US anti-covid air pu­rifi­ca­tion sys­tem now avail­able in PHL

BusinessMirror - - Health & Fitness - By Rod­er­ick L Abad

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.

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