MHI Confirms Effectiveness of Air Purification Filtering for Removal and Inactivation of SARS-CoV-2
MHI Thermal Systems Confirms Effectiveness of Air Purification Filtering Technology for Removal and Inactivation of SARS-CoV-2
– Inactivation effectiveness for SARS-CoV-2 confirmed in test air filter, following previous verification of liquid formulation
– Demonstration test confirmed nearly complete inactivation of virus after one hour of reaction time.
Tokyo, May 12, 2021 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems), a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has confirmed that the air purification technology it has developed is effective for removal and inactivation of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). This technology suppresses pollen and other allergens collected in the filter utilizing the power of enzymes and urea. MHI Thermal Systems had previously verified that a liquid enzyme-urea formulation had the capability to remove and inactivate SARS-CoV-2 (announced in February this year) and has now completed effectiveness verification with a test air filter.