ARB Recommended Oransi Air Purifier for SoCal Gas Leak

The Aliso Canyon natural gas leak in Southern California started on October 25 at a storage well near Los Angeles at Porter Ranch.  The plume has been reported to be 1,000 feet high and several miles long.  To help local residents deal with the dangerous gases, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has recommended the Oransi Erik air purifier with carbon filter for the removal of methane gas and other mercaptans.

Per CARB, “many of the more commonly used residential air cleaners will not effectively remove the odorous mercaptans and other sulfur-containing components of the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak from the air…the most effective air cleaners are likely the portable air cleaners with deep beds (large quantities) of activated charcoal.”


CARB California Air Resources Board AHAM Verifide

CARB Recommended Air Purifier

The Erik is a portable commercial grade air purifier with 4″ deep carbon pre-filter and a 12″ deep main filter.  To effectively remove gases like this requires a deep bed and lot of carbon.  Oransi Erik carbon air filters are several times deeper than any other suggested model.  The Oransi EJ air purifiers with proprietary carbon filters are also very effective for these dangerous gases.

This gas leak is just one of many air quality issues.  Similar to the gas leak in Southern California, there are similar gas issues around the world like formaldehyde in building materials in China that require the same type of solution.  Besides having a much deeper carbon bed, Oransi air purifiers further stand out from the select list of CARB suggested air purifiers for gas removal by being the only such brand with AHAM certified air purifiers for the China market.

“It is a testament to the high performance of our air purifiers to be recommended by CARB to remove the dangerous gases in Southern California.  It is an honor to also be recommended for this issue by AHAM given the deep bed nature of our air purifiers,” said Peter Mann, Oransi CEO.

About Gas Removal

To effectively remove gases such as sulfur, formaldehyde, methane, and smoke requires high quality activated carbon and in some cases additional media like potassium permanganate.  This is a core part of the technology in our Erik and EJ air purifiers.


See the Aliso Canyon Video



About Oransi Air Purifiers

Oransi makes high performance air purifiers that are sold throughout the world to address the most challenging indoor air quality issues.  Oransi is the only American brand of air purifiers to be AHAM certified with a high CADR and Energy Star.  The high CADR above 300 means it is very effective for allergies and asthma sufferers in the USA and for PM2.5 and formaldehyde in China.  The EJ, Erik and ED series are proudly made in the USA.

AHAM VP and Oransi CEO GM

Oransi CEO, AHAM VP and Oransi GM at US Embassy Beijing Air Quality Presentation


    Becca says:
  1. I am impressed with what I have read about ORANSI MAX, however because of where I live I think the EJ purifier would be better suited for my home. I live near SRP Plant Vogle, and several other chemical plants and we also have a military base close by. Could you give me some direction ???

      Peter says:
    • Hi Becca, the EJ has a few pounds of a treated activated carbon that is designed for difficult gases so it is a better choice than the Max for your situation. This filter media is what has been recommended by the CA Air Resources Board and has been popular with gas companies and those that live in areas with air pollution such as near highways.

  2. John Mcgovern says:
  3. Hello, At the risk of sounding like a conspiracy nut. I am interested in filtering down to nano size.
    enough credible evidence available suggests Geoengineering is a reality and at the very least is being tested periodically in our skies. Geoengineering and solar radiation management are patented technologies for future use in staving off the effects of global climate change. the use of nano particulates of aluminum and other reflective metals is a scary thought and I am curious if ULPA filters have been tested for these sized particles? I suffer from MCSD. I’m sure with your expert knowledge in the Air Quality field, you have run across people like me. My concern is if I buy the Erik
    I will be wasting yet another amount of my hard earned dollars on just another glorified Hepa. I have purchased Dozens of high quality air filters that admittedly help but lose their effectiveness in just a few short months of operation. I have read that these inferior filters capture then saturate and eventually release particles on the clean down stream side of filter. In addition the filter housings themselves do not have a seal on the mating surface of the filter.
    Any information and suggestions would be appreciated. thanks

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