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A Hospital-Grade, COVID-19 Ready Air Purifier

How much easier would you breathe with the confidence that the air purifier in your office was hospital-grade and ready to eliminate the airborne virus that causes COVID-19? What if you knew you were providing critical protection across your entire facility – from production lines, to storage, to transport trucks, and beyond?

Airocide is the hospital-grade air purifier that can be installed in any space in your business – giving you a system proven to reduce the airborne coronavirus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, lessening the risk to anyone in your facility. There are Airocide units equipped to handle multiple environments, with real-world use cases that include hospitals, restaurants, offices, warehouses, and much more. Discover what makes Airocide so powerful and versatile, and how you can protect your employees, visitors, and yourself with hospital-grade air purification.

What’s in Hospital-Grade Air Purification?

Clean air should mean just that – clean air. Airocide air purification produces no harmful emissions, as some other purifiers do. There’s no ozone and no peroxide, because Airocide purifiers use a technology designed for some of the most sensitive manmade environments of all. Photocatalytic oxidation (PCO), the technology in every Airocide unit, was designed by NASA to be deployed on the space station. The PCO in Airocide uses a sealed bioreactor to destroy pathogens and unwanted airborne compounds without producing harmful emissions. Now, Airocide can be found safely scrubbing the air in all kinds of environments here on earth – including sensitive medical facilities.

Systems Designed for Your Facility

Airocide isn’t just for the small, sealed compartments of the space station, though – PCO is an exceptionally adaptable, hospital-grade air purifier technology that can help protect against the virus that causes COVID-19 in spaces of any size. Imagine visitors who can come and go with confidence, employees working or enjoying the break room and common areas worry-free, and even just the relief you’ll get from a lower risk of airborne illnesses, both major and minor, throughout your facility. It’s all possible because the bioreactor, which forms the basis of PCO’s purification capabilities, can be expanded and modified. There are Airocide units adapted for greater throughput, a more thorough first-pass viral kill, and for higher-volume processing.

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The right hospital-grade air purifier system will provide protection from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 no matter the size of your facility. Airocide meets the standard for medical 

Airocide Kills SARS-CoV-2 – New Study Results

A new study has shown that Airocide air purifiers can eliminate SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. In 2020, the World Health Organization designated the outbreak of COVID-19 a global pandemic, and we’ve been working to determine how effective the photocatalytic oxidation (or PCO) and filtration technology inside Airocide is at fighting this virus. The results from a recent study show serious promise – with up to a 99.94% reduction of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in testing. Here’s a basic overview of how our Airocide units were tested, and the results we saw. For more detail, take a look at the study summary here or reach out to SteriLumen, Inc. for a full copy of the original study results.

Ensuring Reliable Test Results

SteriLumen, Inc. worked with MRIGlobal on a series of tests to determine the efficacy of Airocide air purification products at eliminating aerosolized SARS-CoV-2. Under tightly controlled conditions, both for reliable and repeatable test results and a safe environment for testing staff, they tested the Airocide technology in three distinct ways. They tested an Airocide unit with its integrated particulate filter and an active PCO catalyst, a unit with an active catalyst and no filter, and an unpowered unit as a baseline control test.

Testing Method

To start, MRIGlobal built a specialized system to conduct the tests: a Plexiglas chamber fitted with aerosol generation and sample collection systems inside a sealed protective cabinet. Each unit was tested under the same conditions, for the same amount of time – including the unpowered control unit. Each unit was placed in the chamber, powered on and allowed to warm up for 20 minutes, and the chamber was then filled with aerosolized SARS-CoV-2 for 10 minutes. Samples were collected 5 minutes and 30 seconds after the chamber was filled with the virus, then at regular intervals during the testing period, for up to 30 minutes.

