UVC ultraviolet light, also known as UVC light, is a well-known and market-proven disinfection solution. It is a cleantech solution, which has been actively used for more than 40 years to boost healthier environments and lift sanitation standards. UV light disinfection is globally acknowledged as one of the most efficient methods to disinfect water, air, and surfaces.
As UVC light has shorter wavelengths than visible light, it is invisible to the human eye. Short-wave UVC light harms DNA cell structures and sterilizes all surfaces it comes into contact with. The sun also radiates UVC light, but luckily, the atmosphere protects us from the most harmful UVC ultraviolet light.
UV light is divided into three categories, being UVA light, UVB light, and UVC light. Together, they have a bandwidth between 200-400 nanometers (nm). UVC light is germicidal and is considered the hardest type of UV light. It has the shortest wavelength ranging between 200-280 nm.
UVC light can effectively kill microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, pathogens, and protozoa.
When microorganisms are exposed to UVC light disinfection, their DNA will absorb the UVC light, ultimately harming the DNA cell structure. This will make the microorganisms unable to reproduce and thus, stop their growth.