INNSBRUCK. At the start of the course, over 100 filter devices are used in the lecture halls of the MCI Innsbruck to clean and disinfect the room air. This is to minimize the risk of coming into contact with coronaviruses, germs or the like.
Highly frequented areas
The filter devices are positioned at the MCI in heavily frequented areas such as seminar rooms, laboratories, office units or common areas. This is to minimize the risk of coming into contact with coronaviruses, germs or the like. Many other air filters simply circulate the fresh air. With the product “seTUBE air”, the Tyrolean start-up is going a new way, in which the room air is filtered and disinfected in one step.
About the startup
The Tyrolean startup “seTUBE air” uses a highly efficient filter assembly and a UV-C LED ultraviolet module. Specially made HEPA13 filters catch 99.9% of the aerosols and particles larger than 0.1 to 0.3 mm carried by bacteria, viruses, fungi or other microorganisms. The C-band UV LED can destroy the molecular structure of DNA or RNA in the cells of these pathogenic organisms. As a result, the cells ultimately die or are deactivated and the effect of disinfecting the circulated room air occurs.
“With the start of studies for the winter semester 2021/22, the MCI (Entrepreneurial University) created a comprehensive security concept to enable secure face-to-face teaching. The safety precautions also include the disinfection of the room air in order to ensure the safety of students, teachers and non-academic employees at the entrepreneurial university “
, explains Tommy Mayr, head of the COVID-19 crisis team at MCI.