What’s the difference between a carbon filter and an activated carbon filter?

Some traditional air purifiers have a standard charcoal carbon filter, which effectively remove typical odours such as cooking smells, stale air and pet accidents.

Winix’ current Australian range of air purifiers include ‘activated’ carbon filters, which in addition to removing typical household odours, also neutralises harmful VOCS (volatile organic compounds) such as formaldehyde, ammonia and other hazardous vapours and gases. These models are also ideal for people suffering from chemical sensitivities.