Albuquerque, New Mexico 2021-07-20 16:51:46 –
Albuquerque, New Mexico (KRQE) – A new air quality management system has been installed at Albuquerque International Sunport. The city has signed a contract with California-based Steril-Aire to install a system in the HVAC system that uses UV light to kill viruses, allergens, and other toxins in the air.
According to the company, it has a 99.6% effect. “Last year’s pandemic put more emphasis on indoor air quality and the killing of key bacteria in the air,” said Steve Gitkin, vice president of Steril-Aire.
The city used the Federal COVID Relief Fund to pay for the system. It comes because Sunport is seeing an increase in the number of air travelers. According to Sunport, the latest 30-day average shows an increase of 220% compared to last year. They also say that the new system adds an additional layer of protection.
“Travelers and community health and safety have always been and will continue to be our number one priority,” said Nyika Allen in a news release from Aviation Director Sunport. “Science-backed UVGI technology addressing indoor air quality is Sunport’s next evolution to create a safer, cleaner and more hygienic environment since COVID.”
The Steril-Aire UVGI system is also installed in buildings in the following cities:
- Albuquerque Regional Dispatch Center
- City / County Courthouse
- Law Enforcement Center and APD Main
- Many family and community service facilities
- Plaza del Sol
- All downtown city-owned buildings
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