UV Air Purification has continued to gain in importance as an alternative to mechanical filtration and chemical or thermal processes. However, UV light is also ideally suited for removing residues from surfaces, for cleaning greasy exhaust air from large kitchens or for cleaning industrial exhaust air using photochemistry.
Exhaust and Industrial UV Air Treatment
In order to reduce grease in e.g. commercial kitchen exhaust air as well as to reduce odors and the risk of fire, UV oxidation can be the right solution. High-energy UV photons break up contaminants through photodecomposition and separate them into environmentally friendly components.
For example, vacuum UV radiation with a wavelength of 185 nm decomposes long-chain molecules by means of direct photolysis.The process can be accelerated by adding oxidizing agents such as ozone (O3) or hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Contaminants in water and air are converted into harmless molecules.
UV Air Disinfection or Sterilization
Our ambient air, especially in closed, sensitive areas with many people, should be clean and free of dangerous germs and viruses. COVID-19 has made us more sensible and this segment much more important. UV air disinfection is a very good, simple, and inexpensive measure. The 254 nm wavelength of low-pressure radiators is mainly used for this - doped quartz glass HLQ235 is a perfect match.