Most people don’t realize that indoor air is far more polluted than outdoor air. Contaminants can include viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew and allergens. Public health concerns such as pandemic influenza and severe acute respiratory syndrome have intensified efforts to prevent transmission of infections that are completely or partially airborne using environmental controls. One such control, Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) has been reintroduced.
(1) What is UVGI?
UVGI is an established means of disinfection and can be used to prevent the spread of certain infectious diseases.
(2) What is UV – C?
UV-C – naturally blocked by the earth’s ozone layer and is germicidal wavelength. UV – C is effective in destroying biological contaminants & odour.
(3) Where UVGI applies to?
UVGI is a simple and cost effective. It is used in a variety of applications, such as food purification, air purification and water purification.
(4) How UVGI applies?
It is a method that uses (UV) light at sufficiently short wavelength to break down micro-organisms. Simply, the UVGI air purifier uses ultraviolet light to kill microorganisms.
Due to lack of understanding of the UVGI in Malaysia, it has not been make known to many people of it disinfect function. However, a developer’s project next to NPE highway – #CubicBotanicalSouthBangsar has taken a move ahead. They seek professional team to integrate this UVGI system into their lift for their buyers. An approach of hygienic concern to their buyers. (Refer to https://cubicbotanical.com/)
(5) Benefits of UVGI
- UV-C is effective against the most minute of airborne contaminants
- UV-C does not degrade in damp/humid environments
- UV-C destroy rather than traps airborne pathogens
- Great electricity savings on centralized air conditioning up to 30%
- Suitable for new and existing buildings
(6) Is UVGI safe and efficient?
UVGI if used properly, UVGI can be safe and highly effective in disinfecting the air, thereby preventing transmission of a variety of airborne infections.