CLEANING THE AIR 

For a healthy workplace, your HVAC system needs a good air filtration system.  This filtration typically comes in two forms:

1. A physical filter, usually rated in MERVS.  The highest being 16 MERS and these are typically used in hospital-like applications.  These filters capture airborne dust, mites and other minute particles.  

2 UVC lights - No filter can capture airborne bacteria, virus and most odors.  Only a properly sized, specified and installed UVC light can do that.  These lights typically work on the a specific wave length and depending on that wavelength and strength of that, up to 80% of the airborne virus and bacteria can be either killer or incapacitated.  

These UVC lights come in many forms and different configurations will work for different applications. We install UVC lights for the following applications:

1. Hospitals and hot Yoga rooms

2. Office spaces

3. Day Care and schools

4. Medical doctor offices and clinics

5. Retail and service

The Corona Virus

The Coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, is a virus that is mostly transmitted through the air in water droplets found in coughs and sneezes by those infected. UVC irradiation has the ability to kill any kind of bacteria or virus. The COVID-19 virus is 0.1 microns in size making it highly susceptible to UV-C (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/). The amount of UVC necessary to kill virus varies from virus to virus. 

Here are a few examples measured in Microwatt Seconds per Square Centimeter:

Adeno Virus Type III 3

4,500

Bacteriophage 1,3,4,5,6,9

6,600

Coxsackie

6,300

Influenza 1,2,3,4,5,7,9

6,600

Infectious Hepatitis 1,5,7,9 8,000

 As you can see some are easier to kill than others, but all are killed by UVC.  What we do know is it takes a considerable UV dose to kill germs and virus.  The principle of UVC sterilization is related to intensity of the lamps used.  The more powerful the lamp the better the kill.  The larger/longer the duct the better the kill.  The slower the air is moving the better the kill. 

We install a variety of UV lights to kill and disable the Corona virus that is airborne.  

These UV lights typically have the following benefits:

  • Killing bacteria, germs and viruses
  • Odor control

Contact Us today For More Information:  973-544-6800

email: info@BuildingSciencesLLC.com

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