On Jul 27th, the Saint Charles Convention Center announced its plans to install AtmosAir, an air ionization technology that will neutralize airborne and surface contaminants such as COVID-19, into the building’s HVAC system. Saint Charles will become one of the only convention centers in the Midwest to have the ionization technology in September 2020.
“The Saint Charles Convention and the Sports Facilities Authority made a significant investment in this cutting-edge technology to demonstrate that the health and safety of our employees, clients and attendees is their No. 1 priority,” said Kathleen McAlpine, Spectra’s General Manager at Saint Charles Convention Center.
The technology is designed to purify indoor air to its natural state by neutralizing airborne and surface contaminants such as COVID-19, viruses, odors, bacteria, germs, and dust. With hospital-quality air circulating throughout the building, meeting planners and guests enjoying events at the convention center will experience a healthier environment.
AtmosAir Solutions recently performed a study to test the effectiveness of their ionization technology against Coronavirus. The results from the study prove that the virus is reduced by 99.92 percent within 30 minutes of exposure to the ionization technology.
As an added layer of protection, the Saint Charles Convention Center will also be installing Fresh-Aire UV, which will neutralize any remaining air contaminants after passing through the AtmosAir technology. Ultraviolet (UV) light is a range of light frequencies that are mostly invisible to the human eye. The UV-C band is most effective at killing germs because its short wavelength is able to penetrate the cell walls of microorganisms and scramble their DNA.
For further information about AtmosAir technology or other preventative measures being taken at the Saint Charles Convention Center, please visit their website’s COVID-19 update page.