Daikin in collaboration with a group of research professors from the Department of Microbiology in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine from the Okayama University of Science, led by Professor Shigeru Morikawa, has demonstrated that the Streamer technology has inactivating effects against the novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
|Streamer irradiation time
|Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) inactivation rate
Source: "Study report on the inactivation effect of plasma ion generator (Daikin Streamer) on SARS-CoV-2" written by Shigeru Morikawa, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Microbiology Course, Okayama University of Science.
As a result of the test, SARS-CoV-2 was inactivated by 93.7% after 1 hour of Streamer irradiation. After 2 hours, it was inactivated by more than 99.8%, reaching more than 99.9% after 3 hours of Streamer irradiation.
Professor Shigeru Morikawa's led research group at the Department of Microbiology in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine from the Okayama University of Science
Two acrylic boxes of about 31L were mounted inside a safety cabinet. One box was equipped with a Streamer discharge device and the other box was not. A see-saw rocking motion shaker was placed in each box, and a six-well plate was placed on top of the motion shaker. Virus solution measuring 0.5 ml was put into each well of the plates, and Streamer irradiation was performed while agitating the solution using the motion shaker (approximately 12 times per minute). Virus solution was collected from two wells every hour for three hours, and viral load was measured. The viral load of SARS-CoV-2 was quantified by the TCID50 method using Vero E6 / TMPRSS2 cells.