Why is Steril-Aire Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) technology important?

When used in conjunction with HVAC systems, Steril-Aire ultraviolet germicidal irradiation1 (UVGI) technology, also known as UVC or UV-C2, improves indoor air quality and occupant health by reducing airborne transmission of microbial organisms such as bacteria, fungi, mold and viruses, including COVID-19.

What does Steril-Aire UVGI technology do?

  • Inactivates microbial organisms such as bacteria, fungi, mold and viruses by altering the structure and molecular bonds of their DNA.
    • Including MERS, SARS, Influenza and COVID-19
  • Destroys the organism's ability to reproduce and colonize, thus leaving no offspring.
  • Diminishes the population of microorganisms rapidly.
  • Provides powerful and concentrated effect of ultraviolet energy through use of UV emitters/lamps.
  • Ensures a healthy, safe environment for building occupants by increasing the air quality.
  • Cleans and disinfects area or equipment where UVC emitters are installed.
  • Contributes to LEED points in the following areas: Energy and Atmosphere, Water Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation & Design Process and Regional Priorities

Where should Steril-Aire UVC emmiters be?

  • Airports/Transportation hubs
  • Cannabis/grow facilities
  • Casinos
  • Food processing plants
  • Government buildings
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Higher education institutions
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Museums/libraries
  • Office buildings
  • Pharmaceutical/research labs
  • Public assembly/stadiums

Steril-Aire UVGI Applications

  • Air-handler disinfection
  • ATU/RTU airstream disinfection
  • Exhaust odor control
  • In-room disinfection (unoccupied)
  • Make-up air and return air disinfection
  • Personal protective equipment disinfection
  • Surface/handheld disinfection

Who should be interested?

  • Mechanical engineers/design professionals
  • Building owners
  • Mechanical contractors
  • Building facilities personnel
  • Building occupants

Regions Served

We proudly serve New England as the local Steril-Aire representative.

Important Terms

1Ultra-violet germicidal irradiation (UVGI), is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet (ultraviolet C or UVC) light to kill or inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions.

2Ultraviolet C (UV-C or UVC), is one of the four spectral areas of the UV spectrum of light naturally produced by the sun. The entire UV spectrum can kill or inactivate many microorganism species, preventing them from replicating. UVC energy at 253.7 nanometers provides the most germicidal effect.

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