What is UVC?

Ultraviolet light is electromagnetic energy with wavelengths shorter than visible light but longer than x-rays. The wavelength of this light ranges from 10nm to 400nm.

Ultra-violet rays (invisible) can be classified in: UV – A (with tanning properties), UV – B (with therapeutic properties) and UV – C (with germicidal properties).

What is UVGI – Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation?

The absorption of a UV photon by the DNA of microorganisms causes a destruction of a link in the DNA chain, and consequently the inhibition of DNA replication. The germicidal effects of the UV-C radiation destroy DNA of Bacteria, Viruses, Spores, Fungi, Molds and Mites avoiding their growth and proliferation. UVGI technology is a physical disinfection method with a great costs to benefits ratio and, unlike chemicals, it works against every microorganism without creating any resistance.


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