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What’s the difference between Odorox and HEPA/ionizing purifiers/ozone generators?

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters remove particles from the air by micro-filtering. It requires all contaminated air to pass through the filter. These systems require regular filter changes, which can be expensive, and are high in energy consumption to generate air flow.


Ionizing purifiers create charged ions that bond to particles in the air. These charged particles become attracted to charged plates within the purifier. They reduce static electricity, but are energy inefficient. They also produce small amounts of ozone, which causes negative health effects in humans.


Ozone generators are similar to ionizing purifiers, except it uses ozone as the method of oxidization. It is only safe in unoccupied rooms, and is often only used in industrial settings.

Odorox does not generate any ozone or other harmful chemicals. It requires no filter changes, is energy efficient, and can be used in occupied spaces. It is effective at different temperatures and humidity levels.

Can it operate in occupied spaces?

Yes. Our air purifiers don’t generate any ozone or other harmful chemicals. Instead, the results are the same compounds you breathe outdoors every day - water vapour and clean, fresh air. You never have to leave or evacuate an area to run Odorox.

Can it remove smoke smell, cooking odors, mold, viruses, or tobacco?

Yes. It can remove tobacco and cigarette smells, even from fabrics like towels and curtains. It can get rid of mold, viruses, airborne pathogens, and bacterial contamination on surfaces, walls, even under floors. It works in damp spaces. And more. You can read more at our About page.

How loud are they?

Our residential models all generate consistent white noise at less than 55 decibels, which is quieter than a normal conversation. In comparison, most fridges hum at around 45-50 decibels. Industrial models may be louder.

Can it work in a large warehouse/outdoor space/small apartment?

Each space is unique, and this can affect the generator’s area coverage. Layout, structure, airflow, and severity will all affect a generator’s speed and area coverage.

We have over 15 different models designed for various purposes and for specific problems - but no space is too large that we can’t handle. Whether it’s permanent or temporary installation, in large industrial or small residential spaces, for indoor or outdoor use, we can help. If you’d like more information, we’d love to walk you through it. Give us a call!

How does Odorox work?

We replicate nature’s hydroxyl-generating process in a controlled, mobile generator. A fan blows contaminated air through the chamber, where UV rays and ambient humidity oxidise to create hydroxyl radicals. We use quartz optics to deodorize airflow and eradicate bacteria and other contaminants during this process. The purified air exits the chamber with these hydroxyl radicals, which go on to remove VOCs in the outside air. Not all air has to pass through the machine - but hydroxyls do have to reach every corner of the room.

This makes the process faster and more efficient, but also means that a generator can run in an occupied area without any harmful or negative effects. It’s safe, natural, and sustainable.