Virus Removal with Asiet Air PCO Systems
ASIET Air Purifiers Meet and Overcome the Ebola Challenge
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provide lists of materials determined to be effective for cleaning and decontaminating Ebola virus on surfaces. Hydrogen peroxide is one such chemical. In addition, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center studies have validated the effectiveness of ultraviolet (UV-C) light to completely deactivate the Ebola virus on surfaces.
How ASIET Air Purifiers Work:
ASIET Air Equipment employs UV-C germicidal lamps and photocatalytic "Technosite™" impregnated reactors. This combination is far more effective than UV light alone.
UV Light is provided by the sun and also by specially designed lamps. The three types of UV lamps in the market produce UV-A, UV-B and UV-C light. UV-B is used in medical applications to treat patients with Jaundice, Psoriasis, and other skin disorders by irradiating the reactor pads and in rooms to treat the upper level air next to the ceiling. UV-A is less effective in killing bacteria than UV-C. UV-C at 254 nm wavelength is the peak absorbance of DNA and RNA; therefore, the most effective in killing cells, including bacteria. UV light intensity decreases with the square of the distance from the bulb. Therefore, for UV-light to be effective, bacteria and mold cells must be in close proximity to the lamp.