"Although HEPA filters
offer a 99.9 percent efficiency rating when
it comes to collecting small particles and
pathogens, they do not deactivate live bacteria
and viruses, which makes replacing
these filters a potentially hazardous task."
Sept 1, 2023 online edition
"When UVC technologies are combined with Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems, as is often the case, operational and maintenance expenses may increase due to higher power requirements and costly bulb replacements.
Understanding the drawbacks of these traditional technologies, which date back to the 1930s and 1940s, researchers at NC State have developed an effective and contemporary method of providing clean and safe air that is suitable for today’s post-pandemic needs."
August 10, 2023 online edition
August 22, 2023 online edition
"An aerosolized coronavirus, similar in genetic makeup to the virus responsible for COVID-19 infections, was introduced into an enclosed laboratory-scale tunnel with FIL-TEX situated between the inlet and outlet. A sampling of the air before and after passing through FIL-TEX demonstrated encouraging post-filtration effectiveness of the novel technology.
“We had nearly a 3-log reduction in infectious virus after the FIL-TEX filter, to be specific up to a 99.7% effectiveness,” says Scholle. “The destruction of infectious virus was a truly significant level of success and was beyond our initial expectations.”
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Aug 7, 2023 online edition
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May 26 ,2023
Chief Engineer Magazine
June Edition, Page 31
May 22, 2023
May 22, 2023
Some of the Research Triangle’s most innovative minds were named winners of the Triangle Impact Challenge 2021: FlyRDU on Wednesday. During the challenge, Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) worked with Duke University, North Carolina Central University, N.C. State University, UNC-Chapel Hill and RTI International to improve the air travel experience by finding more ways to keep passengers safe and healthy during the parking, ticketing, screening, waiting, shopping, dining and boarding processes.
1st place: “Deactivate Airborne Pathogens” from Duke University, N.C. State University, and Stitch Partners . The team demonstrated the rapid effectiveness of aerosolized particle removal using an electrostatically charged textile filter that was created at the N.C. State Wilson College of Textiles. The technology is under consideration for a patent and possible future product development.
January 14, 2021
By: Suzanne Blake
“It’s the smoke that kills you,” McCarthy said. “Having a device that can help suppress the smoke long enough to get somebody out of a burning building would be huge. And it is taking a different approach, a disruptive approach, to a problem that’s been around for a long time… It’s exciting to be part of the solution.”