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The UV Process

What is the ultraviolet (UV) light?

Ultraviolet (UV) light is a form of invisible light for the human eye. It occupies the part of the electromagnetic spectrum between X-rays and visible light. The sun emits ultraviolet light but most of it is absorbed by the Earth’s ozone layer.

UVC and UVV rays

The UVC (254nm) and UVV (185nm) light produced by Sanuvox UV systems are the same two wavelengths produced by the Sun. The UVC wavelength attacks the micro-organisms on a molecular level deactivating and destroying the contaminants, while the UVV wavelength degrades chemicals and odors.

It is scientifically proven that viruses are deactivated by UVC. Several studies have been published to support this:


Our proprietary high intensity UV ‘J’ lamps have all the benefits of two straight lamps, but at the cost of one. They are available with a UVC/UVV combination which allows the reduction of chemical VOCs, odors and biological contaminants.

Unlike other conventional UV lamps on the market, those from Sanuvox use a patented process that delivers the maximum UV dosage to the moving air stream.

An Enlightened design

The Sanuvox process ensures that any air molecule passing in front of our lamps receives the maximum UV dosage thanks to the brilliant design of our products. Since our lamps are installed parallel to the air stream, the contact time between air molecules and UV rays is extended, allowing maximum destruction. Likewise, the reflection chambers or aluminum reflectors in our products concentrate UV energy rather than having it scattered inefficiently in the duct.