New "virus washer" technology to clean the air in Japanese movie theaters

Yesterday Sanyo announced it will install a new kind of air purification system in 26 multiplex movie theaters Warner operates in Japan. The system will be integrated into rooftop air conditioner units and features Sanyo’s so-called virus-washer technology.

Using electrolyzed water, the company claims the technology is able to to fight the activity of odors, bacteria, viruses and pollen. While existing air purification systems only cover areas of up to 100 sq. meters, Sanyo’s solution is said to be effective in spaces of up to 600 sq. meters.