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HVAC sterilisation technology makes progress to inactivate coronavirus

Global air conditioning manufacturer Mitsubishi has recently confirmed its latest proprietary air purification technology has the ability to remove and inactivate the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).

The latest technology includes a patented air purification and an enzyme-urea formulation processor that exposes cells to UV-C LED radiation to remove and inactivate airborne viruses.

Joint research with Kitasato University is said to have confirmed that almost all cells are completely inactivated by the enzyme-urea in the dust-collecting air filter. The tests further indicate that viral particles reduce almost entirely with an average inactivation rate of 60-minutes.

The additional UV-C LED technology has proven effective against various microbial contamination. To verify claims, scientists spread liquid holding tens of thousands of SARS-CoV-2 particles on a resin plate under a UV-C LED light.

While performing the experiments in an airtight device for increased accuracy and control of the testing surface. The results confirm a high efficacy of inactivation and the ability to inactivate a significant percentage of the virus.

Before launching to the worldwide market, Mitsubishi says it will continue the commissioned research to validate the effectiveness of its latest developments.