By definition, airports and aeroplanes are the most challenging places to keep clean and reduce risk of contagion transmission, given the high traffic, density and intensity of people movement, including internationally. Harmful pathogens that can spread illnesses and cause outbreaks between people is of a significant concern for airports. Airports are all connected globally, so can spread pathogens and viruses countrywide and around the world very quickly. Studies shows that plastic luggage trays, self-check-in-kiosks, dining areas, seating and elevator hand-rails harbor bacteria and viruses while passengers mull around airports all breathing the same air in high traffic spaces- a high risk in an age when the fear of pandemics is of immense concern right around the world.
Air travel can embrace a new era of safe travel by preventing the transmission of germs and viruses with the germ-killing power of ultra-violet light. UVC disinfection has been proven to kill up to 99.9% of bacteria and viruses including, E.coli, Salmonella, Coronavirus and Norovirus. PBI Ultra’s extensive product portfolio combines integrated fixtures and mobile units and installed fixtures, providing continuous air and surface disinfecting solutions with the ability to reach all surfaces throughout airport terminals that traditional cleaning methods cannot, without chemicals or sprays and with a minimum of disruption.
Installation of Tower Tunnel at terminal at entrance-points will ensure that contaminants on a person’s skin or clothing is sterilized at point of entry, safely washing visitors and luggage as they walk through- without any disruption to the flow of people or egress.
Frequently touched and high traffic areas such as bathrooms, self check in kiosks and airbridges would benefit from Cleanse Down-lights which are safe for human exposure and constantly sanitize pathogens in the air and on surfaces.
Upper-Air Sanitization units or UVC and HEPA filters can continually operate, these units reduce the risk of airborne contamination and are effective in lobbies and airport lounges.
Escalator Sanitizing units continually cleanse and disinfect moving hand rails on travellators and escalators using the power of UVC, so every traveler touches only clean, sanitized handrails.
To remove the risk of luggage transmitting pathogens, sterilizer units are installed within the luggage handling process to protect both travelers and staff.
Finally, at the end of each day facilities and concourses can be cleansed using mobile disinfection units. The UVD Robot is the ultimate space clean for large establishments, automating the workflow process and removing human error.
Reduce the number of harmful pathogens in real time, decreasing risk of transmission and potential outbreaks entering the country, creating a safer and healthier travel experience for everyone.