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Article By MG Cooling Solutions In UVGI - April 26, 2021

Studies have shown that UV light technologies are effective in preventing the spread of airborne disease in a building it also has the potential to be effective against COVID-19. SARS-COV-2 virus particles transmitted by aerosolized droplets that float in the air can be effectively killed by upper-room UVGI. UVC is very effective in inactivating microorganisms present in the air, upper room UVGI uses UV-C light to develop an irradiation field above the heads of the occupants inside the room so that it can disinfect the room while keeping the occupants safe. Several studies and test have shown the effectiveness of upper-room UVGI to reduce COVID-19 virus, SARS-CoV-2 virus particle found in the air are susceptible to UV-C and the levels of UV-C required to kill the virus are practical and safe for upper room applications

It is proven that SARS-CoV-2 virus particles transmitted through tiny respiratory droplets, is the way through which the virus spread among people. Poorly ventilated buildings are at high risk of airborne transmission and there is an urgent requirement to use such technologies that reduce the spread of the virus within these spaces. Wearing a mask and opening window can reduce the spread of COVID-19 indoor but it is not practical in winters

Upper room UVGI was proven effective to reduce the spread of other diseases such as tuberculosis and measles within the building, this also a good reason to believe that UVGI could also shield indoor spaces such as offices, restaurants, commercial buildings, hospitals, and schools so that we can safely return to normal life.

UVGI devices make use of short wavelength ultraviolet light (UV-C) to create a change in the DNA and RNA of viruses and bacteria so that they lack the necessary protein needed to multiply thus they ultimately got killed. UV-C devices can kill up to 99.9 % of microorganisms. COVID-19 virus can live up to 3 days on surfaces and can transmit through the air, germicidal UV devices can prove a great tool to disinfect air and surfaces

UVGI Technology to fight against COVID 19

Germicidal UV devices are highly effective and have the following advantage

  • Pathogen kill rate

When used correctly it can kill up to 99.9 % of viruses and bacteria. Most importantly bacteria and viruses can’t become resistant to UV like in the case of certain antibiotics and antibacterial products

  • Limited chemical exposure

It is a non-chemical technology with no harmful by-products so it is safe to enter a room after disinfection of a room using UVGI but it is difficult to breathe in a room that is disinfected using chemical sprays

  • Lighting configuration

Different type of lightning configuration of UV devices is available that includes fixture installation, industrial HVAC attachment and mobile units that can be a great option to be used in hospitals, airports, fire and police stations. They are pocket-friendly plus they can be moved from room to room to disinfect air and surfaces.

  • Cost Effective

It takes lots of time and manual labour to disinfect surfaces regularly and ultimately prove heavy on the pocket. UVGI devices are like a one-time investment that is cost effective method to disinfect air and surfaces 24/7 and 365 days a year with very little maintenance.

MG COOLING SOLUTIONa leading HVAC enterprise is working continuously to provide a helping hand to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Our qualified technician will examine your space and provide the UVGI devices that are suitable for you

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