HKIA applies advanced cleaning technology to combat COVID-19

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HKIA has become the first airport to test a new full-body disinfection channel facility, called “CleanTech”, for staff who assist with public health and quarantine duties at the airport in relation to arriving passengers. .

The Hong Kong Airport Authority (AA) has announced that it is adopting the latest cleaning technologies at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) in its efforts to protect passengers and airport staff from COVID- 19. Technologies include disinfection channels, antimicrobial coating and autonomous cleaning robots.

Steven Yiu, Deputy Director, AA Service Delivery, said, “The safety and well-being of airport staff and passengers is always our first priority. Although air traffic has been impacted by the pandemic, the AA spares no effort to ensure that the airport is a safe environment for all users. We will continue to study new measures to improve our cleaning and disinfection work. »

Whole body disinfection channel installation

HKIA has become the first airport to test a new full-body disinfection channel facility, called “CleanTech”, in live operation. Staff using the facility will have their temperature checked before entering a closed channel for 40-second disinfection and sanitization procedures.

The inner surface of the channel is equipped with an antimicrobial coating that can remotely kill viruses and bacteria on the human body and clothes by using photocatalyst and nano-needle technologies. A disinfectant spray is also applied for instant disinfection. The channel is kept under negative pressure to prevent cross-contamination between the outside and inside environment. Currently, the facility is intended for use by personnel assisting with public health and quarantine duties at the airport with respect to arriving passengers.

Autonomous cleaning robots

The intelligent sterilization robot, equipped with an ultraviolet light sterilizer and an air sterilizer, is deployed around the clock in public restrooms and main operating areas of the terminal.

Autonomous cleaning robots are also being deployed to provide comprehensive disinfection of public areas and passenger facilities at HKIA. The intelligent sterilization robot, equipped with an ultraviolet light sterilizer and an air sterilizer, is deployed around the clock in public restrooms and main operating areas of the terminal. The robot can move autonomously and sterilize up to 99.99% of nearby bacteria, including air and object surfaces, in just 10 minutes.

Antimicrobial coating

Hong Kong airport staff also apply an invisible coating to destroy germs, bacteria and viruses on high-touch surfaces in the terminal.

Additionally, the airport is also conducting a pilot test of applying an antimicrobial coating to all passenger facilities. An invisible coating to destroy germs, bacteria and viruses is applied to high-touch surfaces in the terminal, including handles and seats of automated shuttles and passenger buses, smart check-in kiosks and counters check-in, restrooms, lounge area in the terminal, luggage carts, elevator buttons, etc. Once the trial is completed in May, AA will consider implementing it as a long-term disinfection measure.

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