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V5-Cell Gas and Odor Filtration Technology

An IQAir trade name for its V-shaped odor and gas filter that contains 5 lbs. of activated carbon pellets and alumina impregnated with potassium permanganate (50/50 by volume) for superior chemical and gas removal.

VOC

See "Volatile Organic Compounds".

Vacuum

This term is used in the cleaning industry to indicate suction or more accurately airflow through a vacuum cleaner. (See "Airflow" and "Suction".)

Vaporization

See "Warm Mist".

Vaporizers

See "Warm Mist"

Variable Electronic Speed Control

See "Electronic Suction Adjustment"

Variable Suction Adjustment

See "Electronic Suction Adjustment".

Velocity

Velocity is the speed at which the air travels through a vacuum cleaner system at a given point. Velocity is the force of the moving air that lifts the dirt and carries it to the dust bag.

Volatile Organic Compounds

Also known as VOCs, these are compounds that become a gas at room temperatures. In sufficient quantities or in individuals that are highly sensitive VOCs can cause eye, nose and throat irritation, dizziness and headache, visual disorders and memory impairment. Some VOCs are known to cause cancer in animals and some are known and suspected to cause cancer in humans. There are a wide variety of sources of VOCs in the indoor environment including paints, lacquers, varnishes, enamels, fuels, a wide range of household and commercial cleaning products, auto emissions, etc.

Volume Control

See "Suction-Control Air Vent".

Vortex Motor System

This is a motor developed and produced in the Miele factories in Germany and used in Miele canister vacuum cleaners. It is a 1200-watt motor and is designed to generate the highest airflow possible for superior cleaning performance at optimal power usage.

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