HKIA Is Trialling COVID-19 Disinfection Technologies

HKIA Is Trialling COVID-19 Disinfection Technologies

06/05/2020 0 By M Zaman

Authorities at Hong Kong Airport (HKA) is currently trialling disinfection technologies. It will ultimately protect passengers and airport staff from the latest COVID-19.

The COVID-19 disinfection technologies will cover other areas including disinfection channels, antimicrobial coating and autonomous cleaning robots.

However, if this trial is successful and the authorities are planning to implement it.

Hong Kong Airport will become the first airport in the world to introduce any such technology to prevent Coronavirus or COVID-19.

Additionally, it will provide an utmost protection while we travel through different airports across the world.

Disinfecting toilet areas

Disinfecting toilet areas (Image: Hong Kong Airport)

Also, the disinfection technologies for COVID-19 can become part of our life until there are no vaccinations.

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The AA at Hong Kong Airport trialling the technology in collaboration with “CLeanTech”, a full-body disinfection channel facility.

Also, persons using the facility will need to “temperature check before entering an enclosed channel for the 40-second disinfection and sanitizing procedures”.

The interior surface of the channel comes up with an anti-chemical coating that can kill virus and bacteria on human bodies instantly.

Meanwhile, a sanitizing spray is available for an instant disinfection.

Disinfecting of trolleys

Disinfecting of trolleys (Image: Hong Kong Airport)

As, this technology is currently on experimental. Only staffs can take part in public health and quarantine duties at the airport in relation to arriving passengers.

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Airport Authorities (AA) at Hong Kong Airport is also conducting a pilot test of applying antimicrobial coating at all passenger facilities.

This technology will destroy germs, bacteria and viruses on high-touch surfaces in the terminal, toilets, trolleys and other public areas within the airport.

An autonomous cleaning robots will also remain on duty at the airport. This will ensure “disinfection of public areas and passenger facilities in HKIA.”

Steven Yiu, Deputy Director, Service Delivery of the AA, said, “The safety and well-being of airport staff and passengers are always our first priority. ”

You will find additional information about the technology from here.

Furthermore, maintaining physical distancing at airports will become difficult once lockdown finishes.

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