‘Ground-breaking’ air disinfection system for dental practices
Eschmann Technologies has launched a ‘a revolutionary’ air disinfection system to help protect dentists against the spread of airborne viruses such as COVID-19. The portable air disinfection units use patented plasma technology to eradicate pathogens. Eschmann said: “Novaerus reduces the amount of bioburden in the air, in turn reducing surface bacteria, infections, and odours.” Air is drawn into the units by the internal fan, where contaminants ‘are rapidly and safely destroyed at DNA level’ by an ultra-low energy plasma field generated by an internal coil. ‘Healthy air, free of all contaminants’, is then returned to the room.
The technology has been independently tested to reduce MS2 Bacteriophage, a surrogate for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), by 99.99%. It is also proven to reduce other pathogens and airborne bacteria, including measles, influenza, C. difficile, mould spores, dust mites, and pollen. Developed and manufactured in Ireland by Irish-based Novaerus, the air disinfection units are compliant with EU regulations. The technology is available in three configurations – the largest takes in 900 m3of air in an hour, the smallest 80 m3. The units can be free-standing, or in the case of the two smaller units, wall-mounted or placed on any surface, and used in clinics, reception areas, bathrooms, and staff rooms.