Aura Air UK has launched what it describes as 'the world's smartest, most aggressive, compact, anti-virus, combined air filtration and disinfection system for under £500'. Its unique '6 stage' filter system, patented smart air quality algorithms, combined with high precision air quality sensors and CO & Fire detection, built into one compact unit, make it a game changer in this, up until now, traditional market.
Clinical trials testing its effectiveness, specifically against the coronavirus, are currently underway in one of the top ten medical centres in the world.
The unit measures just 37.5 x 37.5 x 15 cm, is designed to hang on the ceiling above the patient to ensure the most efficient and optimum extraction of aerosol droplets. Despite its small size, the unit using the latest fan technology will purify a 60 m3 room (25 m2 area) passing that total air volume through the filter six times per hour.
Traditional air filters only use UV-C light to kill viruses and bacteria. Aura Air specifically targets viruses, bacteria, mould and fungus in a unique triple combination.
Firstly, the unique HEPA RAY Filter features a patented copper inlay. The patented copper impregnated HEPA filter releases ions when microbes land on the copper surface. The ions prevent cell respiration, punch holes in the bacterial cell membrane/disrupt the viral coat, and destroy the DNA and RNA inside.
This is backed up with a patented technology called a Sterionizer. This sends positive and negative oxygen ions into the air; the oxidants produced break down the protein structure of bacteria and viruses, fungus and mould not just in the air but on surfaces in the proximity of the filter. Other ionisers produce ozone which can damage the lungs of patients.
Finally, the third stage - traditional UVC LEDs - completes the disinfectant process.
The unit also features a carbon layer which absorbs VOCs and bad odours. The Class-13 level HEPA filter removes particulates down to 0.18 microns in size.
The Aura Air Filter system's inbuilt sensors accurately measure and display Pm2.5, Pm10 particulates levels as well as VOC, Humidity, CO and CO2 levels and compares these in real-time against the local outdoor conditions - all displayed in an easy to read manner on the app.
Aura Air has a patent pending on the algorithm controlling the air quality management system, customising the filter to each dentist's needs and health requirements. The device then detects relevant high risk scenarios and notifies the user through the Aura Air App.
For further information contact Aura Air UK on 0208 420 4234 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. https://www.aurasmartair.co.uk/dentistry.html
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A game-changing air filtration and disinfection system. Br Dent J 228, 980 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41415-020-1829-7