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This Air Purifier Can Deactivate COVID-19 Virus In A Minute
A new air purifier developed by IIT Kanpur and IIT Bombay can deactivate the COVID-19 virus in just a minute.
A startup at the Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC), IIT Kanpur called AiRTH has developed "Anti Microbial Air Purification Technology"
The new air purifier can deactivate the SARS-CoV-2 virus with an efficiency of 99.9% within just 1 minute.
The technology was also validated by CSIR-IMTECH.
The technology developed by AiRTH used plant-based coating on its filters. This ensures that the germs are deactivated.
The new air purifiers also include UB irradiations and OH (Hydroxyl) radicals.
It runs the D-C-D (Deactivate-Capture-Deactivate) mechanism.
The key difference of the new technology is that it deactivates airborne pathogens and viruses via inflight deactivation.