The air purifier that eliminates all viruses, now and in the future

Covid-19 emptied the offices, but after the first euphoria of teleworking, people are now feeling lonely working at home.
By: industrial news service – INS Oy/Ab
 
HELSINKI - May 7, 2021 - PRLog -- It would, however, have been possible to safely continue working in physical teams with the aid of Genano's innovative air purification system, which is the only one on the market to remove ultrafine particles down to 0,003 µm.

Genano's air decontaminators use a patented cold-plasma technology based on powerful electronic air purification without any physical filters. The purifiers eliminate 99.999 per cent of the bacteria and viruses in indoor air, according to a recent scientific study conducted by the internationally acknowledged VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

"When the corona virus attacked the world last year, we kept on working in our premises, since we knew that the indoor air did not contain any viruses thanks to our air decontaminators", says Niklas Skogster, CEO of Genano. "One could say that this is one of the safest working places in the world, at least when it comes to the air we are breathing."

Electrocuted virus stands no chance

The principle behind Genano's technology is simple: Contaminated air is led inside the unit, where the negatively charged particles are attached to the positive collection surface. The particles are then destroyed with high voltage corona discharges. In the last step a 3-layer active carbon collector removes VOC gases and odours.

"As the study conducted by VTT shows, the outgoing air is completely free from particles of all sizes, microbes, harmful gases and chemicals", Skogster says. "There are no mechanical filters in the units that could be clogged, ensuring that the airflow is continuous at all times and that there is no need to change expensive filters. Also, the running costs are low. For example, the midsized Genano 350 uses about as much electricity as a conventional light bulb."

The air purifiers building on Genano's technology have been in production since 1999. They were initially developed for hospital use but are now widely used all over the world in a wide range of business areas such as offices, clinics, shops, restaurants, clean manufacturing areas, schools and nursing homes.

"Our technology has of course been improved during the years, so that the units are much smaller and lighter today", Skogster says. "Genano 350 weighs only 17 kilos, so it is truly mobile and can also be hung on the wall."

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