Gizat has signed an agreement with Aura Air to bring an innovative smart air purity solution to the maritime market. This solution is capable purify indoor air from various pollutants and has proven a 99.9% effectiveness against COVID -19.
Gizat is planning to roll out new signed collaboration across commercial vessels and cruise ships in crew and passenger rooms cabin and indoor working areas onboard of the ships.
With the current COVID-19 situation, there is not only an immediate need to support crew welfare but also to enhance crew feelings and motivation to board on ships for long working periods.
The Aura system air purifying can also be viewed and analyzed remotely from shore side by ship’s operation officer to ensure a safe working environment.
Aura air is a data-driven air quality platform and its operation is based on a user behavior algorithm with ability to be integrated with other IoT devices onboard.
Aura filters and disinfects air through 4 unique stages.
Aura Air filters and disinfects indoor air through a unique 4 stage purification process while vigilantly monitoring its quality in real-time
The Pre-Filter catches large particles of dust, pollen, insects, animal hair and other large particles. The Pre-Filter is easy to maintain and has a key role in conserving the quality of the device.
The Ray-Filter™️ consists of three parts:
99.98% effective particle filter of 0.3 microns
Absorbs VOCs and bad odors
Smart Copper Fabric
A smart fabric consisting of a copper layer filter that filters viruses, bacteria, and more.
Effective in neutralizing bacteria, viruses, and parasites by destroying the proteins on the cell membrane
A component-based on the technology of bipolar ionization. The Sterionizer generates positive and negative ions – just like those found in nature – that purify and freshen indoor air by eliminating the harmful pollutants mentioned above. In neutralizing bacteria, viruses, and parasites by destroying the proteins on the cell membrane.
Heidy is the air quality virtual assistant that personalizes the Aura device to suit various needs and health necessities.
COVID-19 and Aura
According to Gizat, the development of Aura came as a request from the SHIBA medical center who needed a device to purify indoor air from all kinds of bacteria and polluted hazards around the hospital facilities.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020, demand was adjusted from system to purify air from the virus increased.
In August 2019, Aura Smart Air performed a trial in collaboration with The Department of General and Oncological Surgery at The Chaim Sheba Medical Centre in the implementation of air purifiers for the purpose of disinfecting and purifying the air from various pollutants.
According to a white paper published in July 2020, initial results showed significant ability for Aura to capture various bacteria.
Similar trial was held just recently in Greece [August 2020] for use of Sterionizer TM as COVID19 virus removal.
Trial was held by Medical School, University of Patras together with iwaterfood.gr and showed similar results where no detection of coronaviruses in air sample of the chamber after 30 min and significant decrease after 20 min after use of Sterionizer.
We all well know the Diamond Princess cruise ship case of a severe infection of the Coronavirus as it passed through the air conditioning system. According to The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine there were 454 confirmed cases of Coronavirus onboard. Among the 3,711 passengers and crew onboard, there were 621 (17 per cent) symptomatic and asymptomatic people with positive COVID-19 tests.
Preventing similar spread of such a virus is vital to the wellbeing of commercial as well as cruise line’s staff and passengers and this has been the leading motivation of Gizat to collaborate with Aura air and introducing this unique product to the maritime world.
Key Aura stats
Air exchanges per hour: 2.5
Voltage: 110-240 V
Format: Wall or ceiling
Wireless communication: WiFi
Height: 15 inch/ 15 inch / 6 inch
Weight: 7.7 Ibs / 3.5 Kg
Max noise level: 64 dB
Recommended room size: 600 ft 2
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