Stand-alone disinfectant product shines UV light on surfaces, sterilising them and reducing the spread of pathogens
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) specialist, E-CO, has launched a product that could help cleanrooms and medical laboratories free of bacteria, viruses and other pathogens.
The stand-alone disinfectant product can be installed and fitted flush to the ceilings of individual rooms. It shines ultraviolet (UV) light on surfaces, sterilising them and reducing the spread of pathogens, such as MRSA and Clostridium difficile. E-CO says the UV light penetrates the cell walls of micro-organisms, damaging the DNA and preventing their ability to replicate.
The unit is automatically activated and cleanrooms and labs are equipped with motion and contact detectors to ensure doors are closed and rooms unoccupied when the UVC lights are operating. The units can also disinfect cleanrooms and labs overnight.
UVC technology has long been proven to kill bacteria, viruses and fungal pathogens
Hillary Spicer, Founder and Director of E-CO, said: \'UVC technology has long been proven to kill bacteria, viruses and fungal pathogens and is effectively used in many US healthcare environments. We are delighted to be able to offer our UK customers this product. It is cost effective and simple to install but keeps surfaces free of contaminants. I’d like to see disinfectant technology like this used in every in cleanroom and lab the UK.
A UK distributor for Steril-Aire UVC technology, E-CO provides high-intensity ultraviolet germicidal solutions for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. In addition to the in-ceiling product, E-CO can also provide both hand-held and portable UVC units.