Copper helps prevent the spread of fungi in HVAC systems
“A study conducted by the recently created Committee on Indoor Air Quality, within the American Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has concluded that copper can be very useful for fungal emission control in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC). This was stated by the Spanish Copper Information Centre (CEDIC).
The centre explains that “copper and its properties for the prompt and complete elimination of bacteria, viruses and fungi when in contact are of great interest for researchers in the HVAC sector” since in high occupancy buildings airborne microbial pollutants may cause many adverse effects on our health, resulting in infections, allergies or toxic effects.
According to CEDIC, as a result, “microbial growth in HVAC systems and the subsequent air pollution in indoor environments are of growing concern”.
At ceis, we conduct tests on copper pipes with air conditioning and refrigerating applications verifying that the product meets the characteristics set on product standard UNE-EN 12735-1:2011.
Once again, ceis plays a key role in the assessment of quality materials.