Researchers Claim Super-Heated Filter Can Kill Coronavirus

Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 13:13

Researchers at the University of Houston have claimed that they have developed an air filter that can trap the virus and kill it.

According to a report by Forbes, researchers claim their new filter can kill 99.8 percent of the coronavirus germs that it sucks in.

Based on the research, it is a “superheating nickel-based foam filter” that reaches a temperature of 392 degrees. So, it sucks up the virus, burns it up and cleans the air.

According to Forbes, the researchers hope to see the filters implemented in hospitals, airports, restaurants, hotels, cruise ships, homes and offices to combat the virus.

And, it said, they are working as fast as possible with the hopes to begin delivering the filters in high-risk states such as Florida, Texas and Arizona “in the next 60 days.”

According to the report, HVAC systems can be retrofitted with the filters and the filters can clean the air up to 12 times per hour. And, while it will get very hot, it’s contained in a frame that can withstand up to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the report, meaning it should not be a fire hazard.

The report warns that the filter is not a fix-all. Folks will still need to wear masks and practice social distance, but it could prove to a valuable tool in combating the virus.


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