UV technology is a good investment for different facilities since UV disinfection is appropriate in different scenarios. A UV sterilizer is mainly used to control infections by ceasing the spread of microbes.
Here are some of the uses of UV sterilizer:
- Water Sterilization
UV sterilizer is used to eliminate harmful pathogens from water and acts as a bactericidal. UV water disinfection systems purify drinking water and sterilize water in spas, pools, life sciences, and wastewater treatment plants.
UV disinfection is a physical process that does not need chemicals in the water to clean it. Therefore, the water becomes safe for consumption. In addition, UV light is very effective since it gets rid of parasites such as giardia and cryptosporidium, which can resist chemical disinfectants.
UV light can take the place of chlorination when used in the treatment of wastewater. However, it is essential to note that UV light is not used for disinfection protocol solely, but it has been embraced in many wastewater treatment processes.
- Industrial Air Purification
UV light is used to remove harmful chemicals, reduce volatile organic compounds, and eliminate industrial exhausts containing solvents.
- Surface Sterilization
This is commonly used in hotels and hospitals to kill microorganisms that may hinder public health. UV light is useful in healthcare facilities as well as other places. It helps to get rid of active viruses and pathogens on surfaces quickly. UV is more effective and efficient than any other disinfecting option, especially in healthcare facilities and hotels.
- Food and Beverage Industry
UV light is used to kill bacteria, viruses, fungi, and yeast. It is also used to increase the shelf life and improve nutritional value through UV lamps for irradiation. Also, UV sterilizers are used in food applications to kill bacteria and mold.
Utilizing UV light for disinfection in the food and beverage industry combines the effectiveness of the UV light on both the surface and liquids. In food manufacturing, disinfecting things such as conveyor belts can be daunting. However, UV light is effective in disinfecting such things.
- UV Hormesis
UV sterilizers act as UV hormesis, which helps to minimize post-harvest losses. It ensures that there is delayed ripening of vegetables and fruits, thereby increasing the shelf life of the produce. This helps to optimize flavors and reduce spoilage.
- Air purification
Air purification is common in healthcare to significantly reduce bacteria for both Tier 1 and Tier 2 systems. Tier 1 systems are Upper-Room Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation on cooling coils in air handling units, while Tier 2 systems are localized Upper-Room Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation.
UV sterilization is essential in hospitals to help in sterilizing pathogens that cause illnesses. In addition, UV sterilizers are used together with conditioning systems to sterilize contaminants that can cause or worsen respiratory conditions.
- Residential Air Purification
UV Air and Surface treatment helps distribute UV energy uniformly in every direction through the air handling unit. Therefore, effective delivery of the appropriate amount of UV to the air in the irradiated zone.
In addition, you can enhance the reflection of the interior of the air handling unit when you use materials such as aluminum since it helps improve the Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation performance. The material reflects UVC energy back to the irradiated zone, thus increasing the effective UV dose.