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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Effect of Electrostatic Particle Ionization Technology on Swine Airborne Pathogens

Reprinted as posted on UMN Swine Disease Eradication Center's Swine in Minnesota blog.


Recent University of Minnesota PhD graduate Dr. Carmen Alonso in collaboration with Drs. Peter Davies, Bob Morrison and Montserrat Torremorell, published an article evaluating the electrostatic particle ionization (EPI) technology as a technique to reduce particle load in the air. The results showed that EPI was the most efficient when the system was close to the particle source and when the particle size was between 3.3 and 9┬Ám no matter what swine pathogen was evaluated. This technique could be promising in decreasing the risk or disease transmission between swine facilities. Link to the full article.

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