OU Regents To Consider Air Purification System To Combat COVID-19

Thursday, June 18th 2020, 5:29 am
By: Storme Jones

Norman -

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will host it’s first fully virtual meeting Thursday. 

Regents will vote on a nearly $2 Million air purification system to help combat the spread of COVID-19 in campus dorms. 

University President Joseph Harroz is recommending the university purchase and install 2,300 microbial reduction devices from a company in Kansas City. 

According to the regents’ agenda, the devices produce dry hydrogen peroxide or DHP from the humidity in the air to provide safe and eco-friendly reductions of environmental contaminants and microbial levels.

The University says it began researching the devices before COVID-19 began. Air quality and ventilation have long been concerns in the residential halls, some built in the 1960s. 

If approved by the regents, the university said the air purification systems would be installed before students return to campus for the Fall semester. 

The university has not yet released a freshman move in date.