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
Anyone who’s been keeping up on air quality concerns in China will be interested to know that 75% of big Chinese cities still fail to meet air quality standards, although slowly but surely they are making progress to meet air quality standards. Yet, according to Reuters and the Chinese environment ministry, that number is actually positive, signifying a relatively substantial increase in year over year air quality – which showed 90% of big Chinese cities didn’t meet air quality standards last year, suggesting a 15% year over year improvement.
We are pleased to announce that on Sept 30 the Oransi air purifier store was ceremoniously opened at the largest high-end department store(Wangfujing) in Xi’an, China. There are two points that Americans may find interesting. 1. To put this in perspective, Xi’an has a larger population than New York City. 2. Department stores in China operate differently than they do in the US. In China they function more like landlords renting out space whereas in the US the stores have buyers and act more like a distributor/retailer. We are thrilled to have our products for sale
Since the US Embassy in Beijing began reporting the air quality readings in Jan 2012 the awareness of the severity of the air environment issues in China has risen dramatically. With the prevalent use of mobile phones and apps in China air purifier trends are becoming easier to see. Let’s look a little deeper at what’s happening. The air environment in China is very different than that in the United States or Europe. China has small PM2.5 particulates as well as a variety of gases such as formaldehyde, ozone, combustion gases, sulfur, etc that are