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 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.
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.