What is Coronavirus?
The Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov) is from the same family of viruses as the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
As with other respiratory illnesses, infection with 2019-nCoV can cause mild symptoms, including a sore throat, runny nose, cough, and fever. It can be more severe for some individuals and can lead to pneumonia or breathing difficulties.
In some cases, this disease can be fatal. People with pre-existing conditions such as heart disease and diabetes and the elderly are susceptible to becoming severely ill due to the virus.
The incubation period of the virus is 2-14 days. Common signs and symptoms include:
- Fever, cough, shortness of breath, or breathing difficulties
- Pneumonia, kidney failure, and even death (severe cases)
How its spreads
- The air by coughing and sneezing
- Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
- Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
- Rarely, faecal contamination
Size of Airborne ParticleUnderstanding Airborne Particles
The Need for Coronavirus Disinfection Services
Due to the microscopic sizes of these viruses, physically cleaning the premises alone is insufficient in getting rid of them completely. Regardless of how thorough the surface-level cleaning there is no way complete eradication can be achieved. There might be many blind spots that will be missed out during deep cleaning.
Lumiair’s Disinfection Services against Coronavirus
Lumiair started way before the pandemic began giving us edge in various disinfection methods. Our R&D team develops and builds our sterilisation from the ground up. Over engineering out sterilisation equipment and refining our process to minimise human error during treatment.
Hence we employ several space treatment methods to envelope the entire treatment site to ensure all surfaces are covered, even tiny gaps or cracks will not be left out.
Lumiair is also listed under National Environment Agency (NEA) as an approved vendor to carry out disinfection works. You can rest assured that our processes will exceed the bare minimum requirements set our by NEA and give you a level of clean that you can trust.
How do we kill viruses?
1. Ozone Treatment
More than 99.99% of influenza A virus particles attached to a plastic carrier were inactivated by exposure to 10 ppm ( V/V ) – ozone gas for 210 min at 23 to 29 degrees and relative humidity of 64 to 65%. When the virus was exposed to 20 ppm ( V/V ) – ozone gas for 150 min, more than 99.999% was inactivated.
Our 3rd generation custom-built ozone machine gives out 250g-300g/h, compared to regular machines that only give out 2-5g/h of ozone power to kill viruses, bacteria, and mould. Our specially engineered machines leave no chemical residue during the process. Since there is no known viral resistance against ozone, the virus will be removed effectively.More on ozone treatment
What Kills Virus?
2. Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI)
Wavelengths in the UV-C range are particularly damaging to bacteria and virus because they are absorbed by proteins, RNA, and DNA.
UVGI machine uses 4 tubes of 30W 254nm wavelength of germicidal power to help neutralise the novel coronavirus, bacteria and mould. Leaves no chemical residue during the whole process which makes it ideal in moisture sensitive areas. Its standing design gives wide coverage of surfaces and can be moved easily around the premise to sterilise not only the surfaces but air as well.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3298127/
What Kills Virus?
3. Chemical Atomizer
Choosing the right equipment for the task is a very important component of disinfection. Many fail to realise the importance of chemical contact time for virus elimination. Droplets which are too fine will evaporate quickly, rendering any standard treatment useless. Also, if the treatment used is too wet, it might damage equipment in the area.
Our Chemical Atomizer is battery powered and light with a long throw distance, which reduces fatigue and allows us to treat areas limited by the power supply. It also allows us to customise the droplet size to match the right chemicals and environment to ensure maximum contact time to kill the virus.
What Kills Virus?
4. Choosing the right chemicals
Quat and Hydrogen Peroxide based chemicals are specifically selected for our virus disinfection services. Through multiple testing, it has been proven to kill the novel Coronavirus, but also bacteria and mould. It gives a wide spectrum eradication ability which does not leave any odour and is non-corrosive. It is safe and 100% biodegradable and suitable for use in offices, homes, hospitals, and childcare centres.
These chemicals are used widely around the world for disinfection, especially in hospitals.https://www.betelgeux.es/images/files/Externos/09_08_3-listado_IAT_eficaces_H1N1.pdf
Disinfection of equipment
Proper disinfection of our equipment and our technicians are done before removing our decontamination suits and discarding them. Reusable equipment such as our machines and face mask are thoroughly sterilised and wrapped up before bringing them back to our warehouse and placed in our decontamination chamber. This ensures the safety of our team and there is no cross-contamination between jobs.