When looking to build the Green Gator Filter™ we wanted to make sure that we brought something new and powerful to the market. We looked into consumer needs and how to improve what currently was on the market.
We started with the media. The proper application of specific Carbon Media types is essential for effective odor control. With that in mind we combined a proprietary blend of activated carbons and chemosorptive media to ensure the best possible performance. We then integrated an anti-microbial filter element, effectively allowing us to kill a large percentage of the molds and other aerosolized biological contaminants that can enter the filter. Finally we added a particulate pre filter wrap that
simply wraps around the filter and stays in place without forcing customers to use rubber bands or other materials to keep it in place.
Perhaps the biggest challenge was the filter structure, and how to improve on industry standard air contact times without chocking down the fan CFM rating. Many companies promote a 51% filter open space, this means they block up to 49% of the air flow with the metal mesh use to hold their media. We wanted to do better, much better. We decided why not make the carbon the structure and remove the metal mesh completely. To achieve this, all Green Gator Filters™ utilize a proprietary
bonding technology previously only available to high purity applications. The advantages of this technology is quickly obvious, the filter body is the media! This allows for 100% media “open area”. Due to the very nature of the technology, the Green Gator Filter™ is virtually dust free.
No more bits of carbon to get into your expensive fan and light.
Having started with a blank piece of paper when we designed the Green Gator™ we were able to simplify and solve a few additional problems common with the industry standard filter. We simplified the process involved with hanging the filter as well as installing the fan collar and pre filter wrap. By breaking the industry standard, we solved what growers told us were their most frustrating problems.
Most people ask us about the hexagon shape, in a world of tubes and cylinders a hexagon kind of stands out. The primary answer to the question is, increased filter surface area. By making it a hexagon we are able to allow for slower air flow through the 2 inch deep media bed, and this is all while continuing to operate at standard CFM rates. This means that with a 400CFM fan with one of our filters attached, we can get a dwell time of +.102 seconds.
In future posts we will describe the how to scale your filter to meet the needs of your space. You will be surprised at how simple it can be.
Check out some images below to get some close ups of our filter.