Air Disinfection Articles

  • Sterile wastewater treatment with vacuum distillation

    Hygiene requirements are growing increasingly strict in many sectors, and the treatment of industrial wastewater is no exception. The vacuum distillation process in particular has to deal with the question of sterile treatment and subsequent storage of water obtained from the process. The mere possibility of reintroducing wastewater into the production process makes it imperative to prevent ...


    By H2O GmbH

  • What chemicals are used in my sterilizer or high-level disinfectant equipment?

    Do you know the chemicals used in low-temperature sterilizers or high-level disinfectant equipment that you use every day? Here is a quick, high-level guide with some of the most common brands and chemicals used in them. Low-Temperature Sterilizer Brands, Chemicals and Concentrations ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • Improved Aeration Eliminates Odor in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico

    Overview: The State Commission of Public Services of Mexicali (CESPM) is a Decentralized Public Organization of the State Government of Baja California in Mexico. CESPM oversees the planning, construction, operation, and maintenance of the potable and wastewater infrastructure in the Mexicali municipality. The Zaragoza Wastewater Treatment Plant is the CESPM’s largest plant ...

  • UV Light Treatment for HVAC Systems

    Ultraviolet (UV) light can be applied to support numerous applications in a broad range of industries. In commercial paint spray booths and label manufacturing plants, UV lamps are used to streamline paint jobs and the printing of logos. Outside of such practices, the light source may also be utilized to eradicate harmful, disease-causing bacteria. Systems that rely on the light’s ability ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Neuthox removes legionella bacteria and biofilm - Case Study

    Hotel Terme della Sardegna (Sardinia, Italy) saves 12.000 € yearly by having a clean water system Danish Clean Water is the manufacturer of an ECA generator, which produces the disinfectant liquid, NEUTHOX. NEUTHOX is produced through an electrolysis process, where only electrical power, common salt and water is used, and is a clear 100 % biodegradable liquid which ...


    By Danish Clean Water A/S

  • Lighting the way for disinfection - Case study

    Pharmaceuticals manufacturing involves the handling of powders and volatile, flammable solvents such as iso-propanol. Consequently there is every opportunity for explosive atmospheres to form. Where this is the case, the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) require that new equipment and protective systems must be selected on the basis of the requirements set ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Strategies for the reduction of Legionella in biological treatment systems

    A community-wide outbreak of Legionnaire's disease occurred in Warstein, Germany, in August 2013. The epidemic strain, Legionella pneumophila Serogruppe 1, was isolated from an industrial wastewater stream entering the municipal wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Wartein, the WWTP itself, the river Wäster and air/water samples from an industrial cooling system 3 km downstream of the WWTP. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - ETO sterilizer abatement

    OVERVIEW Product sterilization companies are generally required to utilize a pollution control device for treatment of exhaust gases from their aeration room and sterilization chambers.  In the United States, they need to be in compliance with NESHAP (National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants) regulations that dictate a 99% destruction efficiency of EtO (Ethylene ...

  • Pharmaceutical: Scrubber Eliminates Ethylene Oxide Case Study

    A contract sterilization service uses a single-stage scrubber to convert this hazardous gas to inert ethylene glycol. ETO Sterilization Inc. provides contract sterilization services for hundreds of northern New Jersey customers, concentrating on spices and herbs, cosmetic ingredients and medical supplies. Two of the largest ethylene oxide sterilization vessels in the world are in operation ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Food Processing: Facility uses EtO Sterilization in Food Ingredients Case Study

    Ethylene oxide gas (EtO) is widely used to sterilize materials and products that would be damaged by methods involving heat, moisture or radiation. Depending on industry standards, EtO can be used to reduce or inactivate the microbial population of a product or material. EtO Sterilization Inc. provides contract sterilization services for more than 200 customers from its three Northern New Jersey ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Is Ultraviolet Ultra Safe?

    With retailers under pressure to meet increasing health and safety standards, it’s no surprise that many of our food & products are coming into contact with Ultraviolet (UV) radiation which is gradually becoming common as a cost effective method of reducing or eliminating pathogens Ultraviolet wavelengths are classified into three general areas: UV-A, UV-B and UV-C. These can be used in ...


    By Alpha-Purify

  • medtradex - case study

    Customer: Medtradex bvba Sector: Medical sector / hygiene Country: Belgium Technology Supplier: Microtronics Engineering GmbH Year of Cooperation: 2011 Website: www.medtradex.com The Customer Medtradex is an expert in hygiene and offers both equipment and products for cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of instruments and surfaces for the medical ...

  • New York city leisure operators - Case Study

    New York City vs. Cryptosporidium Following major Cryptosporidium outbreaks in the UK and USA, Cryptosporidium has become a major concern for the leisure industry. Commonly found in lakes and rivers, Cryptosporidium has a thick outer shell, making it highly resistant to traditional methods of chemical disinfection such as chlorine, vastly increasing the risk of infection and illness, that ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Comparing environmental impacts of tertiary wastewater treatment technologies for advanced phosphorus removal and disinfection with life cycle assessment

    Different technologies for tertiary wastewater treatment are compared in their environmental impacts with life cycle assessment (LCA). Targeting very low phosphorus concentration (50–120 μg/L) and seasonal disinfection of wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) secondary effluent, this LCA compares high-rate sedimentation, microsieve, dual media filtration (all with UV disinfection), and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wastewater sterilization (purification): completely new method “vortex layer machine”

    The purification and safe disposal (neutralization) of industrial waste water effluents represent a very important ecological problem. The principal problem or requirement involves reducing the concentration of harmful impurities to concentration levels below their maximum allowable concentration limits. In fulfilling this requirement the amount of fresh water consumption needed to maintain the ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • UVC keeps indoor air, a/c coils clean at College of the Sequoias

    At College of the Sequoias (COS), a California community college in Visalia, CA, indoor air quality is a high priority. “We have not had IAQ complaints, so when we discovered naturally occurring mold growth in the air conditioning coils, we decided to treat it proactively — before mold-related allergens circulated from the HVAC systems into the occupied space,” stated Eric ...


  • HVAC’s role in health care reform

    It seems that change is coming to the health care system in one form or another. Helping them keep their expenses down will be more crucial than ever. There also is a great deal of awareness of infection control, another area where mechanical systems play key roles. According to Robert Scheir, Ph.D., president and chairman, Steril-Aire Inc., “It is well established that a properly ...


  • A healthier air supply

    A recent study carried out at an IVF Lab in the US has shown that Steril-Aire’s UVC Emitters™ used in HVAC systems can play a critical role in improving clinical outcomes Aseven and a half-year study conducted in the in vitro fertilisation cleanroom laboratory of the Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network in the US found that the use of ultraviolet C or “UVC” lights ...


  • Case study: Kelleher residence

    Customer Name: Kelleher Residence Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia The challenge: Mr. Terry Gearhart of Virginia Power contacted Steril-Aire to see if it could help in solving mold problems in one of the power company's "energy efficient" sponsored homes. The homeowner complained about moldy odors, black particles and allergy type reactions. Steril-Aire contacted one of ...


  • Lethal light

    From radio signals to gamma waves, the electromagnetic spectrum offers considerable potential to prepare and preserve food products. Knowing precisely which wavelength in the spectrum to apply to a particular need is only the first step, however: scientists and engineers also need to fabricate systems that can withstand the rigors of an industrial environment. The application of UVC, short-wave ...


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