Carbon filters can adsorb certain airborne chemicals, which are called volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs can be harmful to health, and often arise from building materials, cleaning products, and other sources. Carbon filters, as described by the EPA, are specific to one or a limited number of gaseous pollutants. These filters will not reduce the concentrations of VOCs for which they were not designed.
Unlike carbon filters, Molekule's Photo Electrochemical Oxidation (PECO) technology destroys pollutants passing through the filter, instead of merely collecting them. When the PECO-Filter is triggered by light, free radicals break down the molecular structure of any organic compound, including VOCs, in a single pass.
Learn more about how Molekule air purifiers compare to HEPA filters.