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Klaran UVC LED Air Purification

Air Treatment

Population growth compounded with rapid urbanization has amplified the potential for bacteria and viruses to spread quickly. UVC LEDs can improve indoor air quality and decrease infections.

A rapidly expanding global population is placing a strain on industry and energy infrastructures resulting in a decrease in air quality and increase in associated deaths. In 2015, air pollution caused almost 4 million deaths with 25 percent in India and 40 percent in China.

Kinds of Air
Disinfection Methods

Air purifiers remove particles and other pollutants from indoor air using cartridge filters to trap contaminants. These High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are capable of removing 99.97 percent of airborne particles, however HEPA filters do not remove the volatile organic compounds or small pathogenic micro-organisms, like influenza.

Widely used humidifiers add moisture to the air to prevent irritation of the skin, nose, throat and lips. However, humidifier reservoirs require frequent maintenance to avoid the formation of bacteria and mold which can contaminate air. Current devices depend on preventive maintenance using chemical cleansers which can damage humidifier material and result in residual odor.

Why UVC Disinfection

Traditional UVGI systems are based on germicidal mercury lamps. Though effective, these systems do not scale well in terms of size, performance and cost to address the needs of consumers. In contrast the compact, high intensity, on-demand operation of UVC LEDs permits compact innovative designs where the LED can last for the lifetime of the appliance.

Benefits of UVC LEDs

UVC disinfection remains the sole proven, practical and cost effective solution for addressing true microbial safety without impacting odor or taste. Historically germicidal mercury lamps have been the trusted UVC source. However, durable UVC LEDs are poised to replace these with innovative compact product designs.

  • Proven, maintenance-free true UVC germicidal performance
  • On-demand operation to fit user needs and behaviors
  • Compact and portable product designs
  • Non-toxic, mercury free peace of mind
UVC LEDs are better than mercury bulbs

Germicidal mercury lamps are commonly found in air purification systems in homes and offices. While momentum is building around the Minamata Convention on Mercury, this toxic material is still used by business sectors which claim the absence of a viable technical and economic alternative. Mercury is now being abandoned in these applications due to the performance, price and availability demonstrated by Klaran UVC LEDs.