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A Novel Filtration Technology Targeted at Enhancing the European Healthcare System´s Efforts in Restraining the Spread of the Hospital Infection

Objective

At healthcare facilities, there is a strong demand for a new advanced air cleaning technology to prevent infectious diseases such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI). The system would avoid the high costs related to healthcare and legal matters which increase every year and are a burden to the fixed costs of maintaining sanitary systems in Europe and USA. The integrated machine is intended for the air purification of hospitals, surgery rooms, ICU’s, isolation rooms, laboratories, drug manufacturing units, and storage facilities. Also, the air sterilizing device from the project would be applied in the construction and renovation activities that occur in or around healthcare facilities. The project is directed to a design of a new method and device for purification of indoor pollutants (VOCs - volatile organix compounds, microbes, spores, and fungi). The purification unit will be able to sterilize airborne biological agents contained in a moving air stream at high airflow rates. The device will also include a first pre-treatment purification unit capable of retaining and destroying Particulate Matters contained in the air prior to the sterilizing unit. The idea is to design a stage prior to the plasma filter using combined electrostatic precipitators (ESP) which are internally coated with a photocatalytic compound in order to kill the precipitated microorganisms. In this device, a combination of different effects such an ionizing atmosphere, ozone and biocide elements will destroy the microorganisms with about 99.9% efficiency. After this ESP filter, a new ozone filter system will be placed in order to prevent the presence of ozone that was generated in the ESP system.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/infectious disease/RNA virus/coronavirus
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/health care services

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

Victoriano Martinez Riomansa SL
Address
Cordonera 2
26006 Logroño
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 367 991,30
Administrative Contact
Javier Cumplido Matesanz (Mr.)

Participants (7)

ASTATO SA

Participation ended

France
Address
Rue Isaac Newton 8
93155 Le Blanc Mesnil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Chastagnol (Ms.)
NANO-CAT srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 176 171
Address
Via Vetoio 10
67100 L'aquila
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luca Lozzi (Dr.)
SOCIETE MEDITERRANEENNE DES ZEOLITHES SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 246 800
Address
Rue Auguste Comte 7
34000 Montpellier
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wilfrid Balmer (Mr.)
TECNICA EN INSTALACIONES DE FLUIDOS S.L
Spain
EU contribution
€ 11 264
Address
Pol. La Portalada Ii, C/cordonera 2
26026 Logrono
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mª Angeles Dulce Jimeno (Ms.)
TECNOLOGIAS AVANZADAS INSPIRALIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 11 018
Address
Calle Miguel Villanueva 2 6 Piso Puerta 3
26001 Logrono
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alfredo Sanchez (Mr.)
INSTITUT PASTEUR DE LILLE FONDATION
France
EU contribution
€ 7 572
Address
Rue Du Professeur Calmette 1
59019 Lille
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fabienne Jean (Dr.)
VIEIRA & LOPES LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 192 881
Address
Rua Da Quinta 8/10 Frossos
4700-023 Braga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marco Vieira Lopes (Mr.)