germicidal Articles

  • Demonstration and evaluation of germicidal UV-LEDs for point-of-use water disinfection

    Ultraviolet (UV) irradiation is a common disinfection option for water treatment in the developed world. There are a few systems installed in developing countries for point-of-use treatment, but the low-pressure mercury lamps currently used as the UV irradiation source have a number of sustainability issues including a fragile envelope, a lifetime of approximately one year, and they contain ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Application of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation to Control Transmission of Airborne Disease: Bioterrorism Countermeasure

    Synopsis Bioterrorism is an area of increasing public health concern. The intent of this article is to review the air cleansing technologies available to protect building occupants from the intentional release of bioterror agents into congregate spaces (such as offices, schools, auditoriums, and transportation centers), as well as through outside air intakes and by way of recirculation air ...


    By E-CO

  • Microbial reduction efficiencies of filtration, electrostatic polarization, and UV components of a Germicidal Air Cleaning System

    Abstract: This study determined the effectiveness of components of a germicidal air-cleaning system involving filtration, electrostatic polarization, and UV light on the reduction of airborne bacteria and molds. The filter alone, filter and electrostatic polarization combined, and the filter, electrostatic polarization, and UV light were found to be effective (P < 0.05) in reducing a given ...

  • Spectral distribution of uv light during aging of medium pressure UV lamps

    As part of a project to validate a UV reactor for disinfection of drinking water, the germicidal output of four medium pressure lamps housed in a continuously operating reactor was followed as a function of time. Spectra were measured monthly and were used in conjunction with radiometer readings to calculate germicidal fluence rates (using DNA absorbance weighting) at the radiometer sensor ...

  • Computational fluid dynamics modelling of UR–UVGI lamp effectiveness to promote disinfection of airborne microorganisms

    This paper focuses on using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling methods to study the effectiveness of upper–room ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UR–UVGI) lamps in healthcare facilities. This work develops and uses simplifications for boundary conditions in CFD, while details of UR–UVGI lamps and microorganism characteristics were obtained from existing experimental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comparison of ultraviolet light emitting diodes with traditional UV for greywater disinfection

    The current technological status of ultraviolet light emitting diodes (UV-LEDs) has reached a point where small-scale ultraviolet (UV) water disinfection applications, that is, for greywater reuse appear increasingly promising. This study compares the germicidal and economical aspects of UV-LEDs with traditional UV. Pure cultures and environmental greywater samples were exposed to different ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Effects of UVGI filtration on indoor air contaminants and HVAC systems

    Proprietary High Intensity UVC (Germicidal 254 nm) Mercury Vapor Quartz Lamps designed to prevent and destroy mold and other microbial growth on the A/C coil and eliminate biological contaminants and chemicals in the air. Ultraviolet light destroy biological & chemical contaminants TOMIES proprietary High-Intensity Mercury Vapor Quartz Lamps produce UVC and UVV (both ...

  • 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 ...


  • Use of CFD Modelling to Optimise the Design of Upper-room UVGI Disinfection Systems for Ventilated Rooms

    AbstractThe installation of upper-room ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) devices in ventilated rooms has the potential to reduce transmission of infections by an airborne route. However, the performance of such devices is dependant on several factors including the location of the lamp and the ventilation airflow in the room. This study uses a CFD model to evaluate the performance of UVGI ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Aging evaluation of medium-pressure mercury lamps under typical operating conditions for drinking water disinfection applications

    Little is known regarding how medium pressure (MP) ultraviolet (UV) lamps age under typical operating conditions, yet a number of assumptions regarding lamp aging are utilized when UV reactors are validated, often as unfounded approximations. This study was designed to evaluate the aging of MP UV lamps utilized with a closed-vessel UV reactor technology for drinking water disinfection ...

  • 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 ...


  • UV technology - unique in water disinfection

    Due to its undisputable Success &  Efficiency in destroying Cryptosporidium and Combined Chlorine, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Recommend installing UV Systems It has taken many years of testing to convince the pool market that the most reliable and best available option for treating and disinfecting water is through using Ultraviolet (UV) technology. UV systems ...


    By ESCO International

  • Analysis of efficacy of UVGI Inactivation of Airborne Organisms Using Eulerian and Lagrangian approaches

    Abstract Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is increasingly used in health care facilities to kill airborne bacteria and control the spread of airborne infection among occupants. The most widely used form of UVGI is the passive upper-room lamps that generate a horizontal layer irradiance field above the occupied zone. In this study, the efficacy of killing airborne bacteria by ...


    By E-CO

  • How do utilities save energy? - With `UVC for HVAC`!

    A big challenge facing service technicians is how to help building owners reduce energy consumption to combat outages and spiraling power costs. A multi- patented, HVAC-style UVC technology from Steril-Aire, Inc. offers a proven solution while simultaneously addressing another "hot" maintenance topic: how to destroy one of the largest, most prevalent sources of mold. Two major utilities offer ...


    By E-CO

  • UV Photolysis of Nitrate: Effects of Natural Organic Matter and Dissolved Inorganic Carbon and Implications for UV Water Disinfection

    Nitrite (NO2-) formation during ultraviolet (UV) photolysis of nitrate was studied as a function of pH and natural organic matter (NOM) concentration to determine water-quality effects on quantum yields and overall formation potential during UV disinfection of drinking water with polychromatic, medium-pressure (MP) Hg lamps. Quantum yields measured at 228 nm are approximately 2 times higher than ...

  • 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 ...


  • Case study: Langton residence

    SteriLight Still Helping Florida Homeowner… After 9+ Years The term “healthy home” has become a buzzword in recent years, but homeowner Richard Langton of Florida is ahead of the curve. Back in 2000, he decided to install a SteriLight ultraviolet C or “UVC” device in his home air conditioning system to clean the indoor air and prevent the growth of mold, ...


  • 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 Cure (UK)

  • Case study: surfactant enhanced HVDPE remediation of petroleum contaminated soil, bedrock and groundwater

    Recalcitrant petroleum product residuals sorbed in fine grain soils and fractured bedrock Persistent concentrations in groundwater after 12 years of remediation - including pumping, HVDPE Obtained regulatory approval for Ivey-sol surfactant application in spring 2009 Pilot Test Approach - Focused Short-Term Surfactant Injection/Extraction to Maximize Recovery ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

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