UVC Technology & Disinfection Chambers
COVID-19 has enhanced the worlds awareness of the importance of creating and maintaining a safe healthy environment. Reducing the risk and spread of viruses is priority to allow society to go back to normal.
As hygiene plays an increasingly significant role in our lives UV-C technology will be a big part of making that possible.
- UVC light has been used extensively for more than 40 years in disinfecting drinking water, waste water, air, pharmaceutical products and surfaces against a whole host of human pathogens.
- All bacteria and viruses tested to date respond to UV disinfection at appropriate doses.
- UVC light has proven to inactivate (aka ‘kill’) at least two other corona-viruses that are near relatives of the COVID-19 virus: SARS-Cov1 and MERS-CoV.
- COVID-19 infections can be caused by contact with contaminated objects and surfaces and then touching facial areas.
- COVID-19 can live on plastic and steel for upto 3 days.
ESS provide UVC solutions not only in air sterilisation, but also object sterilisation via our disinfection chambers.
How It Works
The UV spectrum of light is split into multiple bands of UVA, UVB, UVC.
The UVC spectrum, 200-280nm, is also known as UV Germicidal Irradiation(UCI).
The nucleic acid encodes the genetic information unique for each virus. UVC is easily absorbed by the nucleic acids of viruses and is effective by disrupting the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) or RNA (ribonucleic acid) and inactivate them.
The new hygiene aware environment we find ourselves in mean that companies and institutions are looking for suitable ways to combat bacteria and viruses, not only effective against COVID-19, but also other harmful organisms and pathogens (e.g. influenza) and future virus strains.
In contrast to the Radic8 air sterilisation systems, shared objects whose surfaces need to be cleaned, such as headsets, hand held scanners and office devices, retail items like glasses, books, mobile phones and other small objects in everyday use, can be sterilised by placing them in the disinfection chambers. With their simple, safe and compact design, they can be integrated effortlessly into workflows.