First U.S. School to Implement Electrostatic Infection Prevention Systemwide Azle ISD announced it has purchased and trained staff on the implementation of electrostatic technology to disinfect all eleven campuses, athletic facilities and the transportation department making it the first school in the nation to proactively fight against the spread of common infections such as Norovirus found in schools across the country.
In partnership with E-Mist Innovations, Inc., Azle ISD has invested in portable electrostatic technology used worldwide to combat the spread of infections. The innovative portable application system disinfects touchable surfaces at the rate of 80,000 sq. feet an hour and uses 35-50% less chemical solution than a spray bottle.
“In a school district serving 6,300 students, with 800 staff, among a population of 11,000, this will have significant impacts on the community by ensuring less days of school are missed with kids and families home sick,” said Superintendent Dr. Ray Lea.
E-Mist developed and patented a breakthrough disinfectant application technology and system that places a positive charge on the liquid droplets as they leave the spray nozzle. The dispersed droplets spread out more evenly and seek out a negative or neutrally charged surface. The end result is that the disinfectant is more targeted, provides more uniform coverage with less waste, and like a magnet, attracts to a surface with remarkable force.
“We are proud to partner with Azle ISD and our channel partner Joe W. Fly Company in their commitment to serve their students and community and we believe they will have great results from their proactive, healthy learning environment approach,” said E-Mist CEO Josh Robertson.
About E-Mist Innovations First used in 2009 to combat H1N1 flu in schools, E-Mist application systems are at work in K-12 schools, hospitals, long-term care facilities, emergency medical transportation, and has expanded to building service contractors for the disinfection of a wide range of environments from professional buildings and airliners to fitness centers and food production facilities. The patented Electrostatic System and SanoTech 360™ Process delivers better, easier outcomes at a lower cost to help break the chain of infection.