With the industry taking considerable measures and embracing new technologies to maintain a COVID-safe environment – and the World Health Organization now acknowledging the risk of airborne transmission – one technology is standing out as a game changer for the industry.
The OHAir system is unique solution which provides 24/7 treatment and removes 99.99% of surface as well as air pathogens within one hour, including COVID-19. Using no chemicals and completely human-safe, the OHAir system from Hunter Technologies uses FDA approved technology which emits hydroxyls into the air and surfaces of a room – which quickly react with pathogens and significantly reduce viral transmission risk.
Carl Pavett, Managing Director of Hunter Technologies – the suppliers of the OHAir system – explains that there is no other treatment system as effective as OHAir. “This is the only technology on the market today that provides ongoing, safe treatment against surface and airborne pathogens. It’s a simple and cost-effective addition to any indoor space and has the unique ability to provide 24/7 treatment without disrupting operations. It surpasses all other air and surface treatment technologies available.”
The system has proven to be a hit across many industries – including hotels, pubs and clubs, childcare and more to treat lobbies, hotel rooms, classrooms and other indoor spaces.
The implementation of the OHAir system has also been shown to minimise staff sick leave – as the transmission risk for harmful viruses and bacteria is reduced, it keeps staff healthier and allows business operations to continue without disruption. The system also removes odours and other harmful compounds, as well as provide peace of mind for customers and staff. Furthermore, the advantage of hydroxyl technology over other treatment solutions, such as UV or ozone, is that the system can operate 24 hours a day alongside staff and patrons and does not require the room or the area to be closed off.
What are hydroxyls?
Hydroxyls (OH) are safe, naturally occurring molecules that react with air and surface contaminants, such as viruses, bacteria, moulds and odours. First pioneered by NASA for the Space Shuttle and International Space Station, hydroxyl technology is now used globally across many industries. Through the use of proprietary UV technology, OHAir replicates the natural production of hydroxyls to actively eliminate biological and chemical contaminants in indoor spaces.
The application of hydroxyls is well documented in treating pathogens and volatile compounds, including extensive testing undertaken in the treatment of viruses. Following extensive FDA approved testing, OHAir was shown to be effective against DNS and RNA viruses such as COVID-19, showing a 99% reduction in 15-30 minutes – an exceptionally fast treatment rate. OHAir is the only technology available that can actively reduce the viral contamination in occupied spaces, reducing the risk of cross contamination.
Treating the air – a new requirement
With evidence now emerging that COVID-19 can remain in the air and spread via airborne particles, such as by sneezing or coughing, it is vital to maintain an airborne treatment system that can reduce the risks of airborne contaminants.
OHAir is the only solution that fits this airborne treatment role in an operational environment, as it can operate continuously in any occupied indoor space. Carl Pavett explains. “OHAir reacts with airborne contaminants quickly and effectively and can do so while the area is in operation. It’s a unique feature of the system and it treats a critical aspect of viral transmission.”
Ovolo Hotels implement OHAir
The award-winning boutique hotel chain Ovolo Hotels have taken OHAir on board as part of their housekeeping procedures – using the system to treat the rooms as part of their room servicing. Once the room is serviced, the portable OHAir systems allow housekeeping staff to effectively treat each room while completing other tasks, and then move on to the next room and repeat. This new style of room serving is being highlighted to their customers and provides a new way to reassure visitors that their room is safe and free from contaminants.
OHAir is available now from Hunter Technologies. The OHAir range includes the MySpace system – a portable unit suitable for individual rooms, and the MDU5, a fixed system installed within the air conditioning system for large areas. Find out more at www.OHAirSystem.com.au or call Hunter Technologies on 1300 693 357 for more information.