UV Air Disinfection

BeaconUV’s disinfection solutions start where others failed. We have in-depth and diversified UV technology engineering, and technical expertise to provide answers to complex and challenging problems related to disinfection with UV technology. 

We provide sophisticated technical products and solutions within a diverse range of business areas, with the mission to effectively reduce diseases and the preservation of public health worldwide while providing long term profitable solutions. 

We build and test to verify the expected performance. We go the extra mile to wherever improvements are needed or new opportunities arise, whether in healthcare, food processing, hospitality, transportation or home usage. 

Air disinfection systems are commonly used today in the healthcare industry and sectors with similar requirements. However it is expected to expand to include public buildings such as schools, clinics, and many private buildings. 

Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, public health intensified efforts to prevent transmission of infections that are completely or partially airborne using environmental controls. Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) rose up to be a promising technology due to a long history of investigations concluding that, if used properly, UVGI can be safe and highly effective in disinfecting the air, thereby preventing transmission of a variety of airborne infections. The BeaconUV team is familiar with the history of UVGI and how it has, and has not, been used safely and effectively. 

We also believe that ultimate solutions require reliable equipment and that is why we only use unique high quality UV lamps, drivers, and integrated solutions 

When we address air disinfection with UVC we focus on fundamental design principles to make sure that our system is providing ultimate performance. Accordingly we pay attention to many factors that affect disinfection capability such as lamp type, dimensions, enclosure dimensions, lamp location and orientation within the enclosure, microbial species, air velocity, surface reflectivity, and the conditions of operation positive pressure zone or negative pressure zone in addition to single pass air flow vs mixed (recirculate with return air). 

UVGI is most effective in preventing infections spread chiefly by droplet nuclei, not by direct contact or larger respiratory droplets, although some surface decontamination likely occurs. Also, the location(s) where UVGI is employed must also be the primary location(s) of disease. We also pay attention to various environmental and physical factors on UVGI efficacy (e.g., air mixing and ventilation, humidity, microbial sensitivity, fixture irradiance and configuration, and photoreactivation). 

Our methodology includes evaluating room/ duct infection rate and predicting UVGI fixture irradiances to size the system and using state of the art computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in pilot applications. 

We also ensure that monitoring and maintenance requirements of UVGI fixtures are in place in addition to developing methods of accurate UVGI measurement and evaluating the safety of UVGI installations, including the development of more modern “ozone-free” lamps.