What is UVC Radiation?
UVC is a lesser-known type of radiation, which is at a smaller wavelength than the more commonly known UVA and UVB. UVC is not frequently talked about because the ozone layer in our atmosphere absorbss all UVC rays before they make it to Earth.
The adaption of UVC radiation in the new sterilization device, ProTec 99™, aids in the sterilization of surfaces and provides a safer, cleaner, and healthier environment. UVC radiation with a peak wavelength of 253.7 nm has been shown to be 99.99% effective at inactivating viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
UVC waves cause irreparable damage to the genetic material of the microbes, causing inactivation which prevents infection and reproduction. Because viruses lack internal structures and protective coating, their genetic material is especially vulnerable, making them even more susceptible to inactivation by UVC radiation.
Once the viral genome is damaged by UVC radiation, the virus will no longer be capable of infecting hosts or replicating to produce new viral particles. This is true for both surface and air-born virus particles.
This technology is well established and is already applied in the sterilization of water systems and air ventilation systems, as well as some sterile hospital environments. However, there is a lack of portable, handheld UVC sterilization devices that are powerful enough to disrupt viral and bacterial pathogens in a quick and effective manner. For this reason, we developed ProTec 99™- a device which has been independently proven to be 99.99% effective.More About UVC Technology
More About ProTec 99™
ProTec 99™ is the solution that will allow quick and affordable sterilization in a wider variety of areas since it is not a fixed structure. Our patent pending product employs proprietary technology in a battery powered handheld device that allows the user to scan surfaces while emitting powerful UVC radiation. When used correctly, ProTec 99™ is a simple, safe, and effective method for disinfection and can neutralize 99.99% of viruses.Buy ProTec 99™
What is Ultraviolet?
Ultraviolet light is part of the light spectrum, which is classified into three wavelengths:
- UV-A, from 315 nanometers (nm) to 400 nm
- UV-B, from 280 nm to 315 nm
- UV-C, from 100 nm to 280 nm
What is Germicidal Ultraviolet?
UV-C light is germicidal - i.e., it deactivates the DNA of bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens and thus destroys their ability to multiply and cause disease.
Specifically, UV-C light causes damage to the nucleic acid of microorganisms by forming covalent bonds between certain adjacent bases in the DNA.
The formation of such bonds prevent the DNA from being unzipped for replication, and the organism is unable to reproduce.
In fact, when the organism tries to replicate, it dies.
Beneficial Uses of Germicidal Ultraviolet
Ultraviolet technology is a non-chemical approach to disinfection.
In this method of disinfection, nothing is added which makes this process simple, inexpensive and requires very low maintenance.
Ultraviolet purifiers utilize germicidal lamps that are designed and calculated to produce a certain dosage of ultraviolet (usually at least 16,000 microwatt seconds per square centimeter but many units actually have a much higher dosage. ProTec 99™'s emission is 100,000 microwatt/sec.).
The principle of design is based on a product of time and intensity - you must have a certain amount of both for a successful design.
Ultraviolet Dose Information
Energy per unit of the surface area is what determines kill effectiveness.
The dose/destruction relationship is expressed as N/No=e-kd.
Reduction in # live microorganisms
We deliver 210mW/cm2 of 254nm light energy*. UVC is 99.99% effective on viruses and bacterial pathogens.
*Independent 3rd party verification confirms that ProTec 99™ delivers 210mW/cm2
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