Ultraviolet light is a highly effective method of providing fast, efficient in-activation of micro-organisms. This makes it a useful alternative to chemical disinfection methods.
Because UV light is extremely effective for killing a large variety of harmful bacteria, moulds, viruses, yeasts and other pathogens, it can be used in various environments, including clean rooms and laboratories.
Other environments include hospitals, vet’s rooms, clinics and tattoo studios.
UV sterilization takes place when ultraviolet light is emitted in relatively short (100-280nm) wavelengths which have the ability to destroy the DNA of harmful bacteria, thus removing their cellular function and rendering them unable to multiply. When a microorganism cannot multiply, it is considered dead.
Microorganisms come in different shapes and sizes which influence their ability to absorb UV rays. Therefore, the time it takes to kill each species will vary. The following will also influence the length of time needed for sterilization:
It is important to note that only UVC wavelengths are effective in killing microorganisms.
In addition, UV sterilization boxes provide a method of disinfection that is environmentally friendly as it offsets the volume of cleaning chemicals that are released into the air and onto large scale surfaces.
This is particularly important in clean air environments as sterile air is necessary to prevent contamination across surfaces, utensils, environment and product.
It also provides a safe, clean environment for the technician to work in. This is achieved through reducing the number of harmful airborne pathogens in the room.
Furthermore, UV sterilization methods are safe, economical, user-friendly and easy to maintain, making it an excellent sterilization solution for most industries that carry out sterilization on a regular basis.
Germicidal UV light sterilization boxes provide an effective and user-friendly method of sterilization which is environmentally friendly and cost-effective.
At Vivid Air, we take clean air and sterility seriously. To find out more about our high-quality clean air equipment, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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