HEPA filters can remove almost 100% of coronavirus - Aviation expert
The Department of Transport has announced the reopening of more domestic airports from 1 July 2020 as lockdown level 3 restrictions were eased.
Minister Fikile Mbalula said airlines can operate flights at 100% capacity. He said the HEPA technology can kill 99.99% of all airborne virus particulates, therefore, social distancing wouldn't need to apply.
However, the technology cannot prevent disease passing from person-to-person via touch.
Azania Mosaka speaks to Flyer Magazine editor Guy Leitch about HEPA technology.
The HEPA filters clean out most of the particulate matter in the air.Guy Leitch, Editor - Flyer Magazine
Airliners are also ventilators, the air comes directly from above the seat and it discharges below the seat so the airflow is directed downwards.Guy Leitch, Editor - Flyer Magazine
Listen to the full interview below...
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