UV-C provides a dry, chemical-free, and residue-free method of disinfection effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi and spores. It offers quick disinfection times against bacteria and viruses and can be used in a variety of applications.
Ultraviolet light is a specific part of the electromagnetic spectrum of light that offers bactericidal effects. Ultraviolet light is divided into UV-A, UV-B and UV-C rays. It is the wavelengths in the UV-C spectrum, specifically 254 nm, which offer the greatest germicidal potential.
When a micro-organism is exposed to UV-C, the nuclei of the cells are altered due to photolytic processes. This process prevents further replication and causes cell death.
UV-C is effective against a wide range of organisms including MRSA, VRE, and Pseudonomas aeruginosa, among many others.