CTT working with Camfil to add ozone and VOC filtration to its humidifiers


Humidification expert CTT Systems is joining forces with Camfil to adapt the latter’s air-filtration technology for aircraft applications, primarily for CTT’s humidifier solutions. The two companies formalised their cooperation by signing a memorandum of understanding.

The cooperation aims to explore innovative air filter applications to improve air quality in aircraft cabins, capitalising on Camfil’s expertise and air-filtration solutions and CTT’s knowledge and footprint in the aviation industry. The initial objective is to reduce ozone and/or volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Primarily, CTT is opting to incorporate air filtration into its humidifier products to further improve air quality and complement existing clean-air solutions without adding maintenance or overhaul requirements for airlines. By integrating filter technology in the pad module that is aligned with the service interval of the pad material, airlines can replace in one go. The pad filters will be completely interchangeable with CTT’s current product line of humidifiers/pads.

“We look forward to working with CTT to develop filters that can add additional value to CTT’s customers and further improve air quality in aircraft,” said Mark Simmons, CEO at Camfil. “We will work very closely with CTT to develop tailor-made filters certified for use in aircraft with very specific, high-performance filtration and low pressure drop.”

“The premium air pad will be developed for our humidifiers in flight decks, crew rests and passenger cabins on Boeing 777X and Airbus A350 aircraft, as well as for crew rests on the Boeing 787, improving air quality without adding extra service or maintenance,” said Torbjörn Johansson, CEO at CTT Systems. “Airlines can initially select ozone and VOC reduction.”

The company’s humidifiers are designed to increase relative humidity to approximately 20% on board. The humidifier is based on evaporative cooling technology and uses a method designed to effectively preclude the transfer of bacteria.

The September/October 2020 edition of Business Jet Interiors International includes an in-depth feature on air quality, which you can read by clicking here.

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