SHELTERS & MISSIONS
Announcer: Knoxville area rescue mission is now taking an extra step to stop the spread of COVID 19. In his facility, calm just installed new CASPR disinfectant systems in his heating and air ventilation systems. They cleanse the air 24 hours a day and help with germs on surfaces according to KARM. It's a need that calm leaders say became really obvious when the Delta variant started spreading in Knoxville and with the homeless population growing during the pandemic.
KARM: We did not want to close our doors even for a minute. Where else would they go? Beyond that we serve upwards to 800 to 1000 meals a day and we provide housing for up to 300 guests a night. There's some close quarters here and in order to provide the safe environment for our guests - that's the other reason or one of the main reasons that we did this additional CASPR system on top of what we were doing.
KARM says that this system is already mitigating the cluster breakouts and they're able to handle any hotspots better. Crews are still fogging the building throughout the day and disinfecting surfaces regularly.
SCHOOLS & BUSSES
CASPR’s mobile and in-duct disinfection technology uses a proprietary Natural Catalytic Converter (NCC) process that extracts oxygen and moisture from ambient air and then produces and continuously delivers a low concentration (less than 0.1 ppm) of gaseous hydrogen peroxide to clean a target area.
With so much attention on finding the safest and most effective ways to
protect kids and teachers during school, Sterasure, a Canadian biotechnology distributor, worked with Sporometrics, an accredited laboratory, to test and demonstrate the real-world effectiveness of CASPR’s technology in a school setting. The test was arranged through a Toronto preschool and kindergarten school in October 2020.
During the test, the school’s air was analyzed along with multiple surfaces for bacterial load. The CASPR 5000 In-Duct units were then installed, and the environment was tested again two weeks later. The surfaces tested included various high-touch surfaces, including keyboards, bathroom surfaces, desks, furniture and tech equipment.
students safe during transit. Aerobic bacteria were chosen as a surrogate to general pathogen presence but are not limiting. NCC technology has been proven effective against most other prevalent viruses, fungi and bacteria. Implementation of this system will result in a reduced bio burden on the buses and therefore should minimize the risk of pathogen transmission.
Efficacy Testing of 3 Air and Surface Disinfecting Technologies
An independent laboratory conducted testing on HVAC air and surface disinfection systems to evaluate their ability to reduce pathogens. The FDA-compliant lab compared products from three different companies using three different technology strategies
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine Laboratory Testing Report: Efﬁcacy of CASPR units with NCC technology at continuously inactivating SARS nCoV2 on surfaces in a controlled laboratory environment