UV disinfection for public buildings

Chemical-free, effective disinfection - simply with UV light

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.

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Here we present efficient UV disinfection solutions for air, objects and surfaces of all kinds - for almost every need. From mobile, battery-operated UV disinfection units to floor-standing, wall-mounted and table-top UV disinfection units and even units to retrofit into existing ventilation systems.

  • Schools, technical colleges, universities, theaters and concert halls
  • Municipal offices and government facilities, court houses
  • Bus, subway and transit stations
  • Room air, and surfaces or objects of all kinds such as tables, chairs, door handles, door openers, keys, writing instruments, keyboards and fittings

Wherever many people move, touch, talk, cough and sneeze, the risk of infection from viruses or bacteria is ever-present. Wet disinfection with wipes and sprays is time-consuming and expensive. Due to the chemicals involved, wet disinfection is potentially irritating to the respiratory tract and can cause allergies. Surfaces degrade from abrasion and ingredients that can damage them. In addition, even with significant effort and care, areas with a lot of public traffic are impossible to completely disinfect with wet wipes.

Disinfection with UV light, specifically short-wave, energy-rich UVC light, offers an excellent alternative. You will quickly appreciate the advantages of UV disinfection of air, surfaces and objects. Our efficient solutions are robust, low-maintenance and easy to integrate into existing ventilation systems.

Covid-19 will not be the last new disease to spread worldwide. Globalization continues to advance. Therefore, even after the corona pandemic, we can unfortunately expect future pandemics.

Advantages of UV disinfection:

  • Saves time, money and effort
  • Gentle disinfection without chemicals
  • Widely applicable
  • More reliable and effective decontamination
  • Also protects against seasonal flu
  • Helps reduce employee sick days

We can help you determine the best solution for your specific situation. Trust our experience: Many public facilities are already successfully using our UV disinfection systems. Talk with us about your requirements. Or request further information.

Creating trust: Using UVC disinfection, you and your coworkers can once again feel safe in the workplace. This reduces stress, promotes efficient work and can reduce absenteeism.

Four solutions for UV disinfection

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1. Soluva® Air W / Air S for air disinfection with UV light

Soluva® Air W for air disinfection with UV light
Soluva® Air W: Product in development

The powerful wall-mounted unit disinfects up to 100 cubic meters of air per hour. With its high-quality, unobtrusive design, the Air W Room fits perfectly into any interior design. It is also suitable as floor-standing device, as so called Soluva® Air S.

During the almost noiseless operation, the air in the room circulates continuously. This results in a reliable reduction of the germ load.

Equip smaller rooms like offices, training rooms and breakrooms with this device. Receive customers and guests or teach employees, pupils, trainees and students without worry in a germ-free environment. The Soluva® Air W also proves its worth in places such as student counseling centers and municipal offices. For larger rooms such as municipal offices, courtrooms, lecture halls, large classrooms or open-plan offices, we recommend the more powerful Soluva® Air M solution.

2. Soluva® Air M for air disinfection with UV light

Soluva® Air M for air disinfection with UV light
Soluva® Air M: Product in development

This unit mounts either directly on the ceiling or attaches to the ceiling with chains. It disinfects up to 1,000 cubic meters of air per hour. Soluva® Air M is the bigger brother of the Soluva® Air S and is particularly suitable for UV disinfection of air in larger rooms such as classrooms, open-plan offices, gyms, municipal offices, lecture halls or courtrooms.

3. Soluva® Air D reduces the germ load of the air

Soluva® Air D reduces the germ load of the air
Soluva® Air D: Product in development

These UV disinfection modules are for installation in ventilation systems and are available in 3 different sizes for retrofitting in any existing ventilation system. The system disinfects up to 25,000 cubic meters of air per hour. Contact us and we can advise you.

4. Soluva® Zone H mobile disinfection for surfaces and objects

Soluva® Zone H mobile disinfection for surfaces and objects
Soluva® Zone H: Product in development

Handy, cordless and battery powered, Soluva® Zone H is the most powerful battery powered device on the market. It disinfects surfaces and objects of all kinds quickly and efficiently. The ergonomic shape facilitates easy handling. The scattering angle of the UV light is so large you can disinfect surfaces and objects reliably and quickly right into the corners and angles. After a short briefing, your cleaning personnel can easily integrate UV disinfection into the cleaning process.

You not only save costs, time and effort. The environment also benefits – no more disposable wipes resulting from wet disinfection. In addition, you save on plastic packaging, chemicals and storage space. Surfaces remain undamaged and usable for longer.

UV disinfection (UVGI) application examples

  • Computer mice, mousepads, keyboards and touch screens are simple to disinfect with light instead of laboriously wiping each key, button, switch and lever separately.
  • At schools, universities and technical colleges, after the school day or lecture, you sterilize the tables, door handles and other shared items. This provides more security for teachers, parents and families.
  • In offices, municipal and government facilities, and court houses, you can use the mobile device to sterilize chairs, tables and surfaces quickly and easily between appointments or sessions.
  • Cultural events in the theater, concert hall, museum and gallery become safe again thanks to UV disinfection.

For public buildings, schools and cultural venues there may be funds or incentives available for the purchase of UV disinfection equipment including our UV disinfection devices.

How does UV disinfection of air, surfaces and objects work?

Ultraviolet light is an electromagnetic radiation in the range of optical frequencies. The wavelengths are so short that the ultraviolet radiation is invisible to the human eye. The wavelengths are divided into UV-A, UV-B and UV-C. We use UV-C light with a frequency range between 280 and 100 nanometers for disinfection.

UV-C light is very short-wave and very energy-rich. UV-C light inactivates bacteria, viruses and fungi. Air, surfaces and objects can be sterilized by irradiating them with UV-C light. UV light is therefore a chemical-free, environmentally friendly and efficient alternative to liquid disinfectants.

The same applies to Soluva® Zone H for UV disinfection: Protect your skin and eyes from ultraviolet radiation. That's why the Soluva® Zone H comes with gloves and a face visor. In addition, please wear long sleeves and a cap to protect your scalp.

All other UV disinfection systems such as floor standing units, wall mounted units or tabletop units shield occupants from the UV rays.

Are you interested in a solution for disinfection with UV light? Please contact us here!