Northwestern University Athletics Purashield Filtration Systems
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Purafil installed multiple PuraShield Smart 1000 portable filtration systems for Northwestern University Athletics & Recreation. The PuraShield Smart 1000 multi-stage patented filtration solution removes 99.99% of aerosols carrying many viruses and bacteria from the air, which help improve indoor air hygiene as well as boost protection.

The PuraShield 1000 is a versatile unit that uses a combination of molecular and high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration to remove toxic and damaging gaseous air pollutants and aerosols carrying viruses and bacteria. The system can also be repurposed for odour control, corrosion control or high-volume particulate filtration. The technology can clean up to 50,000 cubic feet of space in 60 minutes using over 300 million square feet of active media surface area. Additionally, it is portable, allowing it to be easily rolled into desired areas of school facilities, and quiet, emitting a constant low level of sound, which allows the units to be utilized in a variety of different spaces. 

Kristofer Howard, Group President of Indoor Air Hygiene, Madison Industries said: “We’re proud to provide Northwestern University’s athletes and staff with a safe indoor air environment during this unprecedented time. Purafil’s best-in-class air hygiene solutions filter local air to capture aerosols carrying airborne viruses and harmful particles. Our air quality systems provide scientifically proven results in producing clean indoor air and are carefully designed with the end user’s health and safety in mind, allowing for Northwestern’s student-athletes to have safer in-person training sessions moving forward.”

Marcus Attles, Associate Athletic Director – Facilities & Operations, Northwestern University said: “Throughout the process of planning for the return of our campus community, the health and safety of Northwestern student-athletes, coaches and staff have guided every decision. As part of our mission to create a safe indoor environment, we chose PuraShield filtration systems for their highly effective particle capture rates, the incredible amount of filtration technology within each unit and layers of proven technology. We are utilizing the technology in multiple on-campus spaces, providing high traffic areas with a significant layer of localized filtration so that our Wildcats can breathe a little easier knowing these safeguards are in place. Plus, they look great in our state-of-the-art facilities.”

Northwestern is one of many universities that Purafil and Madison Industries have worked with this year to better protect faculty and students from airborne viruses by improving indoor air hygiene.