Campden BRI testing finds HyGenikx kills airborne coronavirus

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Mechline’s HyGenikx range is available in models to suit all types of foodservice sites.

Independent trials conducted by Campden BRI have found that Mechline Developments’ HyGenikx air and surface sanitisation system is effective at removing airborne coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2 which causes Covid-19.

The results of the trials proved that HyGenikx removed up to 99.99% of an airborne Covid-19 surrogate in under 3 hours.

Nick Falco, product and technical director at Mechline, explained: “Trials were conducted within the Campden BRI aerobiology laboratory to determine the efficacy of HyGenikx towards airborne Phi6 – a recognised SARS-CoV-2 surrogate (the coronavirus that causes Covid-19). Phi6 was nebulised into an aerobiology test chamber to represent heavily contaminated air. Air samples were then taken every 20 minutes for a period of 3 hours, to determine levels of Phi6.”

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For foodservice sites moving into the winter months, physically keeping the doors and windows open to ensure good ventilation can be detrimental to customer comfort and sustainability. Indoor air quality, however, is a primary driver when it comes to the transmission of the coronavirus between people.

Mechline believes that HyGenikx has a huge role to play in controlling infections, and that the product is the most rigorously tested unit of its type on the market

The plug and play solution is designed to consume very little energy and operate quietly and efficiently 24/7 without the need for human intervention. The HyGenikx range has models to suit businesses including restaurants, bars, hotels, care homes and offices – with specialised units available for food preparation areas, cold rooms, washrooms and refuse areas.

The latest test results back up the real-life experience of Mechline’s customers including Cyrus Todiwala, owner of Café Spice Namasté.

He said: “HyGenikx has proven what it can do for us – keeping the air and surfaces clean, pure and fresh, controlling odours and providing extra reassurance for customers so they can relax and enjoy their meal knowing that we are leaving nothing to chance to make our restaurant Covid-secure.

“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend HyGenikx to other foodservice or hospitality businesses as it is the ideal complement to manual cleaning. It helps to protect customers and staff, whilst extending the shelf life of fresh produce.”

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