World News

Industry news and insights from Europe and around the World

UK News

Latest news and developments in the United Kingdom


Keep up-to-date with the latest new products and technology


General articles, applications and industry analysis

MHI tests confirm filter effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2

JAPAN: Further tests on Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ air purification technology have confirmed the effectiveness of its air filters in removing and inactivating the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

MHI’s technology includes a proprietary air purification and an enzyme-urea formulation processor that exposes cells to UV-C LED radiation to remove and inactivate airborne viruses. Tests in February verified that the liquid enzyme-urea formulation had the capability to remove and inactivate SARS-CoV-2 and the company has now completed tests that verify the effectiveness of its air filer technology.

The Japan Textile Products Quality and Technology Center (Q-TEC) conducted a demonstration test by injecting MHI’s air purification filters with a viral fluid containing SARS-CoV-2. Tests revealed that when left for one hour in the air purification filter, the viral fluid containing SARS-CoV-2 had an inactivation rate of 99.998%.

Related stories:

MHI technology confirmed to inactivate coronavirus10 February 2021
JAPAN: Air conditioning manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has confirmed its latest proprietary air purification technology has the ability to remove and inactivate the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Read more…

Latest News

20th July 2024

Munters set to acquire Geoclima

SWEDEN/ITALY: Pioneering Italian chiller manufacturer Geoclima is set to be acquired by Swedish air treatment and climate solutions company Munters. 
19th July 2024

Bank to retrofit 62% of branches to heat pumps

CANADA: The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has announced a multi-million-dollar retrofit of its branches in Canada to low-carbon heating and cooling systems such as heat pumps.
19th July 2024

Madrid installs cool bus shelters

SPAIN: Madrid’s municipal bus company EMT has installed bus shelters with in-built cooling systems at two locations in the city. 
19th July 2024

Beijer Ref reports record profit in Q2

SWEDEN: Wholesaler Beijer Ref has revealed Q2 as its best ever quarter, with sales of SEK9,681m (€835m) and record profitability.
18th July 2024

Climate committee calls for action on heat pumps

UK: A UK government advisory body has backed calls to make electricity cheaper by removing policy costs from electricity prices. 
18th July 2024

Customs block quota-busting F-gas shipment

ITALY: An unnamed “specialised” company from the Piedmont region of northwest Italy faces a fine of up to €150,000 for exceeding its F-gas import quota.