Now and Forever, the Focus Should Be on Air Disinfection, Not Air Filtration, According to Aerobiovac Canada
Achieving 99.97% efficiency is NOT GOOD ENOUGH, the ENEMY is in the 0.03 percent
TORONTO, Aug. 5, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Air purification, the general industry term used for cleaning the air we breathe. The common perception of the air purification process is air filtration. In the air purification industry, it is believed that the most advanced commercial HVAC/HEPA systems operating at the highest efficiency can “filter” only up to 99.97% of airborne “particles”. as small as 0.3 micron.
Germs, spores, bacteria and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, cannot be eliminated by traditional HVAC/HEPA systems or by adding additional portable air filtration devices. These airborne pathogens are simply too small to be captured by even the most advanced air filtration systems. The deadly pathogens in the air exist in the 0.03 percent. Deadly airborne pathogens anywhere from 60x to 300x smaller than 0.3 microns that the world’s most efficient air filtration systems cannot capture and/or eliminate.
Traditional HVAC/HEPA systems are not designed to disinfect and therefore are unable to remove 100% of the pathogens in the air we breathe. Expanding traditional HVAC/HEPA systems with portable air filtration devices that offer similar or lower efficiency has inadvertently created one of the most significant public perceptions of a “false sense of security” of the pandemics. It also inadvertently represents one of the major misuses of private and public funds for a wide variety of pandemic spending.
The most dangerous airborne pathogens are the germs, spores, bacteria and viruses that are simply too small to be captured and eliminated by traditional HVAC/HEPA or portable air filtration devices.
The goal of purifying indoor spaces, now and in the future, should be to remove 100% of all airborne pathogens and set a new benchmark for air disinfection versus air filtration. A new standard for indoor air quality that increases efficiency by up to 100%. A new level of effectiveness aimed at removing 100% of all airborne particles, including the pathogens that are in the 0.03 percent range.
Unless a new standard is set for those indoor spaces that require the highest level of protection, disease caused by germs, spores, bacteria and viruses transmitted through the air we breathe will continue to affect our society now and in the future. .
AEROBIOVAC Canada President and 25-year veteran of the HVAC/Mechanical Industry, explains Andy Kostopoulos; “Most residential and commercial indoor buildings with newer equipment have highly efficient air filtration systems and offer a high degree of effectiveness. However, when it comes to protecting the air we breathe and eliminating airborne pathogens, a higher level of technology is needed, and our focus is shifting from air filtration to AIR DISINFECTION.”
AEROBIOTIX Inc. is an American manufacturer of air disinfection systems for medical and healthcare facilities and their products are currently used in more than 250 hospitals in the US. The Aerobiotix systems aim to eliminate all airborne pathogens in hospitals using a scientifically proven and patented UV photolytic chamber. In October 2020 and at the height of the current pandemic, AEROBIOTIX expanded their focus beyond healthcare to provide indoor air quality solutions for government agencies, long-term care facilities, schools, commercial offices and high-density residential environments.
“The Aerobiotix technology is a scientifically proven air disinfection system that, when combined with current HVAC and HEPA systems, ensures that 100% of all airborne particulates AND pathogens are continuously removed from the target indoor airspace,” says Kostopoulos.
At the heart of Aerobiotix technology is the patented UV photolytic chamber containing approximately 2400 transparent quartz tubular elements. These quartz cylinders are randomly oriented to create an “obstacle course” for pathogens as they enter. This effectively slows down their path and as the pathogens make their way through the maze, they are exposed for a minimum of six (6) seconds to two (2) 16W C-Band ultraviolet lamps operating at a wavelength of 254 nm. This delay is called “residence time” and is the basis of the Aerobiotix IP and has been scientifically established as a primary requirement to break the RNA codes and remove these pathogens from the air in one go. The quartz elements allow 99.9% of UVC to pass through and act as a magnifying glass that amplifies the UVC up to 3x stronger than the next leading competitor. Pathogens need this long exposure time to break through their RNA chain.
Kostopoulos explains: “The key element of Aerobiotix technology and the science that sets the Aerobiotix air disinfection system apart from all the other competitors is their proprietary technology. The ability to slow down the pathogens and extend the amount of time the pathogens travel through the system are continuously exposed to ultraviolet light.”
Aerobiovac Canada is the exclusive distributor of the AEROBIOTIX Medical Grade air disinfection systems. These systems are manufactured in Miamisburg, Ohio. Aerobiovac Canada is currently working with the provincial government to bring production to Ontario. Providing cost-effective manufacturing and distribution, keeping the costs of technology and systems as accessible as possible, and creating new jobs for our economy is the company’s primary focus.
Filtering 99.97 percent of airborne particles is simply not good enough. This 99.97% gives people a false sense of security because it does not eliminate the airborne pathogens currently causing this pandemic and future pandemics.
“If we just continue to upgrade our filtration systems or add portable filter equipment, we will be fighting a losing battle when it comes to making sure the air we breathe is safe at all times,” Kostopoulos says.
Aerobiotix is the ONLY clean air technology that has been scientifically tested and proven to eliminate 100% of all germs, spores, bacteria and viruses including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) on a single pass. Aerobiotix is the most scientifically tested and verified air disinfection system in the world with 14 peer-reviewed published papers, 3 case studies and 2 white papers to date.
People in general don’t know what they don’t know. “Right now, our company is as active in education as it is in air disinfection, and I’m fine with that,” said Kostopoulos.
NOW AND FOREVER THE FOCUS SHOULD BE ON AIR DISINFECTION, NOT AIR FILTRATION. Achieving 99.97% efficiency is not good enough, the ENEMY is in the 0.03 percent
Doug Crosse, AEROBIOVAC Canada Corp. (613) 501-8290 email@example.com
About Aerobiovac Canada, Corp
AEROBIOVAC Canada (Richmond Hill), is the exclusive distributor of all AEROBIOTIX® germination zone® 100 and Illuvia® Medical air disinfection systems in Canada. Visit us at www.aerobiovac.com
About Aerobiotix®, inc.
AEROBIOTIX® is a global leader in air disinfection technology and a medical device company that improves patient outcomes by transforming and protecting the physical healthcare environment. AEROBIOTIX® uses proprietary technologies to remove airborne microorganisms in acute environments and deliver industry-leading, measurable, data-driven, and peer-supported improvements to healthy living environments. Visit us at www.aerobiotix.com
About GermZone® 100 medical grade air disinfection system
The GermZone® 100 is a compact, 120V, wall-mounted room disinfection system. It uses C-band ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) and filtration to sanitize room air from viruses, bacteria, and spores, including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The UVC chamber is fully shielded to block all UV-C light emissions, making it safe to work in any occupied space. Upper room UVGI systems have been used in healthcare facilities for decades to reduce airborne pathogens and are supported by a large body of literature.
About the ILLUVIA® Medical Air Disinfection System
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