TEAM 14 // UV Shield 100
PRESS RELEASE: DTU students create a new device able to disinfect air in public transportation
If public transport companies want to ensure safe, clean environments, reducing the spread of pandemics and outbreaks, they will soon be able to deploy the UV Shield 100. The system is a complete climate control system that inactivates 99.99% of all infectious particles, pollen and fungal spores from indoor air while sustainably ensuring comfortable temperatures all year round.
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COVID-19 pandemic has shown society how vulnerable it is to diseases. There is an urgent need for an effective, scalable and affordable disinfecting method to face not only this pandemic, but also the ones to come. Even not during a pandemic, common illnesses, like seasonal flu, can become a public health issue if not handled properly with cleaning and vaccination of risk groups.
Operators of public and/or mass transport (DSB, SAS, Movia, DFDS, etc.)
We will create a modular system that can be installed in any form of transportation and integrated into the design of new vehicles. From the intake, there will be a detection based on fluorescence, gathering data for authorities and the system will work continuously and adapt to the number of people present using a neural network. Besides disinfecting airflows with UV it also cools the air using a gas-less passive technology and doubles as an AC unit.
Customers will be able to provide commuters with cool purified air and enable them to be an active part in combating pandemics and prevent spread of other diseases. This will build trust for everyday commuters and help establish a safer and more pleasant working environment for their employees.
Our solution will be offered as a Function as a Service charging our customers by the volume of air needed to be disinfected and cooling in warm weather. It allows us to provide upstream effective delivery and support for life-extension activities onsite to upgrade, reuse, refurbish and recycle used components. Additional revenue will be collected through sales of pathogen data to health authorities.
The UV Shield 100 will prevent the spread of dissease and improving human health (SDG 3). As it is built on the concept of circular economy, we will differ from the competition since we build it to last (SDG 12). Our passive cooling system will also challenge traditional AC equipment (SDG 13).
Lars Egholm Fischmann has a background in entrepreneurship and is an AP in Leadership & Organization, PBA in Innovation & Entrepreneurship and currently an Msc student in Technology Entrepreneurship at DTU. He has 3 unsuccessful startups in the back catalogue and is passionate about the act of creating businesses and sustainable solutions.
Alvaro Pazo Vila is an M.sc. student in chemical engineering (*)
Sei Suzuki is a ph.d student at DTU Aqua (*)
Nicolas A Sem-Dambæk is an M.sc. student in Design & Innovation
Jakob H Stiesmark is an M.sc. student in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
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