As the ultra fine dust pollution flows in this winter, demand for air purifiers among Korean consumers is soaring.
Experts say the purifiers newly hitting the shelves, are already more than good enough to clean the air no matter where in the house they're put.
Still, Researchers at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information argue that there are additional ways to take full advantage of these sophisticated cleaners.
They have recently developed a program that simulates what the effects if each air purifier would be for someone in any part of an indoor area.
The program uses a special algorithm to calculate the air content, circulation, and how much fine dust the devices can clear out.
"We looked into ways to maximize the effectiveness of air purifiers by developing a program that calculates how the air and pollutants circulate in specific areas, like in apartments."
After running all the simulations, they figured out that most of us have been using air purifiers the wrong way.
The best way, it turns out, is to put them in the middle of the room.
"It's best to put it in the strongest mode in an open area. To reduce air pollutants in the shortest amount of time, we advise people to use an extra circulator."
Circulators are fans that accelerate the movement of air through the room.
They can boost air-cleaning speeds up by ten percent if placed right at the door facing outward.
The developers are currently trying to commercialize the program to inform people about ways to use their air purifiers in the best way possible.
Cho Sung-min, Arirang News.