Air Sterilization Technology
The SteriSpace™ air sterilization technology is a unique, patented system that uses compressive-heating to eliminate biological and chemical contaminants from continuous large volume air flows.
DESTROYS BIOLOGICAL CONTAMINANTS
The SteriSpace™ technology can eliminate more than 99.9999% of biological contaminants. Different from and more effective than traditional air purifications systems centered around HEPA, the SteriSpace™ technology can destroy biological pathogens such as bacterial spores, allergens, airborne viruses (SARS, NORO-Virus, influenza, etc.) and airborne bacteria (Tuberculosis, pneumonia, anthrax, etc.)– it doesn’t merely capture them.
Removes chemical contaminants
Some atmospheric and environmental pollutants can also be removed including: exhaust fumes, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and other organic particulates. It can also remove industrial chemicals such as ammonia, acetone, toluene, etc. All with the addition of a chemical catalyst.
Optional Chemical Catalyst
Addition of an optional catalyst to the system can eliminate select chemical agents, environmental pollutants, and inorganic particles from the airflow. Testing to date has focused on specific chemicals of interest, e.g. ammonia, toluene, and organic particulates.
Compressive heating of the air flow treats air uniformly, so there is no untreated air or leaks.
A particle filter is included near the air outlet to capture any inorganic particulates that may remain after sterilization through the SteriSpace™ compressive heating process.
No Exposure to Biohazards
Since the technology has been shown to destroy biological pathogens, there is no worker exposure to biohazards in the filter, unlike traditional air purification systems.
The SteriSpace™ system uses both thermal and acoustic insulation in the finished panels enclosing the unit, thereby reducing heat loss and mitigating the noise level.
Positive & Negative Pressure
SteriSpace™ can be configured to maintain negative or positive pressure
Size can be customized from units treating airflows of hundreds to thousands of cubic feet per minute.
SteriSpace technology versus Today’s Standard for Air Filtration
The SteriSpace technology stands next to none in its ability to sterilize the air by killing almost all biological pathogens and eliminating gaseous chemicals and organic particulate matter. Traditional HEPA filter-based air purification systems struggle to offer the consistency (which varies based on the number of particulates on the filter) and freedom from human error (when installing the filter).
HEPA cannot remove chemical solvents or their fumes and is limited to removing particulates to the 99.97% level. It is ineffective against some viruses for two important reasons: small viruses can penetrate HEPA and even very low levels of virus contamination are capable of causing illness, especially in more vulnerable populations (young children, the elderly, and immunocompromised patients). HEPA add-ons such as UV lights are frequently added as another layer of protection, however this brings another level of complexity and cost to HEPA systems without matching SteriSpace’s efficacy in killing biological pathogens.
Traditional HEPA filter-based air purification systems capture and concentrate particles on the HEPA filter, with spent filters being disposed as hazardous waste. Additionally, a HEPA filter system is subject to leaks and requires increasing amounts of energy as the filters fill with age. These problems could be avoided with use of the SteriSpace technology. The SteriSpace technology has been shown to kill biological pathogens and eliminate the risk of potential biohazard exposure during filter replacement.