UV Lamp Sterilizer Machine
UV LAMP STERILIZER MACHINE:
It is one of the proven means of treating biologically contaminated water, air, or surfaces.
Recent studies have shown that UV shortwave radiation is capable of eliminating COVID-19, MERS, and SARS viruses at the hospital level, thereby improving the cleanliness of the intensive care area, general practice wards, and individual rooms.
For several years UV light has been widely used to sterilize small residential flows as well as large flows in commercial and industrial projects; But today it is an effective method to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and in countries like China (Wuhan Wuchang Hospital), UV lamp systems are already being used to prevent infection and contribute as a practical solution in the fight against the spread of the virus.
These types of disinfection mechanisms work with UV light and have a germicidal effect. Depending on the wavelength, the effect of UV rays can be more or less effective against various microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and DNA.
How does it work?
Microorganisms are deactivated by UV light as a result of damage to nucleic acids. Cellular DNA and RNA absorb the high energy associated with short wavelength UV energy, primarily at 254nm. With UV energy absorption new bonds are formed between adjacent nucleotides creating double bonds or dimers. Said dimerization of adjacent molecules, especially thymines, constitutes the most frequent photochemical damage since it prevents bacteria and viruses from replicating and, therefore, from infecting. Most microbes that cause or spread diseases such as influenza, gastroenteritis, salmonellosis and many more are sensitive to UV radiation, even more dangerous ones such as anthrax, coronavirus, or cholera. UV radiation penetrates the cell wall of microorganisms and is absorbed by cellular materials, producing mutations in their DNA that are fatal to single-celled organisms, which can lead to their weakening and even stop their reproduction. In the case of bacteria, germs, viruses, algae, and spores, they die in contact with light.
Ultraviolet sterilization is the process of destroying all microbial life by means of ultraviolet radiation.
To carry out this process, UV radiation with type C rays (from 200 to 290nm) is used, which, being the shortest and potentially most damaging, are used to treat water, air, and different surfaces.
Ultraviolet or UV light, as it is usually referred to, is one of the proven means of treating biologically contaminated water, air, or surfaces. This simple and safe technology is suitable for small residential flows as well as large flows in commercial and industrial projects.
UV-B rays are absorbed by 90 percent by different elements as they cross the sky, UV-A rays manage to reach much of the Earth's surface, while most UV-C rays are absorbed by the ozone layer.
Its use as a disinfectant for water, air, and various surfaces has been backed by scientific research for decades. In the medical field, UVC radiation is used to kill germs or to help heal wounds.
Use of UV lamps
We have portable UV light systems for fast and efficient use to act in areas where the installation of UV systems is not feasible such as hotels, restaurants, schools, private homes, places where their surfaces can be treated with short wave ultraviolet rays. (UV-C), reaching sterilization percentages of up to 99.9% depending on the dose. These systems are powerful and safe germ elimination and sanitization systems to eliminate all kinds of invisible microorganisms on all surfaces of the home, workplace, or other types of environment, being efficient in eliminating dust mites, mold, and smells.
Portable System for Sterilization and Disinfection with UV light
Portable systems that allow quick actions have become important tools in environments where infection control is of utmost importance such as restaurants, hotels, professional kitchens, or catering, where used with good cleanings offer high levels of disinfection allows acting efficiently. Safe for quick disinfection of all hard and smooth surfaces in any environment. UVC light and its great germicidal power are effective against allergens such as mold, mildew, spores, dust mites, and their toxic fecal waste. But it is not only limited to these microorganisms but, among the most common, it is capable of destroying bacterial germs such as Salmonella, E. Coli, Staphylococcus Aureus, Bacillus Cerus, Clostridium Botulinum, Clostridium Perfringens, Campylobacter, MRSA, viruses like H1N1, Norovirus, Rotavirus, Influenza, common cold, viral pneumonia, rhinovirus, fungal germs like mold and a long, etc.
The radiation needed to disinfect can be produced using low pressure, low/high intensity, or medium pressure, high-intensity mercury vapor (most recently antimony) lamps. For this, the germicidal lamps must have the corresponding protections, since the impact of UV radiation on the eyes has a harmful effect on health.
As already mentioned, the great difference of disinfecting surfaces using ultraviolet light compared to other chemical methods is that UV light provides a fast and efficient inactivation of microorganisms through a physical process; However, it should not be overlooked that, by nature, UV radiation is potentially harmful to humans, and therefore its use has complexities in terms of cost, manual operation, among others.
Side effects of ultraviolet light exposure without adequate protection:
This radiation is responsible for the annoying burns on the skin. Likewise, our eyes can suffer irreversible damage if we do not take care of them.
Protection of the eye from UV radiation
Most of the UV radiation is absorbed by the cornea and the lens, while less than 1% reaches the retina. Constant and prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light can lead to various eye pathologies, due to its cumulative effect.
Acute exposure (may be reversible):
Keratoconjunctivitis (UV-B radiation snow, UV-C radiation arc).
Herpetic infections, due to decreased defenses.
Burning of photoreceptors in the foveal retina (irreversible). It occurs when looking at the light without protection.
Frequent exposure without protection (for cumulative damage, it is irreversible):
Photoaging of eyelid skin and skin cancer.
Pinguecula (conjunctival thickening), pterygium (thickening and proliferation of the conjunctiva towards the cornea) that, without being malignant, are unsightly.
Conjunctival squamous cell cancer.
Herpetic disease due to immune depression.
Especially cortical cataract.
Age-related macular degeneration (irreversible macular damage, which produces a decrease in central visual acuity, which is what allows us to discriminate details, read).
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