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Ultraviolet-emitting chips installed in light fittings could play “a significant role in fighting the pandemic”

Marcus Fairs at reports a new generation of compact chips could safely neutralise airborne coronavirus in buildings, vehicles and even outdoor spaces using far-UVC radiation, according to Seth Coe-Sullivan of technology company NS Nanotech. The semiconductors, which will cost less than $200 each and can run on battery power, could play “a significant role in fighting the pandemic,” said Coe-Sullivan, who is CEO and co-founder of the US nanotech company. The potential for the technology to disinfect public and private spaces without harming people is “nearly limitless,” Coe-Sullivan told Dezeen in an email interview. Above: ShortWaveLight Emitter is a chip that…
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