While filtration receives a lot of attention for being the solution to helping defeat airborne viruses and contaminants, the premise of filtering the air is flawed. In fact, the CDC acknowledges this by stating, “Air filtration should not be relied on to controlling the spread of COVID-19”. Stephen McAfee, Director of Operations at VIKAND Solutions, further supports this statement in a recent SeaTrade conversation when asked about passive filtration solutions,” If you are addressing the virus by waiting for it to float into the HVAC, you are not addressing the virus”. What is needed is an active solution that disinfects air from the HVAC system and circulates air in carefully calibrated concentrations to reach all surface areas within a space.
VIKAND’s Hygensea solution does exactly that in ways which are safe, eco-friendly and efficient. With the use of hydroxyls, Hygensea effectively disinfects all surfaces while continuously killing viruses, bacteria, mold and odors alike.
While the health and hygiene benefits alone make Hygensea the right investment, it also allows for cruise companies to reduce their environmental footprint and save significantly on fuel - calculated that the cleaner air allows a higher rate of recirculation in the HVAC system while maintaining higher air quality. The opposite is true for filter systems which block airflow, creating additional work to move air against these barriers, something which requires large amounts of additional fuel and significantly increases environmental impact and operational costs, without addressing the issues at hand.
Hygensea is a game changer for the maritime industry. With its many health, cost, and environmental benefits, you can be rest assured that everyone onboard your vessel will remain healthy and safe.