• VidaShield UV24 is being used in schools.
    VidaShield UV24 is being used in schools.

Modine is now offering the VidaShield UV24 Active Air Disinfection System product line to the school market to combat airborne pathogens.

VidaShield UV24 is a fast, continuous air disinfection system that combines an ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) chamber and air circulating fans with an optional overhead ceiling light, making it convenient for schools, universities and daycare centres.

Kimberly Raduenz, manager, strategic marketing for the IAQ division at Modine, said airborne pathogens are a significant contributor to the spread of illness, which can ultimately lead to missed school days for students.

“The CDC recommends adding germicidal solutions in high-risk areas to better combat pathogens. VidaShield UV24 is a solution that provides ultraviolet germicidal irradiation in the form of UV-C that is safe for occupied spaces while also being easy to install,” she said.

“When combined with increased ventilation and improved filtration, this product can be the missing component for enhanced indoor air quality inside schools and other educational facilities.”

VidaShield UV24 helps improve IAQ by drawing in airborne pathogens and pollutants with an array of fans. Air is then passed through a MERV 6 filter where larger particulates of dust are trapped, but pathogens can pass through into a shielded chamber. A 253.7 nm UV-C bulb in the chamber neutralizes viruses, bacteria and fungi.

VidaShield UV24 helps eliminate various pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), coronaviruses, and viruses or bacteria that cause the common cold, Influenza A, measles, mumps, Tuberculosis, pneumonia, MRSA and C Diff.

"At Modine, we live by our purpose of engineering a cleaner and healthier world," Raduenz said.

"While we have a vast catalogue of products that provide schools with IAQ solutions, we are always looking for ways to evolve that help schools provide safer and cleaner air for students. Offering the VidaShield UV24 product is another example of our dedication to students across the US.”

To learn more about Modine Indoor Air Quality solutions, please visit https://www.modinehvac.com/.