Daikin confirms the effectiveness of its patented streamer technology, which successfully inactivated more than 99,9% of Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) after irradiating the virus for 3 hours.
The study has been conducted by Daikin Industries Ltd in cooperation with Professor Shigeru Kyuwa from the Department of Biomedical Science of the University of Tokyo, and a group of research led by Professor Shigeru Morikawa from the Department of Microbiology of the Okayama University of Science.
The tests described herein only concern the patented Streamer Technology. The effects of products equipped with Streamer Technology or the effects in actual use environment may differ. For more information on the Daikin products incorporating the Streamer Technology, please refer to the relevant product information.
The research team conducted an experiment where the viruses were irradiated for a duration of 3 hours with Daikin Flash Streamer technology.
The results of this experiment showed that:
Flash Streamer discharge inactivated 93,65% of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) after an irradiation time of 1 hour
Flash Streamer discharge inactivated 99,97% of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) after an irradiation time of 3 hours
Source: “Study report on the inactivation effect of plasma ion generator (Daikin Streamer) on SARS-CoV-2” redacted by Shigeru Morikawa, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Microbiology Course, Okayama University of Science
ABOUT STREAMER TECHNOLOGY
Streamer technology, developed by Daikin in 2004, performs an oxidative decomposition of harmful substances. The Streamer discharge is a type of plasma discharge featuring an innovative air purification technology that stably generates high-speed electrons.
Its oxidative decomposition capability is much higher than the conventional plasma discharge (glow discharge). Moreover, when combined with air components, these high-speed electrons have a capability for powerful oxidative decomposition that continuously remove odours, bacteria and indoor air pollutants such as formaldehyde.
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Daikin Europe N.V.
Daikin Europe is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd. and the leading provider of heating, cooling, ventilation, air purification and refrigeration solutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The company designs, manufactures and brings to market a broad portfolio of equipment, as well as tailor-made solutions for residential, commercial and industrial purposes. To date Daikin Europe has over 12,000 employees working at more than 59 consolidated subsidiaries. It has 12 major manufacturing facilities based in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Austria and the UK. The headquarters of the Daikin Europe group are in Belgium, Ostend. The company was established in 1972, production in Europe started in 1973.
About Daikin Industries Ltd.
Based in Osaka, Japan, Daikin Industries employs over 89,000 people worldwide. The global company is market leader for heat pump and air conditioning systems, as well as air filtration. It is the only air conditioning manufacturer in the world that researches, develops and produces all important system components, such as refrigerants, compressors and electronics, in-house. The company achieved € 23.7 billion sales turnover in financial year 2021 (1 April 21 – 31 March 22).
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