Test Results – Airocide PCO Air Purification and SARS-CoV-2

MRIGlobal’s report shows the reduction or deactivation of SARS-CoV-2 in the tested air. MRIGlobal’s results were reported in a scientific measure known as log reduction. Converted to percentages, the virus was reduced by 99.94% by the Airocide unit with a particulate filter and PCO catalyst within 5 minutes and 30 seconds of operation, and 99.05% by the unit with a catalyst and no filter during the 20-30 minute test period.

Airocide PCO Air Purifiers can Reduce and Deactivate SARS-CoV-2

The results show it clearly, viable SARS-CoV-2 was eliminated or removed from the tested air in significant amounts by the active Airocide units. It echoes similar results we’ve seen with unwanted organic particles like bacteria, other viruses, and fungal spores. When the PCO reactor in an Airocide unit processes air with unwanted organic particles, it’s not just trapping them. With or without filtration, organic particles that enter the reactor are destabilized and destroyed. That means less viable pathogens circulating in your air. Find out more about using PCO to purify the air in your offices and facilities, reach out to our air purification experts and discover Airocide today.

Reduce Employee Exposure to Viruses, VOCs, and Bacteria

No matter the nature of your business, improving air quality is one of the best ways to protect your employees from respiratory issues big and small. Between airborne viruses, bacterial infections, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from building materials or even stored stock, staff are exposed to a variety of airborne threats that can impact their health. Proper air purification is the answer – but a system that protects against all of these threats would need to go above and beyond traditional HVAC filtration, in order to intercept problems before they arise. Whether it’s stopping VOCs in production or storage, blocking viruses in the office, or keeping common areas free of bacterial pathogens, Airocide is the air purification system that can help you defend every employee.

Protecting During Production

Airocide is an air purification technology that can scale to the size of your workspace – no matter how large or small. That means employees get protection everywhere, whether they’re at a desk or on the production line. In processing and warehousing, that means you can protect against volatile organic compounds, or VOCs – the unstable organic gasses that can be produced by building materials, plants, and certain industrial chemicals. Extended exposure to VOCs can result in respiratory problems, making them a serious threat to air quality. With the right Airocide system, you’ll have coverage against all kinds of unwanted VOCs.

Reducing Exposure to Viruses and Bacteria

When it comes to productivity killers, office bugs are the worst – regardless of whether it’s a fast-moving bacterial infection or an airborne virus. For quality of life in the office, air quality is the key. Airocide kills 99.99% of the bacteria and viruses that pass through its bioreactor, stopping them from ever reaching your employees. The best part? Airocide purifies the air without using harsh chemicals or producing any harmful emissions, unlike air purifiers that use ozone or hydrogen peroxide.

Protection Designed for Your Space

Airocide uses a technology called photocatalytic oxidation – developed for use in space by NASA – to purify the air without producing off-gasses or emissions. When unwanted organic molecules like bacteria, VOCs, and viruses enter your unit, they’re reduced to carbon dioxide and water vapor, and only clean air circulates out. It’s easy to install, operate, and maintain an Airocide system, and with the help of one of our air purification experts it’s easy to design a system that’s perfect for your facility. Reach out to us today and learn more about protecting every employee from viruses and more with this safe, powerful air purification technology.

An Office Air Purifier That Destroys Viruses, Bacteria, and More

“Back to the office” doesn’t need to mean going back to dodging airborne viruses, seasonal allergens, and pollutants or irritants in the air. With the right air purifier, you can reduce the risk of respiratory infections, keep the air free of those sniffle-causing pollen molecules, and provide clean air to the whole office that’s free of fungal spores and bacteria. The right technology doesn’t just stop airborne irritants and threats, though – it destroys them and removes them from the air completely so the risk of infection is reduced. Find out what kind of protection will help you reduce and control viruses, bacteria, and much more in your office’s air – read on to learn all about Airocide.

