Researchers have adjusted the alloy of the steel. This new material added ten percent more copper, which has disinfectant properties. This allows up to 99.75 percent of coronavirus cells to be killed within three hours.
The metal will be able to eliminate not only SARS-CoV-2, but also the H1N1 flu virus, as well as E. coli, scientists say.
On a normal surface, the virus can persist for two to three days. Scientists plan to launch the production of “antique” steel in six months. They intend to make door handles, elevator buttons, etc. from this material.