UV-C as health protection in case of chemical and biological contamination
UV-C technology has strong biocidal properties. It is one of the most effective disinfection methods. Devices using ultraviolet light (e.g. UV-C Sterilon) are an effective weapon in the rapid fight against bacteria and viruses such as Ebola, Anthrax, Plague or Coronavirus.
Therefore, they became very popular during the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic. Their effectiveness in disinfection contributed to their widespread use. They are used not only in medical institutions, public facilities, commercial or service areas, but also in manufacturing companies, office buildings and even private homes. Since the disinfection process takes place inside the structure, these devices can safely operate in the presence of people and animals.
Nowadays, the threat of biological and chemical contamination can come not only from a developing pandemic, but also from unintentional human action or even bioterrorism.
UV-C technology, which has a very wide range of applications in the context of surface and air disinfection, comes to the rescue here. According to research, ultraviolet light destroys or deactivates all viruses, bacteria, mould spores and fungi. Damaging DNA, RNA chains leads to their disintegration. After UV-C irradiation, the DNA of microorganisms can no longer replicate.
Ultraviolet light allows rapid disinfection and can significantly support the removal of biological agents from premises. The most dangerous pathogens have a high virulence and mortality rate and spread extremely rapidly between people. By eliminating them immediately, the potential for panic and serious social consequences can be significantly reduced. Rapid disinfection technology using UV-C lamps is invaluable in such cases.
Lena Lighting offers a wide range of products emitting UV-C light - designed for various sizes of surfaces.
The largest ones are designed for UV-C Sterilon Max. It removes viruses, bacteria and fungi, and with accessories such as a HEPA filter and carbon filter, also removes volatile organic compounds, dust and unpleasant odours. This super-efficient, freestanding unit is designed specifically for large rooms where people are present. The unit operates very quietly, guaranteeing maximum comfort. UV-C Sterilon Max removes 99.97% of pathogens and other pollutants from the air.
*Selected UV-C sensitive viruses: Hepatitis A (Hep/A), Influenza virus, MS-2 Coliphase, Polio virus, Rotavirus, Berne virus, SARS Coronavirus CoV-P9, SARS Coronavirus (Hanoi); SARS-CoV-2.
*Selected UV-C sensitive bacteria: Bacillus anthracis- anthrax, B. parathyphosus- typhoid fever, B. suptilis- sleeping sickness, Clostridium tetani- Tetanus, Corynebacterium diphteriae, Escherichia coli- E. coli, Klebsiella terrifani, Legionella pneumophila, Micrococcus candidus, Micrococcus sphaeroides, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Neisseria catarrhalis, Streptococcus faecalis.