Anthony Browne MP impressed by Clenzair’s ground-breaking virus-killing technology

Anthony Browne, MP for South Cambridgeshire, took time out of his busy schedule on Friday to visit local business Clenzair, to learn how the company’s technology-advanced, air purification system kills 99% of viruses and bacteria in the air and on all surfaces, creating a continuously, safe and sanitised environment 24/7.

Mr Browne met CEO of Clenzair, Luke Harris, and Operations Director, Bradley Watkins, in their office in Papworth Everard, to see the ground-breaking system in operation and to learn more about how the technology works.

Luke explained: “The major difference between Clenzair and other air purification units, is that our system is ‘active’ rather than ‘passive’. For a passive system to kill a virus, it has to pull it through the air, crossing paths with people and objects before it can pass it through a filter where it may be removed. Clenzair is ‘active’. This means that it can kill a virus suspended in the air or on a surface wherever it is in the room. It produces completely harmless, naturally occurring cleansing ions, the same as those that make the air smell clean and fresh after a thunderstorm, which means that unlike chemical fogging systems, it can be used constantly while people are present.

“We believe that Clenzair could play a crucial role in helping to restart the economy, making it safe for people to return to offices and factories with the units installed, but also bars, pubs, night-clubs, restaurants, cinemas and theatres, gyms and leisure centres, as well as hospitals, care homes, doctor’s and dentist’s surgeries. It is already in widespread use across Europe and in the United States of America, where it has just been installed in a number of major international airports, including Los Angeles International Airport, Chicago/O’Hare, New York’s LaGuardia, Minneapolis, San Francisco International Airport, Fort Lauderdale, Charlotte, Anchorage and also Vancouver in Canada.

Anthony Browne MP said: “South Cambridgeshire is a “mission-critical” location, both for scientific research and as a key driver of the economic recovery. It is also the biomedical capital of Europe, with dozens of organisations working to develop treatments, cures and vaccines for the coronavirus. But until a vaccine can be found, we need to find solutions to enable the economy to reopen safely.


“It was a pleasure to visit Clenzair, a company not just innovating, but thriving in the current climate. This technology has the potential to be game-changing, not just for hospitals and care homes who fight a constant battle with airborne viruses, but also for businesses looking to get back to a more normal routine. I shall watch the company’s progress with great interest.”


Luke added: “It was an absolute pleasure to welcome Anthony to our office. We genuinely believe that Clenzair could be a game-changer for a whole range of businesses, enabling them to operate safely, and we wanted our local MP to see that for himself. We hope that message now gets back to the decision-makers in Parliament.”


For further information contact:

Bradley Watkins, Clenzair       T: 01480 831010


Editors Notes:

  • Clenzair is an air purification and odour control system which significantly improves indoor air quality (IAQ) reducing viruses, bacteria, gases, VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), mould and odour by up to 99.99% whilst its advanced atmosphere oxidisation technology gives indoor environments fresh, clean and odour free air.
  • Clenzair uses breakthrough technology evidenced by the outstanding test results across the entire range of microbes
  • The system uses a patented advanced type of oxidation technology consisting of a destratification fan with a Photohydroionisation Cell (PHI) to remove airborne pollutants 24 hours a day, providing continuous air purification for both the air and surfaces, as well as neutralising those that have settled on surfaces. Research has found this type of air purification system to be effective in neutralising the smallest particles of bacteria and other contaminants, which could include everything from the common cold to MRSA, Norwalk Virus, Streptococcus, Bird Flu, Swine Flu, Candida Albicans, and SARS and other Corona viruses[1].
  • The active in-venue PHI fans rely on a complex chain of chemical reactions that ultimately lead to the production of ‘cleansing’ ions. Unlike fogging, no harmful chemicals are used as the process produces hydroperoxides – otherwise known as Mother Nature’s enviro-friendly cleaning agent, as they make the air smell fresh and clean after a thunderstorm.
  • The small, discreet units are simple to install, with no ducting required and no ongoing maintenance needed. Running costs amount to less than £25 per annum per unit, making Clenzair ideal for any type of business. Hotels, pubs, bars and restaurants, retail outlets, gyms and leisure centres, care homes, hospitals, schools, hairdressers and cinemas could all benefit from the revolutionary technology.

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