The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved an antimicrobial air treatment system for intrastate transit and transportation applications in Texas, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Maryland. It's reported that the solution, Luminator Technology Group's Renew air treatment system, utilizes Grignard Pure and kills more than 98% of SARS-CoV-2 airborne virus particles.
The EPA's Section 18 Emergency Exemption for the solution was first approved in Georgia and Tennessee earlier this year and is now authorized for use in the states mentioned above. The approval applies to use in specific indoor spaces when adherence to current public health guidelines is impractical or difficult to maintain, such as social distancing, smaller occupancies, etc.
Luminator's Renew Air Treatment System dispenses the antimicrobial air treatment through a connected system that measures and automatically adjusts the amount of Grignard Pure that is dispensed. As conditions change due to the opening of doors when passengers embark and disembark the vehicle, the system maintains an effective level to kill 98% of COVID-19 airborne virus particles.