The Bacti-cell air filter is installed to keep bacterial levels low in air-conditioned buildings. “It’s for use in mechanical ventilation systems,” Marjorie Nicholson of Fenchurch Environmental Group told edie.

The Bacti-cell was originally designed after a Fenchurch division developed an anti-bacterial coating for building walls and surfaces. The technology was then applied to filters by Nationwide Filter Company, owned by Fenchurch. Now, the Bacti-cell has won a ‘Highly Commended Award’ in the Product Achievement Awards sponsored by Filtration & Separation magazine.

Nicholson acknowledges that the Bacti-cell has been developed as a result of workers’ worries about ‘sick building syndrome’. “That’s how we got involved in the development of anti-bacterial filters,” she said. And all new features are tested, not only by the manufacturer but by a purchaser as well. “We have one client who commissions his own independent tests on our products,” said Nicholson, who admits that it keeps the company on its toes.

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