On top of the many safety protocols that Clint ISD has put in place as they welcome students back to our schools, district officials have spent more than $660,000 installing a state of the art air filtration system for the safety of everyone at their 14 campuses.
According to district officials, Plasma Air incorporates bipolar ionization, which creates millions of positive and negative ions, a proven method for virus destruction.
“Much like sunlight does in the atmosphere, Plasma Air technology produces a natural bio-climate rich in positive and negative ions. The negative ions contain an extra electron while the positive ions are missing an electron resulting in an unstable condition. In an effort to restabilize, these bipolar ions seek out atoms and molecules in the air to trade electrons with bacteria and virus cells,” officials share.
This technology is continuous, meaning that as air is flowing into the space, Plasma Air ionizers will continue to release ions into the air to further prevent the spread of viruses.
Plasma Air has been tested in simulated hospital ICUs and hotels used to house medical personnel in isolation during the pandemic. This air filtration system was shown to reduce 99% of bacteriophage after only 10 minutes of exposure to ionization.
“Clint ISD is proud that we are able to protect our students and staff with the innovated filtration system at all of our campuses,” district officials added.