Powerful Protection From Airborne Threats

Air quality is the first line of defense between your workforce and airborne infections – so a reliable solution is key. Airocide is proven powerful and effective, with case studies collected across more than two decades of industrial use. Many of the studies point to significant reductions in colony-forming bacteria, viruses, mold, and fungi – the very same airborne contaminants that can cause infections and other health issues in an office environment. Airocide destroys these contaminants, reducing infection risks and helping keep your air, and your employees, healthy.

Office-Friendly Air Purification Units

Designed to be easy to use and maintain, Airocide is a perfect fit for offices of all sizes. Whether for personal office units or extensive open-plan spaces, there’s an Airocide system that can be configured to provide full protection. Installation is easy too, with all the equipment you need to mount the unit included. When it’s ready to run, all you need to do is plug it in and turn it on – it will operate continuously. It’s perfectly safe to run 24/7, because Airocide produces no ozone or harmful emissions. Maintenance varies per unit, but is often as easy as switching a filter and changing the bulbs in your unit.

Protect Employees With an Office Air Purifier That Destroys Viruses

As FDA Certified class II medical devices, every Airocide unit offers proven, safe air purification and protection for your office. Find out which unit is right for your space, reach out to our air purification experts today and request a facility proposal. You’ll find it’s easy to create a clean atmosphere in your offices with Airocide.

PCO Air Purification for Hospitals and Medical Spaces

If protection of employees, patients, and visitors in your hospital or medical offices is your top priority, you know how important indoor air quality is. The right air purification solution is effective, efficient, and it covers every space in your facility. A variety of purification technologies exist to address air quality, from UV light to HEPA filtration, but there’s one method which destroys 99.99% of the organic threats that pass through it. Airocide is an air purifier that uses photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) – a process that doesn’t just stop bacteria, viruses, and mold, it destroys them. Here’s what makes PCO a better air purification solution for your hospital or medical offices.

PCO, Filters, and UV Air Purifiers – What’s the Difference?

Where a UV system or an air filter may already be in place inside your HVAC, it isn’t necessarily catching the airborne particles or droplets in common areas, hallways, operating rooms, and patient rooms. Airocide PCO air purifiers are designed to process the air in all of these spaces by constantly circulating it through a sealed reaction chamber. Instead of catching particles to be disposed of later, as in a filter-only system, threats that pass through an active Airocide unit collide with hydroxyl radicals that are bonded to the catalyst surface. Bacteria, viruses, and even allergens like pollen are destroyed as quickly as they enter, and the air that circulates out of the unit is pure – containing only trace elements of carbon dioxide and water vapor.

Air Quality in ORs and Patient Rooms

This method of purification makes it ideal for areas where quick and consistent reduction of airborne viruses and microbial CFUs is key. A study of Airocide’s effectiveness in the operating room of an outpatient cosmetic surgery facility showed a 92% reduction in airborne bacterial CFUs in only 24 hours, with a 47.3% drop in only one hour. In spaces where even the most fastidious doctor, nurse, or surgeon can bring unwanted organic threats into the room with them, protection from Airocide can go a long way to prevent unexpected infections. Airocide is also a certified FDA class II medical device, and produces no harmful emissions.

Protecting High-Volume, High-Traffic Spaces

An Airocide system can also be scaled and applied anywhere else that patients and visitors spend time, from patient rooms, to waiting areas, and even high-traffic hallways and common areas. There are a variety of Airocide units, all featuring the same PCO technology, but with additional features and reactor sizes to accommodate any volume of air you need to process. That means you can protect every space and every occupant from airborne bacteria, viruses, mold, and more.

Find Full-Scale Air Purification for Your Hospital or Medical Office

Airocide can work alongside an existing system or by itself, and it’s easy to install and maintain. With a variety of units, there’s an option that’s right for your facility or offices. Airocide is a PCO air purification method that produces no harmful emissions such as ozone, and can be used in private offices as well as high-traffic spaces in the hospital. Find out how an Airocide system will fit into your facility – reach out to one of our air purification experts to learn more and start protecting your staff and visitors today.