Fresh Air and OXIRA

  Fresh air The government and leading experts have highlighted the importance of fresh air as a defence against Covid 19 and airborne transmission of diseases.   Ongoing research into how Coronavirus spreads found that although distancing measures were a good first defence, the aerosol generated from various activities could travel further than first thought. This …

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UK News Update

RME have teamed up with OXIRA UVC Germicide technology to provide a proven solution to localised germ free air for professional and cleanroom use. . Built to the high standards you would expect from RME, cased in stainless steel to allow cleaning, with the international proven OXIRA UVC technology inside. UKCA marked, EMC and Electrical …

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Upper-room ultraviolet air disinfection might help to reduce COVID-19 transmission in buildings: a feasibility study.

Upper-room ultraviolet air disinfection might help to reduce COVID-19 transmission in buildings: a feasibility study. Peerj, 13 Oct 2020, 8:e10196DOI: 10.7717/peerj.10196 PMID: 33083158 PMCID: PMC7566754 Abstract: As the world’s economies come out of the lockdown imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an urgent need for technologies to mitigate COVID-19 transmission in confined spaces such as buildings. This feasibility …

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UV-C irradiation is highly effective in inactivating SARS-CoV-2 replication

UV-C irradiation is highly effective in inactivating SARS-CoV-2 replication Abstract: The potential virucidal effects of UV-C irradiation on SARS-CoV-2 were experimentally evaluated for different illumination doses and virus concentrations (1000, 5, 0.05 MOI). At a virus density comparable to that observed in SARS-CoV-2 infection, an UV-C dose of just 3.7 mJ/cm 2 was sufficient to …

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Rapid and complete inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 by ultraviolet-C irradiation

Rapid and complete inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 by ultraviolet-C irradiation Authored by Storm, N., McKay, L.G.A., Downs, S.N. et al. Rapid and complete inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 by ultraviolet-C irradiation. Sci Rep 10, 22421 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-79600-8 Abstract: The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic has devastated global public health systems and economies, with over 52 million people …

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Irradiation with UV light kills SARS-CoV-2

Irradiation with UV light kills SARS-CoV-2 Researchers in Italy have found that it is possible to completely inactivate severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) using short-wavelength UV (UV-C) irradiation. Journal reference: Clerici M, et al. UV-C irradiation is highly effective in inactivating and inhibiting SARS-CoV-2 replication. medRxiv 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.06.05.20123463 Download pdf copy

Susceptibility of SARS-CoV-2 to UV irradiation

Susceptibility of SARS-CoV-2 to UV irradiation Christiane Silke Heilingloh, Ulrich Wilhelm Aufderhorst, Leonie Schipper, Ulf Dittmer, Oliver Witzke, Dongliang Yang, Xin Zheng, Kathrin Sutter, Mirko Trilling, Mira Alt, Eike Steinmann, Adalbert Krawczyk, Susceptibility of SARS-CoV-2 to UV irradiation, American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 48, Issue 10, 2020, Pages 1273-1275, ISSN 0196-6553, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2020.07.031. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0196655320307562) Abstract: …

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Ultraviolet irradiation doses for coronavirus inactivation – review and analysis of coronavirus photoinactivation studies

Ultraviolet irradiation doses for coronavirus inactivation – review and analysis of coronavirus photoinactivation studies GMS Hyg Infect Control. 2020; 15: Doc08. Published online 2020 May 14. doi: 10.3205/dgkh000343 Results: “The available data reveals large variations, which are apparently not caused by the coronaviruses but by the experimental conditions selected. If these are excluded as far as …

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Disinfectant Activity of A Portable Ultraviolet C Equipment

Disinfectant Activity of A Portable Ultraviolet C Equipment Guridi, Andrea; Sevillano, Elena; de la Fuente, Iñigo; Mateo, Estibaliz; Eraso, Elena; Quindós, Guillermo. 2019. “Disinfectant Activity of A Portable Ultraviolet C Equipment” Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 16, no. 23: 4747. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16234747 Conclusion: “Physical UVC disinfection is a reliable alternative to chemical disinfection due to …

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