The origin: FP7 Counterfog
Counterfog® is a unique technology, developed in the FP7 EU Research and Development program (nº 312804), for fast disinfection of bioaerosols and decontamination of chemical, biological and radiological agents, smoke, and dust.
Counterfog® was developed by a multidisciplinary team of 10 international institutions -Spain, UK, Sweden, Germany, Czech Republic and Bulgaria- coordinated by University of Alcalá.
Counterfog® technology, endorsed by the universities of Alcalá and Strathclyde and tested by CSIC, CIEMAT, the Czech Academy of Science, VVU among others; provides a powerful fog cone made of submicrometric droplets. Due to the nano-size and the penetrating ability of the cone, it fastly removes pollutants from air and surfaces.
Counterfog EBT de la UAH, a spin-off company from Universidad de Alcalá, commercializes the Counterfog® technology for air decontamination. The company has a multidisiplinary team of engineers and scientists specialized in R&D and highly-complex technological solutions.
The company commercializes a range of portable devices for all types of applications: home, shops, offices, industry, etc. As well as large-scale decontamination systems and aerosol capture barriers.
Counterfog EBT de la UAH has been awarded with the white cross distinction of the National Police for turning an antiriot truck into a massive fast decontamination machine in April 2020 and the development of portable fast decontamination systems SDR05A+ that were provided for the BALMIS operation.
The company has cooperated with the Emergency Military Unit in the NATO Air Base of Torrejón to validate Counterfog® technology for the outdoor large-scale collapse of CBRN dust and aerosols.
A case of success
More than a hundred Counterfog® portable devices are operational in Spain, France, Germany, Portugal, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, El Salvador, Chile, Argentina, Guatemala and Maurice Islands.