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What is ultraviolet light and why is it an important part of the Hygienitech process

Updated: May 17, 2019

What is ultraviolet light and why is it an important part of the Hygienitech process? Ultraviolet light is part of the light spectrum, which is classified into three wavelength ranges: UV-C, from 100 nanometers (nm) to 280 nm UV-B, from 280 nm to 315 nm UV-A, from 315 nm to 400 nm Why use germicidal (UV-C) ultraviolet light in the sanitizing process? UV-C light is germicidal – i.e., it deactivates the DNA of dust mites, bacteria, mold and fungal spores, viruses and other pathogens and thus destroys their ability to multiply and cause disease. Specifically, UV-C light causes damage to the nucleic acid of microorganisms by forming covalent bonds between certain adjacent bases in the DNA. The formation of such bonds prevent the DNA from being unzipped for replication, and the organism is unable to reproduce. In fact, when the organism tries to replicate, it dies. What are the beneficial uses of germicidal UV-C ultraviolet light? Ultraviolet technology is a non-chemical approach to disinfection. In this method of disinfection, nothing is added which makes this process simple, inexpensive and requires very low maintenance. Hygienitech’s Ultraviolet purifier utilizes a powerful germicidal lamp that is designed and calculated to produce a certain dosage of ultraviolet (16,000 microwatt seconds per square centimeter). The principle of design is based on a product of time and intensity and your Hygienitech System employs both for a successful design. Here are just a few of the UV-C applications besides mattress and upholstery sanitizing: Drinking Water Purification Food Processing Medical Applications:

pharmaceutical production laboratories, hospitals and clinics maternity labor and delivery areas pathology labs, kidney dialysis Industries: cosmetics and electronic production laundry water

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