Zero2.5 natural plant ionizers helps combat the dangers of Covid-19

Zero2.5 | 24th Feb 2021 | News

COVID-19 has changed the way we work, live, and interact with others. The mandatory wearing of facial masks, the scanning of the ubiquitous safe-entry and presence of Social Distancing Ambassadors in Singapore are a part and parcel of life now.

The coronavirus has forced many organizations and governments to adopt new solutions. In the darkest hours of COVID-19, we have seen a flurry of new innovations springing up like automated Covid-19 testing machines and UV disinfection robots.

At Zero2.5, we too are joining the fight against the coronavirus with our innovations in our plant-based ionizers.

Droplets and aerosol produced by infectious patients are key contributors towards the spread of the coronavirus. The mandatory mask wearing has reduced the transmission of large airborne droplets while proper personal hygiene reduces the chance of infection having contacted a contaminated surface. However, more preventive measures could be done.

The danger lies in the fact that small viral particles can stay airborne as fine aerosol for a long time. This is particularly problematic especially in poorly ventilated areas like in indoor restaurants or for family members living under the same roof.

Researchers from Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL) conducted a study on the effectiveness of using Zero2.5 plant-based and coco fibre-based ionizers in eliminating aerosol.

The study showed promising results where Zero2.5’s plant-based and coco-fibre-based ionizers were able to eliminate 95% of aerosol particles within 7 minutes in a typical sized room (2.6m by 2.8m by 2.8m) initially saturated with 4,000/cm3 of 1μm particles. Without the ionizer, the aerosol would have stayed airborne for almost 4x times longer – a full 25 minutes!

This timely finding has significant implications in our combat against the existing coronavirus and other infectious airborne diseases. Reducing the viral aerosol exposure by 4x times, would reduce the viral load (amount of virus in infected person) and it could be the determining factor that decides whether the restaurant patron, officer worker or family member walks out of the room healthy or infected.

Our plant-based, and coco fibre-based works by producing Negative Air Ions (NAI), while producing no ozone. The negative air ions attract the small airborne particles before clumping and falling to the ground thus reducing the chances of being inhaled. The same principle also explains the effectiveness of our products in removing harmful PM2.5 in the air.