Certified laboratory demonstrates around 99.7 percent reduction in the number of active coronaviruses with a cleaning cycle of 35 minutes
Stuttgart, Germany—MAHLE’s OzonePRO new non-medical unit is effective against coronaviruses, as recently demonstrated through certified laboratory analysis. In the course of the tests carried out, it was confirmed that the unit reduces the number of bovine coronaviruses (BCoV) by around 99.7 percent within 35 minutes.
To avoid exposing laboratory staff to risk, bovine coronaviruses, which are less harmful, were used for such tests. They are very similar to the SARS-CoV-2 viruses that cause Covid-19 lung disease, MAHLE stated in a news release, adding that they actually tend to be more resistant, however, and it is “safe to presume that the MAHLE OzonePRO is even more effective against SARS-CoV-2 viruses.”
“The results confirm the MAHLE OzonePRO’s high virucidal efficacy. This is another advantage of the unit, which is already extremely popular and in demand among our customers,” said Olaf Henning, corporate executive vice president and general manager MAHLE Aftermarket.
MAHLE stated the unit being used by anyone from shops and technicians, to car dealers and rental companies as it has effectiveness against coronaviruses, and it also removes any and all odors. The company stressed that it is intended for non-medical uses only. Filters are now available in the U.S.
How it works
While the sanitizing process is underway, the MAHLE OzonePRO sensors continuously measure the concentration of ozone produced in the environment and keep it constant, avoiding excessive ozone values. This can prevent oxidation damage to interiors, for example.
The unit is fully automated and notifies the user via a related app when the 35-minute process is finished. One unit can sanitize interiors with a surface area of up to 30 square meters or a volume of around 75 cubic meters, roughly equivalent to the volume of a coach.