2022-001 – PORTABLE FREE-STANDING TORCHIERE WITH BUILT-IN AIR FLOW MECHANISM AND ULTRAVIOLET DISINFECTION

  • Portable device, requires no installation
  • Sanitizes air between the upper and lower room zones
  • Device can operate as lighting, air movement, or disinfecting mode, or any combination

Abstract

A torchiere style sanitizing device for disinfecting airborne pathogens while providing aesthetic area lighting. A reversible fan exchanges air between the upper room air plume and the lower air plume by passing the air through a center disinfecting section. The disinfection section may include a linear UV-C light, reflective tube, and light trap positioned at one or both ends of the disinfection section to maximize the exposure of the air to the UV-C light and contain the UV-C light within the device. The device includes a conventional illumination source in an upper shade and can selectively provide one of more of room air flow, room air disinfection, and room illumination.

Advantages

Self-contained device safely sanitizes air while providing a lighting source and air movement. Can customize fan speed to clean air depending upon room density and pathogens. Can substantially reduce indoor disease transmission with up to 200 cfm disinfected air delivery rate. WiFi management and control.

Potential Applications

Device can be used in both commercial and residential applications to both sanitize air and provide a lighting source.

Contact Information

Name: Jennifer Crisp

Email: jmcrisp@syr.edu

Phone: 315-443-5196