Purge Virus helps building owners disinfect the air to reduce the spread of COVID-19
Purge Virus replicates the disinfecting power of the sun to make indoor environments pathogen free.
Monday, February 1, 2021
No doubt about it, a war continues with an invisible enemy that’s difficult to beat. But, analogous to the Allied victory in World War II, the battle against the coronavirus will most likely be won as an air fight.
COVID-19 is an extremely small virus – about 0.12 microns (a human hair is 50-70 microns). When an infected person coughs, sneezes, or even talks, droplets with the virus fly into the air. Anyone who is within 6 feet of that person can breathe those droplets into their lungs and potentially get sick.
The question is, why are the same old tactics being used that didn’t generate positive results 103 years ago – masks and social distancing – instead of deploying modern technology to overcome the virus that killed more than 675,000 people in the US alone during the 1918 pandemic.
The answer is – companies and governments are starting to turn to air purification technology providers like Purge Virus to reduce “sick building syndrome” and improve indoor air quality at their buildings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other contagions.
Here’s how it works; a building owner installs ultraviolet (UV-C) or bipolar ionization (BPI) air purification systems in their building’s existing air handling units to clean the air and prevent pathogens from passing into the ducts that supply air to other rooms.
The UV-C technology prevents the pathogen microorganisms from replicating and harming people. The BPI technology continuously saturates spaces with ions that bind to contaminants and then works to neutralize them. Independent research has shown that airborne bacteria and viruses—including COVID-19—were reduced by 99% within minutes of exposure to the systems.
“We look at all the of the available and proven technologies in the world and align them to your building’s HVAC system to help keep people safe while occupying the space,” said Charlie Szoradi, CEO of Purge Virus. “With UV-C, we set out to simulate the disinfectant power of sunlight inside of the ducts in buildings.”
Cleaning the air of germicides and limiting the spread of pathogens may become a world-wide effort among property owners, landlords, and everyday homeowners. Hospitals have been doing this for decades.
Medical experts say as COVID-19 variants continue to surface, vaccines may not achieve herd immunity soon enough, and some form of coronavirus may live on like the flu for decades. The “new normal” may be high-tech HVAC upgrades as part of standard building safety practices.
The true battlefield of WWII was not on land. It was a massive air and sea super-battlefield that stretched for thousands of miles. Victory in this super-battlefield eventually won the war. Combatting COVID-19 is an air war that can be won with the right technology and the service providers who understand how to use the weapons.
Charlie Szoradi is CEO of Purge Virus www.purgevirus.com, a service organization that provides advanced in-duct disinfection technology to help reduce the spread of Covid-19 and future viruses.
Disinfection Overview Contact
Company Name: Purge Virus
Contact Person: Charlie Szoradi: Charlie.Szoradi@PurgeVirus.com
Country: United States
This disinfection overview is just the beginning. For more on bipolar ionization and other disinfectant technologies, please see: https://purgevirus.com/disinfection-webinar/
For more news on why Purge Virus is focusing HVAC to help Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) see here: https://canada.constructconnect.com/joc/news/others/2020/06/can-hvac-systems-transmit-covid-19
“A team of researchers at the University of Alberta (U of A) is investigating the possibility that heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems might play a part in spreading airborne COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.
“Until now, it has been unclear how human-generated bioaerosols (suspended airborne particles) affect airborne virus transmission and how HVAC systems should be designed and operated to reduce the risk of transmission,” said Zhong.
Zhong says non-pharmaceutical intervention through HVAC systems is as valuable as vaccine research in the battle to tame the coronavirus.
“Improving mechanical ventilation systems in high-occupancy structures would be a critical way to contain the (COVID-19) pandemic,” she said. “Some buildings or cabins have a high density of occupants in enclosed spaces where the spread of airborne infections can have rapid and extensive consequences.”
If the U of A researchers find that HVAC systems can, in fact, carry the virus, Hadjiloizou says how the ventilation systems need adjust depends on the spreading pattern of the virus.
“The fix could be simple, such as replacing the filters in the systems more frequently,” he said. “Or maybe the whole concept needs to be redesigned, so that the air inside a building is not recirculated and fresh air is brought in from outside.”