Newsletter- MAY 2020
COVID-19 TECHNOLOGICAL UPDATES
MICROBIAL AIR PURIFICATION SYSTEM
MAPs is a combination of science and multiple technology that create a better and safer Indoor Environment to live, work and breathe. This technology is fast, efficient, safe, reliable & user friendly which eliminates not only germs, viruses & bacteria but also harmful gases, VOCs, odours, tobacco smoke, suspended airborne particulate & this is the need of the hour.
The coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) is a highly transmittable and pathogenic viral infection which is very contagious and is been quickly spreading across the globe. The transmission is believed to occur through respiratory droplets from coughing and sneezing. Given the right temperature and humidity levels, Virus can survive in air for long duration in the form of a droplet nuclei. Chances of transmission of this virus in form of droplets or droplet nuclei increases in closed spaces like Metro trains, Airports, Hospitals, Multiplexes, Malls, commercial office and high rise apartment buildings because of the Centralized HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Condition) Systems installed at these places. Because the mechanism of HVAC is based on recirculating the internal Air. A small proportion of external or fresh air is been used in this mechanism. Consequently, for example, if in a Hospital ward an infected person sneezes or releases these tiny droplets in his room is being transmitted to other person present in the corridor or may be in the other room. That is possibly one of the reasons that despite wearing PPE kits or maintain required distance various medical staff and healthcare workers got infected by this virus. Similarly, if a positive person is observing self-Quarantine in his apartments may infect the other residents of his Building through this recirculation infected air droplets.
Same theory is applicable for all public spaces like mall, multiplexes and govt offices where Centralized Air Conditioning HVAC systems are installed. Existing HVAC System is based on the concept of recirculating of cool/hot air to maintain the controlled environment and making the system energy efficient. But it poses a great threat to human life especially at the time when world has been exposed to risk of attack from deadly microbes naturally.
PERFECT AIR – SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS
After analysing the situation, we have come to conclusion wherein the infected aerosols are treated within the duct itself before it is transmitting or infect others. After our R&D we have shortlisted and collaborated with top technologies used around the world for killing the virus in infected aerosol droplets. The following are the different types of internationally developed technology that we are going to integrate within our current/future solutions for SITC
(Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning) of clean rooms/ HVACs projects:
Advanced oxidation is highly effective for gases, vapours, VOCs and odour. Micro-organisms can be reduced by up to 99.99 per cent with, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Gasses, VOCs and odours can also be substantially reduced. Studies conducted in USA shows that this technology has proven to be effective for killing the long list of viruses like H1N1 (Swine Flu), Avian influenza (Bird Flu), Norwalk Virus, Streptococcus Sp., Tuberculosis etc. Also, this technology has been approved by various Government of various countries.