Extensive laboratory testing to FDA standards
Log reduction is a measure of how thoroughly a decontamination process reduces the concentration of a contaminant. It is defined as the common logarithm of the ratio of the levels of contamination before and after the process, so an increment of 1 corresponds to a reduction in concentration by a factor of 10. In general, an n-log reduction means that the concentration of remaining contaminants is only 10−n times that of the original. So for example, a 0-log reduction is no reduction at all, while a 1-log reduction corresponds to a reduction of 90 percent from the original concentration, and a 2-log reduction corresponds to a reduction of 99 percent from the original concentration.[wikipedia]
HQAir incorporates Odorox® technology, the below laboratory results were achieved using the comparable Odorox® Mobile Disinfection Unit (MDU).
FDA testing of MS2 virus, a surrogate for COVID-19. The MDU (Odorox) testing showed a level of efficacy of 99% (2 log reduction) in contamination within 15 to 30 minutes – an exceptionally fast treatment rate. Overall the system achieved a 4 -5 log reduction (99.99% and 99.999%) within two hours – far exceeding FDA standards.
Influenza A-Virus (ATCC VR-544)
Staphylococcus Aureus (ATCC 6538)
Staphylococcus aureus is the most dangerous of all of the many common staphylococcal bacteria. These gram-positive, sphere-shaped (coccal) bacteria often cause skin infections but can cause pneumonia, heart valve infections, and bone infections.
Escherichia Coli (ATCC 11229)
Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a bacteria that normally lives in the intestines of both healthy people and animals. In most cases, this bacteria is harmless. It helps digest the food you eat. However, certain strains of E. coli can cause symptoms including diarrhea, stomach pain and cramps and low-grade fever. Some E. coli infections can be dangerous.
Listeria monocytogenes (ATCC 19111)
Listeriosis is a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.
Aspergillus niger (ATCC 16404)
Aspergillus niger is a fungus and one of the most common species of the genus Aspergillus. It causes a disease called "black mould" on certain fruits and vegetables such as grapes, apricots, onions, and peanuts, and is a common contaminant of food.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 15442)
Pseudomonas is a type of bacteria (germ) that is found commonly in the environment, like in soil and in water. Of the many different types of Pseudomonas, the one that most often causes infections in humans is called Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which can cause infections in the blood, lungs (pneumonia), or other parts of the body after surgery.
Clostridium difficile (ATCC 700792)
Clostridioides difficile is a bacterium that causes an infection of the large intestine (colon). Symptoms can range from diarrhea to life-threatening damage to the colon.
Clostridium difficile is the most common cause of health care-associated and antibiotic-associated diarrhoea in Australia.
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) only affects pigs. Infected pigs may show signs of breathing and respiratory distress, anorexia, fever and depression. Some may have highly prominent blue ears. Infertility, abortion or birth of weak piglets can also be symptoms.
PRRS is the most economically significant disease to affect swine production since the eradication of classical swine fever (CSF).