UV technology has been steadily taking over the disinfection market and is projected to grow from USD 2.9 billion in 2020 to USD 5.3 billion by 2025, but why? In this blog we will be demonstrating the benefits of UV technology, compared to conventional chemical methods, and investigate how UV technology is being used globally to help combat the COVID-19 global pandemic.

To recognise the benefits of UV disinfection, over the chemical alternatives, it is important to understand how UV disinfection works. UV disinfection uses short-wavelength ultraviolet light to deactivate 99.9% of harmful micro-organisms by disrupting their DNA, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions, such as reproduction. At the 254nm wavelength, UV light can penetrate the cell wall of a micro-organism, permanently altering the DNA structure within seconds.

This method of disinfection is very versatile and works on an array of harmful viruses, bacteria, moulds, and spores. By using UV light in this manner, it can be applied to a whole range of industries such as: Aquatics, Aquaculture, Laboratories, Waste Water, Marine, Food and Beverages, Horticulture, Packaging and Processing, Drinking Water, Mining, Healthcare, Oil and Gas and domestic use, to name a few.

Therefore, UV disinfection has many advantages over conventional chemical alternatives, such as:

These tables present a list of harmful viruses and bacteria and how, by using the correct dosage of UV light, it can render them harmless. CLICK HERE

As the coronavirus is fairly new, there are currently studies being held to assess the effectivity of UV light on COVID-19, however, scientists believe UV light could be the answer. As a result of the successful UV disinfection treatment on other Coronaviruses, such as SARS and MERS, which have similar characteristics.  CLICK HERE

Due to this, many industries and countries are implementing UV technology to disinfect their homes, companies, and public spaces, to tackle the pandemic. However, we would like to stress out that UV is harmful to the human body – please do not insert UV lamps inside your body, as it had been suggested by the president of America – Donald Trump. It would be ineffective, and we can imagine quite painful. However, there are plenty of innovative and effective ways where UV technology has been used to combat COVID-19 around the world. Here are just a few of them:

But how can UV technology keep you, your company, and customers safe against COVID-19 and other harmful viruses? Here at Alpha-Purify we are UV disinfection technology specialists and have one of the largest portfolios of UV disinfection systems and lamps worldwide, for both domestic and commercial use. To find the perfect device for you, just simply get in contact with one of our specialists on:



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