The Coway 1516D Storm, has recently been reviewed by Ray Shaw, the Managing Editor over at Gadget Guy.
"In case you have not heard of Coway, it is a South Korean company that makes air purifiers and water filtration – similar tech in both. The Coway air purifier 1516D is its premium model.
Gadget Guy has been trialling the Coway air purifier model 1516D, one in the range distributed by Andatech. That is the same company that has Ionmax UV air purifiers, AlcoSense breathalysers, MedSense infrared thermometers, DriveSense dash cams and many more consumer brands.
Why a purifier and what to look for?
Most true air purifiers use a mix of filters – pre-filter (for larger visible particles or <PM10), HEPA (High-efficiency particulate air for micron-sized <PM2.5) and activated carbon (for noxious gas absorption). Some add UV and other sterilising light.
Currently, no filter traps more than 99.X% of everything. We are extremely suspicious of any filter that claims it traps and kills COVID or a similar virus.
Filters generally quote a CADR (clean air delivery rate in m3/minute or hour). For example, a typical bedroom 3x3x2.8m (about 25m3) has 25,000 litres of air to clean. Now, if you can close the windows and doors, CADR is not such an issue as once cleaned it remains that way until more ‘dirty air’ enters the room.
Purifiers either have a directional fan or just vent the air back to the room.
And then we look at ongoing energy and maintenance costs."
If you would like to read the full article, head on over to Gadget Guy and have a quick read- they even provide a rating system to help you decide whether or not this device is the right Air Purifier for you!