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Georgia Tech University provides new air purifiers for classrooms

Sophie-Ann McCulloch

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ATLANTA, GA - On Monday, August 23, the Infrastructure and Sustainability (I&S) team from Georgia Tech took one step forward in virus mitigation for this fall semester. They installed more than 200 portable air purifiers across the university's classrooms.

Scrubbers or air purifiers are improving the air quality by reducing particle volume concentrations inside the room. The machine makes sure the air will remain clean throughout the day.

I&S team always ensures all the ventilation systems within the campus are up to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers standards. They routinely evaluate the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems in every building.

Ever since the pandemic, the I&S team is quickly adapting to the new situation and taking new mitigation measures. The building managers and facility directors were notified one week prior, about the new air purifier installations.

The air purifiers are placed near the lectern or instructional area, and operate at the beginning of the instructional day, and will be shut down at the end of the day.

All waste and extra packaging from the delivery and set up process are collected by the Office of Solid Waste and Recycling and sorted according to its type. Individual shops in the area will maintain the new units.

The Campus collaborates with researchers and the organized team effort across several departments under the Infrastructure and Sustainability is only proving their commitment to always put safety and well-being of the community as their top priority.

The collaboration with researchers and the organized team effort across multiple departments within I&S underscores the Institute’s commitment to the safety and well-being of the campus community.

For more information about the campus' virus mitigation, you can visit their website at www.gatech.edu.

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