MacArthur Airport, formerly known as Islip Airport, is a public airport in Long Island, United States, which has become one of the safest in the world after being the first to install continuous pathogen reduction technology. to reduce viruses, as well as other microbes in the air and other surfaces.
It is known by the name CASPR, which means: continuous reduction of air and surface pathogens; and it was installed on May 7 at various points at MacArthur Airport such as ticket sales counters, security checkpoints, entrance areas and other areas of the airport where it was deemed convenient.
This technology converts oxygen and moisture into hydrogen peroxide, which is then released into the air to attack any pathogens present. This will provide continuous pathogen reduction in each key airport area that implements it.
This new technology could change airport cleanliness. While true, most cleaning solutions in the aviation industry focus on chemicals, CASPR technology offers a continuous reduction of viruses and bacteria safely in occupied spaces, and without the need to modify existing processes .
“It is not new, it is proven in the medical environment,” said airport consultant Edward Shelswell-White, who also says that hospitals now use CASPR, and the levels of hydrogen peroxide are not harmful, but they are enough to make it the airport is safer in the coronavirus era.
CASPR technology kills 99.9 percent of all pathogens that live on surfaces and in the air, is effective against bacteria, viruses, molds, odors and more, being safe for people, pets, plants and equipment.
Dr. Christopher Suchy, who is the Chairman of the CASPR Group, indicated that he had previously focused on applying this technology only in the medical field, but as the Covid-19 crisis continues to evolve, they found themselves in need. to take it to other markets such as aviation. “With CASPR, airline passengers and airport employees can receive additional protection from certain pathogens and guarantees that these public spaces are safer as they return to the more normal levels of commercial aviation,” Suchy said.
Despite the fact that MacArthur Airport is small, specialists insist that CASPR technology can be just as effective in larger facilities such as New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, and also ensure that by including this method as a security measure, passengers can feel better and safer to travel again.