Rarified-environment solutions developer NoviSphere has deployed its three pathogen eradication units at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) in the US.
The NoviSphere PE 254 pathogen eradication systems support the airport’s new-level-of-clean initiative.
GRB has become the first airport in the US to utilise NoviSphere PE 254 systems, which were launched in November 2020.
While two units have been installed on the main terminal floor, the third unit is in Concourse B.
The ceiling-mounted system continuously offers pathogen eradication for up to 13,000ft³.
By using scientifically proven UV-C light, in combination with baffling technology, the company claimed that its units can kill 99.99% of airborne pathogens, including the coronavirus.
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GRB airport director Marty Piette said: “During the past year, we’ve invested a substantial amount of time and money into processes, products and equipment to ensure passenger health and safety during the pandemic. The NoviSphere units substantially build on that effort.”
NoviSphere CEO Paul Lockhart said: “Recognising the need for clean, germ-free air in many public settings, we began developing our technology even before the pandemic hit. The advent of Covid-19 upped the urgency of getting our pathogen eradicator into these environments. Our partnership with GRB demonstrates the airport’s confidence in our technology and is an important step in helping restore the public’s trust in travelling safely.”
GRB serves all of north-east Wisconsin and parts of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) designated GRB as a landing rights airport for international flight arrivals.