DUBLIN – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Innovative air disinfection technology from Novaerus, headquartered in Ireland, was used at a large government-sponsored test event on nightlife in Belgium.
The results of Saturday’s event, which saw 350 volunteers partying all night without masks or social distancing, could pave the way for the opening of clubs and other venues across Europe.
Novaerus’ NanoStrike technology inactivates airborne microorganisms upon contact, providing the first protection against viruses and bacteria, including the virus that causes Covid-19. It is already widely used in hospitals, schools and offices.
The ‘Dance again’ The event took place in La Madeleine in Brussels and was organized by the Government of the City of Brussels in collaboration with the Brussels by Night Federation. All participants had to show a negative Covid-19 test result before entering the country.
Novaerus’ Belgian distributor Analis made four of its state-of-the-art Defend 1050 devices available for the event. A single Defend 1050 can change the air in a room up to 92 square meters (990 square feet) up to four times per hour.
The air quality inside the venue was monitored through CO2 monitors all night.
All Novaerus NanoStrike devices have been approved by the Belgian federal government under a recently passed ministerial decree on the safe use of air filter devices.
Michael Polly, Vice President of Product Management at Novaerus said:
“Novaerus was delighted to be working with the City of Brussels on this very important test event and providing essential air disinfection equipment. The results of this will provide a framework for the reopening of nightlife across Belgium. The protocol, which will be developed following the event, is intended to serve as a good example for other countries across Europe of how nightlife and hospitality can be opened safely. He underlined the need for a unified, evidence-based approach to reopening across Europe.
“Public health authorities are increasingly recognizing the role of airborne transmission in fueling the Covid-19 pandemic. Introducing measures to improve air quality is key to reducing the risk of Covid-19 transmission, and our NanoStrike technology is a proven, cost-effective solution that can help keep our nightlife and hospitality businesses safe and sustainable be opened again. “