Changi Airport utilising ozone to protect its travellers from coronavirus

March 10, 2020

As one of the busiest airports in the world, Changi airport in Singapore is pioneering change as one of the first airports to utilise ozone-infused water as a disinfectant*.


Changing the way we clean

Recent statistics show that there are 114,541** cases of coronavirus globally, with 319 cases in the UK alone. Although, one thing that has come to light during this outbreak is that the spread of COVID-19 has changed the way people clean, sparking interest in the use of Stabilised Aqueous Ozone (SAO™) as a disinfectant.


How ozone can be used all over the world

Stabilised Aqueous Ozone (SAO™) could soon be used all over the world as an effective, chemical-free way to get rid of germs. Amidst the outbreak, there have been widespread concerns over the cleanliness of airports – a hotspot for bacteria.

With the exception of current limitations due to coronavirus, Singapore’s Changi airport is one of the busiest airports in the world, swarming with travellers throughout the year. With 160 cases of the virus currently in the country, the airport has taken precautionary measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including the use of ozone-infused water to disinfect toilet floors, toilet bowls and urinals in toilets with particularly high-usage.


Effective cleaning in public places

Current research has discovered that the makeup of COVID-19 is 80%*** similar to the SARS coronavirus in its genome sequences, so it is assumed that ozone is just as effective in both preventing and controlling the most recent strand of the virus. Stabilised Aqueous Ozone (SAO™) is completely chemical-free and eco-friendly, which could be hugely effective for healthcare facilities, public transportation, factories and in the home.


SAO™ and coronavirus

COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus, meaning we’re still working on tests to confirm Stabilised Aqueous Ozone’s efficiency in killing the virus. However, we do know that ozone has proven successful in destroying other major viruses such as Norovirus and SARS coronavirus, suggesting it may have the same effect on COVID-19.

Click here to find out more about Stabilised Aqueous Ozone SAO™.

Latest virus testing update

Over the past couple of months, Tersano have been working tirelessly to arrange lab-based tests which reveal SAO’s effectiveness against viruses such as Sars-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Since this blog post was written, further tests have been conducted, the results of which you can see on our ‘Virus updates’ page.