The UVS were already used in the food industry, hospitals, public places, but it is with the current pandemic that this technology has acquired a real notoriety among the general public. But is it effective? In China, where the virus has emerged in first, this technique has been used to clean the buses and bank notes…
Following the rantings of Donald Trump on the use of UV as a miracle cure to treat the patients with the coronavirus, the world health Organization (WHO) has had to clarify that the use of UV lamps to sterilize a part of the body may cause skin irritation. Moreover, this system is often deployed in the absence of people or using robots. The techniques of UV disinfection of pocket are they reliable?
Europe behind Asia in the field of UV disinfection
In China and Singapore, the technology of UV radiation has been used well before us, to disinfect the transit and bank notes, as well as other public spaces. This marked a precedent and provided examples of the application to wake up this industry, also present in Europe.
A company of the Guangdong province (southern China), for example, offers intelligent systems for the disinfection by UV for lifts. These are the pipes to UV installed in the cabin that turn on automatically when no one is inside.
In Shanghai, the company Yanggao, converted it to a tunnel wash classic for bus, surface disinfection, equipped with 120 UV tubes.
These companies are in a position to propose this method as a more efficient way to fight against the coronavirus. Perhaps it is following the asian model, in the sector of disinfection by UV rays european advance also as an alternative in the context of the pandemic.
The area of UV in Europe
The company Bio-UV, based in Lunel (Hérault, in the region of Occitania), which had specialized since 30 years in the application of UV in swimming pool water, is in the process of putting on market a product to disinfect all types of surfaces in a few seconds. According to its founder, Benoît Gillmann this system ” can disinfect and eliminate 99.9% of viruses and bacteria. Including the SARS-CoV-2, the virus to the origin, coronavirus “.
While Germany continues its containment, the company UVIS sees its popularity explode under the requests of customers interested in the disinfection, not only of the stairs, his specialty before the Coronavirus, but also of carts for supermarkets and buttons of elevators.
At the Nice airport, we focus on the Robots to UV rays Danish
Some public spaces rely on the robots for the disinfection with UV rays, which act only in the absence of the public. This is the case of the company Airports of the Côte d’azur, which has appealed to a Danish company (UVD ), whose products are distributed in France by the company Aked. According to a spokesperson for the project, the elimination of the virus is very effective: this system ” allows you to administer a shock treatment,
The UV lamps handheld does disinfect not
With such efficiency , why not forget the wipes, gels, and switch to the UV for disinfecting for example surfaces that are difficult to access such as the inside of our cars ? Many are those who are already initiated in the research of UV lamps handheld on the e-commerce sites. However, for disinfection, portable solutions and cheap are not so effective.
According to Willy Fortunato sales Manager of UV Germi, the French specialist in the design, manufacture and marketing of devices using the technology of ultraviolet radiation for decontamination of water, air and surfaces, “to be the lamp emits a UV radiation or not emitting. In the first case, it is necessary to protect themselves; in the second, there is safety for the people, as well as viruses and bacteria”
A true disinfectant to UV rays is a device rather cumbersome, time-consuming, at a minimum of 70.5 inches, and weighing at least 1kg. It is therefore necessary to pay attention to the small lamps to recharge on the USB port of his computer, sold less than 30 euros on the Internet.