ULTRAVIOLET GERMICAL IRRADIATION (UVGI)
UVGI is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet light (UV-C) to kill or inactivate micro organisms like bacteria, viruses, molds, and other pathogens by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA/RNA. This leaves them unable to perform vital cellular functions or reproduce.
UVGI has been an accepted practice in medical sanitation and disinfection of sterile work facilities since the mid-20th century. It can be used to disinfect air, surfaces, and water with prolonged exposure, and our products use it for all three.
Disinfection is a function of UV intensity and time. It is usually measured in microjoules per square centimeter, or equivalently as microwatt seconds per square centimeter (μW·s/cm2). Dosages for a 90% kill of most bacteria and viruses range from 2,000 to 8,000 μW·s/cm2.