Freeze or sneeze? – How innovation improves life

Since the covid warnings have spread through the news even faster than the virus itself, we have started to ventilate like never before by opening our windows at home and at work at any time and length. Now that winter is coming and energy prices haven been soaring to unknown heights, this could turn out to be very expensive. Is our choice limited to either freeze or sneeze .. or even worse?

Effective Air Purification

Over the last two and a half years, several scientists and researchers have emphasized the role of air quality in airborne transmission of respiratory viruses. Dutch air purification innovator and scale-up VFA Solutions has developed the patented ASPRA technology that powers indoor air purifiers and removes fine dust, viruses, bacteria, fungi, smells and gases. This is how it works:

  • unhealthy air is pulled into the device
  • the particles are electrically charged as they pass through an electrostatic field
  • biological particles, such as viruses, are deactivated directly in the device
  • the particles, pathogen residues and aerosols are captured on a proprietary collector (particle filter) inside the device
  • clean, purified air leaves the device

The following substances are removed from the air: particulate matter (PM10, PM2.5, PM1), ultrafine particulate matter (PM0.1, submicron and nano-particles), microbiological contaminations (viruses, bacteria, fungi, spores and pollen), VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and odours (by adding a VFA Active Carbon Filter). [1]

The ASPRA air purification system uses high efficiency electrostatic precipitation & filtration. Recently a Belgium school had the results measured by an independent specialist with convincing results [2]. Compared to solutions with standard filters or ionisation technology, it offers several advantages and higher effectiveness [3].

ASPRA technology in actionSource:

Less wealthy but still healthy

VFA Solutions’ ASPRA air purification systems are available with different capacities and features. They can be used in almost all indoor spaces, including:

  • your home
  • offices and education institutions
  • sport and fitness spaces
  • airport, transportation and car parking facilities
  • entertainment and leisure venues
  • hospitals and care homes
  • retail and logistical complexes
  • agricultural and industrial indoor spaces

With that the choice for this winter is no longer ‘freeze or sneeze’ but ‘less wealthy but still healthy’.