Energy Cloud Hummingbird™ Air Purification System Eradicates 99.5% or Greater of Airborne COVID-19 Virus on the First Pass
July 20, 2021 at 11:05 AM EDT
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SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ – With indoor air quality more essential than ever with the infectious COVID-19 still active worldwide, eradicating the virus while it’s airborne is crucial to mitigating its transmission. Energy Cloud, a clean-tech company specializing in healthy buildings and energy efficient environments has a solution: Hummingbird™ EQ, an air purification system that captures and deactivates airborne COVID-19 virus.
Hummingbird™ EQ with Air Vaccine™ technology was independently tested by a distinguished team of epidemiologists and professional engineers assembled by Black & Veatch – a global infrastructure leader vastly experienced in pathogen-tracking methods and construction of biological safety-related sites. Funding was provided in partnership with Black & Veatch’s IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator.
Hummingbird™ EQ's deactivation of the virus – known scientifically as SARS-CoV-2 – was independently tested and proven, with all Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) work performed within The Hastings Foundation and Wright Foundation laboratories at the University of Southern California (USC). SARS-CoV-2 BSL-3 resources were supported by a grant from the W.K. Keck Foundation’s COVID-19 research fund.
“Supporting Energy Cloud aligns with our strategic priorities in building a world of difference,” said Lance Lippencott, program director at Black & Veatch. “Having witnessed the global impact of COVID-19, we were eager to marshal our resources behind innovations such as Hummingbird™, which offers an opportunity to mitigate the pathogen’s spread.”
Hummingbird™ EQ was proven to capture and deactivate the airborne COVID-19 virus on the first airflow pass through the system by 99.5% or greater, reducing it to undetectable levels. In the most comprehensive bio-aerosol study of its kind, Hummingbird™ EQ was tested by simulating a real-life airflow scenario, complete with ducting, coil and an air handler / forced air unit. Testing included infectious aerosolized virus samples with simulated saliva that were more than 3,000 times the average infectious dose to prove hummingbird™ can thoroughly neutralize and remove any active COVID-19 virus from the air that passes through the system. The goal set out by the Energy Cloud COVID-19 response team was to test a scenario far greater than a normal real-life situation.
“My main goal with Hummingbird™ is to save lives, and in order to do this, we needed to independently test the system with real-life air flows to prove the efficacy through science and data. I am grateful for the opportunity to test Hummingbird™ at such a prestigious institution as University of Southern California and their BSL Level 3 lab, and for the positive independent peer reviewed analysis from our COVID-19 response team of epidemiologists and professional engineers assembled by Black & Veatch,” said John Carrieri, CEO of Energy Cloud.
Testing also was performed with all Hummingbird™ models, confirming that they all deactivate COVID-19 with no harmful ozone being produced. Unlike other air purification systems, Hummingbird™ does not release or produce any airborne chemicals as part of its inactivation of viruses. Hummingbird™ EQ can be installed and scaled to any size heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system or used as a stand-alone unit in all types of commercial and residential settings including hospitals, schools, supermarkets, hotels, airports, offices, homes and more, for superior air quality in any sized indoor environment.
Hummingbird™ EQ is unique beyond its virus efficacy as it includes:
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