t make any difference. The air will stay polluted,” the daily quoted a comment by Sina Weibo user.

One-quarter of air purifiers fall short of quality standard

One-quarter of air purifiers sold on the domestic market are substandard, an inspection by China’s top quality authority showed.

The inspection, conducted in the first half of this year, found 15 of the 61 batches of products were substandard, according to the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.

Baoding East Railway Station is seen in Baoding, north China's Hebei Province, Oct. 19, 2016. A yellow alert for air pollution was issued on Wednesday in Hebei Province. (Xinhua/Wang Xiao)

This is the first time that the administration has organized a national quality inspection aimed at air purifiers, and the inspection covered most well-known air purifier brands available in China, said Zhang Wenbing, chief for quality supervision at the administration.

The inspection covered nearly 20 percent of China’s air purifier producers, and of the models by big enterprises, 90 percent were up to standard, much higher than average, according to the administration.

No products by big brands such as Honeywell, Samsung and Midea were found to be substandard.

However, purifiers made by Chinese firms Guangdong Jingba Technology Co. and Shanghai Xinsong Electronics Co. were found to be substandard, due to respective issues of failing to remove methanol and failing noise standards.

“Results of the inspection can provide the basis for consumers to choose air purifiers,” said Song Guangsheng, director of the National Quality Supervision and Inspection Center for Indoor Environment and Environmental Products.

With increasing demand for purifiers in recent years, the number of producers has also risen, but many purifiers on the market may not work as well as advertised, he said.

“Many air purifier brands claim to be able to remove methanol, but in fact, few of them are able to do so,” Song said.

In the first half of the year, 4.5 million air purifiers were sold in China, 58 percent more than the same period last year, according to media reports.

Zhang Xiao, an inspector at the National Quality Inspection Center for Household Electrical Appliances, said China has strict quality standards for air purifiers, and some key indexes include noise level, capacity to remove pollutants and purifiers’ toxic emissions.

Beijing to have world’s biggest air purifier to fight smog

China will deploy world’s largest outdoor air purifier designed by a Dutch engineer in its smog-hit capital Beijing, as the thick heavily-polluted haze returned to haunt the city, driving people indoors. The seven-meter-tall tower, brainchild of Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde, is undergoing last-minute checks in Beijing’s 751 D Park art area. The ‘Smog Free Tower’ will soon be opened to the public, and will be toured across the country, state-run Global Times said, quoting China Forum of Environmental Journalists, an NGO under China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection.

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The tower can capture about 75 per cent of PM 2.5 and PM 10 tiny particles in its vicinity and then release purified air to create a “bubble” of fresh air around it. The tower can clean 30,000 cubic meters of air per hour through its patented ozone-free ion technology. Beijing has been plagued with heavy smog since the beginning of October. The city’s environmental authorities issued a “yellow alert” for air pollution on Tuesday.

“Yellow alert” is the third-most serious level in a four tier colour-code warning system. Red is the most serious and orange the second-most serious while blue is the least serious pollution level.

The average PM2.5 density of the small deadly polluted particles crossed over 300 today even though a cold front in the morning cleared the smog a bit. Liu Guozheng, CFEJ secretary-general said the tower is intended to warn authorities never to forget their duty and encourage the public to pull together to combat the smog.

The public, meanwhile, are bemused by the tower’s function and have called on authorities to curb dangerous sources of polluting particles, the daily said.

Netizens expressed their frustration over the tower. “The so-called divine smog cleaner is more like a piece of performance art, which makes almost zero difference to cleaner air in the city. It devours the polluted air and exhales fresh air, but so little it won’t make any difference. The air will stay polluted,” the daily quoted a comment by Sina Weibo user.

Olansi is offering different types of advanced air purifier to improve the quality of indoor air

Olansi is a specialized manufacturer of wide range of air purifiers to improve the quality of indoor air. It also offers latest water purifiers and hydrogen water makers.
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Air purifying machines play a vital role in filtering out harmful bacteria, dust and dirt particles to make the indoor air suitable for healthy breathing. There are many agencies that are specialized in manufacturing air purifiers based on latest technology. Olansi is one such company that offers top grade air purifiers at competitive prices. The company has its own advanced manufacturing unit where the Research and Development teams in collaboration with the group of experienced engineers offer the best eco-friendly and energy efficient products to consumers. All its air purifying devices arrive with innovative designs, stylish and appealing packages combined with flawless engineering techniques to filer out latest traces of harmful components from indoor air.

