How to Safely Reopen a Restaurant with Biotechnology

Updated: May 14

Restaurants have been among the hardest hit during Covid-19 lockdowns with an estimate that the first UK lockdown cost the hospitality industry £25 billion. As restaurants reopen, offering a safe customer experience is paramount and a solution comes from biotech.


The Problems of Running a Restaurant


If you run a restaurant, you are guaranteed to know about at least one of these problems:


  • Ensuring customer peace of mind;

  • Staff safety and performance;

  • Problems with odours, particularly from strong ingredients;

  • Mouldy produce;

  • Contaminants within the kitchen;

All of the problems above can be related to air quality within the restaurant. Thankfully biotechnology is here to help.


A Scalable Solution


U-Earth’s Pure Air Zones provide an innovative, scalable solution that restaurants of all sizes can use. They can offer a sense of normality and security to customers as well as staff.


Using molecular charge attraction, AIRcel bioreactors can capture all charged particles in the air no matter the type or size. It is a physics principle that ensures peace of mind for everyone throughout a restaurant or bar.


Because of its effectiveness, the solution is already being used in other polluted environments such as in motorsport including for teams in Formula 1, Formula 2 and MotoGP.


Measurable Results


Completely plug-and-play, AIRcel can be moved to where it's needed most and only uses as much energy as the average light bulb.


A monitor updates every five minutes as it measures the environment within the restaurant. Using sensors, the results are fed back to a database in the cloud that can be accessed 24/7. The result? A safer environment for staff and customers alike.


The AIRcel can also be tested using U-Alert. Because a bioreactor doesn’t use traditional filters but instead makes use of electrostatic, water and U-Ox (a blend of bacteria and enzymes taken from natural sources), the solution can be tested for the virus responsible for Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) as often as you like.


A negative result will prove to customers that they are able to relax and enjoy their meal without concern. A complete pure air service!


To our knowledge, a test for SARS-CoV-2 is simply not possible with any other air purification system. U-Ox is able to break down and neutralise not just SARS-CoV-2 but theoretically any contaminant (including mould spores), in a similar manner to the way in which a forest provides clean air.


AIRcel is so powerful that tests have proven it akin to having 272 oak trees in your environment - now that’s what we call efficiency!


A Marketing Tool


Keeping customers and staff safe is great but people need to know about it. That's where the Pure Air Zone app comes in.


Advertising the location of each Pure Air Restaurant, customers can easily find out where to eat, drink and relax at the click of a finger.


Offering a Pure Air Zone is a great marketing tool and can help with promotion of your restaurant. Because it's purely based around biotech, it serves as excellent green marketing.


Innovation for the Future


U-Earth’s Pure Air Zone solution has been proven effective in Italian hospitals throughout the Covid-19 pandemic with no less than three hospitals using the biotechnology to help prevent cross-contamination on the ward. The results were even written in a scientific paper which can be read here and is summarised here.


If U-Earth’s Pure Air Zone solution is being used in medical situations, the advent of a Pure Air Restaurant is an exciting addition to the landscape, especially when considering the 'restart grants' - announced only last month - that are available to pubs, restaurants and hotels.


Safely reopening a restaurant is no easy task in these troubling times but Boboli in Leicestershire is one such restaurant to have come aboard in the UK with others across Europe and North America also choosing to invest in the future and provide a safe reopening of their restaurants.


The Pure Air Zone solution provides key, usable data that should ensure a venue’s safety long into the future.


For more information on turning your premises into a Pure Air Restaurant, why not get in touch with one of our air quality specialists or sign up to our newsletter to receive a free guide on the different types of air pollution that are all around us.