Combating Covid-19 through climate control

Combatting Covid-19 through climate control Munters

The right indoor climate and humidity levels can help limit the transmission of viruses, and plays an important role in protecting what matters most – our collective health and well-being.

Understanding the challenge

As the Covid-19 virus, otherwise known as the coronavirus, continues to spread all over the world, it’s important for us all to understand what we can do to limit transmission, and take action and responsibility where we can.

Covid-19 is genetically similar to SARS-CoV, a virus which spread in a similar fashion during 2002/2003. As a result of this previous pandemic, many scientific studies were carried out where the results will likely be relevant in relation to Covid-19. One study highlighted the effects of air temperature and relative humidity on the virus, and how this impacts its ability to survive on surfaces.

What the study says

The study used two corona viruses along with stainless steel surfaces to examine how the climate affects the virus. The rate of virus inactivation varied across different relative humidity levels, where the greatest level of virus inactivation took place at 50% relative humidity.

The virus had higher survival rates at both 20% and 80% relative humidity, so it’s not simply a case of increasing or decreasing the levels; it’s about controlling the climate to very specific parameters.

Find out more about how effective humidity control can limit viral transmission rates.

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The Munters solution

As sole representatives for Munters in Southern Africa, SMAC Enterprises has been helping businesses find and maintain their perfect climates for decades, and our solutions are always evolving. It’s our collective responsibility to limit the transmission of Covid-19, and we have solutions that can help.

If you would like to find out more about Munters dehumidification solutions for well-being, please contact SMAC Enterprises :