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U. Houston Researchers Create Heated Air Filter System That Can Kill Coronavirus

U. Houston Researchers Create Heated Air Filter System That Can Kill Coronavirus

“This filter could be useful in airports and in airplanes, in office buildings, schools and cruise ships”

If this system works, they should start mass producing them and installing them everywhere.

FOX News reports:

University of Houston researchers create heated air filter that can kill coronavirus ‘instantly’

Researchers at the University of Houston claimed to have designed a special air filter that can trap the novel coronavirus and blast it with heat to kill the disease on contact.

Dr. Zhifeng Ren, director of the Texas Center of Superconductivity at UH, is the brains behind the project, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Ren worked with Medistar CEO Monzer Hourani to bring about a “unique design” made from heated nickel foam, which was detailed in a paper published by Materials Today Physics.

Researchers reportedly conducted tests at Galveston National Laboratory and found that 99.8 percent of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 was killed “instantly,” after a single pass through the filter. The process does, however, require the foam to be heated at 392 degrees Fahrenheit.

“This filter could be useful in airports and in airplanes, in office buildings, schools and cruise ships to stop the spread of COVID-19,” Ren explained. “Its ability to help control the spread of the virus could be very useful for society.”

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Comments

That filter is a huge fire risk and power sink, not to mention questions regarding longevity.

    healthguyfsu in reply to randian. | July 12, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    Yep, this is long way from practical use.

    I don’t think heat kill is the way to go. A better approach may be ultrasonics or pressure.

It’s 95 degrees outside.
Let’s install a hot, 392 degree filter in the AC system!

    HImmanuelson in reply to Exiliado. | July 13, 2020 at 5:41 am

    I’m sure that after being passed through the AC, the passengers on a plane won’t mind the 372 degree air streaming from their vents. 🙂

    I think the airplanes would be better off streaming outside air into their cabin than air hot enough to cook the passenger’s meals.

freespeechfanatic | July 13, 2020 at 9:28 am

“Its ability to help control the spread of the virus could be very useful for society.”

Meaning of course that democrats will violently oppose it.

UV has been proven to be more effective. the heated face mask was invented in Israel first using a USB phone charger.

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