ultraviolet air purificationUltraviolet air purification is part of a growing trend for companies to meet stricter federal and state regulations with environmentally friendly solutions. Germicidal lamps provide this solution with innovative technologies for disinfecting air, water, and surfaces.  UV air treatment is safe, simple, and cost-effective making it popular for many businesses.  It’s easy to integrate UV air treatment into HVAC systems for purified air and even odor control.

Using ultraviolet-C rays to reduce pathogens or to remove harmful and toxic chemicals from the air is important in a variety of settings including residential, commercial, industrial, health care and education.  In order to work properly, UVC air purification systems need prolonged exposure and the proper intensity of light (254nm, is the most effective germicidal wavelength in the entire UV light spectrum).  Furthermore, UVC air purification does not create any hazardous waste or byproducts.

HVAC Air Purification

Most commonly UVC air disinfection systems are installed in new or existing forced air systems (HVAC units) and move air throughout the premises and past the lamps effectively destroying microorganisms such as fungi, bacteria, viruses, spores, parasites, and dust mites.  These types of systems are used in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities where air-borne bacteria and viruses can remain active long enough to spread throughout an entire building via the HVAC system.  By successfully removing the air-borne microorganisms, it helps to prevent the risk of infection in susceptible individuals.

Industrial Air Purification

Another important area of ultraviolet air purification is in industries that produce toxic chemicals such as printing, plastics and rubber, or wood and surface treatment.  Germicidal UV technology is used to reduce or eliminate volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure at ordinary room temperature and can adversely affect air quality.  In addition, industrial exhausts containing solvents can be treated by germicidal UV light.

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