UV-C rays are used every day, primarily in:
Food and pharmaceutical industries, for disinfecting air and surfaces in production spaces, disinfecting product containers (packaging), isolating “protected” areas for product manufacturing and packaging (such as clean rooms), and areas at risk of contamination. These procedures significantly increase the safety and conservation of the products we purchase and provide multiple health benefits since they leave no residue and help reduce or even eliminate the need for chemical disinfectants, which can leave harmful residues on products.
Hospitals, for preventing the transmission, and therefore contagion, of dangerous bacteria or viruses that may be found in the air or carried following contact with infected persons or visitors, such as TBC and Legionella.
Air conditioning systems, for preventing the problematic and harmful build-up of mould and bacteria in air treatment systems or ducts, which can cause Building Related Illnesses (BRI), extrinsic allergic alveolitis, viral, fungal and Rickettsial infections, bronchial asthma, humidifier fever, Pontiac fever and Legionnaire’s disease, asthma and Sick Building Syndrome. Many armies use UV-C systems to prevent biological attacks such as the dispersal of anthrax in pipelines.
Systems for treating water intended for human and animal consumption and for sanitary use, to eliminate any microorganisms that may be found in water deriving from wells, cisterns and aqueducts. The system must be installed after an active carbon filter, such as in water distributors, which are becoming increasingly common in cities.
There are no limits to the possible applications of UV-C rays. Even in domestic environments, they are used to prevent build-up of mould on walls, eliminate mites from bedrooms, keep room air healthy and treat water.
UV-C rays are even able to eliminate odors and fatty deposits in industrial kitchens and in the restaurant industry in general, in conjunction with the emission of ozone. LIGHT PROGRESS has also developed a specific system for this particular application (UV-SMELL).