Air Purifier Units for Hospitals
Glasgow-based firm develops air purifier units that kills coronavirus for hospitals.
10:59 20 August 2020
Purer Clean Air has recently developed Covid-killing air purifier units for hospitals. The Glasgow-based firm confirmed that the devices, which have already been distributed to Manchester's NHS Nightingale Hospitals, have been approved by Swiss scientists and scientists from Oxford University.
The air purifiers, which were developed with Oxford-based Healthy Air Technology UK, can remove micron-level particles from air.
Purer Clean Air chief executive Raymond McGurk said: "The team from Healthy Air Technology UK contacted me because they had heard of BRS Technology's work with air quality sensors and how we help organisations meet indoor and outdoor green energy targets.
"We've sent units to the world's leading virus testing facility SGS for third party certification, so we're confident in our ability to kill coronavirus.
"We thought it is only right to offer to a few hospitals for trials as a thank-you, given the immense pressure the NHS has been under, and we're now talking to councils and businesses about rolling it out into schools, offices, gyms, lifts and other spaces where people want reassurance and peace of mind about the air that they are breathing."
Dr Tiancun Xiao, Research Fellow at the University of Oxford's Inorganic Chemistry Department, who helped develop the technology, said: "Recent scientific research shows that coronavirus can remain viable in the air for up to three hours and can exacerbate underlying health conditions.
"From a clinical perspective using medical grade air purification systems has a positive impact by diluting concentrations of air pollutants and viruses quickly to safe levels."