How long can the novel coronavirus persist on different surfaces?
Some studies on other coronaviruses, shows that they can survive on metal, glass and plastic for as long as nine days, unless they are properly disinfected.
SARS-CoV-2 viable virus could be detected up to 72 hours post application in different surfaces though the virus titer was greatly reduced. The survival rate is greatly influenced by the temperature, humidity and amount of virus. Source: search.bvsalud.org
Selection of materials with an appropriate design of easy to disinfect surfaces can have an impact on protecting against bacteria and viruses like COVID-19, preventing the risk of spreading the infection.
According to a new report from Chalmers, ”a new material that can kill bacteria has now shown early promise in de-activation of viruses, including certain coronaviruses. The material, developed by researchers at Chalmers, is now being evaluated against SARS-CoV-2, which causes covid-19″. Source: chalmers.se
Use of architectural smart materials with acoustic, anti-static and specially one that can kill bacteria and de-activate viruses is Blue Pavilion’s priority.