Solar company Frenell develops air purifier youvee® based on UVC disinfection against Corona viruses

Air purifier youvee® based on UVC in a dentist practice to protect doctors, staff and patients
(PresseBox) ( Karlsruhe, Germany, )
Frenell’s managing directors Dr.-Ing. Max Mertins and Martin Selig have developed the air purifier youvee®. youvee® uses the principle of UVC disinfection, which is traditionally applied in operating theaters, intensive care rooms and in the food industry. The UVC radiation in the air purifier effectively eliminates 99.9% of viruses including the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen in the room air.

"The innovation of youvee® is applied in the intelligent functional design, which combines sophisticated air circulation with efficient UVC disinfection," explains Dr.-Ing. Max Mertins, Chief Technical Officer of youvee® and Frenell GmbH. "In addition to the elimination of the viruses, the movement of the exhaled air in the transverse direction from person to person is significantly reduced," he adds. 

"We see the added value of youvee® in interiors with a size of up to 80 m2 with a lot of public traffic", says Martin Selig, CEO of Frenell and youvee® GmbH. “At its maximum output, more than 800 cubic meters of room air per hour are disinfected. youvee® offers measurable protection against Covid-19 infections, especially in offices, restaurants, hotels, classrooms but also in medical practices, pharmacies and waiting rooms of all kinds. With the powerful youvee® air disinfection, people can effectively be protected in addition to the applicable hygiene regulations,” explains Martin Selig. "We are pleased, with the development of youvee®, to make a contribution against the corona pandemic”, he adds.

The effectiveness and safety of youvee® have been diligently tested and are confirmed by independent institutes in Germany.

youvee® is a portable, compact device that effectively inactivates Corona viruses and other pathogens in the air. The product is Made in Germany and can be ordered by B2B customers in the youvee® webshop.

How does youvee® work?

Viruses like the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen are released with smallest liquid particles so called aerosols when speaking, coughing, or sneezing. Heat sources such as computers, projectors and, above all, humans create an air flow that rises due to the lower density of warm air.

The viruses contained in aerosols are on the ceiling within a few seconds, then are distributed throughout the room and fall back down on cooler external components. The air in the room is constantly mixed and therefore, there is a risk of Covid-19 infection from corona aerosols, even if the social distancing of 1.5 m is observed.

Effective UVC radiation

youvee® is based on a proven and highly effective disinfection method: Ultraviolet UVC radiation. It breaks down the DNA/RNA of viruses within fractions of a second, rendering them harmless. With youvee®, powerful UVC fluorescent tubes and a highly efficient UVC radiation reflector disinfect the air by eliminating 99.9% of corona viruses.

Powerful airflow

youvee® makes use of the natural air movement in the interior: the exhaled air rises to the ceiling area, whence it is extracted, cleaned of corona and flu viruses and - unlike other air purifiers – anew distributed on the floor. The resulting sterile air lake boosts the buoyancy of the exhaled air and minimizes the amount of virus-contaminated air inhaled by other people and the risk of infection with Covid-19. Technical safety: The UVC lamps are automatically switched off in case of the ventilation cylinder is removed. Therefore, direct UVC radiation exposure of people can be excluded.
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