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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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.