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UVGI: How Can It Improve IAQ in Healthcare Facilities?

Few indoor spaces are as sensitive to hygiene levels as the healthcare environment. The unique challenge posed, however, is that these environments are also some of the most fertile when it comes to airborne pathogens.

The spread of bacteria, viruses, moulds, spores and other harmful microorganisms is all too easy without due diligence. 

That is why UVGI technology can make a real difference.

What is UVGI?

UVGI is the abbreviation for a process known as Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation. While we might not be able to see ultraviolet light, the different classifications carry a range of properties. UV-A, for example, is the light that helps skin to tan, while UV-B is known to have therapeutic properties.

UV-C, the classification of UV light used in UVGI, has germicidal properties, making it an ideal solution for healthcare facilities.

UV-C is added to air filtration products to provide that extra, vital level of diligence to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) levels through effective, consistent germicidal irradiation.

How does UV Light deliver Germicidal Irradiation?

Light travels in the form of photons; when UV-C light is absorbed by a microorganism, it destroys parts of the organism’s DNA, stopping growth and proliferation in a way that nothing else can match.

The cost-to-benefit ratio is excellent. It is an ecological form of air sterilisation, and unlike chemicals, it works against all microorganisms regardless of their individual UV resistance thresholds.

Helping healthcare providers overcome the challenge of airborne pathogens

Healthcare facilities require a range of applications, and there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to their air purification needs. At Filtrex, we are proud to work closely with leading healthcare providers to offer a range of high-performance air filter units with HV-C as standard.

From compact air cleaners for smaller procedure rooms, waiting rooms and offices to UV fans, ducts, lamps, boxes and cabinets, all are designed to support healthcare providers to sanitise, disinfect and sterilise their facilities.

You can learn more about our work delivering UVGI to healthcare providers, along with the wide range of products we have developed to do exactly that, by downloading our free factsheet here.

And, if you have questions or wish to talk to us about your own specific filtration needs, we’re here to help. Please contact us via our website, telephone 01279 457590, or email us at sales@filtrex.co.uk.

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