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E-Mist, Azle ISD partner on disinfectant plan

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Azle Independent School District, in partnership with E-Mist Innovations Inc., has purchased and trained staff on the implementation of electrostatic technology to disinfect all 11 campuses, athletic facilities and the transportation department.

It is the first school system in the nation to proactively fight against the spread of common infections such as Norovirus found in schools across the country, the system said in a news release.

E-Mist’s portable application system disinfects touchable surfaces at the rate of 80,000 square feet an hour and uses 35 to 50 percent less chemical solution than a spray bottle.

“In a school district serving 6,300 students, with 800 staff, among a population of 11,000, this will have significant impacts on the community by ensuring less days of school are missed with kids and families home sick,” Superintendent Dr. Ray Lea said in the release.

E-Mist’s application technology and system places a positive charge on the liquid droplets as they leave the spray nozzle. The dispersed droplets spread out more evenly and seek out a negative or neutrally charged surface.

“We are proud to partner with Azle ISD and our channel partner Joe W. Fly Co. in their commitment to serve their students and community and we believe they will have great results from their proactive, healthy learning environment approach,” E-Mist CEO Josh Robertson said in the release.

E-Mist was a Fort Worth technology startup nurtured out of TECH Fort Worth. The company gained increasing visibility following an outbreak of Ebola in 2014. Ebola was the top news in Dallas-Fort Worth after Dallas resident Thomas Eric Duncan died from the virus on Oct. 8. E-Mist was hired to disinfect a nurse’s apartment, and suddenly the product was thrust into the media spotlight.

FWBP Staff


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