Elimination of Aerosolized Virus in Single-Pass Testing

Study Location
Research Triangle Institute (RTI) Center for Microbial Community Systems
and Health Research
North Carolina USA

Introduction

The Research Triangle Institute (RTI) Center for Microbial Community Systems and Health Research conducted a series of tests to determine the efficiency of viral inactivation by the Aerobiotix in –room recirculating air cleaner. The unit provided by Aerobiotix was installed in RTI’s high-flow test rig. MS2 virus test organisms were utilized. The airflow was a constant 450 cubic feet per minute (cfm).

The MS2 virus is an Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteriophage that roughly approximates the aerosol-related physical characteristics of human viruses. Individual virus particles of health-threatening agents may be somewhat smaller or larger than MS2.