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University of Texas at Austin is Choosing Air Purification Upgrades to Make Shared Spaces Safe

Updated January 9, 2021

Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, all sorts of communal spaces are looking for methods that help improve indoor air quality. Solutions like air purification upgrades. That goes for every type of shared space. 

At The University of Texas at Austin, the athletic department administrators chose to focus on indoor air quality improvements. Specifically, air purification upgrades. Over this past summer, the university installed DustFree active air purification systems at the DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium. That is, the indoor spaces that staff, athletes and students frequent at the stadium.

Air Purification Upgrades

“The air purification system installed was an all-in-one solution to ensure our students, staff and visitors to the athletic facility are working and working out in a clean air environment,” said University of Texas’ Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director Arthur Johnson for a press release. The installation included locker rooms, physical training rooms, equipment rooms and weight rooms. Upgrading the HVAC systems to include air purification benefits the health and well being of all Texas Athletics athletes, employees and visitors. 

Odor Reduction and Easy Install

Michael Rodriguez, the University of Texas Athletic Facilities Technical Trade Supervisor pointed out another noticeable purification benefit. “Within days, we noticed the clean air smell in our locker rooms and equipment rooms,” Rodriquez said. “These are locations in our facility that have some of the most pungent odors.” 

Dust Free’s active air purifier reduces odors through ionic oxidation and bi-polar ionization processes. “Basically the technologies break down the unwanted odorous compounds by robbing them of an Oxygen molecule or “oxidizes” them,” said Rob Ambrosetti, certified indoor air quality expert. The oxidation and ionization processes that reduce odors are the same procedures responsible for limiting harmful indoor pollutants. “The process proactively seeks [harmful particles] out and renders them harmless.” 

Rodriquez also commended the Hill Country Pro HVAC technicians who conducted the air purification installations. He regarded their work as quick, quiet and clean. A helpful reminder that while HVAC upgrades may seem complex, expert contractors are able to manage installation in an efficient manner.

Sara Romano

Sara Romano

Sara is KGG’s Associate Content Director and a part of KGG’s digital services team. A recent graduate of Loyola Marymount University, Sara joined KGG in 2020. She works as a writer, editor, and social media content creator for KGG. She is passionate about the importance of indoor air quality and environmental health.

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