Why More Businesses Are Using UVGI
What is UV-C?
UV-C stands for ultraviolet-C. UV light, which encompasses three subbands, UV-C, UV-B, and UV-A, measures the lower or shorter wavelength spectrum. UV light is electromagnetic radiation that is present in sunlight.
What is UVGI?
Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, or UVGI, is the use of ultraviolet (UV) energy to kill viral, bacterial, and fungal organisms. UVGI is also know as UV sterilization or UV disinfection. It works by breaking down certain chemical bonds and scrambling the structure of DNA, RNA and proteins, causing a microorganism to be unable to multiply.
For over 140 years, scientists have known that UV-C is a powerful disinfectant. According to the CDC, UVGI can be used to disinfect air, water, and surfaces.
UVGI commonly use 254-nm UV-C radiation to eliminate even the most hardened and drug-resistant pathogens. UV-C technology is most widely applied in healthcare settings such as nursing homes, hospitals, clinics, and urgent care facilities. In the post-covid world, corporations and educational facilities are increasingly seeking to add UV technology to their disinfecting routine.
5 Reasons To Use UVGI Disinfecting
Lower chemical cost useage.
Less man hours needed to disinfect.
Protect employees against seasonal flu and airborne viruses.
More reliable and effective disinfection.
Fewer absences due to employee illness.
What Is Upper-Room UVGI?
Upper-room UVGI refers to a disinfection zone of UV energy that is located above people in the rooms they occupy. Upper UVGI systems create a disinfection zone safely above occupancy level. Combined with high-CFM fans for increasing airflow, Upper-Room UVGI systems quickly eliminates airborne pathogens.
SIVAD devices such as Aura Air and UV Angel Air are upper-room UVGI devices. Devices are designed and installed to prevent direct UV exposure to people in the room. The CDC recommends using the upper-room UVGI methods as part of a layered approach for disease prevention.
What Types Of Facilities Need Upper-Room UVGI?
UV-C and UVGI are effective for disinfecting facilities with indoor spaces with a higher risk of airborne pathogen transmissions such as:
• School Cafeterias & Classrooms
• Public Transportation
• Health Care
• Commercial Indoor Farming
• Government & Municipalities
Upper-Room UVGI Products That Work
Organizations want to choose the best UVGI devices for their facilities. SIVAD recommends devices that are effective in killing or inactivating mold and mold spores, bacteria including MRSA, TB, E. coli, Listeria, Salmonella, C. diff spores, CRKP, VRE and all viruses including colds, flu, measles, HIV Retrovirus, Infectious Hepatitis, Norovirus and the Coronavirus.
Aura Air Purifier
HOW IT WORKS: Scientific research found that Aura Air detects, captures and kills 99.9% of viruses, bacteria, mold and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) so you can breathe freely. Ideal for every indoor space, including public transportation. Units remove airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns, including allergens and viruses.
EASY TO USE: Simply plug into any 110 outlet. You can mount the unit on the wall or ceiling. One Aura Air device disinfects up to 600 sq. ft.
UV Angel Air
HOW IT WORKS: The UV-C ceiling air unit eliminates 99.99% of airborne pathogens. Air is drawn into a lit UV-C chamber where the light kills bacteria, fungus, and viruses before returning the air into the room.
EASY TO INSTALL: Installation is as simple as installing a light fixture. Perfectly fits into a 2 x 4 drop ceiling. Also available are surface mounts for flush ceilings or pendant mounts for vaulted ceilings. Units come with or without a LED down light.
UVGI Surface Disinfection
UVGI disinfection lighting can be used to disinfect surfaces. Facilities benefit from UV-C surface disinfection as an alternative to using harsh chemicals. UVGI devices disinfect surfaces by scanning surface with UV-C light. Units may be stationary or handheld. High touch points such as keyboards, door handles, restrooms, or point of sale devices are examples of areas UVGI surface disinfecting is effectively used.
UV Angel Adapt
HOW IT WORKS: The UV-C Adapt is an intelligent, automated UV-C light. The technology safely and continuously detects and neutralizes surface contamination. Over 99% effective.
EASY TO INSTALL: Units can be attached to keyboards, touch displays, hospital carts, and more. The keyboard adapt is powered by a USB cable.
Source: CDC - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/ventilation/uvgi.html