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
the s pread 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 re produce
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
to the beverage bottling.
UVC germicidal lamps are also used by numerous food
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
will significantly reduce or totally eliminate virus, bacteria and parasites
that are the cause of much illness and even death!
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