Harnessing UVC light
Ultraviolet light offers an energy- and cost-efficient method of decontaminating medical and electronic devices. When targeted micro-organisms are directly exposed to UVC light, the radiation penetrates the cell walls. UVC exposure in the Nanoclave Cabinet occurs at room temperature and pressure and doesn’t involve moisture or immersion.
High Level decontamination is achieved in a 60 second cycle
The power of UVC light to kill bacteria has been harnessed by disinfection equipment manufacturer Nanoclave to provide a fast and efficient means of decontaminating medical equipment and devices.
Using ultraviolet light to destroy micro-organisms is a well established concept. In fact, the 1903 Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to Faroese-Danish physician and scientist Niels Finsen for his use of ultraviolet (UV) light against tuberculosis. Air and water purification remain the primary applications of UV decontamination, yet recent advances in technology have positioned it as an attractive option for decontaminating surfaces and a wide array of laboratory equipment.
Ultraviolet light offers a green solution to the decontamination of medical and electronic devices
The UV electromagnetic spectrum is subdivided into three distinct bands – A, B and C. The sun emits ultraviolet in all three bands. UV A and B are able to penetrate the ozone layer. By contrast UVC, which is the portion of the spectrum with the highest energy, is filtered out, and so none of it reaches the earth’s surface. As a result, bacteria, viruses and other micro-organic life forms have not built up a resistance to UVC.
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