The resin is capable to encapsulate both dust and microorganisms, and crumbled insulations. It is not harmful for workers and users. Antibacterial coating is the name given to this non-destructive technique for long term sensitization of air-conditioning ducts. As has been demonstrated in large Italian hospitals (such as the San Raffaele of Milan or the Sant'Orsola of Brescia, to name but a few), the special formulation of the fungi-bacteria destroying resin has lead to an antibacterial and anti-fungi effect which, as official documents show, continues to be effective in these ducts even after 10 years. They are still completely devoid of any pathogenic bacteria or fungi. As with downpipes and sewer pipes, all the operations here described are carried out without demolition, work being done from the service grates or any accesses already present to the air- conditioning ducts.
The effectiveness of the anti- bacteria coating as compared to traditional cleansing techniques is linked to the fact that the liner of fungi/bacteria- destroying resin, used in anti-bacteria coating, adheres to the pipeline walls, blocking the development of fungi and bacteria over a long lapse of time exactly where these pathogenous agents find easy ground for development – the walls of the duct. With traditional methods, on the contrary, any substance, even if in the form of aerosol, simply dispersed into the air-flow and transported by same, for hydrodynamic reasons deposits very scarcely on duct walls, especially in the straight stretches, and concentrates instead on the bends and mouths. Which explains why certain treatments are effective only in the short run. Worthy of note is the fact that this technology is once more Italian, having been patented once more in 1997 by IN.TEC of Segrate (Milan)
The overall view offered in this report presents a very innovative picture in the field of rehabilitating pipes inside buildings. Such work to date was burdensome and costly, but today the current rehabilitating technologies have effectively overcome these problems. As from now, therefore, and thanks to these techniques, having to break walls to repair a pipe inside a building will become less and less necessary and advantageous.
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