Air purifiers for schools are going to be a widely used device considering the safety of the children in a classroom from coronavirus and other related pollutants. Many high-performing air purifiers are already being used by some of the leading schools in India.
The mass vaccination program has started to provide some relief as chances of community immunity will increase. Despite, positive development, there is still one lingering question. Can we prevent the spread of the virus in the air at the start only instead of neutralizing it after it has spread?
Adopting new technology-way forward for Schools and other Institutions
As schools and other educational institutions are slowly opening up for children and students, authorities are still sceptical about the situation. The use of masks & sanitizers, cleaning of public spaces and maintaining social distances are some of the ways to control the spread of the virus. Adopting new technology and techniques seems to be the way forward for restoring the confidence of parents and guardians worrying about the safety of their wards. Neutralizing or killing the virus in the air is an effective method of tackling the rapid spread of the virus. Killing the virus at the source goes a long way in creating a safe and secure environment.
Many large corporations and companies across the world have been working relentlessly for most of the last year. In India, brands like O2Cure have come up with an ingenious way to neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 virus (responsible for Covid-19) and purify the air from foreign elements. Air Purifiers for Schools by O2Cure is one of the many solutions.
PHI Technology, Air Purifiers for Schools and its impact on SARS-CoV-2 virus
PHI (Photohydroionization) Technology patented by RGF has been successful in neutralizing a range of viruses like HINI Virus (Swine Flu), Avian Influenza (Bird Flu), Norovirus (Norwalk) and SARS-CoV-2 virus. In fact, REME with PHI-Cell® technology (patented by RGF) has been successfully tested by CCMB-CSIR virology lab in India for reduction of SARS-COV- 2 by 97.48% and by the Innovation Bio-Analysis lab in the USA for reduction by 99% from air and surfaces. O2Cure products like Plug & Play Air Purifier and Hybrid Air Purifier are a great way to counter the long-term effects of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Both the air purifier employs PHI technology to neutralize the virus.
How does the PHI-CELL® technology work?
PHI cells have been essentially designed to get rid of sick building syndrome risks by reducing air pollutants, odor, VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), smoke, mold, bacteria & viruses. PHI-CELL® work on advanced oxidation process techniques consisting of superoxide ions, hydroxide ions and ionized hydro-peroxides. These are friendly oxidizers that revert to hydrogen and oxygen after the oxidation of the pollutants. Microbes present in the room are eliminated at the source by the oxidizers. The cell also has a quad metallic hydrophilic coating that helps in creating plenty of hydrogen and oxygen. PHI is an active purification technology destroying the DNA/RNA structure of viruses, bacteria and other microorganisms.
How to choose the correct air purifiers for schools?
Choosing the correct air purifier for schools depends on what type of air cooling/conditioning system is being used. If it is centralized, in-duct solutions like PHI-CELL® & REME-HALO® are good, and if it is non-centralized then standalone units like Plug & Play Air Purifier & Hybrid Air Purifier can be installed.
Beyond this, other relevant criteria for deciding are coverage area, budget, and available area for installation. Irrespective of the air purifier used, it ensures to protect against harmful microbes including SARS-CoV- 2. The overall price for availing of the solution also depends on the existing ventilation and air-conditioning system.