US anti-covid air purification system now available in PHL
aMerican air purifier brand atmosair Solutions, which has been proven to be effective in reducing Covid-19 indoors, is now available in the philippines.
This state-of-the-art air purification system uses oppositely charged ions that attach themselves to the virus, specifically the proteins on its surface. it then forms hydroxyl, which reverts the virus’ hydrogen content back to water. This new watery state creates a hole in the virus, which effectively kills it as it can no longer spread and reproduce itself.
Based on tests conducted by Microchem Laboratory in Texas, united States, the presence of Covid-19 was reduced by up to 99.92 percent within 30 minutes of exposure to atmosair’s bipolar ion technology.
The test exposed the virus to the concentration of ions within the range of what would be present in an occupied building.
Sanitizing the air
“it is probably one of the most effective means of sanitizing or disinfecting the air in a continuous fashion,” said Dr. philip Tierno Jr., professor of microbiology and pathology at the new york university School of Medicine.
“all coronaviruses attache to ace-2 receptors on human cells through the protein S spikes on their surface, and that is also the main target of the ions. Hence, all coronaviruses would be affected by the air ions in the same way and be inactivated and destroyed. it doesn’t matter what the strain of coronavirus is, they all succumb by the same mechanism,” he added.
unlike most air purification systems that passively wait for pollutants to find their way into a filter, atmosair’s technology actively seeks out and deactivates viruses and other contaminants.
even before the pandemic, its proactive approach of deploying ions into workspaces, stadiums, airports and other habitations has been showing a 99 percent rate in removing inhalable particles and pathogens, including dust, allergens, airborne and surface bacteria, germs, and viruses.
Volatile organic compounds
it can remove 90 percent of harmful volatile organic compounds, which are gases emitted from certain solids and liquids, as well as 95 percent of ultra-fine particulates.
over 7,500 properties across the globe are already utilizing atmosair’s air purifying systems, including the empire State Building, Hilton, and Los angeles international airport, among others.
“We look forward to collaborating with various companies, property owners, and government agencies to ensure that the indoor air in their respective establishments is as clean and as safe as can be,” said Michael Dargani, chief executive officer of ananta industries, inc., the exclusive philippine distributor of atmosair.
in markets like the philippines, where air-conditioning is commonplace, atmosair could be applied not only for the workplace but even for schools, resorts and recreational facilities.