Why UV-C?

What is it and how does it work?

About UV-C

UV-C light

UV-C is part of the electromagnetic spectrum that ranges from 100-400nm. Within the range of the ultraviolet radiation (100-400nm) a subdivision has been made due to the different characteristics of the wavelength regions. The Ultraviolet region has been divided a in 4 separate regions: Vacuum UV (100-200nm), UV-C “short wavelength” (200-280nm), UV-B “medium wavelength” (280-315nm) and UV-A “blacklight” (315-400nm). From which UV-C (254nm) is mainly used for disinfection purposes. When used safely, UV-C light is a very fast and efficient method of eliminating micro-organisms, such as fighting bacteria, germs and viruses (ALSO COVID-19). In addition, UV-C light is a particularly clean one technology. The disinfecting effect of UV-C radiation has been known for more than 100 years and is yet used worldwide in a wide variety of applications.

About UV-C

The Disinfection Effect

UV-C is the key to disinfection!

UV-C light destroys the DNA structure of microorganisms and prevents them from reproducing. As the DNA is used by the cell for protein production or duplicated for cell division, the reading enzymes stop working once UV-C radiation destroys the connection between primordial DNA components. The more defective spots that exist in the DNA strand, the greater the damage to the life of the cell, including for micro-organisms. This principle explains the dose-response principle: the stronger the UV-C dose, the more frequent will be the damage and the higher the mortality rate, because the readout process of the enzymes is interrupted. This molecular change makes the DNA unusable for the essential process of transcription (metabolism) and replication (cell division). Therefore, the lack of enzymes and the blocking of cell division results in cell death. As a result, the micro-organism is made harmless and dies.

About UV-C

The Benefits

  • Environmentally friendly and biological (no chemicals used)
  • Continuous disinfection (24/7)
  • Low operational costs
  • User-friendly and easy to maintain equipment
  • Easy and flexible applicable
  • Proven effective (destroying micro-organisms, viruses etc. in water or air)
  • Taste, color and sense of the medium (the carrier, such as food, liquids or surfaces) stay unaffected. Only light is used.
The Disinfection Effect

Air & Surface Disinfection

The Disinfection Effect

Air & Surface disinfection

UV-C can be used in virtually every industry to disinfect air and surfaces, as in each sector there are occasions where airborne microorganisms create problems (COVID-19 for example). Viruses for instance transmit mainly through the air (for example, by coughing or sneezing) and land on the surface.

UV-C makes it easy to reach these airborne microorganisms and to disinfect and neutralize the environment in an effective way. This technology, among others, helps neutralize the environment from recurring viruses (such as flu), dust mites, fungi and bacteria.

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