How Does UV Light Work?
When UV light enters a cell, it disables the cell by damaging critical nucleic acids and proteins by forming duplicate bonds called dimers. These bonds “rewrite” the genetic code of a cell rendering the organism inactive or unable to reproduce. The germicidal effects of UVC wavelengths neutralize a wide variety of pathogens.
How Long Does UVC Disinfection Last?
Factors to consider about the area being disinfected include the size of the space, amount and frequency of traffic, and materials in the space.
Can UVC Kill Covid-19?
Covid-19 is a small single-stranded RNA virus that is much easier to make inactive than mold or sporicidal pathogens. UVC inactivation is based on nucleic acid complexity and size. It is safe to say that UVC light at a targeted 254nm wavelength will be effective at inactivating the Covid-19 coronavirus. This is based on the logic and reasoning the EPA has publicly provided for determining a microorganism’s resistance to UV irradiation.
– Covid-19 Coronavirus is a positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus in the coronaviridae family
– Ultraviolet light at a targeted 254nm wavelength will penetrate a virus’s capsid and form duplicate bonds between ribonucleic acids (RNA)
– Small single-stranded RNA viruses see a median of log-4 and sometimes log-5 reductions from 254nm low-pressure lamps at a UV dose of 30 mj/cm2
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the worldwide demand for high quality UVC equipment has significantly increased. Many of the products we provide are available and in stock. However, some of our units must be special ordered for your unique needs. The wait time is approximately 4-6 weeks.
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