- Researchers have developed an air filter capable of killing the coronavirus on contact.
- The filtration system exposes the coronavirus to levels of heat the virus simply can’t withstand.
- The research team believes its system will prove incredibly useful in places like hospitals, schools, and local businesses.
Researchers at the University of Houston recently developed a filtration system that can instantly neutralize and kill 99.8% of the coronavirus after a single pass through. The discovery was originally published in Materials Today Physics a few days ago. The breakthrough is especially intriguing given that the coronavirus can remain in the air for hours and, in turn, can spread more readily than viruses like the common flu. And now that businesses like comedy clubs and restaurants are opening back up, a filtration system capable of decimating the coronavirus on contact is beyond useful.
“This filter could be useful in airports and in airplanes, in office buildings, schools, and cruise ships to stop the spread of COVID-19,” Zhifeng Ren, a co-author of the research paper said in a press release.
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