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  • UV emerges as a potent technology to inactivate COVID-19 globally and an India tech start-up is nailing the solution with innovation

    Published on September 20, 2021

    Post-heavy investment in R&D for product design, Magneto CleanTech brings to market Covid-specific UVGI solution certified by top scientific body

    ●       India’s pioneering air sanitization solutions startup has launched a unique UVGI-based Covid-specific air sanitization product

    ●       The product can inactivate 99.9% of coronavirus, a feat certified by CSIR-CSIO

    ●       Integrating highly efficient product design with improvised UVGI technology, the solution has been developed particularly with an eye on low-income developing markets

    ●       As a first, unlike existing air purification systems which only work in stationary buildings and spaces, the product can be fitted in various modes of mobility

    ●       It also contains a CFD-based software to analyze live inactivation rate of different microbes

    Magneto CleanTech, India’s leading air sanitization technology solutions start-up has come up with a unique UVGI-based solution for covid-protection which has been certified and validated by CSIR-CSIO, a premier scientific body in the country. With this UV-C based system, Magneto brings to market a path-breaking air sanitization product that can be integrated with any kind and capacity of air-conditioning systems, right from Split AC, Cassette AC to AHUs and FHUs and inactivate 99.9% of coronavirus in an affordable manner.

    Given the airborne nature of the virus and the increasing recognition of the threat from it in indoor spaces, the product is yet another testimony to Magneto’s proficiency in innovative product design, ability to speedily commercialize new technologies and translate R&D insights into valuable consumer products. Although UVGI technology has been traditionally considered harmful to human skin thereby remaining limited in use for many years, the company has sought to mitigate those safety concerns by developing a thoroughly non-contact, non-chemical product. Injecting periodical dosages of UV-C light of wavelength 254 nm, this solution involves the creation of an irradiation field within the HVAC-ducts and thereby disinfecting the inner chamber, a process which rules out any direct human contact whatsoever.

    Keeping pace with time and the changing nature of the demand, with this product, the company has also brought mobility to the centre stage enabling the new-age air sanitization systems to be fitted in moving vehicles and transportation, thereby adding a new dimension to their traditional usage limited to buildings. In other words, the product not only allows protection from the coronavirus and other microscopic pathogens indoors in stationary buildings and living spaces, but also from their threat on various modes of mobility including public transport featuring metros, buses, taxis and so on.

     “We have always prided ourselves in creating world-class air sanitization solutions with local innovations and enterprise. At a time when India is still grappling with Covid-19 along with the perpetual air pollution that has severe health and respiratory fallout brought upon common people, introducing this product has been very important to us. Designed and built mindful of the highly price-sensitive developing country of India, it is an affordable product made for mass consumption that can be produced at a large scale in a short time. At the same time, it has been particularly satisfying that the CISR-CISO has certified and validated this product,” said Mr Himanshu Agarwal, the CEO of Magneto CleanTech.

    With this product, Magneto has crossed another technology and product design frontier, that is, it has brought Covid-specific anti-microbial air sanitization solutions to public mobility systems. With lockdowns being lifted and regular public movement attaining a semblance of normalcy, there is no doubt that there is an urgent need for Covid protection while commuting throughout the country.

     “The deployment of this UVGI-based air sanitization system in public as well as private modes of transport would go a long way in protecting people on the move and containing the spread of the virus while also providing clean and pure air to breathe for commuters. Therefore, with safety, health and savings being the three cornerstones of this product vision, we have sought to bring safe and affordable high efficiency air sanitization solutions for everyday use, and for a large-scale impact in the country,” further said Mr Himanshu Agarwal

    Magneto CleanTech is the inventor of Magneto Central Air Cleaner or MCAC, India’s first ISO 16890 certified air sanitization solution that uses proprietary “Trap & Kill” technology to remove the tiniest of microbes, viruses and particles.


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