UV Air Purifiers
When a UV-C germicidal lamp is built into an air purifier, it can add an extra layer of protection against viruses, bacteria and mold spores in the air. As air is passed through the purifier’s internal irradiation chamber, it is exposed to UV-C light. This allows the purifier to reduce these biological contaminants. While many such contaminants will get captured in HEPA filters anyway, the UV-C lamp can offer added peace of mind.
What do UV air purifiers do?
UV Air purifiers effectively improve air quality and use UV light to capture and destroy viruses, bacteria which live in the air spaces. With the overwhelming amount of science pointing and proving to UV being the solution against viruses in the air, the amount of discussions around UV air purifiers has significantly increased in the past several years.
How do UV air purifiers work?
UV air purifiers are essentially air purifiers which utilize UV light technology to capture air and pass it through a filter. The air then goes through a small internal chamber where it becomes exposed to UV-C light, the time where the air goes through the internal chamber is referred to as dwell time. Viruses must be exposed to the UV light for a minimum of 5-6 seconds of dwell time to eliminate the virus. Some air purifiers then filter the air again before releasing it back into the room.
When & Why are UV air purifiers needed?
Numerous studies has demonstrated high traffic environments will contribute to the airborne transmission of infectious diseases, combatting infectious diseases is not a new problem. Ventilation supplemented by proven air purification technology has become the leading solution to combatting airborne infectious diseases. The new variant strain of SARS CoV-2 Omicron is continuing to spread throughout the world’s indoor air, similar to past strains and variants of covid and other infectious diseases, airborne infectious viruses are here to stay. On the Brightside, the pandemic will eventually end. The bad news is that influenza, viruses and the COVID variants will be with us for years. Low rates of influenza and common colds have shown us that we can effectively reduce these contagious diseases by cleaning the air we share with others. The focus needs to be on the areas where person-to-person transmission is occurring, indoor air spaces are not the issue, people are the issue.
Clinical trials and a vast majority of studies have proven that the spread from person to person leads to inhaled aerosol, with a lesser amount of transmission attributed to droplet contact (touch). Indoor aerosols linger longer inside than outdoors and in a stale air environment may pose a transmission threat for up to 72 hours under the right environmental conditions. Ensuring proper ventilation and good air quality has never been more important, now and for the future.
The Government of Canada is offering access to the Federal Small Business Air Quality Improvement TAX Credit Program
For small businesses and Canadian controlled corporations for up to $50,000.00 in eligible expenses. Please review the following Federal website or more information: