How Does UV Light Work?
Dose = I x T (mJ/cm2)
The degree of inactivation by UV wavelengths is directly related to the UV dose applied. The UV dose is the product of UV intensity (I)(expressed as energy per unit surface area) and exposure time (T). We have included a Log Reduction chart to help you find your targeted Microorganism and see the Millejoule required for deactivation.
UV disinfection compares favorably with other disinfection methods as little to no technical training is required. It is also a highly energy-efficient process that is chemical-free leaving no cleanup or by-products.
When used correctly, UV light only requires operators to wear UV-C rated goggles. Municipalities are not required to pay premiums because of the safe advantages associated with UV disinfection.
Providing an effective dosage cycle creates a fast turnover time for disinfecting spaces. The accurate level of UV dosage effectively sanitizes, disinfects and deactivates the intended microbes.