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COVID-19 Update: UV-C Systems Shown to Inactivate SARS-CoV-2

Published: October 28, 2020
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UV-C systems shown to inactivate more than 99.99% of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus which causes COVID-19) within 0-2 seconds.

Results of  Independent Phase-1 lab testing support the effectiveness of  germicidal UV-C lights installed in HVACR systems and their effectiveness in eliminating the virus which causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) 

 

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. —Fresh-Aire UV, a world-leader in HVAC ultraviolet disinfection systems, has successfully completed Phase-1 third-party testing of their residential, commercial, and healthcare products for effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 disease). In the test report titled “SARS-CoV-2 Neutralization by Germicidal UV Light System from Fresh-Aire UV” the systems delivered greater than 4-log inactivation (>99.99%) on the SARS-CoV-2 virus within 0-2 seconds of exposure to Fresh-Aire UV UVC 254nm light systems.

The testing was conducted by Innovative Bioanalysis a CAP, CLIA, and AABB certified laboratory (CA, USA). The test was designed to model exposure time comparative to inactivating the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the moving airstream within the HVAC or ventilation system. Products tested were the Fresh-Aire UV ADS™ (duct-mounted airborne disinfection) for commercial and healthcare applications, Blue-Tube XL™ (HVAC coil and airborne disinfection) for commercial and healthcare applications, and APCO-X™ (HVAC coil and airborne disinfection with VOC/odor reduction) for both residential and commercial applications. Phase-2 testing is currently underway.

Phase-1 tests concluded UV-C systems have the ability to inactivate >99.99% of SARS-CoV-2 within 0-2 seconds.

Tiger UV-C Patriot LightAccording to Aaron Engel, Vice-President of Business Development at Fresh-Aire UV: “Fresh-Aire UV has been manufacturing proprietary germicidal UV systems for 20 years, and with everything we know about the SARS-CoV-2 virus combined with our testing experience, we were confident our systems would be very effective at inactivating the virus. We now have independent verification of the successful inactivation of the SARS COVID-19 virus and an even better understanding of how well our disinfection systems perform within the HVAC system, ductwork, and on surfaces. We are thrilled.”

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fresh-Aire UV has been providing UV system recommendations for residential, educational, commercial, and healthcare facilities. Fresh-Aire
UV systems were also used in the FDA sponsored testing of UVC’s ability to disinfect and extend the life of N95 masks as published in the American Journal of Infection Control. With the latest SARS-CoV-2 phase 1 test, Fresh-Aire UV now has validation as a global provider of germicidal UV systems for air and surface disinfection. Fresh-Aire UV is recognized the world over as a leader in the areas of UV light disinfection and indoor air quality. Our products reduce indoor air pollution, sterilize viruses, bacteria, and mold, neutralize odors and VOCs, and provide chemical-free air and surface disinfection. Fresh-Aire UV is the innovation leader with numerous patents and industry awards, including the AHR Innovation Award for Indoor Air Quality for 2011 and 2020. Fresh-Aire UV systems are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease.

Fresh-Aire UV systems have been tested on SARS-CoV-2, isolate USA-WA1/2020.

 

At Tiger, we offer a variety of air purification and filtration options, including our Signature Patriot UV-C Light, to keep you and your family safe and healthy. If you need a reliable service company to install a UV-C system for you, Tiger is here to help! Give us a call or schedule service online today.

 

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