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Schools Spent Millions on Air Purification Technology Some Experts Say “Need More Study”

“As far as we know, these (needlepoint bipolar ionization) devices have been shown in real-world environments to do very little.”

October 18, 2021
Nate Morabito (WCNC)

“With COVID-19 spreading, Charlotte-area leaders were desperate for ways to limit the risk of the virus. Armed with federal dollars to help, area school districts and the City of Charlotte spent a combined $7 million on air purification technology created by a local company.

But some experts, citing a lack of widespread research, believe that technology needs more study.

Research commissioned by Global Plasma Solutions (GPS) shows the company’s needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI) products are effective in reducing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that can lead to COVID-19. But some air quality experts told WCNC Charlotte that’s not enough to convince them …”

SteriSpace, on the other hand, is proven, military-grade air sterilization technology.

Developed and tested in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), SteriSpace’s cutting-edge, compressive-heating technology destroys 99.9999% of harmful airborne pathogens.