UvSABA (safe air breathing apparatus) and how it works.
COVID-19 is still lurking around the corner and has prevented us from doing activities we used to easily do before. Everyone is having a harder time, we want to resume post-pandemic life: where travel is safe, running everyday errands with ease, and meeting others without worrying that you might catch an infection is normal.
uvSABA (Safe Air Breathing Apparatus) is perfect for anyone who wants the ability to live their lives with the peace of mind that they are breathing healthy air. Unlike masks or respirators, uvSABA does more than filter the air; it neutralizes it with UVC.
How effective is UVC LED's?
UV disinfection is a photochemical process. The microorganisms that pollute the indoor environment are DNA or RNA based. The cell membranes and DNA break down when exposed to high intensity UV at 253.7nm. This is the process through which short-wave ultraviolet light can disinfect liquids, surfaces and indoor air. The effectiveness of UVC is directly related to intensity and exposure time.
UVC LEDs are typically defined as having a wavelength on the electromagnetic spectrum of 200nm to 280nm.
What is the ‘germicidal range’ of ultraviolet light?
According to the International Ultraviolet Association: “The portion of the UV spectrum (the ‘germicidal’ region) that is important for the disinfection of water and air is the range that is absorbed by DNA (RNA in some viruses). This germicidal range is approximately 200-300nm.” uvSABA uses 272nm.
The use of UVC has been long time proven with decades of usage as disinfectant in hospitals and establishments as well as water, food and air.