How UV Germicidal Rays Purify the Air
| Air Purification with Ultraviolet Light
The quietest , most effective air purification
system on the planet!
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 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
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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
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.
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
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