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WECA installs air and surface decontamination and purification machines at all WECA facilities

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Putting safety first at WECA: we're excited to announce the introduction of Aerus and Vollara air and surface decontamination and purification machines at all WECA facilities

The health and safety of WECA’s students, staff, Member Contractors, and visitors is of utmost importance to WECA, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

WECA is excited to announce the addition of Aerus brand and Vollara brand air and surface decontamination and purification machines in all WECA facilities. These machines provide additional protection against COVID-19 as well as other contaminants and pathogens, but do not replace WECA’s standard cleaning procedures and processes for a clean workplace (enhanced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic).

The air and surface decontamination and purification machines from Aerus and Vollara are both portable, meaning that they can move from area to area within WECA’s facilities as needed. WECA utilizes the large Hydroxyl Blaster from Aerus and the smaller Air SurfacePro from Vollara.

Aerus’ large Hydroxyl Blaster machine has been proven to provide a 99.98 percent SARS-CoV-2 surface reduction rate within seven hours and a 93 percent surface kill/reduction rate within three hours in controlled, independent laboratory studies. This machine operates 24/7, continuously disinfecting the air and surfaces in occupied spaces without the use of chemicals or ozone and breaks down viral contaminants into harmless byproducts. The Hydroxyl Blaster sanitizes approximately 1,000 square feet per hour and can sanitize up to a 20,000 square foot building (when moved around).

Meanwhile, the smaller Vollara Air SurfacePro unit was proven to reduce 99.96 percent of airborne SARS-CoV-2 within three minutes in a military lab test done on the unit’s lowest setting. In addition to purifying and ridding the air and surfaces of SARS-CoV-2, the Vollara Air SurfacePro also works to reduce contaminants and pathogens such as various flu viruses, E.coli, salmonella, listeria, and various strains of MRSA (staph). Each Vollara Air SurfacePro unit covers up to 3,000 square feet of space depending upon the occupancy of each WECA facility and other determining factors.

We’re excited to implement vitally important top-of-the-line safety technologies such as these in our facilities and into our enhanced standard cleaning procedures and processes, to ensure the health and safety of all in the WECA community. Next time you visit a WECA facility, be on the lookout for one—or both—of these technologies!