UVC Pro targets cleaner, healthier indoor air


12 May 2022

Haier Air Conditioning has announced the launch of its new UVC Pro module which has been tested and proven to be effective in inhibiting the Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) with up to 99.991% efficiency in an air conditioner indoor unit in a space of 6.7m3. (*1)

The Haier Expert indoor range launched in the UK and Europe earlier this week includes for the first time the new UVC Pro module which generates plasma to aid sterilisation for a healthier, cleaner, room air environment.

Haier’s European HVAC managing director Bob Cowlard said: “We’ve been working closely with the Texcell professional laboratory in Paris since 2020. Tests were conducted earlier this year on the Haier UVC Pro module at the laboratory. We are delighted to report that in the laboratory test environment the UVC Pro module effectively inhibited SARS-CoV-2 with an efficiency up to 99.991* per cent in an air conditioning indoor unit in a space of 6.7m3. (*2)

“The UVC Pro module has evolved from the Haier UVC module developed last year. Equipped with advanced technology and generating plasma to aid sterilisation for a healthier and cleaner room air, the UVC Pro can also emit specific UV rays from the right to the left near the air inlet where room air circulates into the AC. This works by damaging the structure of DNA and RNA – preventing the micro-organism performing vital cellular functions.”

Haier says it continues to place a high emphasis on technological innovation promoting healthy air, including, Self-Clean, Super-IFD Sterilisation and Nano-Aqua Sterilisation technology. The research and development teams continue to pursue the potential of UVC technology to address the risks associated with air pollution – including new pathogenic micro-organisms – highlighting the importance of innovation in the HVAC industry and striving constantly to prioritise the end users’ needs.

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*1. Haier air conditioners can inactivate and inhibit Covid-19 virus based on the Study of Validation of the Efficiency of Haier Air Conditioner on SARS-COV-2 by No GLP Viral Clearance Study (FIO) carried out by the Texcell global contract research organisation. The test was carried out in a closed laboratory environment in 24 hours.

*2. The verification was designed to generate basic research data on the effect of the UVC Pro module on the Novel Coronavirus in the laboratory environment. It was not designed to assess efficacy in uncontrolled living spaces. The actual effect may vary according to the use and conditions.

The effectiveness of the claims mentioned may be varied or limited to the evolution or mutation of specific viruses and bacteria (if any). Haier Air Conditioning reserves the right of final interpretation.