The quality of the air we breathe during daily travel plays a huge role in our short- and long-term wellbeing and quality of life. The air in the cabin space shared by commuters can lead to airborne disease transmission and pollution exposure.
Numerous studies indicate the increasing concentration of fine particulate matter, black carbon particles, and other gaseous pollutants in the cabin air as a bus travels along its commute. Carbon dioxide accumulates in cabins on crowded and idling buses due to limited ventilation. Various other traffic-related pollutants (TRP)’s also accumulates inside bus cabins through intake of the polluted air amid traffic. Additionally, viruses and bacteria are exhaled, sneezed, and coughed into the air constantly by the bus passengers and drivers.
TRAINS AND SUBWAY
Train cars are difficult to ventilate with pure air, particularly in subway settings. Recirculating the internal air with the SteriSpace technology will substantially improve air quality, reduce the spread of airborne viruses and bacteria, and can also reduce the number of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) and organic particles from diesel exhaust. Studies have illustrated that train cars can contain more than 15 times the normal level of exhaust pollutants when the diesel locomotive pulls the coaches (in the front). Moreover, risk of infection or disease transmission is high on subway and rail coaches where people are within proximity (increased risk with flu viruses in the fall and winter months).
Aircraft cabins are notorious for the spread of cold or flu viruses. The SteriSpace™ technology can be designed to integrate into the air handling systems of aircraft. The improved air quality on-board will have a positive impact on the health of both passengers and crew, while also helping to mitigate the risk of spreading infections during long flights.
SHIPS & NAVAL TRANSPORT
The SteriSpace™ technology can be scaled and configured to provide clean air for large naval vessels and other maritime transport vehicles. Hospital ships can take advantage of the isolation and prevention capabilities by manipulating the airflow for quarantine units as well as operating rooms. The SteriSpace™ technology also offers a highly effective method for potentially mitigating airborne viral outbreaks on cruise ships.
Vehicles such as commercial trucks which have sleeping quarters on-board, can experience a build-up of exhaust and other airborne environmental pollutants inside the cabin. These contaminants tend to accumulate and recirculate inside the smaller cabin. Recirculating the internal air with our technology will substantially improve air quality, reducing the number VOCs and organic particles present in the cabin.