UVC light, which is widely used inside a large number of household water purifiers, has another important aspect of air purification in HVAC Air Handling Units (AHU).
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is the technology of indoor and vehicular environmental comfort. Its goal is to provide thermal comfort and acceptable indoor air quality. Nowadays, HVAC systems are used anywhere from family homes to offices to factories where they provide the means for environmental comfort. Becoming more and more popular in new construction, these HVAC systems use fresh air from outdoors to provide high-quality indoor air.
As per a report by Air Movement and Control Association International, Inc. in short AMCA “The UVC wavelength can kill 99 per cent or more of all microorganisms living on HVAC air ducts and evaporator coils, depending on UVC intensity, length of UVC exposure, UVC Light placement, and life cycle of UVC lamp.”
Many factories use the HVAC system to provide respite to workers from the extreme heat and humidity. This HVAC system requires regular cleaning and maintenance. If not cleaned, the HVAC system may become the breeding ground for harmful pollutants such as bacteria, viruses, and fungal spores. These harmful bacteria get accumulated at the HVAC ducts and are released into the environment by the AC vents.
Regular cleaning helps profoundly, but it does not completely kill the bacteria. The best way to eradicate the bacteria is the use of UVC purification. UVC purification is a method of killing harmful pollutants by breaking the cell structure of the bacteria. Once the cell structure is damaged, it stops mutating and vanishes.
According to reports, airborne particles and ergonomic risks account for a substantial part of chronic diseases. A report by WHO says that 4-6% of GDP is affected directly due to work-related health issues for many countries. An initiative by companies can ensure the health safety of workers creating a conducive environment for workers.
A vast section of a country constitutes of workers employed in the informal sectors such as a factory. One of the biggest challenges of working in a factory is the availability of clean air to breathe. The health of factory workers is a prerequisite for the economic expansion of a country. Occupational hazards are a common issue due to health risks such as chemical fumes, dust, heat, etc.
All factory workers need fundamental health care, especially the ones who work in high-risk occupation. Work-related contagious diseases and cardiovascular hazards result in long-term illness if not taken care of in the beginning. Chronic diseases are one of the most common health issues with factory workers.
OSRAM PURITEC® HNS® UVC germicidal lights emit light at 254 nm, which is very close to the maximum effectiveness, and are ozone-free. The installation of these UVC Lights is not much of an effort as they easily fit in the AHU of the HVAC system. When the air passes through the air ducts of the HVAC system, the UVC Light radiation breaks down the DNA (fundamental building block) of the bacteria’s cell and stops it from multiplying
Application of HNS®UVC Light lamps used in air purification devices for – Hospitals, Doctors’ practices, Offices, Storage rooms, Food processing units, Restaurants, etc.
For detailed product specifications of HNS®UVC Lamps, please visit: https://www.osram.com/pia/applications/industry/purification/air_purification.jsp