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The UV Process

What is the ultraviolet (UV) light?

Ultraviolet (UV) light is a form of light invisible 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.

UV rays

UV lamps in purifiers reproduce the same types of wavelengths as the Sun’s rays. The UVC wavelength is known to damage and degrade nucleic acid (DNA/RNA) at the core of biological organisms. A sufficient UV dose can then help reduce the bioburden of surfaces, and of the air.

Multiple studies have shown virus (such as SARS-CoV-2) susceptibility to UVC:

In addition, the Government of Canada site offers you more data on the effectiveness of ultraviolet rays.


Our proprietary high intensity UV ‘J’ lamps have all the benefits of two straight lamps, but at the cost of one. 

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 purification.

Likewise, the reflection chambers or aluminum reflectors in our products concentrate UV energy rather than having it scattered inefficiently in the duct.