Integrated Viral Protection (IVP Air) announced that the True North Classical Academy in Miami is the first Florida school to deploy its breakthrough Mobile Biodefense Indoor Air Protection System that is the first system designed and proven to catch and destroy airborne COVID-19.
The IVP Air S1 model is an affordable, mobile, plug-and-purify device proven to eliminate SARS-CoV-2 (99.999 percent), anthrax spores (99.8 percent) and other airborne contaminants through a heated filter that does not impact the temperature of the ambient air.
IVP founder and inventor, Monzer Hourani, who has a background in physics, science and engineering, developed the advanced biodefense system in partnership with Dr. Z. Ren, director of the Superconductivity Center of Texas at the University of Houston, and with other scientists at the UTMB Galveston National Lab and University of Texas A&M Engineering and Experiment Station.
A peer-reviewed study confirming how the system effectively eliminates actual SARS-CoV-2 (the virus causing COVID-19), anthrax spores and other airborne contaminants was recently published in Materials Physics Today. Research is publicly supported by research faculty at the Argonne National Laboratory and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The True North Classical Academy started its school year last month. The Mobile Biodefense Indoor Air Protection System is currently in place to improve air quality in the classroom, help students focus on their studies, provide teachers with a safer work environment and to bring peace-of-mind to parents that the institution is taking additional steps to keep students safe.
“We have to use science and technology to lead us through this public health crisis. The invention by Monzer Hourani offers students and teachers the security to breathe with confidence and return to school safer with proven solutions that help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 indoors,” says Dr. Garrett Peel, managing director at IVP.
“There’s no question students learn more effectively when they’re able to participate onsite and interact in person with their fellow students. There’s also no question that traditional classrooms can be reconfigured, with socially-distanced desk arrangements and technology like next-generation air filtration systems – to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and other germs,” says Michael Bileca, founder of the school. “True North Classical Academy is the first school in Florida to implement this type of next generation air filtration system, and it gives our parents and faculty great confidence to bring our students back on campus.”
The IVP Air S1 covers 1,800 cubic feet per minute, without heating the ambient air. The system recirculates air in a classroom more than 10 times per hour. Circulation can be boosted for high-traffic areas or crowded spaces. The system is designed to run quietly so as to not interrupt classroom instruction. It is energy efficient and comes with a two-year warranty on the Biodefense Filters.
Last week, the Slidell school district in Texas deployed mobile units as part of their school opening. Earlier this week, the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston announced the deployment of mobile units.
Mobile units are available for immediate deployment, and fixed HVAC installations are available for any school or business.
About Integrated Viral Protection (IVP)
Integrated Viral Protection (IVP) is a technology solutions company that specializes in the design of biodefense indoor air protection systems. Data from scientific peer reviewed publications show significant promise for reducing the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the air, safeguarding people against the dangerous, life-threatening pathogen.
IVP has formed a public/private partnership with a team of scientists, engineers, and virologists and has collaborated to develop a promising biodefense indoor air protection system that combats COVID-19 in commercial, transportation, residential and personal environments.
This article originally appeared in the October 2020 issue of SNIPS.