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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%.

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