Air samples were taken in two locations in an urban midwestern USA hospital setting. The location used was a 5 x 6m active general surgical operating room with standard positive-pressure ventilation of 20 ACH. The sampling locations were immediately behind the instrument table.
Viable particle levels were determined using laser-induced fluorescence. Samples were taken with the C-UVC device in place, but turned off, and then repeated after 30 minutes of the C-UVC device running. In each test modality, air samples were taken every 60 seconds, until the detected particle levels reached a stable equilibrium.
Samples were taken in two groups: operating room active baseline, operating room active after 30 minutes use of C-UVC unit. Results demonstrated a 95.1% reduction in airbone viable particles with the Aerobiotix unit.
GRAPH: viable particle count baseline and 30 minutes after device on.