The goal is to end this pandemic that has claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
Scientists succeed in neutralizing COVID-19 in less than one minute
A recent study by Texas A & M University, in the United States, has indicated that there is a way to neutralize it in less than a minute the virus.
We tell you what this scientific analysis reports:
According to research conducted by Arum Han, a professor in the University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Technology, there is an experimental system that could be a turning point in Covid-19 infections.
According to the paper published in Phys.org, exposure of SARS-COV-2 to high temperatures neutralized COVID-19 in less than a minute, rendering the virus unable to infect another human host.
During the experiment, the scientists heated a stainless steel tube containing a solution of Covid-19 to nearly 72 degrees Celsius. Half a second later they cooled the container.
They found that this thermal process is capable of reducing the amount of virus in the solution 100,000-fold.
In other words, this would neutralize the reductant in a shorter time and prevent it as they thought.
“I was curious to know how many temperatures we can apply in such a short time and see if we could heat inactivate the coronavirus in a very short time,” Professor Arum Han explained about this research.
With this, it is believed that the discovery could be applied in ventilation, heating and air conditioning systems. In addition, it could kill other viruses, such as influenza, for example.