UV Technik International Ltd introduces SteriWhite Air Q115, a compact UVC air disinfection unit for use within the medical profession. Its versatility, due to the size and ease of use, enables simple installation for use in surgeries, treatment rooms, waiting areas, in fact any area which is occupied and where there is a benefit of having air sterilisation protecting patients, visitors and staff.
SteriWhite Air Q115 is a compact and portable unit, there is a choice of using it as a mobile unit, so floor standing with the supplied feet and it can also be wall mounted. It benefits from having a low running noise of <39 dB so its use in typical ‘quiet areas’ is unnoticeable, the plug and play technology allows immediate air processing and the room can be occupied when doing so, the unit can operate 24/7 and a single unit will treat 115 m3 of air per hour. The Q115 does not contain any HEPA filters as it is designed to function without filtration, instead an intake of ambient air is passed over the two installed UVC lamps, this eliminates the ongoing requirement of consumables, filters etc. Operationally these units have excellent longevity, the Q115 unit has 2 lamps fitted inside which have a typical service life of 16,000 hrs until a change of lamps is required.
The Q115 unit operates using enclosed high energy UVC low pressure lamps, there are no ozone emissions from these and no chemicals are involved. It is the use of UVC and at a wavelength of 254 nm that creates the inactivation of micro-organisms, viruses, bacteria and other mould spores. The inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 viruses is 99.99%. SteriWhite Air Q115 meets the necessary safety guidelines, CE etc, details of which can be found on the website.
Like many businesses currently there has been the need to scale down or close offices, move staff to home or remote working. However, in the future, when businesses reopen, the need to provide a clean and safe environment will be essential, responding to the ongoing effects of COVID-19 and other viral and bacterial challenges. The use of SteriWhite Air Q115 can therefore play a pivotal role in providing clean and safe air reassuring staff and visitors that they can carry out activities as normal in the treated areas.
Having disinfected air will provide protection for staff and visitors alike and work well as part of an overall hygiene policy. It is important to maintain the rigorous good hygiene disciplines of thorough hand washing, safe social distancing, clean surfaces, clean tools, clean clothing and clean water.