As early as 1902 Gustav Kaiser, an Austrian doctor, discovered the disinfecting effect of ultraviolet radiation. Prior to this, the Heraeus chief developer Richard Küch, who held a doctorate in chemistry and physics, developed the UV high-pressure lamp. Today disinfection with UV radiation is a proven technology.
UV light has been used for years to disinfect surfaces, air and water - for example to disinfect drinking water and the packaging of sensitive products such as baby food. Singapore airport uses UV lamps to keep the air clean and protect against germs. The DNA of the microorganisms absorbs the UV light which then destroys the cell structure.
Heraeus Noblelight is a pioneer and market leader in disinfection with UVC light, often referred to as ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI). Based on our long experience, many of our customers appreciate consulting with our experts and benefit from our high quality products.