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Umwelttechnologieförderung 2017–2021, Bericht des Bundesrates 2023

Environmental technology funding 2017-2021, Swiss Federal Council report 2023

The Swiss Federal Council has issued a report on environmental technology funding 2017-2021 with 10 outstanding examples. NanoCleanAir is number 10 on page 33! Umwelttechnologieförderung 2017–2021 (pdf, in German)

Baldachin prevents transmission of viruses at the hospital bedside

Baldachin prevents transmission of viruses at the hospital bedside

The Baldachin, developed by the Aargau company NanoCleanAir against the transmission of respiratory viruses in hospital rooms, is installed in the Inselspital. The pilot project with this world-first prototype was initiated by sitem-insel, the Bern Institute for Technology Transfer.

Scientific Publications

A.Mayer, J.Mayer, H.Burtscher, J.Czerwinski, Th.Lutz, R.Mayer; B.Rothen-Rutishauser; J.Frey; Chr.Lämmle, T.Rüggeberg, P.Specht (2022). Nanofiltration must be combined with laminar vertical flow to minimize virus infection risk (pdf). Proceeding for the WFC13, Oct. 6-9,2022, San Diego, USA.

Mayer A., Mayer J., Burtscher H., Czerwinski J., Lutz Th., Mayer R., Rothen-Rutishauser B., Frey J., Lämmle Chr., Rüggeberg T., Specht P. (2022). Nanofiltration Combined with Laminar Vertical Flow to Minimize Virus Infection Risk (pdf). Europäische Filtermesse, March 8-10, 2022, Cologne, Germany, www.filtech.de

Rüggeberg, T., Milosevic, A., Specht, P., Mayer, A., Frey, J., Petri-Fink, A., Burtscher, H., Rothen-Rutishauser, B. (2021). A Versatile Filter Test System to Assess Removal Efficiency for Viruses in Aerosols. Aerosol Air Qual. Res. 21, 210224. https://doi.org/10.4209/aaqr.210224

Burtscher H., Th. Lutz & A. Mayer (2019): A New Periodic Technical Inspection for Particle Emissions of Vehicles. Emission Control Sci. and Technol. 5(3), 279-287. DOI 10.1007/s40825-019-00128-z.
https://www.springerprofessional.de/a-new-periodic-technical-inspection-for-particle-emissions-of-ve/16930710

Burtscher H. (2020): Application of a Spark Discharge Generator for Production of Combustion-Like Aerosols. In 'Spark Ablation, Building Blocks for Nanotechnology', 1st Edition, Ed. Andreas Schmidt-Ott. Jenny Stanford Publishing.
https://www.routledge.com/Spark-Ablation-Building-Blocks-for-Nanotechnology/Schmidt-Ott/p/book/9789814800822

Burtscher H. (2019): Feldmesstechnik für Aerosolpartikel. Proc. 14. Dresdner Sensorsymposium. 10.5162/14dss2019/1.3, https://www.ama-science.org/proceedings/listing/2768.
https://www.ama-science.org/proceedings/details/3506

Czerwinski, J.; Comte, P.; Engelmann, D.; Mayer, A.; Lutz, Th.; Hensel, V.: Considerations of Periodical Technical Inspection of Vehicles with deNOx Systems. SAE Technical Paper 2019-01-0744, Detroit, April 2019. DOI:10.4271/2019-01-0744.

Mayer A., H Burtscher, S Loretz, M Kasper and J Czerwinski (2018): High air pollution in vehicle cabins due to traffic nanoparticle emission exposure and a solution for in-use vehicles. IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 421 (2018) 032018, doi:10.1088/1757-899X/421/3/032018.
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/421/3/032018

Czerwinski, J.; Comte, P.; Engelmann, D.; Heeb, N.; Muñoz, M.; Bonsack, P.; Hensel, V.; Mayer, A.: PN-Emissions of Gasoline Cars MPI and Potentials of GPF. SAE Technical Paper 2018-01-0363, Detroit, April 2018. DOI:10.4271/2018-01-0363.

