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'Game-Changing’ Carbon Filter Earns Double Award Nomination

Nuaire’s passion for clean indoor air has been recognised by industry judges for the H&V News Awards 2018, with a double award nomination for the unique carbon filter supply valve, IAQ-VALVE.

New to the market this winter, IAQ-VALVE is the very first time a carbon filter has been added to a standard MVHR supply air valve, creating a solution to fighting incoming traffic pollution that is both easy to install and easy to maintain. The new carbon filter technology has been shortlisted for Domestic Product of the Year and Air Movement Product of the Year, in the highly respected H&V News Awards. Residential Product Manager, Wendy Thomas said: “We are delighted to be nominated in two categories. Indoor Air Quality is being taken more seriously with evidence from the World Health Organisation and leading health bodies like the Royal College of Physicians to show the loss of life and burden of disease linked to environmental air pollution.
IAQ-VALVE is a simple alternative to inline carbon filter systems that is easy to install and, crucially, easy for the facilities manager or occupant to change. We are passionate about air filtration and it’s great to see that the heating and ventilation industry also see the benefit in developing this unique technology.”

Small but powerful, the carbon filter valve is capable of capturing up to 91% of NO₂ and other harmful pollutants, as verified by the BRE. The activated carbon media inside the cartridge is microporous so a spoonful equates to roughly the size of a football pitch. IAQ-VALVE works as part of a complete system with Nuaire’s MRXBOX- Eco range. The carbon pellets offer low resistance, up to 15l/sec, helping to maintain the correct system pressure.

With options to duct vertically and horizontally via a fixed plenum, installation is flexible and fast. Maintenance is simple with no access hatch required and tool-free replacement of the cartridge can be carried out by the homeowner.

The winners of the H&V News Awards will be revealed on 19th April 2018.