Basis Equipment UV
What is Ultraviolet (UV) Light?
Ultraviolet (UV) light is a form of light that is invisible to the human eye. We are talking about a specific wavelength range; between 200 and 300 nanometres.
Ultraviolet UV Light UV Disinfection
Ultraviolet (UV) light, or UV radiation, provides rapid and efficient inactivation of microorganisms by a strictly physical process.
When bacteria, viruses and protozoa are exposed to UV wavelengths they are inactivated as their genetic material is damaged.
And it does so in an environmentally friendly, chemical-free, by-product-free and disinfection-efficient way.
How UV disinfection works
When microorganisms are exposed to light radiation at UV wavelengths, more particularly at 254 nm, they are inactivated as a result of the damage caused to their nucleic acids.
Their genetic material, DNA or RNA as appropriate, is denatured and/or modified, which prevents the replication of the micro-organism and, consequently, causes its disappearance from the environment.