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Kill 99.7% of airborne bacteria and viruses

Quest International (UK)

AirManager

System harnesses ozone to kill contaminates in a single cycle, purifying air which could carry potentially fatal bacteria and viruses to give an environment free from bacteria and unpleasant odours

An air management system which kills an 'unprecedented' 99.7% of airborne bacteria and viruses, including MRSA and anthrax, has been developed in the UK by Quest International.

Housed within a small unit similar to a standard air-conditioning unit, the AirManager harnesses ozone to kill contaminates in a single cycle, purifying air which could carry potentially fatal bacteria and viruses.

The result is an environment free from bacteria and unpleasant odours wherever an AirManager system is installed.

David Hallam, director of research and development at Quest, said: "AirManager has so many applications that people in every field of life will benefit.

"Whether an environment suffers from unpleasant odours or more serious airborne particulates such as MRSA, AirManager cleanses the air and makes a room pleasant and, more importantly, safe to be in".

The system has been developed over several years by Hallam, who was prompted to develop the system when an ailing relative, recovering from a colostomy, left some unpleasant odours in the nursing home where he was a resident.

"The solution to my uncle Tom's problem and that of his fellow residents was fairly simple," said Hallam, "but since then we have been developing the AirManager technology for a wide range of markets including food technology, laboratories, hospitals and healthcare, aviation and the military - in fact anywhere where you need a clean air environment".

AirManager uses closed coupled field technology (CCFT) - a transient 'force field' process which creates ozone in a way that retains its most powerful properties - the ability to kill bacteria and other contaminates quickly - while at the same time remaining harmless to people in the vicinity.

Harry Bennett, managing director of Quest, said: "This technology is the most advanced weapon we have in the fight against infections and cross contamination and there has been huge interest in the product at a number of public service organisations and private companies".

The company, which is now seeking to develop partnership agreements with a number of distributors in healthcare and the food market, has won ringing endorsements from the University of Central Lancashire, the Microsearch Laboratory, and Microbial Innovations.

The main strength of CCFT is its ability to destroy a wide range of contaminants - bacterial, fungal, viral and others - very quickly.

One of Quest's larger units is able to handle air flows of up to 1700m3 per hour, achieving a single-pass kill rate of 99.7% of bio-hazards and remove particles down to 0.1 micron.

This is possible through the unique combination of CCFT with the HAF filtration system.

Quest says these speeds and airflow filter rates are far in excess of those achieved by conventional Hepa filtration - which is able to cope only with face speeds of up to 0.05 metres per second.

AirManager can handle face speeds 60 times faster, with no fall in effectiveness.

Quest has developed a range of air cleaning products and solutions.

Quest AirManager says its innovative range of products can kill all bacteria, viruses and fungal air contaminants and boast a kill rate of 99.7 per cent - unprecedented in the industry.

The company has two key brands, AirManager and LabAirManager, operating in a wide range of industries and sectors from food, healthcare, leisure, aviation and others.

The company's director of research and development David Hallam developed new theories of air management, culminating in the development of the AirManager system - the closed coupled field technology utilising ozone.

One of Quest's larger units is able to handle air flows of up to 1700m3 per hour, achieving a single-pass kill rate of 99.7% of bio-hazards and remove particles down to 0.1 micron.

This is possible through the unique combination of CCFT with the HAF filtration system.

Crucially the company has won some ringing endorsement from several independents including a Level 6 Recommendation from the Health Protection Agency/Department of Health.

Quest AirManager's uniqueness lies in the ability of its units to take out particulates from the atmosphere and rapidly treat the remaining air so that it is returned in a clean, breathable condition.

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