More than 100 years ago, scientists discovered that ultraviolet (UV) light kills microorganisms, including viruses. Since then, UVC light has been used for decades to disinfect hospitals, ambulances, wastewater, and drinking-water. Industry regulations are based on scientific research and experience.
Ultraviolet (UV) light comes from the sun and from manmade sources. We are exposed to UVA and UVB light when we are outdoors, and we take precautions against excessive exposure. The third kind of UV light—UVC—is largely blocked by the ozone layer, so most of it doesn’t reach us here on the earth’s surface. It does, however, pack the most energy and is the quickest of the three UV lights at destroying viruses’ and other pathogens’ genetic material. So, when hospitals, laboratories, bus companies, airlines, water-treatment facilities, and other businesses and retail outlets need to disinfect, they choose UVC light, administered safely after hours, at a distance, by trained, protected technicians deploying robots and lamps. And, unlike ammonia and bleach, the UVC light sterilizes surfaces without leaving any noxious fumes and residue.
This disinfecting method does not use chemicals, so nothing comes in physical contact with any surface or object.
There are no dangerous, allergy-triggering chemical smells or residue left behind. It is good for the environment and leaves your facility fresh and sterile, ensuring that your business is safe for your employees and customers.
Ultraviolet Germical Irradiation(UVGI) breaks the DNA chain of viral pathogens effectively killing them. Exposing pathogens to UVC light in the proper dose breaks their DNA, rendering them inert, effectively killing them.
We sell and lease hospital-grade UVC light "robots" and hand-held "wands" and Upper Air Sanitizing Systems. The UVC light operates at a level of 200-280nm(254 nm optimal)
The UVC Light Towers and Upper Air Sanitizing Systems are capable of disinfecting businesses big and small. The hand-held wands offer a solution for hard to reach places. Autonomous "Robots" can achieve very large scale cleaning after hours in airports, malls and the like.
The amount of dwell time it takes one of these devices to kill at a level of 99.9% is over 1 minute per 5 square inches at 2 inches away. That means you must hold it in the same place for 1 minute every 5 inches. Using the Inverse Square Law, that applies to UVC-light effectiveness, that would mean an office desk would require over 2 hours of dwell time to destroy viruses.
Exposing dangerous pathogens to UVC light at 254nm is proven to kill the harmful microorganisms at the DNA level. We provide UVC dosimeters as proof of performance so that the proper dose is delivered.