COVID-19 Pandemic: SON partners local inventor on air purifier

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The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) is partnering with a local inventor to manufacture international standard air purifier machines to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The organisation said this was part of its efforts to support local inventors and producers of equipment and machinery.

Osita Aboloma, the Director-General of SON made this known in Lagos during an official visit to Wilsylver Technologies Limited, inventors of Mechanical Molecular Indoor Ventilator, Heat Air Conditioner MMIV-HVAC-520 (an air purifying equipment). Aboloma, represented by Omoniyi Omotoso, the coordinator, Lagos State Office III, noted that the facility visit was to assess firsthand the locally manufactured air purifier which according to the innovators could purify air, kill bacteria and extract viruses including COVID-19.

Aboloma used the occasion to elaborate on the MANCAP certification regime of SON and the steps required to attain certification, highlighting SON’s inputs to manufacturing and production. The SON boss said that the product would be verified through clinical trials in line with the relevant ISO Standards. According to him, this will help in generating the required verifiable data needed to authenticate the claims and develop the NIS Standards.

He explained that industry standards on air filter effectiveness which had remained the same for several years, goes beyond simply capturing particles on filters to actually destroying pollutants in the air. Aboloma encouraged other innovators and inventors to follow suit by involving SON in their processes.

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