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Domres B, Hecker N, Gentz M, Naccarato F, Roudini M, Roudini J et al . Ability of the So-called APURO® Air-washing Process to Disinfect Germs Like COVID-19 in the Indoor Air and on Surfaces. HDQ. 2021; 6 (4) :197-198
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1- Foundation of the German Institute for Disaster Medicine, Tubingen, Germany.
2- Sino-German Institute for Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Berlin, Germany.
3- Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany.
4- Health in Emergency and Disaster Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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PURO® air washing process operates with a commercially available device. It sucks in the room air and directs over slats that rotate through an APURO® A10³ disinfection bath. Germs and suspended particles from the air are deposited on the surfaces of the slats and disinfected immediately. A continuous operation is possible, so it reduces the germs in the room air permanently. 
The disinfecting effect in the bath is performed by sodium hypochlorite. The APURO® electrolysis produces NaOCl, an active ingredient released from sodium hypochlorite. It is characterized by its effectiveness, high stability, and long shelf life.
The efficacy of the APURO® air washing process has been studied and evaluated by an independent expert in actual application with airborne measurement. In this evaluation, a wine cellar, heavily contaminated with black mold (one of the most resistant germs), was examined before and after using APURO® air washing process. The result is impressive: the germ pressure in the room dropped within three hours from over 1000 germs to less than 90 germs per cubic meter—showing the germ load decreased to a harmless degree (Figure 1).

APURO® A10³ is also the right choice for alcohol-free surface disinfection, hygiene maintenance, and a combination with the air-washing process. It eliminates 99.99% of the germs and viruses, including corona and flu viruses, as well as spores and molds.

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There were no ethical considerations to be considered in this research.

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This research did not receive any grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or non-profit sectors.

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All authors equally contributed to preparing this article.

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Type of Study: Editorial | Subject: Special
Received: 2021/10/7 | Accepted: 2021/10/8 | Published: 2021/07/1

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