Best Air Purifiers for Smoke
Smoke is an unpleasant irritant to your eyes, nose and throat as it can trigger various allergic reactions. It can also penetrate fabrics and the porous surfaces of objects leaving behind stubborn odours that are hard to remove. An air purifier can be used to remove both the visible smoke and the unpleasant odour. The technologies most capable of doing this, are Hospital Grade HEPA filters for the visible particles and a high quality granulated Activated Carbon Filter for the odours and toxic chemicals. You should ensure that the carbon filter has adequate amounts of high quality activated carbon to effectively handle the heavier pungent odours. UV-C and PlasmaWave technologies will also help to remove odours and will be especially effective if used in combination with good quality large sized activated carbon filters.
Note that smoke particle and especially smoke odour removal is not instantaneous. The speed of removal and end results will vary depending on the rating and quality of filters, amount of smoke and type of smoke (cigarette, industrial, bushfire etc).
If the area is directly exposed to heavy smoke on a continual basis, the filters regardless of size or brand, will need replacing much more frequently than the manufacturers normal recommended times.