How UV Germicidal Rays Purify the Air

Air Purification with Ultraviolet Light
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Mother Nature's Method
Ultraviolet Germicidal Light is a trusted air purifying method used in hospitals nationwide, and ultraviolet energy is the sun's rays that Mother Nature uses outdoors to purify the air. Ultraviolet lamps enable the Electro Breeze UV Systems UV System to produce the natural germicidal rays that kill germs and control allergens. 

Forced Air Furnaces Distribute Pollutants
Your furnace provides a perfect environment for the growth and broadcast of bio-aerosols, toxins and gases that cause the unhealthy air conditions found in most homes. Because a furnace is the collection point for most of the re-circulated air in a building, it is the best place for installing a Electro Breeze UV Systems unit. 

Governmental Agencies Acknowledge and Identify the Problem
The Environmental Protection Agency has found that indoor air is always 2 to 5 times, and sometimes 100 times worse than the worst outdoor air. You may not be able to see, smell or touch it, but this air pollution is impacting the health of your family. The American Medical Association reports that 1/3 of our national health bill is directly attributable to indoor air pollution. 

What Are Bio-aerosols?
Mold is probably the most common bio-aerosol. Germs are also known as bio-aerosols or pathogens. Bio-aerosols are airborne pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold and mildew, (micro-organisms), which cause infectious disease, They can cause allergic reactions, asthma and other respiratory ailments. 

Indoor air pollution also includes VOC's, (volatile organic compounds), and other toxins which are gases. They can trigger allergies, various health problems, and may cause odors. 

Basic Facts and Research Regarding Ultraviolet Energy or UV Light.
The Electro Breeze UV Systems design is based on accumulated research data and actual experience from Westinghouse Electric Corporation Lamp Division's research laboratories. All ultraviolet energy is measured in nanometers and the wavelengths are shorter than visible light. Therefore UV energy is invisible to the human eye. The wavelengths of ultraviolet generated by the Electro Breeze UV Systems germicidal lamp are in the 254 nm. range, making them lethal to the bio-aerosols described above.

"Mutant strains of microbial have become resistant to the antibiotics formerly used to control them. Deaths from infectious diseases caused by these germs is now the third leading cause of death in the United States" ............Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

According to Westinghouse © , a single UV lamp will provide a kill rate of 70% to 85% at 1500 cfm with this lamp positioning.

The germs that escape on the first exposure will be hit again and again until they are destroyed as the air flow carries them through the UV radiation.

The kill rate achieved by other manufacturers lamps may be more or less than Westinghouse ©

The kill zone of the Electro Breeze UV Systems germicidal lamp is within 2 inches of the lamp. A kill rate of 99% is achieved at the distance. The effective zone of the Electro Breeze UV Systems germicidal lamp is up to 24 inches from the lamp. Within that distance, a micro-organism may not be killed, but single-pass exposure to the ultraviolet energy (within 24 inches of the lamp), will disturb its DNA (reproductive code) and stop if from reproducing and infecting us with disease or illness. 

The air in your home, along with all of the airborne contaminants, passes through your furnace several times an hour. This creates an accumulative effect on micro-organism kill and DNA disruption when a Electro Breeze UV System unit is properly installed in your furnace ductwork. 

Shadowing Effect
Many micro-organisms travel through the air. Carried by the air stream or by attaching themselves to water droplets, they are intermixed with particles in the air. This can create a shadowing effect when the micro-organism passes by an ultraviolet lamp, protecting it from the lamp's rays. Therefore, it is best to also have a high efficiency electronic filter in your furnace to control the particulate in the air, thus preventing or minimizing the shadowing effect. 

It should also be noted, that even though a micro-organism is destroyed, or its DNA disrupted, preventing it from reproducing and infecting, it can still be an allergen and must be collected by an electronic air cleaner that can collect sub-micron particles. 

We recommend the use of a Polarized Media Electronic Air Cleaner such as Electro Breeze Air Cleaner for this purpose. A Polarized Media Air Cleaner will also remove other allergens from the air, including destroyed or disrupted micro-organisms. (Ask your contractor for more information.)


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