ONE filters that block and kill Coronavirus was created by a team of researchers from the University of Houston. The results of the study, published in the journal Materials Today Physics, show that filter made with heated nickel foam it can “catch and kill” the virus in 99.8% of cases.
The filter can be used in public places
The anti-Covid filter was manufactured with commercially available nickel foam heated to 200 degrees and according to the researchers can block the spread of the virus in public places, making them safer and more convenient without using other safety devices.
Airports, ships, shopping malls and all indoor activities can therefore return to safe operation thanks to the installation of this filter in the air ducts. The virus cannot survive at temperatures above 70 degrees, and it is precisely from this awareness that the researchers decided to develop the heated nickel foam filter.
The filter specifically captures the virus that is transmitted aerosol and which in turn is automatically destroyed at the first pass from the channel thanks to the setting of the nickel temperature of 200 degrees. And so this new biodefence indoor air protection technology prevents any form of SARS-CoV-2 from spreading in the environment.
Who it will be for
The filter but it will not be available to everyone immediately, my Han the launch will be gradual and will prefer places intended for significant operations and high risk of infection (for example, hospitals, schools, health care facilities and public transport).
According to the researchers, the Covid filter can easily be installed in the air ducts, as it turns out to be system compatible conventional heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). In addition, given the encouraging results, it seems that the team that developed the basic prototype is already working towards a table version of the same, or a device that can be placed on the surfaces and guarantees immediate cleaning of the surrounding areas within its radius.
Medistar Dr. Garrett Peel, a team member who designed the air filter, called the device “safe and effective”