Hispacold develops air purifier

Hispacold has developed the eco3 air purifier for buses and coaches.

The eco3 neutralises harmful microbes, allergens and other germs. Through air ionisation, the Hispacold eco3 air purifier should maintain the natural balance of positive and negative ions in the air, boosting it with measured amounts of ozone, which is completely harmless to passengers. This should restore the natural air quality.

The negatively charged ions, or anions as they are known, have been proven to destroy microbes, as well as improve oxygen absorption and release of CO2 and stimulate the respiratory system. The ozone released by the Hispacold eco3 air purifier acts as a disinfectant, removing bad smells. Hispacold says it should reduce the risk of contamination and illness through infection, in addition to cutting down on travel sickness and nausea among passengers caused by stale air.

Other benefits the company lists include reducing driver drowsiness, clustering airborne particles for more effective subsequent filtering and removal and getting rid of some chemical pollutants. It should also eliminate static electricity produced by television screens and other electronic gadgets.

eco3 is fitted inside the air conditioning unit, where the turbines release ions inside the vehicle, which, in turn, disinfects the interior. No additional electricity consumption should be caused by its installation.

Hispacold offers all operators with vehicles equipped with the eco3 air purifier an identification sticker to put on their windscreen. An explanatory video about the features and functions of the eco3 purifier is available for all bus and coach operators with onboard screens, should they wish to publicise the product and inform their passengers about its benefits.

Spanish bus and coach operator, Alsa, has installed eco3 on 800 vehicles in its fleet as part of efforts to protect the health and well being of its passengers.

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