As the pandemic has developed to a more severe stage, more and more research found that harmful pathogens not only transferred from one person to another, from surface to person but also via air.

Based on the research, it is also found that:

● Coronavirus can be spread via the air to people, and would then transmit to the common surface areas causing cross-contamination in your premises.

● 64% of people are more concerned about air quality in the indoor environments they visit now, than they were prior to the pandemic

● 65% of people believe businesses and employers should do more to ensure they provide clean air in their premises

● 59% believe air purification systems should be mandatory in public buildings and educational facilities^

With that, Rentokil Initial Brunei has launched VIRUSKILLER™ that helps to reduce the risk of airborne transmission in order to protect your employees and visitors.

Image courtesy of Rentokil Initial Brunei Sdn Bhd.

What is VIRUSKILLER™

The VIRUSKILLER™ not only traps larger airborne particles and microbes but also kills airborne viruses, bacteria and fungi. When placed correctly, the unit takes control of the airflow in a room, drawing contaminated air in from the ‘breathing zone’ and releasing fresh, clean air back into the breathing zone.

Alongside a triple filtration system, the innovative VIRUSKILLER™ uses a patented ultraviolet-C (UV-C) reactor chamber, surrounded by nano titanium dioxide tube filters that are polished with activated carbon. 

The emitted UV light reacts with the mesh, and in a process called ‘photocatalytic oxidation’ produces hydroxyl radicals, which act as a disinfectant and break down the organic molecules. 

This all-in-one solution effectively filters the airborne particles and delivers the disinfected air. The UV-C technology provides a photochemical deconstruction of the RNA and DNA of microorganisms, deactivating their reproductive processes so that the Coronavirus, and other viruses, can no longer spread, before the air is released back into the room. 

Its ability to kill 99.9999% of viruses with a single air pass, including Coronavirus*, is what really sets this technology apart. Take the following scenario for example, if you had one million viruses passing through a VIRUSKILLER™, just a single virus would be recirculated, compared to the 500 viruses that would pass through when using a traditional filtration device (99.95%). 

*When independently tested against Coronavirus DF2 (a surrogate for Coronavirus), Adenovirus, Influenza and Polio, the unit was found to kill viruses with a Log 6 reduction of 99.9999% efficacy in a single air pass.

“Tackling air quality and preventing the airborne spread of Coronavirus is an important challenge, alongside the welcomed vaccine rollout,” says Jamie Woodhall, UK Technical & Innovation Manager.

Air quality is important for our physical and mental wellbeing. It has become even more crucial as Coronavirus can be spread via the air to people. Reducing the risk of airborne transmission requires more than opening doors and windows or installing standard air filters which may not be effective against enveloped viruses. 

Our VIRUSKILLER™ Air Purifiers kill Coronavirus in the air* and will help to increase the air quality of your building. Installing these units will help to stop airborne transmission of infectious illnesses, making these spaces safer for customers, visitors and staff.

Our simplest mistake is when we let dust, smoke, dirt roam around our indoor environment. These small particles can easily penetrate our lungs which may cause greatest risk of health such as stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and chronic respiratory diseases. This can also reduce our well-being and productivity inside our house or office. 

Contact us now for more information at 2430309 or WhatsApp to 8220088. You can also go to our website at www.initial.com.bn and our Instagram page at @rentokilinitialbn

Source: ^ Research conducted by Opinium LLP for RI in November 2020: Sample size of 2,000 adults in the UK .

This content is provided by Rentokil Initial Brunei Sdn Bhd.

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This article was first published on 4 September 2021 in our Weekly E-Paper issue 157

THE BRUNEIAN | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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