The Smorodintsev Research Institute of Influenza (a Russian Ministry of Health federal institution) provided Potok Inter, the developer of its own technology and the producer of patented air decontamination units, the expert knowledge. It was stated in the report that POTOK’s equipment impacts non-selectively on all types of airborne microorganisms (viruses, bacteria, including Coronaviridae).
Considering the indiscriminate effect of the Potok 150-M-01 installation on various airborne microorganisms and its safety in the presence of a people, we consider it advisable to recommend the use of this installation for the prevention of infections with an aerogenic transmission mechanism in rooms of medical and educational organizations, in rooms for mass cultural and sports events and other public facilities, as referred to in document.
Acute respiratory infections (ARIs) do become prominent in prevalence among human infectious diseases. The main mechanism of transmission of ARI pathogens is aerogenic, implemented by airborne droplets and airborne dust.
According to the Rospotrebnadzor Head Anna Popova, coronavirus is transmitted in 96% of cases by the drop route, in 4% - by air and is able to remain on the surface for 72 hours. One patient with pronounced symptoms of coronavirus can infect up to three people.
Since humans are the main source of COVID-19, indoor air decontamination is an effective way to combat the spread of coronavirus infection. The Potok equipment is in demand in hospitals where air purity is sometimes a matter of life and death, in food industry enterprises, where equipment increases the shelf life of products and improves product quality without the use of antibiotics, vaccines and other chemicals, in kindergartens and schools where with "Potok" children are less sickб in offices and fitness centers, public transport.