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Lenexa Company's Spheres Clearing Coronavirus From The Air

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The Sphere is one of three products sold by Synexis that use dry hydrogen peroxide to attack microbes in the air and on surfaces.

Synexis uses its patented dry hydrogen peroxide system to fight not only viruses but bacteria, mold, odors and insects as well.

The science behind the DHP (dry hydrogen peroxide) process sounds pretty simple. Oxygen and humidity in the air passes through one of Synexis' three devices to be broken down and emerge as DHP.

While in the air or on surfaces, viruses like COVID-19 are attracted to its moisture content, attach themselves to the DHP molecules and are destroyed.

K-State was convinced by the technology and has installed The Sphere in classrooms and common areas, investing more than $2 million in the product.

"Primarily our focus here recently has been return to school, is a big priority to us. Return to work. So we're doing a lot of work in that space . . . any space that there's a concern of microbial or microbes, microbial load reduction, these can be used." says Eric Schlote, CEO of Synexis.

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