The Innovative Air Purifier from USF Will Soon Be Tested Against Coronavirus
The Director at the Clean Energy Research Centre at the University of South Florida, Dr. Yogi Goswami indicated that Molekule, a recently developed air purification device will undergo testing in March against a virus that will be standing in for the coronavirus in which success is expected due to its nanoparticle-based filtration system usually triggered by UV-A light that has shown to effectively destroy organisms that pollutes the air like bacteria, viruses, and mold spores.
As the cases of infection from the coronavirus become rampant all over the world, causing the death of thousands as a result and the hope of a vaccine seems visible in the nearest future, worldwide scientists are falling over themselves in a bid to reduce the impact and spread of the deadly virus.
Even though some researchers indicate that the development of a potent vaccine is only a few weeks away, the timeframe from performing human trials and producing the medicine in mass, a report by BBC indicates that a vaccine for coronavirus will only become accessible by 2021.
As the world still anticipates a vaccine, a recognized professor, and the director at the Clean Energy Research Center at USF, Dr. Yogi Goswami is one of the creatives that are in search of a unique and outstanding solution for the worldwide pandemic.
Molekule, an air purification system from Dr. Yogi Goswami has been named one of the 27 Best Invention in 2017 by TIME Magazine. As a result of its nanoparticle filtration system that decomposes microscopic ai pollutants such as mold spores, bacteria as well as viruses to the molecular stage and oxidizes them.
Molekule will pass through intense third party trials in March against a virus that will stand in place for coronavirus. If this device can successfully remove the virus, the results will be presented to the CDC and FDA by Dr. Goswami that global health care centers should be contacted to reduce the spread.
Goswami stated that once the outcomes from their testing are positive, they would inform the world about the efficiency of Molekule and would love to provide a solution where needed as people require it.
Limiting the risk of infection with Molekule’s air purification system
The first report on Molekule was received from 83 Degrees during its fist patent launch in 2016. This tool employs photoelectrochemical oxidation (PECO) which is a procedure that implements UV-A light to trigger a catalyst in the nanoparticle-protected filter in Molekule to create free radicals that cause the oxidation of air pollutants. Molecule filters Allergens and other dangerous microorganisms by decomposing them into trace gases that are safe such as carbon dioxide and water before they are allowed back into the air.
Viruses can be grouped into two types depending on their genetic material which is RNA and DNA. Coronavirus virus is categorized under the former which is the most difficult type to produce a vaccine for. Even though it is only …