It is installed on the ceiling like a normal air conditioner, however it is able to filter and sanitize the air by cleaning it from Covid, but not only. And the innovative purification system for hospital environments who is experiencing theIrccs Neuromed of Pozzilli (Isernia), within an EU project.
“This European project of which Neuromed is part – explains Luigi PavoneClinical Bioengineering of the Irccs – is been funded through a specific action against the coronavirus“Sars-CoV-2” as part of the Horizon 2020 program. At the heart of the initiative, led by an Austrian SME, Villinger Gmbh, is an innovative system for air purification with the aim of protecting both health workers and patients and visitors from possible contamination. Our Institute has the precise task of testing and certifying these devices, evaluating their effectiveness in a real environment, such as that of our ophthalmology clinics. In the next few days, therefore, we will evaluate their effectiveness in achieving the pre-established objectives of air sanitation “.
“The device installed here in the Neuromed – underlines Daniele Cafolla, head of the Irccs Biomechatronics Laboratory – represents a clear innovation compared to the common systems already used for air ionization. Indeed, in addition to not emitting nitrogen monoxide, it is able to perform an efficient electrostatic disinfection and to remove unwanted particles from the aria. Born for Sars-CoV-2, this system has a modular structure that will allow it to be adapted to different pathogens, responding to the disinfection needs that may arise in the future. Finally, it has been designed so that it can be installed very easily and this makes it a very valid tool for all those environments, let’s think of a waiting room, where it is necessary to guarantee impeccable air quality “.
“The Clean-Air project – he comments Emilia Belfiorehead of the Neuromed Research and Development Office – rit represents tangible proof of the added value of research and development projects funded by the European Commissionwhich has focused on the integration of scientific skills and innovation capacity of the best European and international excellences, to identify innovative devices for the fight against the pandemic “.
“A priority also for Irccs Neuromed which, thanks to the partnership with companies, universities and research centers in Austria, Germany and Israel – he concludes – will be able to develop technologies and devices useful for guaranteeing patients and all citizens quality standards of services. ever higher health levels “.