Honeywell U-Prism solution creates cleaner air for healthcare
Honeywell announced the launch of U-Prism, an air and surface purification device. It uses UV-C technology to disinfect the air in highly vulnerable areas in buildings.
Honeywell has launched U-Prism, an air and surface purification device that uses UV-C technology to disinfect the air in highly vulnerable areas in buildings.
U-Prism is an easy-to-install, wall-mounted unit that offers continuous disinfection by deactivating pathogens with up to 99% efficacy. It is part of Honeywell’s Healthy Buildings offering. Developed in India, it provides 24x7 germicidal eradication of contagious airborne pathogens. It is ideal for hospitals, clinics, healthcare facilities and enclosed public places.
U-Prism is suited for places with high footfall and a possibility of disease transmission through airborne pathogens such as hospitals, clinics and healthcare facilities. It is also suitable for educational and commercial establishments, metro stations and other public places.
Ashish Modi, Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific, Honeywell Building Technologies (HBT) said that, U-Prism was created to help facilities better respond to the need for frequent and thorough sanitization of public spaces, especially those that witness higher footfalls such as hospitals and healthcare facilities. He added that, the solution can help address air disinfection challenges to help create healthier and safer building environments.
Rajeev Bhandari, Senior Director of Engineering, HBT, HTS said that, the device uses high-intensity UV-C light, a special reflector and a unique louvre to disinfect the air, which is then circulated by convective air currents. It can be used in spaces with limited mechanical ventilation and is safe for air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned environments. It is a simple-to-install, low-maintenance device that provides continuous sanitization while precluding the need for chemical disinfectants and additional manpower requirements.
U-Prism was designed by engineers at Honeywell Technology Solutions (HTS), the company’s global technology development and engineering facility in Bangalore. It is manufactured to comply with the NIOSH recommended guidelines of Permissible Exposure Time (PET) of eight hours.