With the recent COVID-19 pandemic and the quick disease transfer through airborne pathogens transmission specifically in the indoor environment, technologies such as UV-C air disinfection devices received significant attention. Industry rushed to market with a variety of solutions claiming to solve the issue and many of them already in question, leaving policy makers and the public confused. Therefore, more than ever, the public, policymakers and regulators are demanding science-backed data to validating the claims of commercially available technologies, including UV-C.
Origen Air and the University of Victoria (UVic) will construct a controlled test environment inside a seven-meter shipping container with a greenhouse bio filter installed on the roof. It will connect to a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system servicing the interior of the shipping container. The system will include anti-viral surfactants and air purification/humidity control technologies, including probiotic fogging to destroy biofilms, genetically engineered pothos ivy biofiltration, activated carbon filtration, ultraviolet disinfection, and HEPA particle filtration.
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