The agency has brought out varieties of home air purifier that normally helps in removing unpleasant odors of tobacco smoke, pet smell, beverage etc. These purifiers can eliminate mold, dust, allergy and pollen as well as germs, virus and bacteria. These machines feature an auto air quality control with odor sensor and indicator. These are loaded with ultra-quite DC motor with low electricity consumption and 3000 hours of life time. These machines ensure constant flow of clean fresh air inside the room to offer better sleeping experience and improve human immunity. These purifying machines are ideal for those homes where people are suffering from cardio-respiratory health problems. Through installing such machine, it is possible to facilitate the flow of fresh air inside lungs, heart and brain.

The room air purifier models of this company comprise of advanced HVAC filters to prevent the entry of harmful airborne particles inside the room and to deliver air in a dispersed manner at a relatively slow rate. These filters arrive in various MERV ratings to effectively check the flow of harmful components of indoor air. These filters are usually made of a flat, pleated sheet composed of millions of microscopic fiberglass threads to form a complex maze for trapping airborne particles. The company pays extreme attention to details while manufacturing such air purifying devices especially for indoor rooms.

Its whole house air purifier models are capable of reducing the concentration of ozone through the use of top quality carbon filters. Apart from capturing ozone, these filters are quite efficient in removing odors of cooking smoke and that of burning tobacco products like cigarettes. The company normally accepts payment through PayPal and other secured means of transaction. It uses fastest shipping options of TNT, DHL and others to deliver products within fixed period.

About Olansi

Olansi is a specialized manufacture of air purifiers, water purifiers and other related products. All its products are based on current international standards. To know more, customers can visit the website of this Chinese company.

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New standards set for air purifiers

A new national standard for air purifiers was unveiled by authorities on Friday to bring order to the country’s chaotic purifier market.

The draft national standard, which is also made available for public comment on Friday, will include more specific metrics for measuring the performance of air purifiers, including their “clean air delivery rate” and endurance, China daily reported on Saturday.

The country’s widespread air pollution problem has given rise to a booming market in air purifiers, with total sales volume reaching 2.4 million units in 2013, the report said.

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However, the market is chaotic with many producers and sellers of air purifiers exaggerating the performance of products and deliberately misleading consumers during promotions, the report said, citing the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Industry and Commerce.

According to a spot check on 20 air purifiers by the Shanghai Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision in December, only the products of three companies reached their advertised effectiveness or indicated the space in which they would function effectively, according to the report.

The new draft proposes detailed requirements for the labeling of air purifiers. Producers must mark clearly on the product label both the service life and the volume of space for which it can provide effective filtering.

The draft standard includes performance data for both particles and formaldehyde.

The national standard on air purifiers, enacted in 2002 and last revised in 2008, has failed to keep up with the expectations of the public, the report said, citing Song Guangsheng, director of the National Indoor Environment and Indoor Environmental Product Quality Supervision Center.

“The previous national standard on indoor air cleaners did not take into consideration the need for consumers to filter PM2.5 or increased frequency of use,” he said.

PM2.5, particles under 2.5 microns in diameter, is a key indicator of air pollution in China. High density of PM2.5 has also become a major cause to smoggy air conditions that plague many regions in the country in recent years.

 

Fighting Childhood Asthma with an Air Purifier

 

 

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Fighting Childhood Asthma with an Air Purifier

Early detection is the first step in fighting childhood asthma

Does your child experience shortness of breath or irregular breathing? Do you notice a whistling sound when he or she exhales? Does your child have a persistent cough? If so, there is a good chance he or she may be developing asthma, one of the most serious chronic diseases in children and adolescents, affecting nearly nine million children under the age of 18.

According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), 50-80% of asthmatics develop symptoms before the age of five. This is why early detection and working with your child’s asthma specialist is important. Untreated asthma can lead to permanent damage to the airways making it difficult to bring the condition under control.

