3rd February 2021: Air quality has become a cause for concern in recent years. Several studies have shown that poor air quality can impact our health in numerous ways resulting in acute as well as chronic ailments. With the COVID-19 pandemic further adding to the woes surrounding deteriorating air quality, government, as well as private organizations, are looking to leverage cutting-edge technology to improve air quality. Against this backdrop, Aura Air, a data-driven air quality platform is launching its flagship product to make the air in compact spaces cleaner.
An all-in-one indoor air purification and quality intelligence system, Aura implements a unique 4-stage purification process while vigilantly monitoring air quality in real-time to disinfect and filter the air. As soon as the system detects hazards, it immediately sends out an alert and provides crucial intelligence such as the nature/origin of the issue, the solution to the problem, and alarms if urgent action or evacuation is required. The 3 steps of Aura’s filtration process are:
Detection: The system detects indoor and outdoor air quality based on real-time monitoring through a wide range of smart sensors. In indoor spaces, Aura can identify smoke, Carbon dioxide, PM 2.5 to PM 10 particles, temperature, and humidity. In outdoor spaces, the device can detect CO, NOX, NO2, O3 (Ozone), Allergies, VOC, PM 2.5 and PM 10, temperature, humidity, and the weather.
Personalization: Aura Air uses a unique air quality assistant that personalizes the Aura device precisely to the end user’s requirements. The user will need to complete a questionnaire post in which the device will provide relevant recommendations to cater to their specific needs.
Filtration and disinfection: Coming to the key step of the process, Aura uses the pre-filter that filters large particles of dust, pollen, insects, animal hair, etc. Post this, the device uses Aura Air’s patented Ray filter that contains HEPA, Carbon Layer, and Smart Copper Fabric to filter out 0.3-micron particles, VOCs and bad odors, and viruses and bacteria. The third part of the process comes with its UVC LEDs that neutralize bacteria, viruses, and other parasites. Finally, the system’s EPA-approved Sterionizer, a component based on the bipolar ionization technology, generates positive and negative ions to purify and freshen the air by eliminating the aforementioned pollutants.
Speaking on the launch, Mr. Ashwani Mutha, CMO of Aura Air India said, “Poor air quality is one of the biggest challenges that the world is facing, and the pandemic has simply accelerated the need for purified, clean, and healthier air. Powered by cutting-edge technology, Aura’s unique filtration process ensures thorough air purification and disinfection, ensuring a healthy and safe environment in indoor spaces. Aura has also proven to be effective in reducing the concentration of the Coronavirus making it a product with significant antiviral properties. We are delighted to launch Aura and will be coming up with more such announcements soon.”
Tested at NABL Labs for efficacy and efficiency in identifying the Air Quality Index (AQI), Aura Air’s USP also lies in its sleek, compact appearance and 360-degree lightweight design. Weighing 3.5 kgs, the machine can be mounted to the ceiling, a wall, or simply placed on a surface at indoor spaces such as hospitals, schools and universities, hotels, and other commercial establishments. With a presence in Jaipur, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Mumbai, Aura Air also has established bases in Israel, the UK, and the US.