One of the most important things for cruise ships to do is work hard to minimize the risk of any viral or bacteria infections. While minimizing the chance for any infection is important, the most concerning is the Nonovirus. These infections are able to move quickly through cruise ships and can infect more than 30% of all of the passengers if not contained quickly. Because this virus causes the most cases of food borne-diseases and illnesses in the US, it’s important to always think about how to remove/eradicate Norovirus from cruise ships. Doing so can help to decrease the more than 20 million annual cases that are reported to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Provention).
A group of viruses that can cause gastroenteritis, noroviruses work quickly to inflame the lining of both the intestines and the stomach, which can cause an immediate onset of diarrhea and vomiting. This is incredibly contagious and is easily spread by people who have the virus, and then it will contaminate surfaces.
The virus can be aerosolized from their flatulence, vomit, and stool, allowing it to move quickly from person to person. Where there are a lot of people in one place, such as on a cruise ship, it is easy for the infection to spread quickly. Other places of concern include schools, hospitals, recreational centers, and theaters. Norovirus can spread through water or air, food, touching a contaminated person, or even touching a contaminated surface.
It’s important to consider how to eliminate bacteria/viruses from cruise ships since people are in such close proximity to each other all the time and may bring an illness on board without realizing it. Outbreaks that begin in food prep areas can spread quickly when people sit to eat. While there are many vaccines in trial, there are no vaccines that can either prevent infection from the norovirus or treat it once infection.
Cruise lines work hard to make sure that they decrease the risk of an outbreak by having in place strict cleaning and sanitization practices. While this is a good start, outbreaks still occur, leaving many people to wonder how to kill bacteria on boats.
The best plan of action is to sanitize all surfaces and the air at the same time and to have a high kill rate of bacteria and viruses so that they can’t easily spread.
There are some ways to clean surfaces and air, including absorbing the mold, bacteria, and viruses with activated charcoal or in an ozone purifier. Unfortunately, even with filters, ionization, ozone, and adsorption, this is not the best way to treat large areas of occupied space. Newer systems that rely on UV to sanitize are a much better option and will sanitize the area in two ways: killing microorganisms directly and creating Hydroxyl radical oxidants to sanitize open spaces.
Some of the best technology is Odorox/Pyure Air technology, which relies on high-quality optics to generate UV energy to kill any microorganisms in the device, including those from Norovirus. Additionally, by creating Hydroxyls and releasing them into the air, this equipment is able to quickly and easily kill bacteria and viruses in a large space, no matter whether they are on surfaces or in the air.se VOCs include glue, correction fluid, office equipment, building materials, adhesives, markers, and carbonless copy paper.
When used continuously, hydroxyls can reduce the contamination from norovirus more than 99% and also remove odors. Many people wonder how remove odors from cruise ships and boats and yachts , and the answer is in the hydroxyls, which are able to sanitize and clean the air in a way never before thought possible.
It’s a good idea to use this treatment in any areas where there is food, including the kitchen, dining area, coolers, and buffet, as well as locations where a crowd of people will gather on a regular basis. This includes in social areas such as exercise rooms, restrooms, and sleeping areas.
Maintenance for these systems is simple and requires optics to be washed and filters washed and replaced on a monthly basis. With proper training for maintenance and use, a crew will be able to easily handle using these machines and will have clean air and surfaces.It’s important to make sure that you buy your machine from a reputable company, as effectiveness can vary widely from manufacturer to manufacturer. Trust the FDA for stringent testing, and rely on the Odorox/Pyure MDU/RX device for reliable sanitizing.
Feel free to Email Odorox/Pyure Air or call anytime during business hours 888-246-7446 x 211 for any questions or concerns regarding Hydroxyl Processors and how to cleanest air for your space and using OdoroxAir/Pyure Hydroxyl Processors to Kill, Eliminate, Eradicate Smells, Odors On Boats, Yachts, Cruise Ships, Marina. Hydroxyls Solution For Marine Use, Cruise Ships, Boating, Power Boat, Sailing boats.
On the morning of January 8"' 2010, there had been a fuel oil spill in the parking ramp which is below the Multiband Tower.
The elevator in the middle of the building was creating a vacuum which allowed the smell of fuel oil to spread throughout different locations inside the building. Odorox Air immediately brought over several Odorox Hydroxyl Generators to assist in the odor remediation.
Two of the Boss XL3 units with blowers were placed in the main entrance to the elevator from the parking ramp. The hydroxyl generators reduced a substantial amount of fuel oil odor from rising up the elevator chamber within a few hours. Two Boss XL2 units were placed in several different locations throughout the entire building during the course of 7 days.
Being t here are 10 businesses employing over 300 people in this facility, it was important to use the Odorox'" hydroxyl generators and keep the businesses operating normally.
Building Supervisor MultiBand Tower
On March 22, I received a phone call from the President and chief mechanic at Infinity Air in Nashua, NH. They explained to me that they had a large fire in one of their airplane hangars. The fire had destroyed one airplane and the intense smoke and soot had penetrated a brand new Mooney Acclaim Type S aircraft. The owner of the smoke damaged Mooney who had stored his airplane in the hangar was beside himself and insistent on having the carpets, interior liners, leather seats, and flight instruments completely removed and rebuilt back to the original condition because he felt the smoke odors and residue would never fully be gone from his prized airplane (estimated cost was $25,000.00).
After several conversations with the demanding plane owner the airport personnel had calmed him down enough to agree to try and clean the aircraft before just 'gutting' it. They had called two cleaning companies before calling Allpro. Both companies stated they could clean the aircraft and rid the plane of odor. Their estimates to restore the aircraft were significantly higher.
When Infinity air had called me and told me all this information I had only one question for them 'How do the two other companies plan to attack the smoke odor inside the aircraft?'
The chief mechanic told me 'They plan on thoroughly cleaning the aircraft by hand then installing an ozone machine inside the cabin to eradicate and residual odors.' As you know ozone has been known to deteriorate plastics and rubber.
I was very adamant with the staff at infinity air NOT to let anyone deodorize an airplane with ozone. The last thing they need is an airplane with compromised rubber seals, fittings and gaskets.
They were so pleased that they called me because it was not explained to them by the other cleaning companies that ozone could affect the aircraft. They asked me how I would restore the airplane and I told them I would use soot sponges and neutral cleaners for the cleaning and then explained the Hydroxyl technology to them. They were amazed that this technology exist and were very impressed with my knowledge on how to properly clean an airplane. I told them I could completely restore the aircraft back to original condition for a fraction of the interior replacement cost and would guarantee the distraught owner of the plane would have no evidence of anything ever happening to his airplane.
Needless to say I was hired and 100% successful. Three days after the job was completed I called Infinity Air to get an update on the job. They couldn't say enough nice things about what we had accomplished and were even more amazed that the airplane had no evidence of soot or odor other than the 'new car' smell it had before the fire. The XL 3 and Boss systems are amazing and our number one tool now on all odor related jobs we do.
I have gotten nothing but rave reviews from adjusters who want to implement the Hydroxyl system on more restoration jobs.
Odorox hydroxyl technology destroys 99.9% of germs, bacteria, mold, mildew, voc's and viruses in the air and on porous and non-porous surfaces which can cause illness and infections. MDU/RX FDA approved and safe to use in spaces occupied by people, pets, and plants.