Demand for UV disinfection equipment boosts up among health-conscious clients amid the pandemic scenario
Posted On September 03, 2020
The UV or ultraviolet disinfection equipment has become the cleanest, cost-effective, and non-toxic substitute for chemical disinfection. UV disinfection equipment was initially limited to disinfect the medical equipment only. However, with the advancement of technology, they are now used in wastewater treatment as a replacement for chlorine. Chlorine must be transported and handled cautiously which proves to be a demerit. On the other hand, UV disinfection units are entirely harmless, but they produce detrimental by-products.
Repercussions of COVID-19
With the world battling the horrific scenario of COVID-19, the scientific and health community is leaving no stone unturned to find its cure. Under supervised lab conditions, almost 99.9% disinfection is possible by directing UV-C light at a wavelength of 254nm. But without the controlled atmosphere, in real life, the virus possesses the capability to hide from the direct rays of UV-C light and as a result, the disinfection chances get decreased drastically.
As there is a minimal possibility of any sort of cure in the nearby future, the UV disinfectant system, popularly termed as the “hand sanitizer” of nature has raised its demand, especially among the health-conscious clients. However, the UV disinfectant equipment manufacturers are a bit hesitant about its widespread use because it comes with certain risks regarding skin allergies. Moreover, UV disinfection units do not come within the affordable range and thereby, reducing its sales. But recently, its demand has boosted up among healthcare professionals.
Godrej’s recent launch of its latest range of products is based on the UV-C sterilization process, which has proven to be efficacious against 65 families of viruses, bacteria, and pathogens, including the deadly COVID-19.
On the other hand, Xenex, who holds the market leader’s position when it comes to UV disinfection equipment manufacturing, has launched a LightStrike robot called the StrikeForce to destroy COVID-19. The latest product launched by the company would ensure safety to frontline responders and healthcare professionals as well. With the COVID-19 pandemic insight, people’s awareness regarding sanitization has increased and, along with it, the demand for UV disinfection equipment.