The current pandemic has highlighted how important impeccable hygiene measures are to avoid its spread and contamination. But, despite all the guidance, cleaning products and disinfectants can help, but not stop the germs. Using UVC technology especially in multi-use spaces such as onboard your yacht can help minimise the risk to situations as it can clean the air from viruses, bacteria and mould spores.
The EXACT solutions UVC Air Sanitizer range uses a UVC light which has the ability to destroy the DNA of a life form. This works very efficiently on simple life forms such as viruses and bacteria. A commonly used value to define the efficiency of UVC products is the LD90 dose, which is defined as the UVC dose that kills 90% of a virus. There is data available listing the needed radiation dose, depending on the virus type. In the case of SARS-CoV-2 research has not yet concluded the needed radiation dose. Various sources indicate that the needed LD90 dose for SARS-CoV-2 is 4 mJ/cm².
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