06 Mar Air Sterilization with UV Light Filtration System: A Smart Energy Solution for Your Space
With the spread of the global pandemic, the rise of the novel coronavirus among other harmful air pathogens, the word “sterilization” has become a commercial term in our day-to-day lives. Although air sterilization through UV light filtration systems is not a new development, it is only now people have become more aware of this technology and its benefits.
UV light was first introduced for its germicidal (sterilization) properties in the late 1800s and was put to use for commercial water treatment by the 1900s.
The breakthrough in its use as a UV light filtration system happened during the 1920s when tuberculosis and measles were an epidemic. The UV light fixtures were installed and played a crucial part in stemming the outbreak. Since then, there have been multiple studies and peer reviewed researches done to attest the effectiveness of the method as a sterilization process.
THE BENEFITS OF UV LIGHT FILTRATION SYSTEM AIR STERILIZATION
Before going into the benefits of this technology, you must be familiar with the “ABCs”. While UV light is part of the sunlight spectrum, it is divided into three categories:
UV-A accounts for 95% of the sun’s radiation and is the most common type of light. It is what is used in tanning beds and responsible for wrinkles and skin aging.
UV-B is the one that is responsible for sunburns and is strongly linked to skin cancer.
UV-C is the most harmful of them all that is detrimental to all living cells. Fortunately, earth’s atmosphere blocks 100% of UV-C light. However, if used judiciously with proper care, it can be used to effectively sterilize the environment and purify air. UV-C can be synthesized artificially and it is this property that is being harnessed in the technology we provide.
The benefits include:
- Zero maintenance or efforts to clean filters
- Intense UV rays slow the airflow for better disinfection
- Better option than its alternative air purification methods
- Effectively reduces the amount of bacteria and microbes in the air
- The germicidal UV light not only traps the spores in air but also kills them
- Non-toxic in nature
- Highly affordable and safe
- Longevity with round-the-clock protection
UV lights have been put to use in laboratories for the disinfection of coils, equipment surfaces and incubation rooms for decades. In addition to the rising health concerns, the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 incorporated stricter regulations for indoor air quality that has further drawn focus of building owners, institutions, hospitals, schools and even residential complexes to see what’s living in the air. With regulators and building owners demanding a safer environment to live and work, the low installation and benefits in the long-term are making it an easy choice.
Another important point to mention is the “bad” side of it. Although there are articles and blogs that support the idea of UV being a futile investment for disinfection and even harmful for health, it’s more about the quality of the product and the right usage. UV Light Filtration System Air Sterilization is highly impactful in improving indoor air quality and there’s no doubt about that. If you would like to learn more about this technology, connect with us for a consultation or browse our website.