Disinfection of entire rooms in a short span is critical for many businesses. Offices, conference rooms, breakrooms, bathrooms, etc. They all need to be sanitized and be able to use them right away. For this type of application our UVC CHMBER is the ideal solution. Offers whole-room disinfection with Ozone free so no ventilation is required after use.
Yes, UVC Light Can Get Rid of Germs
Times like humankind is currently facing, call for desperate measures. Ever since discovering disinfectants and subsequent adoption in homes and other places outside health facilities, we have continued to look out for increasingly effective ways to deal with germs around us. While the germs appear to do a great job at keeping pace with the chemicals we use, we haven’t been able to outpace them when it comes to the harsh reactions they unleash on our health.
UVC or Ultraviolet Light is an excellent option for dealing with germs in the home or the workplace teeming with humans from every side of town.
What is UVC Light?
The normal human eye cannot see ultraviolet rays. Ultraviolet C or UVC is a range of ultraviolet radiation (UVR). It has a wavelength between 100 and 280 nanometers (nm). Other names for UV-C include hard UV, short wave, and germicidal radiation.
Like other ultraviolet radiation ranges, UVC has several benefits. However, we’ll limit the discussion to its growing adoption as an effective germicide for brevity’s sake.
Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) is a disinfection method that employs short wave UV light or UV-light to inactivate or kill microbes. The radiation is safe for use in applications spanning air, food, and water purification.
The adoption of germicidal irradiation using UV-C has been relatively common since the mid-twentieth century. Initial applications were limited to sterilizing work environments and medical facilities. However, it’s increasingly used for drinking water and wastewater sterilization. It works because the holding facilities are enclosed, and it’s possible to circulate the UV-C to expose all pathogens to a higher dose of UV. Modern technology enables the use of UV-C in air purifiers, an application that will benefit homes and business operations well.
How UV-C Works
UV-C inactivates micro-organisms or kills them off by denaturing and destroying their nucleic acid components and disrupting their DNA or genetic material. This mechanism ensures the microbes lose their ability to carry out vital cellular functions.
Nucleic acids are particularly susceptible to germicidal or short-wavelength UV (UV-C) because they strongly absorb wavelengths around 200 to 300 nm. The energy the acids have soaked up leads to defects such as pyrimidine dimers. The resulting dimers can prevent the expression of vital proteins. They may also halt replication, leading to inactivation or outright death of the organism.
Our atmosphere’s ozone layer blocks UV-C light, so it is weak at the Earth’s surface. But. UVGI devices can produce potent UV-C light in circulating air and water systems. It is especially effective in hospitals, homes, offices, and other places with high sanitary requirements.
If you combine UVGI with a filtration system, you can use it to sanitize the surrounding air and water.
UV-C vs. Harsh Chemical Disinfectants
Chemical disinfectants have faithfully served us for decades, but are UV-C light products better or just plain trendy?
Using UV-C light is a physical disinfection process, but one prominent issue with chemical disinfectants is that they can be quite unfriendly to health. They can elicit adverse reactions that may prove to be worse than the pathogens would ordinarily cause.
Perhaps worse to know is that chemicals may be ineffective or downright dangerous. It’s important to leave chemicals and heat long enough to kill off micro-organisms – an expensive process that’s also inconvenient.
Chemicals can also put individuals at risk of exposure to toxins. Even though it helps if employees and visitors to wash their hands often, it’s a grueling challenge to make them do it correctly.
One place UV-C light shines is to inactivate bacteria without using antibiotics. Therefore, it works excellently on antibiotic-resistant species. As these become resistant to antibiotics, people are increasingly susceptible to minor infections. These infections are usually more resistant when they come from healthcare facilities.
The evidence over decades is consistent that UV-C light effectively deals with unwanted and potentially harmful pathogens.
More office facilities and homes now depend on UV-C light to eliminate dangerous pathogens. You might have valid concerns over its effectiveness, but there is overwhelming evidence that it works. If you’ve relied on chemicals for so long, you may also have endured discomfort. Their lingering smell would stay in your thoughts for as long as possible. UV-C light is a radically different solution that homes and businesses can adopt for a painless disinfection process.