KENT Aura Portable Room Air Purifier Review
With rising air pollution and its catastrophic effects on human health, it has become imperative, now more than ever, to devise ways of shielding ourselves from pollution. One way to fight air pollution is to get an indoor air purifier. It is very effective in rooting out airborne impurities like automobile exhaust smoke, dust, dust mites, pet dander, bacteria, viruses, mold, pollen, odors and volatile organic compounds. It is a smart way to reduce indoor air pollution and keep your family safe and healthy.
In this segment, we are going to discuss the Kent Aura, a top-selling home air cleaner. It uses HEPA and ionization technologies to destroy disease-causing allergens. It is designed for small to medium-sized spaces. It is portable, easy to use and elegant looking too.
Let us analyze the features and specifications of the Kent Aura air purifier.
Technology And Features
The Kent Aura fills your house with fresh air. It pulls in dirty air, filters it in multiple stages and dispenses pure air. When the air is drawn into the appliance, it first makes its way through a pre-filter. This filter eliminates large impurities like dust, human and animal hair, pollen and bits of food, paper and fabric. It is vital for the effectiveness of the other filters. It prevents large pollutants from clogging the inner filters and prolongs their service life. It also enables the air purifier to function at its optimum level at all times.
Once the air has been screened by the pre-filter, it enters the activated carbon filter. Activated carbon is a layer of carbon granules that have been specially treated by hot jets of air to increase the surface area of the carbon atoms. This increased surface area allows for passing gases and chemicals to adhere to the carbon by virtue of a phenomenon called adsorption. As the molecules stick to the carbon layer, they are plucked out of the air stream and remain lodged inside the filter. As a result, they are prevented from floating about freely in the room air and entering our bodies and causing health problems.
Activated carbon tackles bad odors, cooking smells, poisonous gases and chemicals. It is especially useful against VOCs like formaldehyde, benzene, ammonia, toluene and xylene, all of which are released continually in trace amounts by household products like paints, adhesives, cleaning supplies, plywood furniture, deodorants, synthetic clothes and plastic bags. VOCs are extremely harmful to human health and using activated carbon filters is the best way to keep them in check.
Next is a HEPA filter. HEPA is the most effective technology for trapping particulate matter as small as 0.3 micron. The filter can intercept up to 99.97% PM 2.5 and PM 10 particles like dust, dust mites, dust mite feces, pet dander, pollen, mildew spores, bacteria, viruses, nicotine smoke and vehicular smoke.
Finally, the air purifier employs an anion generator to remove the remaining airborne impurities. The anion generator releases a cloud of negatively charged ions which attract air pollutants like pet dander, pollen, spore and dust, all of which have a positive charge. As the ions and pollutants stick together, they become too heavy and float down to the ground. They also settle on furniture, appliances, walls, and ceilings. Some of these are of course pulled into the purifier and trapped by the electrically charged collection plate. The remaining debris scattered around the room may be removed through sweeping, vacuuming, dusting or mopping.
Having an ionizer in the house is a good way to keep everyone upbeat. Anions are known to promote mental wellness. They relieve stress and depression and boost mood. Anions are found in abundance in places where the air is constantly agitated like near waterfalls, turbulent seas and gushing springs. They have a calming effect on the psyche and help us relax. So, getting an air purifier that also has an ionizer is a smart investment.
The Kent Aura has intelligent air quality sensors that constantly monitor the indoor air. They display live AQI status through a 3-color LED meter. Blue means the air quality is excellent, pink means it is good and red means it is poor.
The device has 3 airflow speeds for personalized use. It has an 8-hour timer which you can set according to your requirement. It has a Child Lock function for keeping children from interfering with the settings. The appliance creates very little noise and seldom exceeds 60 dB. It has a power consumption of 45 watts and an input power supply of single phase 200-240 volts AC, 50-60 Hz.
The Kent Aura has an elegant white enclosure with bright pink flowers on the bottom right corner of the front panel. It has a pedestal mode of installation, meaning it can be stood on the floor or on any flat surface such as a counter or a table. It is portable and weighs 5 kg. It has a length of 350 mm, width of 180 mm and height of 482 mm.
The air cleaner caters to an area of 27 m2 and has a CADR of 180 m3/h. It is, therefore, suitable for small to medium-sized bedrooms, stores and office cabins.
Key Features :
- 45-watt portable air purifier for small to medium-sized rooms.
- Filters: pre-filter, activated carbon filter, HEPA filter, ionizer.
- 3 airflow speeds, 8-hour timer, 3-color LED AQI indicator, Child Lock, pedestal installation.
- Coverage area 27 m2, CADR 180 m3/h.