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Durst launches air disinfection system

Durst announced it is introducing a solution for reducing the viral load in indoor environments, the Durst UVC-R Air Disinfection System.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the digital print manufacturer first started production of community masks as a first preventive measure in April. The Durst UVC-R Air Disinfection System is a solution for reducing the viral load in indoor environments.

Over the last few months, Durst has put its expertise in production and UV technology to come up with the Durst UVC-R Air Disinfection System.

In the Durst Labs, the main transmission paths and descent rates of droplets and aerosols that transport virus-containing liquid particles were analyzed, as well as the effectiveness of countermeasures with continuous air exchange and UV irradiation. The solution is the Durst UVC-R, which combines both air exchange and UV irradiation in one system, effectively reducing infectious aerosols, viruses and germs in indoor environments. Through an antiviral membrane, the room air is led into a closed system and irradiated with UV-C light.

The disinfected air is continuously released back into the room through an air outlet.

“We checked the efficiency of the UV-C sources in our laboratories and analyzed the ideal exposure time and volumetric flow," said Christoph Gamper, CEO and co-owner of the Durst Group. “An external laboratory for medical technology and disinfectants in Germany is currently in the process of verifying our results. At the same time, the efficiency of the Durst UVC-R is tested in real mode with "pseudoviruses" or so-called bacteriophages.

Durst offers the 1st series of the UVC-R as a Limited Edition for pre-order on www.durstgroup.com/uvcr . Within the next weeks the entire UVC-R portfolio will be available in a webshop. Start of delivery of the 1st series is planned for early December.

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