Some months ago, the LIC company contacted us in order to start a new collaboration associated with defining new disinfection techniques for railway carriages, airplanes and buses. The new technique is based on generating ozone-saturated atmospheres to disinfect against SARS-CoV-2 viruses.
In the last few months we have been analysing the effects of ozone-saturated atmospheres on train, airplane and bus furnishings. The specimens have been submitted to numerous ozone concentration cycles, followed by mechanical tests (in collaboration with the University of Alicante).
We have just finished our research with very promising results.
We have estimated the durability of different materials and the variation of the mechanical properties. We hope that this timely research will contribute to making safer public transport.