Coast’s ‘most effective’ way of killing coronavirus Apr 2, 2020
A SUNSHINE Coast business says it has developed new technology that kills coronavirus “3000 times quicker” than other disinfectants in private and public spaces.
Warana-based company Grenof recently adapted its mobile ozonation system to be distributed airborne for outdoor and indoor environments, with the intention of cleaning surfaces that may be contaminated with coronavirus.
Managing director Scott Barnes said the applied science was far superior compared to what other countries were using to beat the virus.
“Ozone is the strongest, fastest, (most) commercially available disinfectant and oxidant in the world,” he said.
“We have been able to use our existing technology to develop an Australian-first, possibly world-first method in applying it safely.
“If you look at what’s being done overseas in the likes of China or India, they’ve been doing public space or cityscape disinfection using chlorine or bleach.
“Where our technology is better than that, is three-fold.”
Mr Barnes said his company’s system had multiple benefits in fighting the spread of coronavirus, unlike other harsher solutions.
“One is that it reacts instantly and kills the virus 3000 times quicker than chlorine,” he said.
“When it’s done the work of killing the virus, it just breaks down into oxygen and water, so there’s no adverse impacts on the environment.
“And if you get sprayed with ozonated water, it has no detrimental impacts to humans.
“When we saw what other parts of the world were using chlorine for, we thought ‘wow, why isn’t anyone using ozonated water for this’, because it’s much cleaner, healthier and it’s actually more effective.”
He said the business was hoping to secure partnerships with local councils and entities across the country in order to distribute its technology as soon as possible.
“We are working with local councils and outdoor event venues throughout Australia to start implementing the citywide ozone system as quickly as possible so that they can ensure safe and virus free spaces for people to be in whilst outside,” he said.
“Over the coming months government authorities and business owners providing essential services like Centrelink, supermarkets and schools will need to regularly disinfect their premises to ensure a safe environment for everyone.”
“Our indoor ozone generator system will help these businesses deal with this while the virus is at its peak, as well as providing long term disinfectant options as other businesses go back to work.”