The Sanuvox UV Bio-Wall Air Purifier has been tested by the U.S. EPA and the U.S. National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC) against biological warfare agents.

Sanuvox Technologies announced that it has been receiving inquiries following the media attention given to the Staphyloccus aureus bacteria (MRSA) outbreaks in the U.S., and that the company’s Ultraviolet Air Purification Systems have the ability to destroy the bacteria.

The Sanuvox UV Bio-Wall Air Purifier has been tested by the U.S. EPA and the U.S. National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC) against biological warfare agents. On a single pass, the Sanuvox UV Bio-Wall Air Purifier achieved >99.97% destruction on S. marcescens bacteria, 99% destruction on the MS2 virus and 93% destruction on B. atrophaeus bacterial spore.

As an example, the Germicidal UV dose needed to accomplish 99.9% destruction on MRSA is 6,500 microwatts-sec/cm. The Sanuvox UV Bio-Wall achieved 99% destruction on MS2 virus, which requires  45,000 microwatts-sec/cm for 99.9% destruction.

Given that the MS2 virus is approximately seven times more resilient to Germicidal UV, the Sanuvox UV Bio-Wall can easily achieve 99.9% destruction of MRSA on a single pass.

To read the EPA / National Homeland Security Research Study
visit www.epa.gov/nhsrc/pubs/erUVSanuvox062606.pdf.

For more information on MRSA visit www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/ar_mrsa_ca_public.html.

For more information on Sanuvox and its products, visit www.sanuvox.com.

(1USEPA UV Disinfection Guidance Manual, Draft Proposal, June 2003