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University of Miami installs antimicrobial copper ductwork

In a world first, the University of Miami Lennar Foundation Medical Center has installed antimicrobial copper ductwork throughout its eight operating theatres.

The University of Miami chose copper manufactured by US company Polar Air to take advantage of its well-known antimicrobial properties, helping to suppress the growth of mould, mildew and bacteria that cause odours, damage systems and reduce their efficiency. This is particularly beneficial for controlled air spaces such as operating theatres.

Ron Bogue, AVP at the University of Miami, said: “We always look to harness the latest proven technologies to benefit our patients, and copper fits that ethos well.”

“Alongside the benefits offered to patients and staff, the best aspect of the copper ductwork is that it doesn’t cost any more than rigid duct, with insulation,” adds Jon Bell, President of Polar Air Supply. “You get the added hygienic benefits of copper for no extra cost. It’s a no-brainer.”

Copper and copper alloys benefiting from the metal’s inherent antimicrobial properties, are familiar engineering materials that perform their primary function, delivering durable materials that meet the demands of HVAC systems, with the additional benefit of continuously suppressing the growth of bacteria, mould and mildew.

The University of Miami is pioneering the use of copper in HVAC, joining other facilities worldwide already adding antimicrobial copper touch surfaces to their arsenal of infection prevention and control measures. For more information on antimicrobial copper, including case studies, visit www.antimicrobialcopper.org.

 

17 May 2017

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