UV Disinfection

Safe, reliable and environmentally friendly

UV disinfection process

Germs in water, in the air and on surfaces are troubling. Intensive UV light effectively and quickly reduces microorganisms.

UV radiation reliably reduces germs and improves hygiene and storage conditions. To reduce the level of germs in the long term, the germ-contaminated air can already be disinfected in the supply air ducts.

How does UV disinfection work?

UV disinfection process
254 nm spectrum of a low-pressure lamp and the cell deactivation spectrum (e-coli as DIN 1031 Part 10)

UV disinfection is effective at wavelengths from 200 nm to 300 nm. The UVC radiation emitted has a strong bactericidal effect. It is absorbed by the DNA, destroys its structure and inactivates living cells.
Microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, yeasts and fungi are rendered harmless within seconds by UV radiation.
If the irradiance is high enough, UV disinfection is a reliable and environmentally-friendly method eliminating the need for chemicals. Moreover, the microorganisms cannot become resistant to UV radiation.