Airborne bacteria and viruses can be a real issue especially in envionments such as care home and hospitals. Viruses such as MRSA, SARS, etc, over the years have built up a resistance and become immune to most antibiotics. A real problem in public areas such as waiting rooms, offices and doctors surgeries where cross-infection is potentially very dangerous should an outbreak occur. Add this to the more super viruses that are now present, it has become more essential that airbourne sterilization is undertaken.
UVc radiation is well known to destroy the DNA in living matter and has shown, under proper conditions of exposure and intensity, to exhibit lethal anti-microbial effects against bacteria, fungi and virus particles. Bower, working with PHILIPS Lighting designed the Bactokill. Incorporating 2 x 60w high intensity UVc lamps, in two air chambers, BactoKill controls the dwell time of air passing through these chambers and over the UVc lamps. During this dwell time the bacteria, moulds and viruses are virtually eliminated
BactoKill was developed and designed to carry out 1 very important function – that of destroying airborne bacteria and viruses. to that end independent testing was essential. the Preliminary testing was carried out by the microbiological laboratories at Coventry University. Final testing was done by Microsearch Laboratories of Halifax, UK (a UKAS accredited, DEFRA authorised contract laboratory, authorised to handle class II pathogens). They carried out a thorough test programme, both in the laboratory and field trials in areas known to exhibit unacceptable levels of microbial activity.
The BactoKill performed impressively during single pass challenge trials with all categories of micro-organisms employed in the trials. Further, no deficiency in performance was detected during field trials and on this basis BactoKill can be recommended as an important tool in the maintenance of sanitary environments.’
The only servicing required is occasional filter cleaning (on the air inlet side) and an annual lamp change to keep the BactoKill working efficiently.
The BactoKill also features a natural oil aroma system on the air outlet. This will give clients the opportunity to use one of the C.O.S.S.H. approved aromas to improve ambiance, patient/staff conditions in the vicinity of the BactoKill. This unique addition to the air purifier will be especially welcome in barrier nursing, side wards, waiting rooms, staff areas etc.