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Indy firm receives OK for school bus filtration technology – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) – Lumin-Air, based in Indianapolis, says its ultraviolet light air purification technology has received approval for use on Indiana school buses. The Indiana State School Bus Committee, which is part of the Indiana Department of Education, approved the use of UV light systems this week.

Lumin-Air says it can retrofit air filter systems on buses with UV technology to get rid of not only SARS-CoV-2, but influenza and other respiratory viruses as well.

The company says it got clearance following a successful pilot program.

“This approval is very exciting for Indiana school districts and puts Indiana on par with other states that have approved these technologies to keep their school buses clean,” said Andrew Desmarais, Lumin-Air chief operating officer.

The company says it installed its technology in school districts in California, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Maryland.

Lumin-Air says it is also working with major school bus manufacturers to install the equipment in new models.

According to IDOE, there are around 16,500 school and specialty buses in Indiana that are inspected for use in school traffic.

Inside INdiana Business previously reported on the technology. Click here read the story.