TWU Employing New Safety Technologies

Colloms Campus CenterAs Universities and other educational organizations continue to explore measures in order to create a safe environment for incoming students this fall, Tennessee Wesleyan is employing a pair of new technologies to help the fight against COVID-19, iWave air purifiers and BIOPROTECT™ surface protectant.


iWave is an air purifying device installed in air conditioning systems, which reduces pathogens, allergens, particles, smoke, and odors in the air. The most important element of iWave being installed at TWU is that it has been proven to kill the COVID-19 virus. iWave purifiers have been installed in half the buildings on campus, and by the start of classes will be in every building.


In addition to cleaning the air, TWU Physical Plant will be employing a new surface cleaner called BIOPROTECT. The surface protectant provides continued protection to surfaces for up to 90 days, and has also been independently tested and proven to kill COVID-19 for more than six weeks. BIOPROTECT will be used for cleaning classrooms and other high touch areas.


“We believe these two additions to our campus, the iWave air purifiers and the BIOPROTECT surface cleaners, will make a huge impact in the health and safety of campus community throughout the rest of the summer and into the future,” said TWU President Dr. Harley Knowles.


“We have said, and will continue to say, that safety for our students, faculty, staff, and community friends is of the utmost importance, and these upgrades demonstrate that commitment.”


More information on the iWave air purifiers

More information on BIOPROTECT surface protectants 

Independent study on BIOPROTECT’s efficacy fighting COVID-19