Biorisk reduction combines expertise and advice on high-consequence pathogens with guidance and training on safe handling and control of disease agents that pose significant health risks, with potential for adverse economic impact and public concern.
The goal of biorisk reduction is to ensure that current scientific knowledge regarding viral hemorrhagic fevers, epidemic-prone orthopoxviruses, and emerging severe zoonotic diseases affecting humans, is maintained in order to apply the most appropriate guidance for treatment, control, and safety to mitigate the risks regardless of the source of the disease event.
Experience is gained through outbreak response, managing clinical and laboratory environments, networking with subject matter experts and developing partnerships with stakeholders.
As part of biorisk prevention procedures, one of the main concerns is the ability to isolate the disease or the infected patients. This can be achieved by having Isolation Rooms, where the exhausted air is not recirculated but instead first filtered and then directed outside the premises.
Installing a Filtering Unit on the extract:
1. Genano 5250 – 500 m3/h (all rooms)
2. Genano Tube XS – 300 m3/h (option for small rooms up to 25 m3)
Genano’s patented electric air purification method purifies indoor air even of nanoscale impurities. The method eliminates organic microbes, such as viruses, bacteria and mold. In addition, the method removes dangerous VOCs and smells.
All the units have an extremely low-cost maintenance compared to HEPA filtration units. Efficiency is their biggest advantage as seen below:
Air Changes per Hour (ACH)
Air balancing is done on the air supply of the room, either by the manual control of the air valves or by the building management system (BMS).
It is extremely important that the room is airtight, the ceiling, doors and walls have to be completely sealed. Having leakages will affect the performance and the differential pressure readings.
Electric Duct Filter cleans impurities of all sizes from the incoming air.
Genano stand-alone air decontamination unit ensures contaminants within the room will be eliminated
by capturing particles from the room air.
The supply air of the central ventilation is led into the room through the Genano air purifier
The device is capable of controlling the positive pressure difference, which should be 5–10 Pa relative to adjacent spaces. To obtain maximal results, the supply air should be at least 20 % more than the exhaust air and the air leakage should be under control.
With a negative pressure kit, the stand-alone air contamination unit can be connected to the existing ventilation system
for creating a negative pressure into the room, while removing the airborne contaminants from the air.
Genano stand-alone air decontamination unit ensures contaminants within the room will be eliminated by capturing particles from the room air