Study shows UV-C kills 99.9% of virus that causes COVID-19
By HPAC MagazineHPAC General HVAC Systems COVID-19 disinfection UV-C
The “SARS CoV-2 Neutralization by Germicidal UVC Light Systems” study conducted by independent laboratory Innovative Bioanalysis validated coronavirus inactivation in less than two seconds of exposure to Fresh-Aire UV’s germicidal UVC 254-nanometer light systems.
Third-party lab tests have proven that residential and commercial UV-C disinfection equipment for HVAC systems from Fresh-Aire UV are >99.99% effective in inactivating SARS CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19 disease.
The “SARS CoV-2 Neutralization by Germicidal UVC Light Systems” study conducted by independent laboratory Innovative Bioanalysis, Costa Mesa, Calif., validated a 4-log, >99.99% coronavirus inactivation in less than two seconds of exposure to Fresh-Aire UV’s germicidal UVC 254-nanometer light systems.
The exposure time is comparable to a moving airstream model within a facility’s HVAC or ventilation system. The lab used Fresh-Aire UV’s ADS airstream and BlueTube XL coil and airstream disinfection systems designed for healthcare, education, office and other commercial facility applications. The residential and commercial APCO-X coil and air disinfection system also exhibited the same positive results.
The study is one of the first successful SARS CoV-2 inactivation tests in the HVAC industry.
“Consulting engineers, contractors and facility managers can now confidently specify, install and use our UV equipment, knowing they are being proactive in improving the building’s indoor air quality,” said Aaron Engel, vice president–business development, Fresh-Aire UV.
Innovative Bioanalysis, a CAP, CLIA and AABB-certified laboratory, is now executing the next phase of Fresh-Aire UV testing. “We are excited to continue our testing to gauge effectiveness against different HVAC, airstream and surface applications,” said Engel.