AirRefinery provides powerful air-disinfecting and monitoring solutions to ensure safer spaces and increase business continuity
COVID-19 related shutdowns as well as the reluctance of people to go to retail locations, is damaging a lot of businesses. Even though vaccination is proceeding, cases are on the rise too. Many scientists believe that the Coronavirus, in one form or another, will be staying around for the foreseeable future. Multiple variants are now circulating in the world, similar to the flu. This is not the only virus that we suffer from today, and there is the potential for another new epidemic. The problem is much broader because air-borne pathogens, including the flu, are a key cause of infectious illnesses each year. In addition, mold and bacteria affect health outcomes. Many government entities are recommending additional measures to improve ventilation and air filtration. County of Santa Clara is suggesting the installation ofappropriately designed and deployed ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) to deactivate airborne virus particles. Government entities have started passing laws to enforce air quality as well.
A Heating, Ventilation, and Cooling (HVAC) component utilizing a safe-to-humans variation of ultraviolet rays (UVC) to disinfect circulating air. The device will sense and clear the air of pathogens from the continuous airflow. The air quality and other sensor data will be presented back in the facility itself to reassure the customers. Plus, sensor data will be processed and sent out as alerts as necessary. The facility will become safer for customers and employees by eliminating super-spreader events. Businesses such as restaurants and retail stores can increase customers by reassuring them
of the disinfected air in the facility.
Here is the schematic of the unit in development.
The problem is global but even in the USA, the market is very large. More than 100,000 restaurants have closed in the USA but the number of businesses affected is in the millions. Restaurants and smaller retail entities are most at risk initially. But there is a large market for larger entities such as schools, office buildings, malls, stadiums, and hospitals.
Vince Corning is a serial entrepreneur and brings over 30 years of experience building teams and driving innovative products and services to market.
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Annette has more than 25 years of professional experience in supply chain and program management.