UV light robots with UVC germicidal lamps, such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus that produces COVID-19, are in high demand in the fight against the spread of hazardous germs and viruses. UVC-emitted ultraviolet (UV) radiation has been shown to have highly effective germicidal characteristics, destroying hazardous organisms on surfaces, in water, and in the air.
UV sterilisation systems have been used in air treatment systems, water treatment plants, and a variety of other applications where UV lights cleanse surfaces for decades. UV lamps are commonly found in HVAC or wall-mounted air treatment systems, as well as in sterilisation systems for medical and surgical equipment. However, seeing a UVC robot roaming the corridors of public venues may appear like something out of a science fiction or futuristic film.
UV light robots are becoming more popular for disinfecting surfaces in a variety of contexts, because of developments in technology and multiple studies confirming the effectiveness of UV lamps in killing the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Autonomous robots equipped with UVC germicidal lamps that emit UVC radiation in all directions are a powerful instrument for eradicating difficult viruses and bacteria that manual cleaning techniques may have missed. UVC robots can operate without the presence of humans and can utilise motion sensors to shut down if people are around. Without being stuffed a paycheck or going out on a tea break, they can roam rooms, hallways, and make their way back to charging stations.
UVC Robots: Increasingly becoming a mainstay around us
UVC light robots are becoming more widespread in many locations as people and businesses throughout the world take proactive measures to stop COVID-19 from spreading. The rising use of UVC robots is mostly driven by hospitals and medical facilities, but many other businesses and locations are taking note and employing the same technology to safeguard the environment.
Medical staff and management are focused on preventing hospital acquired infections (HAIs) through thorough sterilization measures because hospitals are known to be a source of infection. To safeguard all hospital patients and personnel, it’s vital to disinfect hospital rooms where patients have had a serious sickness like COVID-19 or any form of superbug like antibiotic-resistant bacterial illnesses.
UVC germicidal lamps have long been employed in hospitals and medical facilities, and their application in other settings is rising.
UVC disinfection lamps and UV light robots aid in the successful sanitation of individuals in a variety of businesses and situations, including:
- Medical centers and hospitals
- College campuses and schools
- Shopping centers and public stores
- Manufacturers and office buildings
- Kitchens and restaurants
- Public libraries
- In different systems of public transport like buses, trains, airplanes and terminals
After manual cleaning procedures, UV light robots can be programmed to enter hospital rooms and greatly boost effective disinfection rates. UV disinfection can be used to sterilize water, air, and surfaces in a variety of ways.
UVC: One technology many solutions
- Air Purification: UV light can be used to disinfect the air space. This necessitates a sufficient amount of UV light contact with the air. Many workplaces prefer to use UV disinfection lights because they are easier to use than the difficult cleaning process and deliver the most accurate results for eliminating germs that can hurt others.
- Treatment of Wastewater: Handheld UV light sterilisation can be used for water disinfection and even wastewater treatment in many workplaces. It is one of the safest methods because it does not involve the use of any chemicals to clean the surface. On a bigger scale, UV radiation is important for wastewater treatment. This method of wastewater treatment has become extremely popular in the urban region.
- Surface Disinfection: This is mostly used to disinfect the health-care setting. In a matter of seconds, it can destroy active viruses and additional pathogens on the surface. As a result, UV technology is more successful in healthcare facilities than other cleaning and disinfecting methods.
- Equipment Disinfection: This procedure helps disinfect tables, chairs, and gym machines in places where a significant number of different types of equipment are present, such as gyms, workplaces, and so on. Unlike the washing and bleaching methods, UV light is a dry and effective process that leaves no residue on the equipment.
- Food Disinfection: UV light technology is mostly utilised by food production industries to disinfect food and beverages.
How effective is UV Light Sterilization?
The efficiency of UV radiation sterilization is dependent on various environmental parameters such as surface topography, relative humidity, temperature, pH, organic load, and other chemical compounds present, according to a recent study undertaken by the NIH or the National Institutes of Health. UVC germicidal lamps and UV light robots have been shown to be 99.99 percent successful in lowering vegetative bacteria counts in 15 minutes, including MRSA and even tougher pathogens like C. difficile in 50 minutes.
Several researches have been undertaken on the usefulness of UVC light in killing the SARS-CoV-2 virus since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, with highly successful eradication of the virus comparable to other coronaviruses. SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) are coronaviruses that belong to the same family.
Many recent research studies, such as Upper-room ultraviolet air disinfection might help to reduce COVID-19 transmission in buildings: a feasibility study from October 2020 by another eminent health research center, have shown that UVC light is effective at eliminating these coronaviruses as well as SARS-CoV-2 (NIH).
UVC Robotruck: Your guard against COVID and Black Fungus
Servotech is among the leading providers of UVC germicidal lamps for UVC light robots, with a large assortment of high-quality germicidal lamps as well as special engineering support. Our germicidal UVC lights have been used to sterilise surfaces, water, and air. Robotruk, a 150W UVC Disinfection truck, which is driven by germicidal technology, is a go-to device for sanitising larger areas such as hospitals, factories, schools, and the like. The device also has a radar induction feature for further safety for anyone operating it, as well as a 30 second auto-delay mechanism to ensure complete invulnerability.