The Langley Academy Primary School, the Langley Heritage Primary and the Langley Academy, a co-educational secondary school, which are part of the Arbib Education Trust, have a new revolutionary air cleaning system that uses Needlepoint Bipolar Ionisation (NPBI), which has been proven to kill coronavirus.
NPBI is an active air purification system and works by neutralising Covid particles suspended in the air or on a surface in the room by introducing air cleaning ions into the airstream. An ion is any atom or group of atoms that bear one or more positive or negative electrical charges.
Air purification company, Clenzair, the sole supplier of the technology in the UK, installed a range of different NPBI products in the three schools, including free-hanging fans in the ceiling and in the duct mounting and air conditioning systems.
These were positioned in communal areas, such as main halls, sports halls, reception areas, offices and staff rooms. Clenzair also provided a number of portable ‘plug and play’ devices for teachers to be able to use in classrooms.
Tests against a live strain of SARS-CoV-2 have proven that NPBI can kill Covid-19, as well as other pathogens such as MRSA, bird flu, swine flu, Ebola and E. Coli. It has even been installed in The White House in Washington DC.
The Arbib Education Trust said it made the decision to install the air technology at a cost of £30,000 in order to help safeguard its staff and pupils against Covid-19. The schools collectively have over 2,500 pupils and 300 staff.
Executive principal Rhodri Bryant at The Arbib Education Trust, said: “We have a duty to safeguard the health and safety of our staff and pupils. We believe Clenzair makes the air pure and if we’re all breathing in healthier air and it kills Covid, as well as other viruses, then that can only be a very positive thing for our schools.
“I think it will give staff the confidence that we have taken such measures to help protect them and give parents comfort that their children will also be going to a school that is doing all it can to keep them safe.”
Bryant added that his schools were set up very well for remote learning for pupils but welcomed any measures, including air technology, that will help keep children in school. He said: “We’re very well set up for remote learning but young people need to be in school and we need all the tools at our disposable to enable us to do that.”