Johnson Controls Australia has announced the availability of AtmosAir an air purifying system that can actively and continuously disinfect and decontaminate indoor air in buildings and facilities.

It is a timely release with the COVID-19 virus continuing to spread across the globe.

The partnered Johnson Controls AtmosAir solution works by producing bipolar ions that attach themselves to airborne viruses, odours and pollutants, rendering them inactive.

The bipolar ions intercept infected particles causing them to agglomerate and fall out of the air, actively reducing microorganisms that collect on surfaces (a common source of infection) including bacteria, fungi, mold, spores and airborne viruses such as coronavirus.

Johnson Controls said it has introduced the AtmosAir solution to the Australian market in response to the urgent need for a product that can help reduce the spread of viruses such as COVID-19 through indoor air systems, including commercial air conditioning. 

The system also restores oxygen ion levels and treats germs before they infect people by continuously disinfecting the air. 

The company’s APAC president, Visal Leng, said that as the virus spreads, Johnson Controls is committed to supporting critical infrastructure such as hospitals and temporary medical facilities.

“The system has enormous public health benefits, such as, improving indoor air quality in building environments including medical, healthcare, office, retail, education and hospitality facilities,” Leng said.

“Additionally, this strategic technology increases the health and wellbeing of building occupants, thus improving facility performance and efficiencies.

“This timely innovation has been tested extensively by world leading virologist Dr. John Oxford.”

AtmosAir’s ability to reduce airborne and surface infections has also been detailed at length by Dr. Philip M. Tierno, Jr Professor of Microbiology & Pathology, New York University School of Medicine.

“Through this partnership we can provide solutions in conjunction with a range of smart technologies, products and equipment, to fight back against ineffective building operations and poor indoor air quality, which may also contribute to viruses such as COVID-19,” Leng said.

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