Long Island MacArthur Airport has installed continuous pathogen reduction technology to disinfect the terminal.
The CASPR Mobile units were installed on May 7 at ticket counters, security checkpoints, gate areas and baggage claims.
Pathogen technology from CASPR Group reduces viruses and microbes in the air using a natural catalytic converter process to extract oxygen and moisture from ambient air and produce and deliver trace levels of hydrogen peroxide to indoor spaces.
Once in the air, hydrogen peroxide seeks and destroys microbes in the air and on surfaces with a kill rate of up to 99.96%.
Shelley LaRose-Arken, commissioner at Long Island MacArthur Airport, said its evaluation team researched several pathogen reduction options including enhanced chemical methods, hydrostatic misters, ultraviolet light and natural catalytic conversion.
“While all the methods we evaluated have proven pathogen reduction properties, almost all require additional staffing or operating costs, do not allow for continuous operation in occupied spaces, and treat surfaces but not the air. CASPR met all four criteria,” she said.
Dr Christophe Suchy, president of CASPR Group, added, “With CASPR in place, airline passengers and airport employees can receive additional protection and reassurances that these public spaces are safer as they return to more normal levels of commercial aviation.”