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Providing indoor cleaning to prevent the spread of Covid-19 virus.

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In a recent study by the prestigious trade journal "New England Journal of Medicine" (NEJM), it was concluded that the Sars-CoV-2 virus was highly likely to be transmitted by aerosol suspended particles. Scientists have shown that the virus can survive for up to three hours, hanging in the air in the form of invisible small particles, ie droplets, that come out of our mouth during sneezing, coughing and talking. Viruses such as the terrible SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, or the new type of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that are emerging now have similar sizes. Current research states that the particle size of a single corona virus will be 0.12 to 0.16 micrometers (12 to 16 nanometers), but the virus is usually thrown into the environment by coughing or sneezing as an 'aerosol' consisting of a mixture of solid and liquid. Many airborne particles, gases, and water vapor are present and are significantly larger than these viruses. With professional air cleaners with high performance filters, we will ensure effective corona virus filtering.

What is the need are you focusing on?

Covid-19 veya diğer virüslerle enfeksiyon riskini etkili bir şekilde azaltmak için, oda havasındaki virüs içeriğinin mümkün olduğunca sıfıra düşürülmesi en etkili eylemlerdir. Özellikle insan dolaşımının yüksek olduğu çalışma ortamlarında ve kritik alanlarda, ilk etapta yayılma ve kontaminasyon zincirlerinin oluşumunu önlemek için en yüksek temiz havaya ihtiyaç vardır.

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Identifying a gap that needs to be addressed

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

It consists of four different machines; 1- ESF electro static filter (ESP: electrostatic precipitator) 2- Ozone generator, 3- Mixer 4- Oxygen enrichment. ESF: Absorbs air from the room and charges static electricity [particles and (airborn: aerosol)] with high voltage and low amps, static electricity, pollutant particles and aerosols are separated in the air flow and collapse. Air passing through the ESF is purified from some pollutants. It should be tested how much it removes pathogens and fungi from the air. The ozone generator generates oxygen gas, which is the strongest oxidant known, by passing the oxygen gas through the electric arc. The mixer mixes ozone gas with particulate air from ESF to a certain extent and distributes it in the room.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Maybe-with additional support

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

You can prevent bacteria from spreading at home, especially if you have a vulnerable body to diseases and your immunity is low. Air purifiers clean the bacteria around the house, protecting you against viruses and diseases you are sensitive to. It will be a machine that every person can demand worldwide. It will be prominent in protection against Covid-19.

What is the name of your business or organization?

Innovative Entrepreneur Projects Association (YAP Association)

What does your business/company do? Whose needs does your business/company address? Who do you serve?

Innovative Entrepreneur Projects Association (YAP Association); With the aim of producing projects, campaigns and publications to cooperate with people and organizations that make legal studies in this direction to enable and strengthen change and development in the field of civil society through Entrepreneurship, R&D & Innovation, Education, Environment, Sports, Culture and Art. It was established in 2018 in Adana. Our Vision: Guiding social change and development with smart projects and innovative initiatives Our Strengths: Young and determined staff, our project culture, our local network capacity and our organizational experience. Innovative Entrepreneur Projects Association has a young-dynamic team experienced in project writing.

What is your profession?

Store Manager

Where are you located (country)?


Where are you located (region)?

  • Europe

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Non-Profit/Philanthropy

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

How old is your business/company?

  • 1-2 years old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Business

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Funding- Grants
  • Funding- Investment
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- NGOs
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Private Sector
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Government
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Grassroots/Community Groups

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • No

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

Taking into account that the Corona Virus is spreading fast, we would like to point out that the measures related to the air conditioning installation are of vital importance. Appropriate arrangements, as well as their maintenance and periodic inspections, should be made in the air conditioning installations of general and large-volume neighborhoods such as hospitals, hotels, shopping malls, schools, business centers, large offices, airplanes, trains.

If you are currently working on a pivot, what have you learned so far?

Low and high air humidity in the room (must be between 40% and 60%) and low temperatures also increase the survival time of the airborne viruses.

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your solution? Are you participating in these efforts?

Yes, we are aware of the efforts. Cooperation is required to reduce the effects of the virus. We are waiting for any kind of support to support this project.

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