With indoor air quality more essential than ever with the infectious COVID-19 still active worldwide, eradicating the virus while it's airborne is crucial to mitigating its transmission.
Energy Cloud, a clean-tech company specializing in healthy buildings and energy efficient environments has a solution with its Hummingbird EQ, an air purification system that captures and deactivates airborne COVID-19 virus.
Hummingbird EQ with Air Vaccine technology was independently tested by a team of epidemiologists and professional engineers assembled by Black & Veatch – a global infrastructure leader vastly experienced in pathogen-tracking methods and construction of biological safety-related sites. The technology's deactivation of the virus was independently tested and proven with all Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) work performed within The Hastings Foundation and Wright Foundation laboratories at the University of Southern California (USC).
In a comprehensive bio-aerosol study, Hummingbird EQ was tested by simulating a real-life airflow scenario, complete with ducting, coil and an air handler / forced air unit. The systems air purification technology decomposes Volatile organic compounds (VOC) and reduces bacteria, microbes, pollen, dust, dander, allergens, spores, fungi, mold, odors, smoke and toxic fumes without producing any harmful ozone or biproducts
Testing included infectious aerosolized virus samples with simulated saliva that were more than 3,000 times the average infectious dose to prove hummingbird can thoroughly neutralize and remove any active COVID-19 virus from the air that passes through the system. The goal set out by the Energy Cloud COVID-19 response team was to test a scenario far greater than a normal real-life situation.
Testing also was performed with all Hummingbird models, confirming that they all deactivate COVID- 19 with no harmful ozone being produced.
Unlike other air purification systems, Hummingbird does not release or produce any airborne chemicals as part of its inactivation of viruses.
It can be installed and scaled to any size heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system or used as a stand-alone unit in all types of commercial and residential settings.