THE MANY ADVANTAGES OF UV LIGHT TECHNOLOGY
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted a need for disinfection in all places people go; handwashing, sanitisation and face-coverings only go so far to prevent the transmission of infectious bacteria and disease pathogens.
It is essential to sanitise environments regularly, but to do so with liquid cleaning products is impossible.
UV-C technology offers a practical solution to this problem.
A UV-C device such as the Hunter UV T-1000 Disinfection Cobot can sterilise any indoor space to laboratory standard within minutes – without a human in the room.
Why Is It Proving Essential?
The benefits of UV-C technology are that it can clean more quickly and effectively than traditional cleaning methods, whilst keeping transmission risk to cleaning staff to a minimum.
The most typical ways that infectious disease pathogens and harmful bacteria are transmitted are:
UV-C performs both air disinfection and surface disinfection at the same time. The benefits of UV-C technology means that workplaces and businesses can stay safe and stay open.
How Does UV-C Technology Work?
UV-C is a type of ultra-violet light.
Like visible light, radiowaves and x-rays, UV light is a form of electromagnetic radiation.
Located just outside of the visible light spectrum, UV has wavelengths from 100 to 400 nanometers.
UV-C light is that which has wavelengths of 100-280 nanometers.
UV light is emitted by the sun, but unlike UV-A and UV-B, UV-C is filtered out by the earth’s ozone layer. When artificially emitted by UV-C technology, UV-C light is capable of killing bacteria and disease pathogens.
Once exposed, micro-organisms are unable to replicate and cannot cause infection.
UV-C Technology Is:
Very low doses of UV-C light are required to deactivate disease pathogens.
This means UV-C light is highly effective as a disinfectant. The dose of UV-C light is determined by the intensity of the light source and the duration of exposure.
The dose also decreases with distance from the source, meaning that larger areas require longer exposure times – even large rooms can be disinfected to laboratory conditions within minutes.
UV-C disinfection kills 99.99% of pathogens including:
- Seasonal Influenza
- Virulent Influences
- Super Bugs
Though UV-C can be harmful to humans, it leaves no harmful residue. All operators of Hunter UV devices receive full safety training, included in the purchase price of UV-C devices.
However, bear in mind that a disadvantage of UV light radiation is intense and with direct contact can damage skin and eyes. The T-1000 cobot should not be used around people – however, the device only takes a few minutes to clean and its strength is the reason why it’s so effective.
Who CAN ACTIVELY USE UV-C Technology?
- Hospitals, and other medical environments such as doctor surgeries, care homes and dental clinics
- Offices and Schools
- Pubs and restaurants, cafes and other catering premises
- Gyms and Leisure Centres
- Hospitality locations including hotels, guest houses and Airbnbs
- Public transport vehicles and environments, including airports and planes
- Entertainment venues
- Agriculture and Food Processing Facilities
There has never been a better time to invest in disinfection – UV-C technology could be the difference between your business surviving or not, as well as preventing the spread and saving lives.