Krypton™ Light Disinfection
Groundbreaking technology kills all airborne or surface pathogens
SAFE - EFFECTIVE - PRACTICAL
Krypton™ light disinfection (222nm wavelengths) provides the first human and animal safe, practical and effective countermeasure for infectious disease and pathogens in occupied spaces.
Krypton light can autonomously and continuously disinfect any known virus, bacteria or fungi in occupied spaces, which is essential for containing and mitigating the emerging threat of the coronavirus and similar outbreaks where potentially infected human carriers in occupied locations are often not distinguishable from the non-carriers.
Along with effective diagnostics, vaccines, and therapies, elimination of pathogens in occupied spaces is an essential element of infectious disease eradication. Far UV technology is an essential addition to existing sanitation practices, as part of a multi-pronged approach to prevent the spread of existing and emerging infectious disease.
This single disinfection solution could become as important and ubiquitous for control of the microorganisms we cannot see as conventional lighting is to the benefit of everything else we can.
CEO | Far UV Technologies
Krypton lighting is the first safe, effective, autonomous and continuous disinfection system for occupied spaces.
While the best current alternative for sanitation in occupied spaces requires workers to constantly wipe down chairs, counters and any other surface between contact with each individual, it is not practical in practice, puts those workers at risk and is subject to human error, like missing spots. Not to mention, wiping surfaces down does not address the airborne threat at all.
Krypton light does not penetrate human and/or animal skin or eyes. UV-C lamps commonly available today are known to be carcinogenic and harmful to the skin and eyes. They cannot sanitize human tissue or occupied spaces without causing adverse effects and long-term damage.
Krypton lamps (operating at 222nm) are superior to existing UV sanitation systems (typically operating at 254nm) in occupied spaces for a very simple reason: Legacy UV-C sanitation systems are ineffective at disinfecting surfaces and air in occupied spaces because the kill mechanism allows pathogens to be reactivated by UV-A light, which includes sunlight, fluorescent lights and other light sources after sanitation.
The 222 nm Difference
Krypton lighting is much safer for humans and animals.
Figure 1: Although Krypton 222-nm light can penetrate and kill bacteria such as MRSA, it is unable to penetrate to the nucleus of human cells. UV from conventional lamps can penetrate and damage human cells.
Figure 2: Unlike UV from conventional lamps, Krypton 222-nm light is unable to penetrate the surface layer of dead skin to reach sensitive cells in the epidermis. Credit: Dr. David Brenner, Columbia University Medical Center
Krypton disinfection treatment completely destroys bacteria and viruses.
Krypton light completely eradicates single-cell organisms, with less energy and with no photoreactivation. Krypton light primarily kills microbes by resonating with the proteins in the microbe’s outer membrane causing it to fail, rather than just the DNA itself.
We are working hard to enable new industry standards for safety and raise awareness of this groundbreaking new technology, providing much more practical, safe and efficient solutions for large important markets and applications including:
Medical facility waiting rooms, equipment and surfaces
Elderly care facilities
Public facilities and transportation (airplanes, cruises, trains, buses, rental cars)
Commercial and industrial facilities
Air/HVAC or water purification
Water or chemical sensitive applications
Extending food shelf life
Hand hygiene - no water, soap or paper towels
Sanitation of consumer electronics
Waterless laundry applications
Deep space exploration