Ultraviolet light has been used for many decades as a non-polluting, highly effective disinfection technology that is deployed in a wide variety of disinfection applications including indoor air disinfection.
Germicidal UV light is extremely effective against all bacterial and viral pathogens including airborne SARS-CoV-2 ( COVID-19) and dozens more such as influenza, polio, tuberculosis, staphylococcus , legionella, measles and MERS.
Wyckomar Inc. is an Ontario based manufacturing company specializing in the UV disinfection industry for more than 40 years. To date, the company has manufactured UV systems to disinfect drinking water for human consumption and has now turned our attention to helping solve the current pandemic emergency with UV disinfection systems designed specifically to disinfect indoor air from aerosolized disease-causing pathogens.
Flattening the curve. The pandemic has revealed an inadequate plan of preparation across a wide swath of society most especially in sectors such as long term care, other health care facilities plus commercial and educational facilities of all types.
The purpose of this proposal is to introduce simple, effective and inexpensive UV technology which can be instantly engaged to help slow the spread of viral and bacterial infections by disinfecting the indoor air within facilities which may be particularly at risk.
Virus and bacteria may be easily spread via airborne pathways. The UV technology specified here works both defensively as an additional barrier (like masks, gloves and gels), and offensively by aggressively attacking pathogens constantly as the air is continually circulated through the disinfection zone created by the UV fixture.
UV light may be the only available technology to offer both immediate defensive and offensive capabilities, and is certainly the best technology to do so over the long term.
UV light continuously attacks aerosolized virus thereby reducing airborne viral loads over time.
Designed to operate on a 24/7 basis, this technology has the potential to make a significant difference to local health, LTC, educational and other facilities by reducing airborne pathogens in the air continually. Simple to install and virtually maintenance-free (annual lamp change and an occasional dusting is all that is needed) the UVAir-1500 by Wyckomar can offer substantial immediate and long-term benefits health for care residents and staff plus managers of awide variety of public and private facilities.