COLLEGE STATION, TX — Well, Aggie researchers say they've found the secret to killing coronavirus - high heat.
Previous studies show applying heat to the coronavirus for 20 minutes can neutralize it. But now, researchers at Texas A&M say, it can be done in a fraction of a second.
They say these new findings are good news for killing the virus in our most vulnerable places.
"If you can integrate a heating system in those HEPA filters or into these h-vac's, that would be a tremendous plus, because, right now, indoors, is the highest risk and hospital is the highest risk, so if you can actually sterilize the air, that will have a major impact on how we can live a little more normally, even indoors." shared Arum Han, Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Texas A&M.
Han says, exposing the virus to a temperature of over 161 degrees Fahrenheit, for a second, is enough to kill it.
The team is working on making a practical application for those working to fight coronavirus infection.
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