What is ultraviolet light anyway?
How Can UV Protect Us from Coronavirus in Foodservice Applications? UVC Air Curtains.
While the healthcare industry has used UV for decades, the foodservice industry is just beginning to utilize this powerful tool as another layer of sanitation for its operations.
Because it’s so effective at destroying anything comprised of genetic material, UVC is a great candidate for minimizing the impacts of virus' and pathogens in interior spaces. By utilizing an air curtain equipped with UVC capabilities, for example, the sanitizing process may help foodservice operators reduce or even eradicate Listeria, Salmonella, Tuberculosis, SARS-COV, and yes, even COVID-19.
Air curtains do this by continuously cycling air, bringing it in through the front and out through the bottom to create a "curtain" of air between openings. In and of themselves they can keep unsanitary insects from entering a building. When equipped with a UVC light, biological contaminants passing through the air curtain are destroyed. When placed at door openings these air curtains aid in protecting vulnerable foodservice prep and serving areas from dust, pathogens, flying pests, and even standard debris.