air sterilization Articles

  • Operating Room - UVC lights provide infection control, green benefits

    Muskogee Community Hospital (Muskogee, OK) is using germicidal UVC (ultraviolet C) Emitters™ from Steril-Aire as part of an innovative infection control measure. The devices were installed in the air handling units and in custom-designed, ceilingmounted units in the surgical and procedural suites, marking the first time a hospital has used UVC technology in this way. Steril-Aire devices ...


    By E-CO

  • UVC lights enhance IAQ, reduce AHU operating costs

    Southern California Air Conditioning Distributors (SCACD), the world's largest Carrier distributor, wanted to investigate additional indoor air quality (IAQ) improvement meth- ods in its 30-year-old administra- tive facility located here.  According to Bruce Fuhrmann, com mere iaf manager for SC ACD, he knew from visual inspections that there were typical accumulations of dirt and mold ...


    By E-CO

  • Exhaust Air Filtration in Systec Autoclaves

    Steam sterilization in autoclaves is used – especially in biological and medical laboratories – to inactivate natural or genetically modified microorganisms. However, during the heat-up phase, in which air is removed from the pressure vessel, biological agents can potentially escape into the work area as aerosols. This means ...


    By Systec GmbH

  • 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

  • UVC: Florida hospital puts HVAC maintenance under a new light

    HVAC system downtime during coil cleaning can compromise humidity and temperature control, potentially leading to air quality or comfort problems. Florida Hospital has found that high-output ultraviolet-C lights installed in the AHUs reduce or eliminate coil- cleaning programs — yielding ongoing energy savings, a reduction in HVAC system maintenance, and the elimination of cleaning ...


    By E-CO

  • Inactivation of E. coli bacteria by atmospheric dielectric barrier discharge

    Dielectric Barrier Discharge (DBD) plasma generated in open air under atmospheric pressure using a homemade pseudo–pulsed high voltage power supply has been used to inactivate Escherichia coli (E. coli). Effects of DBD electrodes gap, applied high voltage and plasma time treatment variations on microorganism's inactivation efficiency have been investigated using optical density measurements and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 1st Tech applications range case study

    Paper industry: roller, air compressor, after cooler, calender bowl, chemical scrubber, closed cooling system, condenser, cooling tower, gas cooler, heat exchanger, intercooler, filtrate tank, filtrate pipe, vacuum filter, vacuum pump, slush pump, lime pump, evaporimeter, digester, scrubber, flow box, squeezer, indirect cooler, absorption plant, gas steam room, steam ...


    By Mibo International Corp.

  • Ceiling Dehumidifier

    Ceiling Dehumidifiers, called Ceiling mounted Dehumidifiers (Wall-mounted Dehumidifier), is also a series of refrigerating dehumidifiers. The technology of this series is based on the condensation principle. The delicate design makes it a slim body, which can be can be hidden in a special chamber or cases for easy above ceiling installation. The replaceable and washable filter is easy to be ...

  • Explosion Proof UV Lights for Commercial and Industrial HVAC systems

    In the past decade, more and more people have been installing UV lights in their HVAC systems to eradicate harmful bacteria. A timely study from Duke University Medical Center has proven the effectiveness of using UVC bands to disinfect a myriad of dangerous microbes, including drug-resistant bacteria, such as Acinetobacter, Clostridium difficile and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). During ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Medical Industry: 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

  • High Efficiency Laminar Flow Cabinets

    The Purair Laminar Flow Hoods are a series of high efficiency products designed to protect equipment and other contents of the work zone from particulates, for applications sensitive to such contamination. The series includes Vertical Laminar Flow (VLF) cabinets and Horizontal Laminar Flow (HLF) cabinets and is ideally suited for use with non-hazardous contaminants and when flexible ...


    By Air Science USA

  • 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

  • Safety Programs for PAA, EtO and H2O2

    ChemDAQ is the voice for safety when it deals with people working with and around Hydrogen Peroxide, Peracetic Acid, and Ethylene Oxide. According to OSHA, employers have a duty to provide a safe work environment and employers should have a comprehensive plan to ensure workplace safety. A plan for working with toxic sterilant gases should include the following elements: ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • Nitrogen Generators: Where are they Installed and How to Stay Safe?

    Used in a range of industries, nitrogen generators ensure a steady supply of 99.5% pure, commercially sterile nitrogen from a compressed air storage tank. From an industrial standpoint, nitrogen generators are seen as preferable to cylinders of nitrogen as they are more reliable, more compact, and easy to use and install. However, these generators ...

  • Pure water from Kinetico at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital case study

    When the Worcestershire Royal Hospital opened, it had been equipped with a Kinetico water treatment system to supply pure hot water to its theatre areas and to washer disinfector units used for cleaning and disinfecting medical devices. In recent years, partly in response to concerns about the transmission of variant CJD via reusable surgical instruments; and also with regard to the risk ...

  • 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 ...

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