Frankfurt Helmholtz School and Heraeus make safer high school graduation possible for students with UV air disinfection

In the midst of the third Corona wave, Frankfurt's Helmholtz School and Heraeus are making it possible for students to graduate from high school safely.

Frankfurt Helmholtz School and Heraeus make safer high school graduation possible for students with UV air disinfection

Hanau, 20. April 2021

The Hanau-based technology group is equipping the high school's canteen with modern UV-C air purifiers. "This is where all the high school graduates from different courses can come together during exam days and possibly also meet the fifth and sixth graders - so optimum air hygiene is extremely important in the cafeteria in particular, especially since no masks can be worn while eating in our school restaurant," said principal Gerrit Ulmke.

Martin Ackermann, Managing Director of Heraeus Noblelight, further explained: "Air purification with UV-C is the world's best technology against the SarsCov2 virus and against all other viruses. The renowned Fraunhofer Institute has demonstrated virus reduction of more than 99 percent in a test with a replica classroom." Ackermann reported a "tremendous growth in interest in our UV-C devices in the region and far beyond."

UV-C light directly destroys the RNA structure of viruses and other microorganisms, rendering them harmless. Even Sars-Cov2 viruses are destroyed by 99.999 percent - as proven by many international studies. This includes the recently emerged Covid-19 virus mutations.

Heraeus UV-C devices are designed for maximum safety - no UV-C light can escape. In addition, several studies have shown that the lamps do not increase natural ozone levels. In addition, UV-C air purifiers from Heraeus do not require expensive filters, making them up to 80 percent less expensive over their lifetime than comparable systems with filters.

UV-C technology has been used for decades to purify drinking water in Germany. The systems from Heraeus Noblelight are already in use in many applications - not only in schools, but also in doctors' surgeries and kindergartens. The company has developed devices for rooms of different sizes, which can also be combined. Heraeus experts also offer retrofit solutions for ventilation systems or vehicles. The city of Hanau was the first in Germany to retrofit part of its bus fleet with UV-C air purifiers. Within a few minutes, 99.99% of the air in the vehicles can be freed from viruses. The retrofitting time is between two and three hours per bus.