Testing Idaho Hydro Tech HUMIGATOR for effective capturing of sub-micron Silicon dust particles from an airstream:
Testing Humigator for effectiveness on removing bacteria and mold from indoor air:
Ongoing studies as of January 2018 by Dr. Peter Sheridan, microbiologist at Idaho State University in cooperation with Idaho Hydro Tech have proven successful removal of bacteria and mold spores from room air. The study continues on with additional funding to find the effectiveness of this new technology, called a Humigator, for the removal of viruses and allergens. This is a breakthrough improvement over HEPA filtration that is only effective in intercepting particles as small as 3/10 of a micron. This new method eliminates the problem of filter plugging and the continuous deterioration of airflow and performance of the best known filtration technologies. Viruses are 1/10 the size of bacteria that, with few exceptions are as small as 3/10 of a single micron. Success in the interception of viruses will provide a significant improvement in creating healthy environments for homes, hospitals, schools and other private and public institutions.
From “Analysis of Preliminary (Microbe Removal) Results”
“Microbes were counted in the Humigator discharge water after each test. In the tests with recirculating Humigation the counts were found to be very consistent. For Yeast Spores this consistent count averaged approximately 1 x 105 spores per mL. This means a total of about 3.6 x 1010 (36,000,000,000) spores captured by the Humigator”, Dr. Peter Sheridan, Microbiologist, Idaho State University
“The Humigator captures huge numbers of both yeast spores and bacteria. As noted above, the discharge water microbe counts were similar in recirculating tests and flow-through tests. This was the case for both yeast spores and bacteria. This means that in an atmosphere with high concentrations of microbes, the Humigator collects nearly as many microbes per unit of water as the water can hold” Dr. Peter Sheridan, Microbiologist, Idaho State University