UV-C’s Disinfecting Role in the COVID-19 Pandemic

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An article published in Engineering Systems Magazine highlights the ability of germicidal UV-C to inactivate airborne pathogens such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

The July 2021 article discusses the multiple factors that influence microbial deactivation and offers a helpful infographic that explains how the UV-C photodimerization process works.

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In practice, different environmental conditions can influence the strength of the UV-C dose. For example, cold air can reduce the output of UV-C lamps, high humidity can decrease pathogen susceptibility to UV-C, and many other site-specific factors play a role in determining the amount of UV-C energy necessary in any given application.

That’s why UV Resources models most installations to help predict individual dosage levels. If you would like to create a computer model for your next customer installation, please contact Coward Environmental for more information.