What is UVGI?
UVGI is a is a method of disinfection using short-wavelength ultraviolet UVC light to kill or inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions.
Over 40 years, UVGI has been used to disinfect drinking water, air, wastewater, pharmaceutical products and surfaces against human pathogens.
Viruses and bacteria are highly responsive to UV disinfection at appropriate doses.
Published studies show that UV-C completely inactivates the corona viruses (SARS-CoV-1and MERS-CoV) and also effective on Sars-CoV-2 (the virus which causes COVID-19).
There are no known micro-organisms resistant to UVC radiation. It breaks down the DNA and RNA of bacteria, viruses and spores, making them harmless. Hospitals and many governmental buildings use UVC technology safely and effectively.