Antarctica21´s “Magellan Explorer” installs AtmosAir Solutions Indoor Air Purification Technology Providing a Healthier Shipboard Environment
Antarctica21, a boutique Antarctic Air-Cruise operator, today announced it had installed AtmosAir Solutions bi-polar ionization indoor air technology throughout its entire ship, “Magellan Explorer”, to improve health and wellness for its passengers and crew.
The ship will also feature AtmosAware, a cloud-based, real-time indoor air quality environment monitoring system.
AtmosAir Solutions patented bi-polar ionization technology (BPI) acts as a continuous disinfectant that removes contaminants from the air and surfaces in interiors from bow-to-stern.
BPI tubes, installed in the ships HVAC systems, will suppress the formation of microorganisms, and reduce pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, and mold. It also reduces odors and unhealthy or irritating volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This improves the well-being of the guests and the crew.
BPI technology is also effective in helping reduce the spread of coronavirus in the air and on surfaces. Tests performed by Microchem Laboratory, one of the world’s preeminent laboratories for testing sanitizing products registered by the EPA and FDA, confirmed that the presence of coronavirus was reduced by 99.92 percent within 30 minutes of exposure to AtmosAir’s BPI technology in a contained space.
“As pioneers of the fly-cruise model to Antarctica, our philosophy is to bring evidence-based adaptable and sustainable solutions to our operations,” said Diana Galimberti Executive Vice President, Operations and Product Antarctica21. “We approached today´s new challenges with this same philosophy. Partnering with AtmosAir Solutions allows us to focus on providing once-in-a-lifetime trips to Antarctica, while knowing we have another important layer of protection for our crew, staff and travelers.”
“We are delighted to partner with Antarctica21”, said Steve Levine, President and CEO of AtmosAir Solutions. “Safety and wellbeing are key to regaining confidence in the entire cruise industry. Our bi-polar ionization technology adds a significant layer of protection and will give Magellan Explorer customers confidence in the air they breathe by creating a clean and sanitized indoor environment throughout the entirety of the ship.”
V.Ships Leisure SAM, a Ship Management Company, proposed the AtmosAir Solution BPI technology to Antarctica21 and facilitated the onboard installation.
Antarctica21 operates air-cruise expeditions to Antarctica. The company was founded in 2003 by adventurers who believed there was a better way to travel to Antarctica. Before Antarctica21, travelers who wanted to reach the Antarctic Peninsula had only one option: a 2-day sail across the notoriously rough seas of the Drake Passage. However, since 2003, the company’s boutique wilderness adventures have offered a more comfortable alternative. A two-hour flight takes guests from Punta Arenas, the Chilean gateway to Patagonia, directly to Antarctica, where they then board their expedition ship. No stormy crossing. No seasickness. Just quick, total immersion in the adventure of Antarctica. The company operates small expedition vessels that carry a maximum of 75 guests, offering flexibility and access that larger ships simply can’t match. Guests get on and off the ship efficiently, so their time ashore is focused where it should be: savoring every moment of a travel experience unlike any other.
About AtmosAir Solutions
AtmosAir Solutions of Fairfield, Connecticut, provides clean, green indoor air purification technology for commercial and residential buildings, hospitals, healthcare and assisted living facilities, hotels, casinos, cruise lines, universities, professional sports teams, and sports facilities. AtmosAir Solutions’ patented Bi-Polar Ionization Technology (BPI) improves well-being, makes buildings more sustainable, lowers their operating costs and acts as a continuous disinfectant that removes contaminants from the air and surfaces in interiors. The company’s BPI technology reduces energy emissions and consumption and does not generate ozone or other toxic by-products. It also suppresses microorganisms and pathogens in the air and on the surface, including viruses, bacteria, and mold, and reduces odors as well as unhealthy and irritating volatile organic compounds (VOCs). AtmosAir Solutions’ BPI technology is also highly effective in minimizing the spread of coronaviruses in the air and on surfaces.