Indoor air quality - the dilemma
Due to an emphasis on highly sealed energy efficient buildings, the quality of indoor air is often compromised giving commercial buildings a myriad of health issues. These can range from the spreading of colds, viruses & bacteria from the recirculation of indoor air, VOC off gassing from carpets and furnishings, to poor quality air and odours being brought in from outside.
When Ultraviolet is introduced there are endless benefits including....
- Alleviate Sick Building Syndrome & building related illnesses
- Reduce absenteeism
- Improve productivity
- Reduce costs, maximise energy efficiencies
- A green building technology
- Destroy biological odours and reduce chemicals
- Dramatically reduces HVAC maintenance costs
- Extend food shelf life
- A healthier indoor environment
- Reduces system pressure drop
SPC Sanuvox proprietary Ultraviolet lamps produce two UV wavelengths. UVC (germicidal 254nm) and UVV (oxidizing 187nm) pure fused quartz glass that are combined into one single UV lamp emitter.
UVC energy attacks the DNA of a cell, penetrating the cell membrane, breaking the DNA structure of the microorganism, inhibiting reproduction.UVC is effective in destroying biological contaminants and odours such as mould, bacteria and viruses.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends this method for destroying viruses such as tuberculosis. UVV (Vacuum UV) is used for Oxidization; this is the portion of the Lamp that will destroy chemicals and odours, such as cigarette smoke, VOCs, diesel fumes, formaldehyde, amongst others.
Both UV wavelengths work together to destroy thousands of biological and chemical contaminants that continually circulate within the building’s envelope.
THE IMPORTANCE OF REFLECTION
All patented SPC Sanuvox Ultraviolet Air Purifiers and CoilCleaners use Aluminium Reflectors to direct the UV Energy where needed most.
Select SPC Sanuvox systems use an aluminium reflecting tube which contains the UV energy making for a concentrated dose of UV, while SPC Sanuvox UV CoilCleaners use Parabolic Aluminium Reflectors to direct the UV Energy.
The use of aluminium reflectors is an integral part of Sanuvox proprietary systems. By using Reflectors, SPC Sanuvox is able to maximise virtually all the UV energy, either by concentrating the UV energy, or by directing the UV energy.
A flashlight or a car’s headlight uses a reflector to direct the Light where needed most. UV energy is no different; a reflector is needed to maximise UV efficiency and intensity.
Aluminium has one of the highest co-efficiencies of reflectance at >85%.