What is disinfection? How to effectively disinfect a room with virucidal lamps?
Disinfection is a process that aims to destroy pathogenic microorganisms. Items and surfaces that may be contaminated with bacteria, viruses or fungi are decontaminated.
One of the most effective methods of disinfection is the UV-C technology, which uses virucidal lamps. Ultraviolet light is able to remove viruses, bacteria, fungi from the environment or destroy DNA or RNA of any microorganisms that will be exposed to irradiation. Importantly, pathogens are not able to develop resistance to this method. The effectiveness of UV-C rays in disinfection is confirmed by tests. According to The International Commission on Ilumination (CIE), for most of the bacteria and viruses known to us, the required dose of UV-C rays does not exceed 8 mJ / cm2. This means that a lamp emitting 1 W / m2 of UV-C radiation, placed at a distance of 1 m from a given surface, needs 80 seconds to disinfect it in 90%.
How to effectively disinfect a room using virucidal lamps?
You can use either the direct surface disinfection UV-C STERILON and also use flow lamps for air disinfection UV-C STERILON AIR. There are also lamps combining both these functions. UV-C STERILON FLOW and special versions intended for disinfection of public transport UV-C STERILON CAR.
In the case of direct disinfection of surfaces, turn on the device when the room is empty (it is not advisable to be exposed to UV-C rays). Using the lamp for surface disinfection is very simple. It is enough to turn on the lamp for a certain period of time. By emitting UV-C rays directly on the surface, the device destroys all microorganisms, including all viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Typically, most pathogens are eliminated within 15 minutes. Comprehensive disinfection takes approx. 2 hours. When disinfecting, the surface of the room should be taken into account and the lamp power should be adjusted to it. For surface disinfection, we can use various models of STERILON UV-C lamps - e.g. the most popular portable lamps, or purchase luminaires intended for ceiling mounting, which also function as energy-saving lighting (UV-C STERILON SQUARE).
To disinfect the air, we can use flow lamps ( UV-C STERILON AIR , UV-C STERILON FLOW , or UV-C STERILON CAR ). Flow lamps can safely operate in the presence of people and animals, because air disinfection takes place inside the lamp. Due to forced circulation, air is sucked inside the lamp and then disinfected with ultraviolet rays is returned to circulation. It is a safe and convenient solution that provides air free from viruses, bacteria and fungi.