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Medical air disinfection units repurposed for restaurants

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The Novaerus air disinfection system is now being produced for restaurants.

Originally designed for use in medical environments, the Novaerus air disinfection system is now being pioneered in spaces including restaurants, offices, care homes and schools to aid in protecting workers and clientele from airborne pathogens.

The unit’s supplier, Seldex, promises improved indoor air quality with the system, which is said to be tested against multiple viruses and bacteria including SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing Covid-19.

Novaerus is designed to be a low energy, plasma technology for air disinfection and is claimed to be safe to use around even the most vulnerable, continuously, 24 hours a day.

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Sam Allcock, marketing manager of Seldex said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has been a life changing event for everyone and has impacted every aspect of daily life. The reality is that airborne pathogens like coronavirus cannot be dealt with by simply surface cleaning and hand sanitising. Air quality needs to also be addressed if people working and interacting in indoor spaces are to be protected.”

Seldex has partnered with Novaerus, which developed the technology in Ireland and has reportedly completed testing in some leading laboratories.

In independent laboratory studies Novaerus products seemed to reduce bacteria, viruses, allergens, volatile organic compounds, and particulate matter, safely and effectively. Some of the viruses and bacteria tested against the Novaerus systems include SARS, measles, Influenza A, tuberculosis and several strains of Staphylococcus.

In the case of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing Covid-19, the NV1050 unit reportedly reduced MS2 bacteriophage by 99.99% in 15 minutes.

Seldex supplies a range of Novaerus units to suit all indoor spaces (buildings or vehicles) which are portable, designed to be simple to use, low-maintenance and effective for rapid or continuous infection control, odour mitigation and particle reduction.

Allcock added: “Novaerus plasma technology is powerful, yet gentle. With no harmful by-products, it is safe for use around even the most vulnerable.

“We are pleased that the wider application of these products is now being realised, particularly in the fight against Covid 19 and we hope that by supplying these products, we can play our part in helping to keep more UK citizens get back to work safely.”

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