High-Efficiency Panel Filters


Ultra-high performance HVAC air filtration

MERV 16 performance in a HVAC filter.

NanoMax filters are extremely cost-effective

Typical three-month replacement intervals can be extended to 12 months with the NanoMax filter, resulting in substantial savings.

What's more, unlike conventional commercial HEPA filters, NanoMax filters require little or no alterations to existing HVAC systems. And, increased productivity, lower infection rates, higher attendance, lower health care costs and higher employee retention have been associated with improved air quality, adding to the potential financial benefits of NanoMax filters.

Effectiveness far beyond ordinary filters

While conventional HVAC filters use two or three filtration effects, the NanoMax uses five for dramatically improved results.

Conventional HVAC filters rely on only two or three filtration effects, but the NanoMax filter optimizes five different filtration effects. This combines maximum air cleaning efficiency with minimal air resistance.

  1. Straining Effect. This effect captures very large particles that are simply too large to fit in between filter fibers. Capture Range: Larger than 100 microns
  2. Impingement Effect. Larger particles collide with fibers, becoming attached. This includes mold spores and pollen. Capture Range: Larger than 10 microns
  3. Interception Effect. Smaller particles are captured as they come within half a particle diameter of the fiber. Capture Range: Smaller than 10 microns.
  4. Electrostatic Attraction: The electrostatic charges of fibers help attract and capture smaller particles. Capture Range: Smaller than 10 microns
  5. Diffusion. Very small particles (ultrafine particles) are bounced around by air, eventually colliding wth filter fibers. Capture Range: Smaller than 0.1 microns

A new generation of air filters

IQAir NanoMax is a new generation of ultra-high performance air filters for commercial HVAC systems.

NanoMax filters reduce fine and ultrafine particles by up to 95%, including viruses, bacteria, allergens and harmful traffic pollutants. What’s more, NanoMax filters eliminate the need for costly upgrades to a building’s HVAC system that are associated with HEPA filters. NanoMax filters require no prefilters, fit into standard 2” filter slots and have pressure drops fully compatible with standard HVAC systems.

WedgeSeal Design

Efficiency of NanoMax filters is dramatically boosted because all of the air moving through the system is filtered, without leakage.

Most HVAC filters allow up to 30% of the air to bypass the filter, dramatically lowering overall efficiency. NanoMax filters feature a unique, IQAir-designed, wedge-shaped seal that increases overall efficiency by ensuring that all the air in the airstream is filtered.

Advanced HEPA pleat design

Special pleat design in the NanoMax filter results in five times more filter surface area than that of conventional filters.

Advanced HEPA pleat-spacing technology in the NanoMax allowed IQAir designers to build in 60 square feet of surface area. This is five times more than the surface area of a conventional pleated air filter. The result is increased airflow and better filter loading, which widens replacement intervals and reduces costs.

Case Study: California classrooms

A study conducted by a leading air quality agency finds 90% reduction in classroom pollutants using NanoMax filters.

Read the complete study.

In a 2009 study by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), the largest local environmental protection agency in the United States, IQAir NanoMax filters were found to reduce ultrafine particles (particles smaller than 0.1 microns in diameter) and diesel soot (black carbon) in fully occupied school classrooms by up to 90%. No other panel filters in the study came close the performance of IQAir’s filtration technology.