As children return to School throughout the country, it’s vital to examine not only the air quality outside of the School bus but also the air quality within the vehicle.As government officials and industry experts evaluate the benefits of electric School bus technology, air purification firms pointed out that when the windows are down and the buses are going down a busy highway, the amount of gasoline or energy spent makes no difference. Any fossil-based fuel emissions, particularly diesel, continue to find their way into School buses, posing a health risk to children.
Daniel Hagström, CEO and co-founder of CabinAir, an in-cabin air filtration system for automobiles, trucks, and other vehicles, emphasized to School Transportation News the growing awareness of the need for clean air. “Viruses and bacteria are nothing new,” he explained. “It’s new from an awareness standpoint for the globe right now because of COVID-19 Bacteria and viruses, on the other hand, have always existed.”
CabinAir’s technique combines particle charging with mechanical filtration. The combination of the two technologies is preferable to mechanical filtration alone, according to Hagström, since it traps the most hazardous ultrafine particles, such as those found in diesel exhaust, brake dust, soot, and viruses and bacteria.