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Filters, Air, Particulate, High-Efficiency

Definition : Particulate air filters designed to remove very fine particulate from the air, typically 99.97% of particles larger than 0.3 micron. These filters usually consist of pleats of filter medium separated by rigid sheets of corrugated paper or aluminum foil; most high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters direct the flow of air in a uniform parallel pattern (laminar flow). HEPA filters are used to obtain very low particulate environments in places such as clean rooms, patient isolation chambers, and laminar air hoods; they are also used in high efficiency air cleaners. High-efficiency particulate air filters can remove most aerosolized biological agents and radioactive particles.

Entry Terms : "Electrostatically Enhanced Filters" , "HEPA Filters" , "High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filters" , "Radioactive Particulate Filters" , "Biological Agent Aerosol Filters" , "Chemical Agent Aerosol Filters"

UMDC code : 20715

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