SYD, AU – Mar 25, 2020 – Amid global N95 mask shortages, ZuivAir’s proprietary UV PSSN – Purify, Sanitise, Sterilise and Neutralise – treatment process effectively sterilises N95 masks, enabling the single-use disposable masks to be reused up to four times with minimal degradation in filtration performance. This breakthrough comes at a time when N95 manufacturers are unable to meet rising demand, let alone replenish rapidly-depleting inventory levels.
“Our health care systems are already under unprecedented stress, the productivity of our health care workers, professionals and service providers is nearing its limits, and truth be told, we are only at the beginning of this COVID-19 crisis,” says Brady Watson, Director of Sales at ZuivAir. “Whether it be at point-of-care or another environment that demands N95 protection, the reality is, there aren’t enough masks to go around. Heaven forbid if public demand for N95 masks gains momentum.”
Ultraviolet (UV) light, specifically UV-C or short-wave ultraviolet light, emits light at a specific wavelength scientifically proven to kill and/or deactivate viruses and bacteria by destroying nucleic acids and breaking apart their DNA. UV technology can effectively neutralize 99.999% of airborne- and droplet-based viruses, including coronaviruses. ZuivAir’s proprietary application of UV technology circumvents previously identified degradations in filtration performance and functional reuse from exposure to UV.
“While reusing masks may not be ideal, sometimes you have to make do with what you have no matter how constrained the environment may be. This is one of those times, and I strongly believe we are going to experience many more of them as this crisis unfolds,” adds Brady Watson. “The fact is, without compromise, UV-C is the most powerful and effective way to sterilize an environment and its objects. It works, it’s fast, it’s scalable, and with adequate resources I’m confident we can scale our exclusive PSSN treatment process to sanitise well beyond a million masks per day, per site.”
To learn more about ZuivAir’s sterilisation services and technology, and PSSN treatment process, visit https://zuivair.com.
ZuivAir is the leading ultraviolet sanitisation and sterilisation company. ZuivAir’s proprietary Purify, Sanitise, Sterilise and Neutralise (PSSN) treatment process uses UV, nano silver and HEPA technologies without the use of toxic and harmful chemicals. ZuivAir is a founding member of the Ultraviolet Sterilisation Association (UVSA).
For more information, visit https://zuivair.com.