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APJeT Achieves 99.9999% Kill Rates of Surrogate Human Coronavirus with New Air Plasma Technology

As the pandemic surges, APJeT®, Inc., an advanced technology company located in Research Triangle Park, Morrisville, NC, today announced the completion of system prototypes for the commercial use of atmospheric plasma in disinfecting bacteria and viruses in air and on surfaces to reduce the spread of COVID-19. APJeT’s team of scientists and engineers, the first to develop the capability to stabilize atmospheric plasma in a very dense, high-powered form, has now built systems that kill… Read More

The TRUTH About HVAC Systems Spreading Viruses Like COVID-19

By Wes Davis The SARS-CoV-2 virus that leads to COVID-19 has been blamed for the deaths of more than 170,000 Americans. A great deal of research has been done to evaluate the virus, its epidemiology, and how it can be transmitted from one person to another. There are some who want to sensationalize recent scientific research and lay some blame for the spread of the virus on HVAC systems. This blog article reviews several studies… Read More

Global Plasma Solutions Virtually Eliminates Static SARS-CoV-2 with Proprietary NPBI Technology

Global Plasma Solutions, the leader in Indoor Air Quality, announced today industry-leading ionization testing results, demonstrating a 99.4% reduction rate on a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) surface strain within 30 minutes, the first instance in which an air purification company has effectively neutralized SARS-CoV-2. Following initial testing of coronavirus 229E in March 2020, Global Plasma Solutions utilized its proprietary needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI) to inactivate SARS-CoV-2. The study was jointly executed with Aviation Clean Air. Read More

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources for the Air Filtration Industry

With the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, we are all concerned with the potential for conditions to worsen. It is vitally important that NAFA members take the appropriate steps to reduce the impact of the outbreak on your business, workers, customers and the public. A list of helpful resources is provided below to help you effectively manage your business–and protect public health and safety–during this rapidly evolving situation. NAFA Resources  COVID-19 and Air… Read More

Discussing COVID-19 ASHRAE Recommendations for HVAC Systems

By Scott M. Katzer, P.E., CFEI ASHRAE has developed proactive guidance to help address coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with respect to the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems1 and has established an epidemic task force to respond to the global COVID-19 pandemic2. ASHRAE released a position document (PD) titled “ASHRAE Position Document on Airborne Infectious Diseases.”3 This document primarily discusses airborne infectious diseases in healthcare facilities and “does not provide specific requirements… Read More

Discussing COVID-19 CDC Guidelines for HVAC Systems

By Scott M. Katzer, P.E., CFEI COVID-19 CDC guidelines relating to modifying HVAC systems state as follows1: Consider improving the engineering controls using the building ventilation system. This may include some or all of the following activities: Increase ventilation rates. Increase the percentage of outdoor air that circulates into the system. These recommendations do not appear to consider the building’s climate location as outdoor moisture quantities are different, particularly in warmer climates. Increasing building ventilation… Read More
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