Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 16th March 2023 Issue no. 1056
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Campden BRI testing proves HyGenikx kills airborne Coronavirus
Independent trials conducted by Campden BRI have confirmed that the HyGenikx air and surface sanitisation system, from UK manufacturer Mechline Developments, is effective at removing airborne Coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2 which causes Covid-19.
The results of the trials proved that HyGenikx removed up to 99.99% of an airborne Covid-19 surrogate in under three hours.*
These results back up the real-life experience of the company's customers, including Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL, owner of Café Spice Namasté who says:
"HyGenikx has proven what it can do for us - keeping the air and surfaces clean, pure and fresh, controlling odours and providing extra reassurance for customers so they can relax and enjoy their meal knowing that we are leaving nothing to chance to make our restaurant Covid-secure."
Nick Falco, product & technical director at Mechline, explains how the trials at Campden BRI worked:
"Trials were conducted within the Campden BRI aerobiology laboratory to determine the efficacy of HyGenikx towards airborne Phi6 - a recognised SARS-CoV-2 Surrogate (the Coronavirus that causes Covid-19). Phi6 was nebulised into an aerobiology test chamber to represent heavily contaminated air. Air samples were then taken every 20 minutes for a period of three hours, to determine levels of Phi6."
As we move into the winter months it is essential to the whole economy that we keep the doors of business open. Unfortunately, physically keeping the doors and windows open is not so great when it comes to customer comfort and sustainability. Indoor air quality, however, is a primary driver when it comes to the transmission of the Coronavirus between people.
As a tried and tested technology, HyGenikx has a huge role to play in controlling infections - in fact HyGenikx is claimed to be the most rigorously tested unit of its type on the market. Affordable and easy to install, HyGenikx is a plug and play solution for a challenging world.
HyGenikx units consume very little energy and operate quietly and efficiently 24/7 without the need for human intervention. The portfolio has models to suit every business, from restaurants to bars, hotels, care homes and offices - with specialised units available for food preparation areas, cold rooms, washrooms and refuse areas.
Cyrus Todiwala, OBE DL adds:
"I wouldn't hesitate to recommend HyGenikx to other foodservice or hospitality businesses as it is the ideal complement to manual cleaning. It helps to protect customers and staff, whilst extending the shelf life of fresh produce." **
*For more information on the HyGenikx testing at Campden BRI visit:
**For more information on the ALS fresh food shelf-life study visit:
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