Have HEPA filters been effective against COVID-19 or other viruses & bacteria?
COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic in March 2020, and ever since then, it has been responsible for over 5 million deaths and over 245 million cases worldwide. It is important to note that these numbers are likely a significant undercount of the actual deaths directly or indirectly attributed to COVID-19.
One of the technical solutions available that can help stop the spread of COVID-19 is to cleanse indoor air through high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters. Research agrees that air Purifiers equipped with HEPA filter h13 or h14 have been effective in filtering out aerosols from the air; inadvertently clearing the air of Coronavirus and other viruses or bacteria.
Along with these filters enabling organizations to ensure the well-being of their staff, consumers & visitors, they also omit the fear of the risk of transmission and infection, providing people the space to continue their everyday routines with a sense of safety and assurance.
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Euromate’s Certified COVID-19 Purification Solution
Coronavirus has turned the world upside down; changing the way everything works. Work, Education, Shopping, Business — Nothing has remained free of transformation. People’s private and social lives have been disrupted; with social distancing, wearing masks and other precautionary protocols becoming mandatory. As much as people & organizations follow these SOPs, these measures are insufficient unless robust HEPA filter air purifiers are utilized.
Euromate Pure Air Australia offers two HEPA Air Purifiers to fight against the COVID-19 particles- Vision Air Blue Line and the Pure Air Shield 3300. These European designed units have a proven record against the Coronavirus due to their unrivaled efficiency.
Not only that, recent independent research by the reputable Finnish company VTT has shown that VisionAir HEPA Filter Air Purifier removes the COVID-19 virus and can capture more than 99% of contaminants larger than 1 µm. VisionAir Blue line has also been approved by COVID-19 Quarantine Victoria (CQV). Similarly, the PAS 3300 Air Purifier has been certified by the leading SGS institute in Germany which reflects how robust the PAS 3300 is.
The VisionAir Blue Line offers a modern & minimal design that fits well in all kinds of interior settings. This makes it a perfect choice for schools, bars, restaurants, medical centers, and other similar businesses. It is suitable for a range of 18-80 m2.
Its key features include:
- Filters up to 99% of air
- TNO, VTT, and CQV approved.
- Multi-Phase filtration
- Low noise
- Multiple fixation options (Wall, Floor, or Ceiling)
Specifically designed for large indoor spaces, Euromate Pure Air shield 3300 offers several air exchanges per hour to ensure a continuous flow of purified air. It consists of a pre-filter and a HEPA 14 filter. It is suitable for a range of 50-200 m2 so if you have a gym or an office space to look after PAS 3300 is the one you can go for.
Features of the Pure Air Shield
- Clean up to 99.995% of suspended particulate matter and aerosols from the air
- SGS certified,
- Quiet Operation
- Plug and play system
- Low-Energy Consumption
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Ventilation is the key!
Good Ventilation and filtration are vital to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. People generally are not aware of this. Thus, they only tend to focus on SOPs like social distancing and wearing masks which is insufficient. Commercial buildings like schools, restaurants, and offices are normally not equipped with adequate ventilation systems that can effectively filter out the Coronavirus.
A common misconception is that HEPA filters cannot filter out Coronavirus. However, that is not the truth. Euromate HEPA Air Purifier can eliminate particles of 0.3 microns, while the SARS-CoV-2 is smaller as the aerosols it travels in are not more than 0.3 microns. People must realize that proper ventilation along with a high-quality HEPA filter air purifier is the key to stopping the spread of Coronavirus and other bacteria.
How exactly does a HEPA Air Purifier work?
Viruses and bacteria travel through the air before they spread or cause contamination. This happens when people talk, sneeze, cough, breathe, or pant, and particles called aerosols are released from their mouth or nose. If a person is infected, these tiny droplets contain viruses like Coronavirus & Influenza. Following the emission of aerosols, viruses and bacteria spread in the air and infect people when they are subject to it. The main function of HEPA Air Purifiers is to filter out the air of such impurities and ensure that only clean & pure air circulates within a room.
The HEPA filter is created by arranging thin glass fibers into a paper-like material that is folded into pleats to create a filter. When air particles pass through this filter, pollutants are trapped by the fibers. HEPA Air Purifier can trap particles as small as 0.3 microns and can remove up to 99.995 percent of unnecessary particles & pollutants from the air.
|Name of the filter group||Filter class||Degree of separation (total)||Degree of separation (local)|
|High-performance particle filter|
(EPA = Efficient Particulate Air filter )
|HEPA filter ( High Efficiency Particulate Air filter )||H13||> 99.95%||> 99.75%|
|H14||> 99.995%||> 99.975%|
particulate filter (ULPA = Ultra Low Penetration Air filter )
|U15||> 99.9995%||> 99.9975%|
|U16||> 99.99995%||> 99.99975%|
|U17||> 99.999995%||> 99.9999%|
Areas of Application
- Follow preventive measures & SOPs.
- Invest in HEPA Air Purifier Filters to ensure health & safety.
Yes, HEPA Air Purifiers of grades H13 & H14 are effective against Covid 19.
It is simply an air purifier with a HEPA filter installed, that cleans out the air around us by filtering out pollutants, viruses & bacteria from it.
Yes, it has been proven that HEPA Air Filters are successful against filtering out Coronavirus.
In a room where fresh air circulation is not possible, AC systems or fans pose a risk of spreading aerosols containing Coronavirus more than usual.
Only high-grade Air Purifiers like HEPA H13 & H14 effectively reduce risk potential.
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