“Children whose immune systems are not fully developed are most at risk for developing asthma,” said Christopher C. Randolph, MD, FAAAI, and Vice-Chair of the AAAAI’s Asthma Diagnosis and Treatment Interest Section. “However, with early detection, the disease is easier to bring under control, improving the quality of life for your child.”

Look, Listen & Learn

There are no clear markers to predict who will develop asthma and who won’t. However, there are clues and symptoms you can look and listen for in your child that may indicate asthma. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Does your child have allergies? The relationship between asthma and allergies is very strong. If your child has allergies, be on the look out for potential signs of childhood asthma.
  • Does your child cough or clear his/her throat often, even when they aren’t sick? This could be constant or just intermittent. Not all children who have the disease exhibit symptoms each and every day.
  • Does he/she wheeze or is there a whistling sound when your child exhales or with upper respiratory infections?
  • Do you notice shortness of breath, rapid or irregular breathing in your child?
  • Does your child complain of chest tightness? A young child may say his/her chest “hurts” or “feels funny.”
  • Does your child seem fatigued? A child might slow down, stop playing or become easily irritated.
  • Does your child have problems sleeping because of nighttime coughing or difficulty breathing?
  • Is there a family history of asthma and/or allergies?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions and you suspect that your child has asthma, schedule an appointment with an asthma specialist, such as an allergist/immunologist, a physician specially trained to manage and treat asthma and allergies. An allergist/immunologist will work closely with you to create a daily management plan for your child, demonstrate proper medication use, and develop an asthma action plan, which outlines the actions to take if your child’s condition worsens.

Learn

While there is no cure for asthma, complete control of the disease can be obtained with appropriate management and treatment. Learning your child’s asthma triggers and what steps to take to decrease symptoms is an important step to keep your child’s asthma under control. Children whose asthma is properly controlled should be able to participate in regular activities such as attending school every day and playing sports.

 

Beijing plans to make the installation of air purifiers

Beijing plans to make the installation of air purifiers part of its school construction standards to tackle frequent smoggy weather in the capital, local education authorities said Thursday.

Several government departments, including the Beijing Municipal Commission of Education (BMCE), are working to draft the city’s school construction standards, which will include the installation of air purifiers, said BMCE director Xian Lianping, the Beijing Times reported Thursday.

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In response to forecasts of heavy smog, Beijing issued two pollution red alerts this winter, under which all the city’s kindergartens, primary and high schools were shut down.

Xian said that the effectiveness of air purifiers in densely packed classrooms has yet to be determined, adding that it is acceptable for schools to independently install air purifiers.

“Installing purifiers in classrooms should ensure students’ safety and should also require parents’ approval,” Xian was quoted as saying.

Parents beset by hazardous smog in Beijing have repeatedly called for primary and high schools to install air purifiers in classrooms, but they have been turned down by schools saying they need approval from education authorities. Some parents even came up with plans to crowdfund air purifiers for their children’s schools, but their efforts were refused.

A small number of some well-funded kindergartens and primary schools have already installed air purification equipment in classrooms, but many more schools cannot afford it due to insufficient budgets.

Hao Xianjun, director of the Shijingshan district’s education commission, told the Beijing Times that schools would turn on their air purification systems on heavily polluted days to lower the concentration of PM2.5 – airborne particles less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter – to below 100 micrograms per cubic meter. Shijingshan Experimental Junior High School will be the first to install such a system when it constructs its new teaching building this year.

During the ongoing fourth session of the 12th Beijing Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, many advisors submitted proposals to help schools deal with smog.

Pu Zhe, a member of the committee, said that education authorities should establish a special smog fund to install air purification systems in schools, introduce local regulations on which type of air purifiers to install and launch a unified purchasing platform, the Beijing Times reported.

At Thursday’s session, Xian told committee members that primary and high schools are expected to extend winter vacations and reduce summer vacations, as smog shrouds the capital more frequently in winter, Beijing-based The Mirror newspaper reported on Thursday. Currently, the winter vacation for primary and high schools in Beijing is about one month long.