Effective protection against corona using bipolar ionization
Coronavirus at school: minimize risk of infection
Post date: 07/23/2021
Coronavirus at school: The last year and a half have been a great challenge for everyone involved. Especially for the children who had to deal and live with many restrictions. Due to the school closures, alternating lessons and distance learning, our children not only have major learning deficits, they were also no longer able to meet each other or only to a limited extent. The social interaction that is so important at school age could not be maintained.
“(educational) losers” in the current situation, it is primarily students from socio-economically (highly) disadvantaged families. Schools with a high proportion of disadvantaged children face particularly great challenges.
Not all of them could be reached with digital forms of teaching and learning because they were unable or hardly able to do so due to their family and domestic situation to meet the academic requirements placed on them. For example, the majority have little or no technical equipment (technical devices such as laptops or PCs and the software being up-to-date) that is necessary for e-learning concepts.
Looking back, one thing has become clear: ours Schools can only fulfill their mission in face-to-face classes and must therefore function again in the medium and long term.
The new school year is now upon us and we are confronted with the following aspects:
- The more contagious delta variant now accounts for the majority of infections.
- The danger of a fourth wave increases as a result of those returning from travel.
- Infections are favored, through the im temperatures expected in autumn.
- Airing is practiced less in the colder months of the year where it was possible at all.
- No vaccination recommendation has yet been made for our children.
- Herd immunity is currently not achievable.
- The classroom is the room that is currently the least secure.
What can we do to protect our children in the classroom?
We must take responsibility not only for our children but also for the entire population and eliminate the danger directly at the scene.
The solution can only be found in several ways:
An effective hygiene concept against the corona virus in schools must be developed and implemented, and effective preventive measures must be applied. In addition to the need to use rapid tests, wear masks and ventilate, the Federal Environment Agency and thus also politicians are aware of the importance of Air purifiers become clear.
Room air purifiers/disinfection devices
Currently more and more Concepts prefers that use room air cleaners or disinfection devices to protect against indirect infection and provide additional, individual protective measures to prevent the direct path of infection. studies already conducted show that the viral load in room is degraded very quickly and the residence time of the viruses after release is short.
A major advantage of room air purifiers and disinfection devices is that they ensure a low virus load in the room permanently without having to worry about opening Having to take care of windows and without them affecting the well-being of the room. In contrast to free ventilation with windows, they also ensure that the virus load is actually reduced or deactivated, which often cannot be guaranteed with open windows. Compared to HVAC systems that are permanently integrated in buildings and are operated with little or no outside air, they also offer the advantage that the viruses are really separated or inactivated and are not distributed in the building via ventilation shafts.
Funding programs from the federal and state governments
The federal and state governments have already approved funding programs for fixed air purification systems, so-called stationary RLT systems. In order to be able to maintain classroom teaching in the new school year, the federal government now wants to support not only these permanently installed devices, but also mobile devices with 200 million euros from mid-July 2021. This addition to the existing funding programs – in which facilities for children under the age of 12 are particularly supported – should be implemented as quickly and unbureaucratically as possible.
Bioclimatic GmbH offers both fixed air purification systems and mobile devices that are tailor-made for can be adapted to any room. Areas of application in schools are, for example, classrooms, staff rooms, canteens, corridors and toilets.
Our devices are either installed in existing or new ventilation systems or directly in grid ceilings. Alternatively, they can also be attached to the wall. The location of our mobile ionization devices can be placed professionally in the room after more detailed consultation.
Bipolar ionization against viruses
Bioclimatic can be used with bipolar ionization technology make a significant contribution to a hygiene concept and preventively avoid infections caused by the corona virus in the school through the permanent presence in the room air. Any infection that can be prevented is a success.
This technology, tested by us, works like a cleansing thunderstorm. It inactivates viruses directly in the air and on surfaces, where it also renders pollen, mould, pollutants and germs harmless. Even unpleasant odors are eliminated. There are no toxic by-products.
Even if air cleaning systems have only recently been promoted, we can speak of over 40 years of experience and studies have proven the high effectiveness of our air cleaning systems. The current threat in classrooms can be almost completely averted with the help of our bipolar ionization devices and systems.
In the future, healthy indoor air must be just as much a matter of course as the quality of drinking water.
Equipping schools and, for the most part, universities is a matter for the federal states. Therefore, different support programs for schools apply in the federal states to equip classrooms with mobile air purification devices.
Please contact us to discuss the possibilities in your classroom without obligation.