Inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame in 2017 ActivePure Technology was originally developed by NASA scientists to eliminate ethylene gas onboard the International Space Station. Once acquired and further developed by Aerus, ActivePure Technology is proven to reduce up to 99% of surface micro-organisms and dramatically reduce airborne contaminants and allergens.
Aerus’ ActivePure Technology has been tested in both university and laboratory environments, and also been used in numerous commercial and industrial settings. ActivePure Technology is engineered to eliminate contaminants in the air and on surfaces and is currently used in homes, offices, hospitals, daycares, hotels and professional sports facilities. It is proven to destroy airborne and surface viruses, mold, fungus, volatile organic compounds, and bacteria.
In December 2020, Aerus filed an application with the Food and Drug Administration seeking approval to use its range of plug-in air purifiers against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes covid-19. Over the summer, the company’s Aerus Medical Guardian was designated a medical device by the FDA for use in health-care settings. At the time, it was shown to kill 99.98 percent of the live virus on surfaces within seven hours. Recent lab tests revealed ActivePure’s patented technology can kill airborne virus particles in three minutes. When turned on, Aerus devices work continuously to reduce pathogens indoors, even when people are present in the room.
While many home-based air purifiers rely on passive HEPA filters or ultraviolet light to kill contaminants, ActivePure uses active, NASA-inspired technology to disinfect the air.
Standard air purifiers use a fan and filter system that sucks in unclean air, captures contaminants and pushes clean air back into the room. In the filtration company’s system, a fan brings in free oxygen and water molecules and then converts them into special molecules as they pass through an internal UV light. Those ionized particles are then sent back out into a room to find and destroy microorganisms.
ActivePure used CDC-approved labs that tested its products against the novel strain of coronavirus. Researchers found ActivePure’s air cleaners could reduce the virus’s concentration in the air by more than 99 percent, according to the company.
As reported in the Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/12/10/air-purifying-covid-indoors/.