UV for cleaner ai

December 3, 2008
UV for cleaner ai
Sanuvox Technologies’ Ultraviolet CoilCleaners kill germs and other bacteria in ventilation systems, eliminating the sick building syndrome. The company utilizes ultraviolet technology to destroy biological and chemical contaminants – often related to air conditioning systems.  The ultraviolet wavelengths can destroy these contaminants by changing the molecular structure of the contaminants through DNA sterilization and oxidation, the company says. Scientists at McGill University tested Sanuvox’s ultraviolet lamps on air conditioning coils and found that it reduced overall sickness by 20 percent, reduced respiratory symptoms by 40 percent and resulted in a 99 percent reduction of microbial and endotoxin concentrations on irradiated surfaces within the ventilation system, Sanuvox says. The study was published in the Lancet Medical Journal.