A French company had the ingenious idea of designing a disinfecting tunnel that could soon appear at the entrance of supermarkets and or other commercial areas.
“Customers enter it with their cart and then the product is sprayed on it,” Pierre Nicoletti, the manager of Alineair, the French-based company handling the design and production of the tunnels, told La Voix du Nord.
Nicoletti posted a short video on Facebook Wednesday (May 13) detailing how the tunnel works:
The tunnel sprays a fine mist of water and nitrogen, Nicoletti said, adding that the mist is “harmless” and “allows surface disinfection of more than 99%”.
In pre-corona times, Alineair designed street furniture, saw its business freeze when the French government initiated lockdowns several months ago as COVID-19 cases and deaths soared. The company, he said, had to reinvent itself and seize the moment in developing a product to combat the virus spread.
“Until two months ago, no one had worked on this type of equipment. I say that without judgment, but in France, we are not the most hygienic, and there was no demand,” he said.