INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Enterprise) — Indianapolis-based Lumin-Air says its air purification expertise, utilizing ultraviolet gentle, has obtained approval for use on Indiana faculty buses. The Indiana State College Bus Committee, which is a part of the Indiana Division of Training, this week accredited the usage of UV gentle techniques.
Lumin-Air says it could retrofit air filtration techniques on buses with ultraviolet expertise to remove not solely SARS-CoV-2, however influenza and different respiratory viruses as nicely.
The corporate says it obtained clearance after having a profitable pilot program.
“This approval could be very thrilling for Indiana faculty districts and places Indiana on par with different states who’ve already accredited these applied sciences to assist present clear air of their faculty buses,” mentioned Andrew Desmarais, chief working officer of Lumin-Air.
The corporate says it has put in its expertise at school districts in California, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Maryland.
Lumin-Air says it additionally working with main faculty bus producers to put in the tools on new fashions.
The IDOE says there are roughly 16,500 faculty and special-purpose buses which can be inspected to be used at school transportation in Indiana.
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