The Power of UV-C
Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation or UVGI is a disinfection tool that utilizes UV-C or short wavelength light to inactivate microorganisms. UV-C destroys the nucleic acid in the microorganism and disrupts their DNA leaving them unable to perform any vital cellular functions, virtually rendering them inert. The use of UVGI and UV-C has increased steadily since the mid-20th century.
UV-C technology has been used as a disinfection method for decades in the healthcare industry. The UV-C wavelength of 253.7 nanometers has been proven to be effective at neutralizing dangerous microorganisms. The challenge with UV-C technology has always been the method of delivery. It can’t be used in an occupied spaces and is only effective on areas that fall in its direct line of sight.
How it works
UV Angel Air is a UV-C, antimicrobial, environmental air purification system. It combines an ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) chamber and air circulating fans with an overhead ceiling light.
The patented system uses UV-C light and filtration to draw in and treat environmental air. It reduces virus, bacterial and fungal populations in treated air and reduces the settling of viruses, bacteria and fungi from treated air 24/7/365.
Angel Air can be a useful component in facility cleaning protocols. Angel Air does not substitute for existing good building air exchange practices or manual cleaning and disinfection practices.
Why is clean air important?
Recent studies show the airborne dispersion of resistant organisms such as Clostridium Difficile (C. diff) and Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) often play a role in non-respiratory infections.3
Hospital air is a potential route of transmission for Acinetobacter and Staphylococcus, important causative agents of HAI-causing infections. Resuspension from foot traffic is known to create 100,000 particles per step.
C. diff is commonly present in the air, with 69% of infrequently touched surfaces testing positive in an elderly ward. MRSA and C. diff are known to survive for months on hospital surfaces.
People shed 37 million bacteria each hour and there is an abundance of human bacteria in the air, the floor dust and the ventilation systems.