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Rentokil Initial Malaysia launches VIRUSKILLER™️ that kills up to 99.9999% airborne viruses including Coronavirus
Published:  Aug 28, 2021 1:00 AM
Updated: Aug 30, 2021 3:52 AM

As now the pandemic has developed to a more severe stage, more and more research has found that harmful pathogens not only transfer from person to person, surface to person but also air to person. Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, Health Director Malaysia also recently shared that airborne transmission can happen, and this is why the importance of good air quality is crucial in minimising the spread of airborne transmission disease. 

Based on the research, we also found out that:

  • Coronavirus can be spread via the air to people, and would then transmit to the common surface areas causing cross-contamination in your premises.
  • 64% of people are more concerned about air quality in the indoor environments they visit now, than they were prior to the pandemic^
  • 65% of people believe businesses and employers should do more to ensure they provide clean air in their premises^
  • 59% believe air purification systems should be mandatory in public buildings and educational facilities^

With that, Rentokil Initial Malaysia has launched VIRUSKILLER™ that helps to reduce the risk of airborne transmission in order to protect your employees and visitors.

What is VIRUSKILLER

The VIRUSKILLER™ not only “traps” larger airborne particles and microbes but also kills airborne viruses, bacteria and fungi. When placed correctly, the unit takes control of the airflow in a room, drawing contaminated air in from the ‘breathing zone’ and releasing fresh, clean air back into the breathing zone.

Alongside a triple filtration system, the innovative VIRUSKILLER™ uses a patented ultraviolet-C (UV-C) reactor chamber, surrounded by nano titanium dioxide tube filters that are polished with activated carbon. The emitted UV light reacts with the mesh, and in a process called ‘photocatalytic oxidation’ produces hydroxyl radicals, which act as a disinfectant and break down the organic molecules. This all-in-one solution effectively filters the airborne particles and delivers the disinfected air. The UV-C technology provides a photochemical deconstruction of the RNA and DNA of microorganisms, deactivating their reproductive processes so that the Coronavirus, and other viruses, can no longer spread, before the air is released back into the room. 

Its ability to kill 99.9999% of viruses with a single air pass, including Coronavirus*, is what really sets this technology apart. Take the following scenario for example, if you had one million viruses passing through a VIRUSKILLER™, just a single virus would be recirculated, compared to the 500 viruses that would pass through when using a traditional filtration device (99.95%). 

*When independently tested against Coronavirus DF2 (a surrogate for Coronavirus), Adenovirus, Influenza and Polio, the unit was found to kill viruses with a Log 6 reduction of 99.9999% efficacy in a single air pass.

“Tackling air quality and preventing the airborne spread of Coronavirus is an important challenge, alongside the welcomed vaccine rollout,” says Jamie Woodhall, UK Technical & Innovation Manager.

“Air hygiene is equally important as hand hygiene. Hence push and pull factors are crucial- service provider, facility manager and employee are playing an important role to ensure the environment is hygienic in order to reduce the risk of airborne transmission. With our new innovation VIRUSKILLER™, we hope that everyone can gradually transition back to normal with the nation's recovery plan, helping businesses, and public facilities minimise the risk of airborne transmission as and when they are allowed to resume normal operations.,” Carol Lam, Managing Director in Malaysia.

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^ Research conducted by Opinium LLP for RI in November 2020: Sample size of 2,000 adults in the UK .


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