WHAT IS UV AND UVC ?
Ultraviolet light disinfection is a better method
Compared with familiar disinfection methods using liquid and powder based disinfectants, ultraviolet disinfection lamps are widely used, extremely efficient and more convenient to operate. UV light does not only disinfect surfaces, air and water, but also eliminates mildew and mites.
Most of the knowledge about the physical and chemical properties of coronavirus comes from the research on SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV. The virus is sensitive to ultraviolet and heat.
—Excerpt from Diagnosis and Treatment Protocol for Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (trial version 7), Released by National Health Commission & State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine on March 3, 2020
What is uv and uvc?
Ultraviolet light is a form of radiation and an invisible part of the electromagnetic spectrum. It has a wavelength between 100nm-380nm. UVC with a wavelength of 200nm-280nm has proved to be the most effective disinfectant wavelength in the UV Spectrum. As we all know UV Light is also found in sunlight.
GOLDENSEA UV uses the ultraviolet spectral wavelength 253.7nm. This belongs to the short-wave UVC spectrum and is an efficient and better choice for disinfection!
How does uvc kill/ inactivate bacteria and viruses?
UVC (in particular253.7nm) destroys the molecular structure of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and RNA (ribonucleic acid) of microbial (bacteria and virus) cells, causing the death of growth cells and/or regenerative cells, thus achieving the effect of disinfection.