Last Updated on October 15, 2018
What is Germicidal Ultraviolet (UV-C)?
Ultraviolet is part of the light spectrum, along with cosmic rays, gamma rays, x-rays, visible light, infrared and radio waves. It is the part of the spectrum that we focus on for ultraviolet water purification and air and surface disinfection.
Ultraviolet is classified into three wavelength ranges. The first is UV-C, which ranges from 100 nanometers (nm) to 280 nm. Next is UV-B, which ranges from 280 nm to 315 nm. Last is UV-A, ranging from 315 nm to 400 nm. Our products use Germicidal Ultraviolet (UV-C) wavelengths.
Germicidal UV-C light deactivates the DNA of bacteria, virus, and other pathogens and thus destroys their ability to multiply and cause disease. Specifically, UV-C light causes damage to the nucleic acid of microorganisms by forming covalent bonds between certain adjacent bases in the DNA. The formation of such bonds prevents the DNA from being unzipped for replication, and the organism is unable to reproduce. In fact, when the organism tries to replicate, it dies.
What are the Beneficial Uses of Germicidal UV-C?
Germicidal ultraviolet (UV-C) technology is a non-chemical approach to disinfection of water, air and surfaces. In this method of disinfection, nothing is added – making it simple, inexpensive, and very low maintenance.
Atlantic Ultraviolet purifiers utilize STER-L-RAY® Germicidal UV-C lamps that are designed and calculated to produce a certain dosage of germicidal ultraviolet (usually at least 16,000 microwatt seconds per square centimeter but many units actually have a much higher dosage).
The principle of design is based on a product of time and intensity – you must have a certain amount of both for a successful design.
Uses and Applications include…
Drinking Water | Food Processing | Medical | Industries
- under sink installs & water vending machines
- boats & recreational vehicles
- water wells & water cisterns
- swimming pool & hot tubs
- farms, ranches & trailer parks
- schools & hotels
- aquarium, hatcheries and nurseries
- ice making
- brewery & winery
- soft drinks, fruit drinks and juices
- bottling facilities
- dairy processing
- liquid sugars, sweeteners and edible oils
- water based lubricants
- pure wash water
- pharmaceutical production
- laboratories, hospitals and clinics
- maternity labor and delivery areas
- pathology labs, kidney dialysis
- animal husbandry
- cosmetics and electronic production
- pond & lake reclamation
- laundry water
For more information on Germicidal Ultraviolet Lamps, visit Ultraviolet.com
Need help? Call Our UV Specialists at 1-631-273-0500, Monday – Friday 7am to 6pm EST
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