Ufesa shows how its purifiers eliminate the SARS-CoV-2 virus by 99.97%

Ufesa shows how its purifiers eliminate the SARS-CoV-2 virus by 99.97%

Ufesa’s range of purifiers is capable of trapping and destroying viruses and bacteria with an efficiency of more than 99.97%, including Sars-CoV-2. This has been confirmed by Carolina de la Torre, scientist at the Josep Carreras Leukemia Institute and head of scientific platforms, and Iñaki Castresana, Ufesa communication director, during the presentation of these devices, held last week, in which its performance and innovative technology have been put to the test. The Josep Carreras Leukemia Institute, a public research center, has been responsible for the experimental design for the execution of the microbiological tests of the purifiers.

The differential value of Ufesa air purifiers is found in the innovative and unique antimicrobial coating of the Hepa filters. This coating features an organosilane quaternary ammonium compound with antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral activity. Its particularity lies in the fact that it is an organic, non-toxic and environmentally friendly compound capable of destroying the membrane of bacteria and viruses.

Carolina de la Torre explained how the filters of these devices destroy the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes the Covid-19 disease: “the structure of the integral filter system is divided into three parts. The coating of the Hepa filter proceeds mechanically, killing the microorganisms that are trapped in it, since it acts like a blade, being able to pierce the virus membrane ”.

Filtering more reliable and safe for people

Thanks to the effectiveness of the coating, the filters in Ufesa purifiers have also improved. The firm has developed an improved filter that not only traps pathogenic microorganisms, but also actively eliminates them and is also less aggressive to the human body than other existing solutions.

This range of Ufesa air purifiers consists of the PF5500 Fresh Air models, covering surfaces up to 60 m²; PF3500, for surfaces up to 40 m; and PF6500 Clean Air Connect, for spaces up to 115 m².

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