WHY IS FAR UV BETTER THAN CURRENT UV TECHNOLOGY FOR DISINFECTION APPLICATIONS?
Far UV wavelengths in the 207-222nm range completely eradicate single cell organisms, with less energy and with no photoreactivation. Far UV primarily kills microbes by resonating with the proteins in the microbe’s outer membrane causing it to fail. Energy absorption by proteins is up to 45 times greater for Far UV wavelengths than for older UVC.
The current research indicates that Far UV technology is capable of killing almost all known bacteria, viruses and fungi. It can disinfect everything from the common cold to eradicating more dangerous microorganisms including Ebola, MERS, SARS, and all chemically or anti-biotic resistant microbes (MRSA, C Diff).
It is important to note this is a completely new kill mechanism and is not harmful to human tissue because the Far UV is absorbed in the outer proteins of the human cells.
WHY IS FAR UV NOT AS COMMON AS UV-C?
As in most transformational inventions, the benefits of this breakthrough discovery are most evident in hindsight. There was a classic chicken and egg scenario which had prevented this innovation from previously being researched and commercialized. Far UV lamps capable of reliably reproducing a narrow band around these wavelengths had simply not been technically or commercially available which prevented data from being captured and evaluated for potential applications.
With initial/existing data suggesting that germicidal UV treatment would be less effective at shorter wavelengths, no one was asking the hardware makers to research and develop prototype lamps targeting these narrower bandwidths...until now.
With Columbia University Medical Center, Harvard University, and other reputable institutions and corporations actively confirming efficacy and safety, Far UV is rapidly becoming the next breakthrough in disinfection technology.
WHY DON'T GERMICIDAL UV LAMPS WORK AS GOOD AS THEY SHOULD?
UV-C light can sanitize pathogens for a short time, however those pathogens can repair the DNA damage caused by UV-C light if they are exposed to light that includes UV-A wavelengths in a process called photoreactivation.
Less than 10 hours of sun exposure can rejuvenate nearly one hundred percent of exposed pathogens. Less than an hour can even result in unacceptable conditions. Since both sunlight and fluorescent light include UV-A, UV-C lamps are not as effective in those environments.
In contrast to UV-C, Far UV disinfection is not subject to reactivation because the microbes have been structurally destroyed and are truly dead while maintaining all the advantages of residue-less functioning.
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