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Scientific evidence of effectiveness of UVC irradiation at inactivating coronavirus
The tests were conducted at the Institute for Medical Virology of the University Hospital Frankfurt.
Killing the virus reliably withing secondsThe results show that, using special Hönle UV units, the new coronavirus can be killed reliably within seconds. An inactivation rate of 99,99% (log4) was confirmed in the laboratory.
The tests were carried out applying different UV technologies – and showed a clear result: Whether the disinfection units were equipped with UVC discharge lamps or UV-LED, inactivation rate and inactivation time remained constant and reproducible.
ConclusionThe risk of infection with COVID-19 is reliably and efficiently minimised by disinfecting ambient air and surfaces with UVC irradiation. UV specialist Hönle used these results for their latest product series STERICUBE and STERIAIR, consisting of UVC cabinets, UVC chambers and UVC hand lamps for germ inactivation.
These UVC units can be used for a multitude of applications: For disinfecting protective equipment and devices in laboratory and surgery as well as keys / key cards, credit cards or cash in hotels, restaurants and bars. It is possible to irradiate books and teaching materials in schools and libraries or smart phones, tablets and tools in companies as well as goods in the retail sector, for example shoes, handbags of glasses.
Besides on surface, Hönle UVC units inactivate germs in the ambient air and thus avoid a Covid-19 infection caused by aerosols. STERICUBE and STERIAIR devices can be applied in waiting rooms, guest areas and kitchens, group and classrooms and even in vehicles used for passenger transport like trains or buses.www.hoenle.com