September 23, 2020 – Portland, OR – To provide restaurant guests and staff with the cleanest air possible, Southpark Seafood has announced the installation of Global Plasma Solutions’ Proprietary NPBI™ technology to their ventilation system.
These “air scrubbers,” as they are referred to, create a high concentration of – and + ions in the air. The oppositely charged ions work to remove airborne particles, neutralize odors and reduce pathogens in the air including COVID-19 by up to 90%.
“Finding ways to create a safer environment for our guests and staff is more important than ever as we navigate the challenges of a pandemic,” explains General Manager, Jason Gerlt. “Our new Global Plasma Solutions system provides an added layer of safety by killing airborne viruses and greatly increasing the indoor air quality at Southpark Seafood.”
Installed just before Portland suffered with poor air quality from wildfires blanketing the city, the Global Plasma Solutions system at Southpark Seafood provided a reprieve from the smoke for guests. “I came here for the fresh, delicious seafood and I can’t believe how clean the air is! My hotel room has more smoke in it than Southpark Seafood,” said a recent guest.
The air scrubbers showed a 99.4 percent reduction rate on a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) surface strain within 30 minutes during ionization testing. This is the first instance in which an air purification company has effectively neutralized SARS-CoV-2. Following initial testing of coronavirus 229E in March 2020, Global Plasma Solutions utilized its proprietary needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI) to inactivate SARS-CoV-2. The study was jointly executed with Aviation Clean Air. In this laboratory study, Aviation Clean Air designed a test to mimic ionization conditions like that of a commercial aircraft’s fuselage. Based on viral titrations, it was determined that at 10 minutes, 84.2% of the virus was inactivated. At 15 minutes, 92.6% of the virus was inactivated, and at 30 minutes, 99.4% of the virus was inactivated.
“The testing results we achieved through our proprietary needlepoint bipolar ionization technology clearly demonstrate that Global Plasma Solutions is the gold standard in air purification,” said Global Plasma Solutions Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Charles Waddell. “For any kind of facility from commercial buildings to aircrafts, delivering the cleanest, safest indoor air environment will only become increasingly more important, and our ozone-free technology is one of the most sophisticated products on the market.”
Needlepoint bipolar ionization works to safely clean indoor air, leveraging an electronic charge to create a high concentration of positive and negative ions. These ions travel through the air continuously seeking out and attaching to particles. This sets in motion a continuous pattern of particle combination. As these particles become larger, they are eliminated from the air more rapidly.
Additionally, positive and negative ions have microbicidal effects on pathogens, ultimately reducing the infectivity of the virus. Global Plasma Solutions’ needlepoint bipolar ionization is ozone-free and the only kind in its category to pass the RCTA DO-160 standard for aircraft. Traditional bipolarionization systems produce harmful ozone as a byproduct. With over 30 patents and more than 150,000 installations worldwide Global Plasma Solutions is the leader in indoor air quality.