What is UV-C?
UV-C radiation is a cost effective and safe method to sterilise many everyday items
UV-C is a subset of the UV light spectrum. Artificially produced UV-C is used in Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) and has been a staple method of sterilisation against pathogens for over 60 years. The medical industry specifically is one of the primary users of UV-C sterilisation.
UV-C at a specific wavelength, 254 nanometers, is used to inactivate H1N1 influenza and other corona viruses, such as severe acute respiratory virus (SARS-CoV) and Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV)
The use of light as a sterilisation method has many advantages over chemical methods.
UV sterilisation is a non-contact process which eliminates the use of alcohols and other chemicals, reducing the risk of long-term medical effects and ensures the safety of the user.
Everyday items such as electronics, clothing, and paper cannot easily be cleaned with alcohol, due to the damaging effects on these items.
When engineered correctly, UV sterilisation devices are more efficient, since the level of sanitation is not dependent on the skill of an individual.