Using Sanuvox UVC technology to reduce the propagation of SARS-CoV-2 virus

  • UVC irradiation (254 nm) is known for its germicidal properties. By disrupting their nucleic acids (DNA/RNA), it inactivates the reproductive capability of biological pathogens (molds, viruses, bacteria).1, 2

  • Sanuvox in-duct units have been demonstrated to be up to 99,97% effective at inactivating viruses and bacteria in the air in a study conducted by the EPA and Homeland Security 3. Bacteria and virus tested in the study (B.atrophaeus, S.marescens, MS2) are known to be more resistant to UVC than SARS-CoV-2 virus. 4,5
  • Many engineering and health agencies (ASHRAE, REHVA, CDC) now recognize that airborne transmission plays a major role in the propagation of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. These agencies also recommend using UVGI as an effective method to mitigate the spread of the virus in indoor spaces. 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Because Sanuvox units are specified according to HVAC systems parameters, adequate UV output power is calculated using our proprietary software. As such, patented Biowall units can achieve the recommended 99% disinfection per pass regardless of air velocity.
 

1 https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/coronavirus-covid-19-and-medical-devices/uv-lights-and-lamps-ultraviolet-c-radiation-disinfection-and-coronavirus

2 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2789813/

3 https://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?Lab=NHSRC&address=nhsrc/&dirEntryId=154947

https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783642019982

5 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339887436_2020_COVID-19_Coronavirus_Ultraviolet_Susceptibility

https://www.ashrae.org/about/news/2021/ashrae-epidemic-task-force-releases-updated-airborne-transmission-guidance

7 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/science/science-briefs/scientific-brief-sars-cov-2.html

https://www.rehva.eu/fileadmin/user_upload/REHVA_COVID-19_guidance_document_V4_09122020.pdf

9 https://www.ashrae.org/technical-resources/filtration-disinfection

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