Whether we all know it or not, we are surrounded by bacteria and parasites (E-Coli, Salmonella, etc). From the surfaces we touch right down to the food we eat, bacteria are all around us. To prevent the spread of disease and illness, UVC germicidal lamps are being used in equipment to effectively kill many of the common viruses, bacteria and parasites that we come in contact with on a daily basis. Ultraviolet (UVC) light destroys microorganisms by damaging the DNA structure. UVC radiation disrupts the chemical bonds that hold strands of DNA together in a microorganism; therefore the organism cannot reproduce and grow — so it dies!
When used in a water application, UVC germicidal lamps irradiate the water passing through a vessel which contains a Quartz Sleeve with a UVC germicidal lamp in side. Water treatment units are designed with flow rates that sterilize water at 1 gallon per minute up to thousands of gallons per minute. UVC does not alter the pH, odor or color of the water as does the use of chemicals (i.e., chlorine, peroxide, etc.) to purify water so there is no change in the taste of the water. This water can then be “safely” used in various applications ranging from drinking water to food preparation to the beverage bottling.
UVC germicidal lamps are also used by numerous food processing companies to kill bacteria throughout the food preparation lines. Fruits, vegetables and meat are placed on conveyor systems and are UVC irradiated as it is being processed. Immediately prior to packaging, exposure to UVC has been proven to extend the shelf life of fruits, vegetables meats and breads. Food processing plants are using UVC germicidal lamps in their HVAC systems to kill air-borne particles that exist in the processing rooms. The equipment used to process the food is also irradiated with germicidal UVC to kill any microorganisms that may exist on the surface.
So, introducing UVC germicidal lamp technology into your air, water and surface treatment procedures will significantly reduce or totally eliminate virus, bacteria and parasites that are the cause of much illness and even death!
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