UVC Sterilizer or ozone generator – which one should You buy?
Is the coronavirus vaccine enough to stop the COVID19 pandemic? The medical world is still divided on this. However, it doesn’t mean, that we cannot fight the virus without it. That’s where modern technology comes in, introducing UVC sterilizers and ozone generators.
Deals with 99,9% of the viruses
Coronavirus outbreak, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus had forced us to look for a technology, that can inactivates viruses quickly and effectively. We didn’t have to wait long for two of the most effective and proven ways of killing germs to come forward. UV-C light and ozone were used for centuries in surgical and exam rooms. Effects can be observed everyday in almost every hospital in the world. Enough said, that UV-C light can wipe out 99,9% of the microbes and ozone has over 50% stronger disinfecting power than chlorine used, for example, in many bleaches.
Why UV-C light works?
To answer this question we need to clarify one thing. A virus isn’t technically alive, so it cannot be killed. It’s like a small carrier of instruction for cells on how to act to allow the virus to replicate. So, how to deal with this inanimate matter? It’s all about the wavelength. 250-280 nm wave light will easily go through the outer layer of the virus. Inside it changes the enclosed information (DNA/RNA), so the instructions delivered to the cells aren’t effective. This way the virus cannot multiply which renders it harmless. The great thing about the UV-C light is, that it is incredibly versatile. It requires no consumables, leaves no byproducts, has no practical impact on the environment. In the UVC sterilizer this light is enclosed in a small device, where it can be safely used. So much effectiveness for so little.
The great thing about the UV-C light is, that it is incredibly versatile. It requires no consumables, leaves no byproducts, has no practical impact on the environment. In the UVC sterilizer this light is enclosed in a small device, where it can be safely used. So much effectiveness for so little.
Disinfection with ozone
Ozone work is much more direct. It needs to get in physical contact with the virus. The ozone emitting device needs to be placed in the possibly sealed room (any air outlets will reduce the effectiveness of the disinfecting process). If the air is sufficiently saturated with ozone, it will become incredibly toxic. The outer layer of the virus will be destroyed in the process called oxidation. This leaves the DNA/RNA exposed to the environment. In these circumstances the virus will be quickly inactivated. The disinfecting process is much more effective if we’ll leave the room for a longer period of time.
Which one should You buy?
If you’re considering buying a disinfecting device You need to take a look at three factors:
1. How it will be used?
UVC airflow sterilizer is intended for use among people presence. This unique ability makes it much more versatile. It doesn’t need any training or external equipment. It is entirely safe. Ozone generator can create a fog of ozone, but one needs to remember, that the room in which it’s supposed to operate needs to be excluded from use for several hours.
2. Where will it be used?
UVC sterilizer will find much better use in smaller, constantly used areas as apartments, medium size shops and saloons. Its size and output are entirely sufficient for mentioned spaces. Additionally, You can choose from several models if higher air processing capabilities is needed. Ozone generators will be more useful in heavily polluted spaces, where heavy duty disinfection is needed.
3. Who is the manufacturer?
Equally important as choosing between UV-C and ozone is to know who is standing behind the product. Make sure, that the producer has a verifiable background. It is absolutely crucial, that the device is attested and certified. The device should also have a proof of efficiency issued by an independent institution.
Sayoli 30 – up to 30 m3/h (approx. 12 m2/hzz)
Sayoli 60 – up to 60 m3/h (approx. 25 m2/h)