In industrial applications, disinfection and germ reduction with UV light is used in numerous processes. Process water is disinfected and treated to reuse it, the number of germs and bacteria in the air is reliably reduced to improve hygiene and storage conditions, surfaces of packaging are disinfected to extend shelf-life of foods.
Disinfection with ultraviolet light is a cost-effective and environmentally-compatible alternative to frequently used chemical processes.
Short-wave UVC radiation has an intensive bactericidal effect and renders harmless within seconds viruses, bacteria, yeasts and fungi. Moreover, the microorganisms cannot become resistant to UV radiation.