InventionThe University of Florida is seeking companies interested in commercializing a state-of-the-art air filtration system. As flu epidemics and bioterrorism risks threaten public health concern about airborne pathogens has grown. While a number of disinfectors for airborne microorganisms are available on the market their intricate designs make them slow to work overly complicated and extremely expensive to install. Current technologies are also inefficient when dealing with highly resistant bacterial spores and the lack of proper decontamination for the filters themselves leaves the airway susceptible to surviving agents negating most of the original cleansing processes. Researchers at the University of Florida recognized the demand for a simple inexpensive device for proper air purification. The researchers created an innovative self-cleaning filtration system for use in heating ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems of both commercial and residential spaces. As concern grows about hazardous biological and chemical agents in government building hospitals businesses and homes this easy addition to existing air filtration devices offers a cost-effective solution and a safer healthier way of life.
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