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Portable UVGI Systems Effective At Sanitizing Room Surfaces
UV-C systems are used to shorten cleaning time in classrooms and are more effective too!
By: Sarah Radford
The past several years have shown us just how fast infectious diseases can travel and most recently when
these diseases are present in schools. There are reports of schools closing, children and adults alike getting
sick due to exposure while in school. These concerns are now being fought by closing schools and hiring
additional staff that attempt to rid the facilities of these infectious diseases with a thorough wipe down. When
one considers the amount of surface area in one room and then multiplies that by the number of rooms the
personnel, time and cost required is staggering.
During the past few years various manufacturers of UVGI equipment have been busy developing and testing
equipment that augments the wipe down process in facilities, increases the effectiveness, and reduces the
overall cost. These units are called mobile or portable UVGI room sanitizers. Testing includes calculations as
well as field trials to determine effectiveness. In most cases the results show that using a prescribed time of 3
to 15 minutes depending on the size of the room and the microorganisms targeted will create a destruction rate
of 98% or better on all exposed surfaces in a room. The only labor required is to move the unit from room to
room and then wipe down surfaces that are not exposed or shaded. This reduces the cost of labor and
increases its effectiveness exponentially.
The units range in cost, depending on the manufacturer, from $5,000 to $125,000 and with the difference being
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