UV-C techonlogy

The spread of infections illnesses and pathogens is a growing problem in modern civilization.In modern society, the spread of infectious diseases and pathogens is an increasing concern. Scientists are constantly seeking more effective sterilizing technologies to solve this challenge. Because it is very efficient, requires no chemicals and leaves no residue, UV-C light technology has become a formidable weapon for killing and sterilizing.

What is UV-C light?

UV-C light is a type of ultraviolet light that is in the short band of the ultraviolet spectrum, which is a part of the spectrum of solar radiation that we are rarely exposed to. This is because the ozone layer in the stratosphere prevents UV-C rays from reaching the Earth's surface. The specific wavelength range is between 200 nanometers (nm) and 280 nanometers (nm). Compared to other types of UV such as UV-A and UV-B, UV-C has shorter wavelengths and higher energies.

Is UV-C light effective in eliminating viruses/bacteria?

UV-C light is the most effective kind of UV light for bacteria destruction. It can be used to disinfect surfaces, air and liquids. The UV-C light's operation is based on the damaging effect of UV radiation on microorganisms. When bacteria or viruses are exposed to UV-C light, the UV light penetrates their cell walls and virus protein shells and acts directly on their nucleic acids (DNA and RNA). This action causes the chemical bonds in DNA and RNA to break, which in turn destroys the microorganism's genetic information and ability to replicate, preventing it from reproducing and infecting the host cell. As a result, UV-C light are able to effectively inactivate bacteria, viruses and other microbes, acting as a virucidal and sterilizing agent.

Advantages of UV-C lamp sterilization

High sterilization efficiency

UV-C lamps effectively inactivate bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms by directly acting on the nucleic acids of microorganisms through ultraviolet light and destroying their genetic information. The sterilization efficiency is up to 99% or more, which can significantly reduce the number of airborne pathogens and improve indoor air quality.

No chemicals

Compared to traditional air purification methods, UV-C lamps do not use chemicals, avoiding the impact of harmful residues on health and the environment, making it an environmentally friendly sterilization technology.

No Side Effects

UV-C lamps do not produce harmful by-products when operating in an air scrubber. It sterilizes the air solely by the physical action of UV light and does not change the chemical composition of the air, assuring pure and healthy indoor air.

Based on these advantages and benefits, we use UV-C lamps in our air scrubbers, with UV lamps inside the HEPA 600 UVIG and HEPA PRO UVIG. It makes sense to:

Air Purification

UV-C lamps can help reduce odors and harmful gasses in the air, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), smog, etc., improving indoor air quality and making it fresher and more pleasant.

Pathogen Inactivation

By continuous irradiation with a UV-C lamp, the air scrubber effectively inactivates airborne bacteria, viruses and fungi. This is important to prevent the spread of diseases and for the hygiene of the indoor environment.

Dust and mite removal

UV-C lamps can also help the air scrubber remove dust, mites and other tiny impurities from the air, effectively reducing the presence of indoor allergens, which is especially beneficial for residents with allergies.

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