Healthcare Applications

Medical facilities of all types demand the highest standards of cleanliness. Mold, bacteria, viruses, and odor-causing and potentially toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are threats that are mostly invisible and may only be revealed when people get sick. Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a safe, scientifically proven and well established
disinfection technology that has been used for over a century. UVGI is widely used in water treatment, food processing, and air purification systems. Medical facilities benefit from this technology in several ways:

  • HVAC Airborne Disinfection
  • Surface Disinfection
  • HVAC Coil Disinfection
  • HVAC Coil Disinfection with Odor/VOC Control
  • Ice Machine Disinfection

HVAC Airborne Disinfection

Airborne infectious diseases are one of the most serious health threats directly related to HVAC equipment. In settings such as hospitals, clinics, health clubs, elder care and veterinary facilities airborne pathogens can be spread by the air system threatening the health of patrons and exposing facility owners to liability risks.

Airborne Disinfection System: Airborne Duct System (ADS)

Surface Disinfection

Another popular application for high-output germicidal UV light is sterilization of (unoccupied) room surfaces. It is critical for facilities such as hospitals, veterinary clinics, and food processing centers to limit the spread of biological contaminants as much as possible. UVGI addresses the need for surface disinfection in spaces that are prone to biological contamination or where biohazards must be kept to an absolute minimum.

Surface Disinfection System: Environmental Surface Disinfection System (ESDS)

HVAC Coil Disinfection

Biological fouling (usually caused by mold) is a common problem in commercial air handlers. The cool, moist interior of the air system is an ideal breeding-ground for mold. A biofilm of only 0.002” can reduce efficiency by 37%. UV-C light kills mold on coils safely and continuously and is significantly more cost-effective and environmentally friendly than conventional cleaning procedures.

Coil Disinfection Systems:
Blue-Tube XL (BTXL)
Standard Commercial UV System (TUVC)
Tubular Rack System (TRS)

HVAC Coil Disinfection with Odor/VOC Control

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are the source of nearly all odors. Our award-winning APCO® technology uses a unique combination of UV-C light, activated carbon, and titanium dioxide to safely adsorb and neutralize VOC molecules as they pass through the HVAC system. APCO technology produces no ozone.

Coil Disinfection + Odor/VOC Control: APCO Rack System (ARS)

Ice Machine Disinfection

Ice machines and countertop ice & water dispensers are prone to both mold and bacterial contamination. The cool, moist interior of the machines is a perfect breeding-ground for mold. Even worse, it only takes one pair of unwashed hands for dangerous bacteria such as E. coli to contaminate the ice. Conventional cleaning methods are expensive and lobar intensive and are only done periodically.

Ice Machine Disinfection: Ice UV