Czerwinski, J.; Comte, P.; Engelmann, D.; Bonsack, P.: Non-legislated emissions and PN of two passenger cars with gasoline-butanol blends. PTNSS Journal Combustion Engines. 2018, 172(1), 64-72. DOI:10.19206/CE-2018-108.

News Archive

Technologietransfer in der Praxis - Baldachin gegen Viren in Atemluft. Media Release: Technologie durch sitem-insel in der Praxis, 20.06.2023 (pdf, in German)

Nanofiltration must be combined with laminar vertical flow to minimize virus infection risk. 08.10.2022. NanoCleanAir presented a paper (pdf) at the 13th World Filtration Congress of the American Filtration & Separations Society, Oct. 5-9, 2022 in San Diego, California, USA (pdf). This Congress only happens once every four years and it is the world biggest platform for specialists in filtration, health & environment, energy and industrial processes (wfc13.com).

Lift cabs are hotspots for the transmission of viruses and bacteria. But it doesn't have to stay that way. NCA has the solution. Article in the magazine 2022, MISSION INNOVATION, HTZ, 15.11.2022 (in German)
A feasibility study funded by the Hightech Zentrum Aargau HTZ showed that the NanoCleanAir system reliably eliminates aerosols in offices, doctors' surgeries, classrooms, lifts and offices. «Interested commercial enterprises,» says Mayer, «are welcome to contact us.» Contact us!

NanoCleanAir in the press, 25.09.2022: Russfilter stoppen das Virus, NZZ am Sonntag, 25.09.2022 (pdf, in German)
Mit Partikelfiltern aus Autos lassen sich Corona-Infektionen wirksam verhindern. Von Andreas Hirstein.

Nanofiltration Combined with Laminar Vertical Flow to Minimize Virus Infection Risk. European filter trade fair, March 8-10, 2022, Cologne, Germany (pdf)

NanoCleanAir in the press, 13.12.2021: Gebäudetechnik - Viren keinen Raum lassen, Baublatt, 13.12.2021, Article (pdf, in German), online Article (in German)
Mit Coronaviren belastete Aerosole sind in Räumen ein Problem. Über offene Fenster Frischluft zuzuführen und dabei die Virenkonzentration zu senken, bleibt vielfach ein frommer Wunsch. In der Pandemie müssen bei Lüftungssystemen daher alte Gewissheiten überdacht werden. Ein Start-up hat dazu im Rahmen eines interdisziplinären Pilot- und Forschungsprojekts neue Erkenntnisse gewonnen. Interview von Stefan Schmid.

Workshop Virenfilter BAFU UTF Projekt 655.03.21, 20.10.2021. Representatives of 6 federal offices visit the school in Lenzburg to get on-site information about of the current status of the pilot project "Virus protection in classrooms". Agenda (pdf, in German)

NanoCleanAir in the press, 22.10.2021: In der Rudolf-Steiner-Sonderschule wird Corona bald aus der Luft gefiltert, Aargauer Zeitung online, Article (pdf, in German)
Ein Start-up betreibt in der Schule ein Pilotexemplar eines Keramikfilters, in dem das Coronavirus hängen bleibt. Gemäss Schulleiter Martin Schmidt könnten bald weitere Schulzimmer mit der Anlage ausgestattet werden – nur wenige Anpassungen seien noch nötig. Von Valérie Jost.

NanoCleanAir the press, 19.10.2021: Caricature on the front page of the Tages-Anzeiger online, Caricature (pdf, in German)

NanoCleanAir in the press, 19.10.2021: Kampf gegen Aerosole. Sie tüfteln am Corona-Filter für das Klassenzimmer. Tages-Anzeiger online, Article (pdf, in German)
Die Pandemie hat gezeigt, wie schlecht es um die Luft in Schulen und Büros steht. Eine Gruppe pensionierter Wissenschaftler arbeitet an der Lösung. Von Luca De Carli.

USA operates virus protection intensively in classrooms. 25.02.2021, EPA Webinar, Report by Prof. em. Jan Czerwinski

Investigation of a typical aircraft recirculating air filter for nanoparticles and viruses. 06.12.2020, NCA Report 04.1e/20 (pdf), Heinz Burtscher

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