What is UVGI?
Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) uses short-wave UV-C energy (254 nm) to damage the DNA of viruses, bacteria, mold, and other microorganisms. Once the cell walls of these microorganisms are damaged, they are either killed or unable to reproduce.
UV-C light is most effective at killing germs and coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2. Various research has found that ultraviolet light is effective for killing coronavirus in liquids, on surfaces, and in the air. Many commercial businesses and building owners prefer to inactivate SARS-CoV-2 and other microbial germs using UV-C for disinfecting purposes, as opposed to harsh chemicals that can have adverse effects on building occupants and surfaces within your facility.
Implementing UV-C lamps contained within the HVAC ducts of your facility may be one of the best methods of managing air quality in your workplace environment. Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation allows a non-intrusive way of cleaning your facility’s air before it is distributed through ventilation sources into the many areas of your building. In addition, UV-C lamps are capable of keeping your filtration clean, allowing you to save on hefty maintenance and replacement costs that often come every few months.