We tend to spend more time indoors than outdoors during the winter season, which allows for bacteria and viruses to spread more quickly and easily. Why? Well, the air movement inside is much lower and only a percentage of the air is fresh. Not to mention, many sources that can contribute to indoor air pollution, such as, printers / copiers, insulation, carpet, furniture made from pressed wood, cleaning chemicals, and dust from building occupants. And in industrial buildings, the pollution sources may also come from the machinery and the dust or debris created during the manufacturing process. So, with more time being spent indoors, how can we help prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses? The answer, is the use of UVC Light Disinfection Solutions!
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “approximately 30% of all commercial buildings have significant IAQ problems, and ventilation systems are implicated in the spread of infection and pollutants.” Therefore, using UVC light in a facility’s duct system close to the coil can restore coil capacity, return the HVAC close to the original system, and kill bacterial growth by shrinking biofilm on the coil”.
What Is UVC Light Disinfection?
UVC Lighting is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet light to kill or inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions. UVC refers to ultraviolet light with wavelengths between 200 – 280 nanometers (nm). Light in the UVC wavelength can be used for disinfecting hospitals, sterilizing surfaces, destroying harmful micro-organisms in food products and in air.
UVC Light Disinfection Solutions:
- UVC Lighting at the Coil
- UVGI for HVAC Systems
- Upper Air UVC Solutions
- UVC Light Disinfection Wands
- Mobile Remote UVC Disinfection System
- Ceiling/Wall Mountable Germicidal UVC System
How UVC Lighting Disinfection Works?
UVC lighting is a simple and effective way to curb bacterial and viral growths. These specialized lamps produce an ultraviolet (UV) light that disrupts growth and inactivates existing growths, aiding in the disinfection of surfaces, water and more. Using one in your facility can help improve everything from air quality to the health and well-being of you and your occupants. By treating the air circulating in your heating and cooling system, UVC lighting can kill mold and destroy airborne viruses and bacteria that, ultimately, lead to colds, flus and other illnesses. This can keep you and employees healthy.
As you can see, there are many reasons why industries are turning to germicidal UV technology for industrial air cleaning systems. Germicidal UVC lamps can effectively sterilize bacteria, mold, fungi and viruses without the health hazard associated with the use of harmful chemicals. Another big advantage is that UV systems are easy to operate and maintain, and their compact design makes retrofitting simple.
Germicidal UV lamps provide a broad range of applications that are used throughout the world by many industries.
Hughes UVC Light Disinfection Services
Not only can Hughes Environmental help disinfect your facility with UVC Light, we can help verify that certain areas of your facility are clean with our COVID-19 hard surface testing. A member of Hughes Environmental will swab high-touch areas around your facility to detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19 or coronavirus) on surfaces based on the CDC 2019-nCoV Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel protocol.
Hughes Environmental’s technicians are experienced and trained to meet your facility’s safety requirements.
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