Traditional cleaning solutions are usually applied manually to surfaces or sprayed through aerosols, which are tedious, labour-intensive, and time-consuming. The Speco® Ion uses a medical-grade HEPA filter that has been precoated with Speco® Anti-Viral Coating for a dual sanitising effect. When the gadget is in “Speco+ mode,” Speco® Ion is automatically released, destroying bacteria and viruses in the air.
When Speco® Ion lands on nearby surfaces, it automatically sanitises the area. Its UV purification system also disinfects the air and surfaces. The products used are non-cytotoxic and heavy metal-free, making them suitable for use around people, animals, and the environment. It has been tested to clean a 93-square-meter home in three minutes and has a CADR of 513 m3/h.
The device, created to reduce concerns about over-sanitisation, can automate and execute disinfection operations at pre-set periods, ensuring that cleaning is carried out consistently throughout the day. The technique uses moderate amounts of chemicals.
According to Benjamin Chua, the Chief Executive Officer of Speco®, the company aims to spread awareness of the dangers of over-cleaning and over-sanitising, a growing concern among Singaporeans. It also affirms its commitment to keeping the work premises virus-free and safe.
Growing concerns on over-sanitisation
Since the pandemic, disinfection has become a must. However, there is a growing concern about the massive use of chemicals for disinfection.
In 2020, poison control centres reported more than 5,000 cases of cleaning-related chlorine gas exposures, two of which were fatal. Studies have shown that the most used disinfection chemicals are associated with decreased fertility, higher asthma rates, and disrupted immune and metabolic functions in mice.
Speco® Ion has so far been effective in disinfecting a 93-square-meter home, a child-care centre that had an outbreak of foot and mouth disease affecting ten children, and a government building that consequently passed the Singapore Standard Council’s Code SS554 for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) after employing Speco® Ion for three months. The facility also achieved Good Indoor Air Quality readings, including low formaldehyde and TVOC levels.
Recently, Speco® was shortlisted to represent Singapore in the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Global IP Awards 2023 in Geneva, Switzerland. The award recognises exceptional small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), creators, inventors, and designers who use intellectual property rights to achieve their business goals.
For more information about Speco® and enquiries about Speco®’s ambient sanitising devices, visit www.speco.sg.