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How to Combat Covid Indoors

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Safety & Security

Covid virus

With indoor air quality more essential than ever with Covid still active, eradicating the virus while it's airborne in buildings, shops, and trailers can be a way to mitigate transmission.

Energy Cloud, a clean-tech company specializing in healthy buildings and energy efficient environments, has touted its Hummingbird EQ as a solution. It is an air purification system meant to capture and deactivate airborne Covid-19.

The company says its Hummingbird EQ with Air Vaccine technology was independently tested by a team of epidemiologists and professional engineers assembled by Black & Veatch.

The technology's deactivation of the virus was independently tested and proven with all Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) work performed within The Hastings Foundation and Wright Foundation laboratories at the University of Southern California, according to the company.

Energy Cloud says that in the most comprehensive bio-aerosol study of its kind, Hummingbird EQ was tested by simulating a real-life airflow scenario, complete with ducting, coil, and an air handler/forced air unit.

Testing included infectious aerosolized virus samples with simulated saliva that were more than 3,000 times the average infectious dose to prove Hummingbird can neutralize and remove any active Covid virus from the air that passes through the system. The goal set out by the Energy Cloud Covid response team was to test a scenario far greater than a normal real-life situation.

Testing also was performed with all Hummingbird models, confirming that they all deactivate the virus with no harmful ozone being produced.

The air purification system does not release or produce any airborne chemicals as part of its inactivation of viruses.

It can be installed and scaled to any size heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, or used as a stand-alone unit in all types of commercial settings.

The company says its product's technology includes:

  • Air purification that decomposes VOCs and reduces bacteria, microbes, pollen, dust, dander, allergens, spores, fungi, mold, odors, smoke, and toxic fumes without producing any harmful ozone or byproducts.
  • HVAC remote management that allows cloud-enabled remote monitoring and management of HVAC systems, saving energy by providing real-time insight to equipment operation and efficiency.
  • Indoor air quality monitoring with real-time air quality information for customers, employees, and property owners, for all stakeholders to see the building air quality through Energy Cloud's air certification.

The information can be seen through a QR Code displayed on the buildings outside doors and windows as well as web URL links that can be viewed on any computer or smart device.

Building owners who invest in air quality for their buildings and business can show proof of their air quality with the QR code and unique URL provided for each building.

Source: Energy Cloud

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