Frequently Asked Questions
What differentiates UVAIRx’ air treatment process?
This is an active technology. Air need not pass through the unit—or within inches of the device, as is the case with traditional UV devices. With UVAIRs, microbes are destroyed throughout the target environment, wherever they are, whether in the air, on surfaces, or in crevices. Since the UVAIRx products are safe for both humans and animals, it provides continuous protection from pathogens on a 7X24 basis.
What scientific evidence verifies its performance?
The core technology for UVAIRx systems has been proven through more than 10,000 hours of independent laboratory and university testing and validation. This technology is in use in residential, clinical, and commercial buildings in many countries, and has been used by NASA on the International Space Station to protect the astronauts.
What is the air treatment capacity of this system?
The Ux 105 effectively cleanses an indoor environment up to 5,000 square feet depending upon the pathogen 'load' that is present.
What are the annual operational costs?
The UVAIRx Ux 105 unit plugs into a standard 110v outlet, and uses the same amount of energy as a 25W light bulb. The maintenance costs (the bulb should be replaced every 3 years) plus electrical costs over a three year period are approximately $150. In comparison, the typical HEPA filter replacement costs over the same period is approximately $300 or more, and the filter will not kill the pathogens, and its disposal presents environmental concerns.
How does it comply with Joint Commission, EPA and OSHA criteria?
Because they destroy individual microbials and the reservoirs in which they multiply, UVAIRx instruments break not one but two of the critical links in the “chain of infection” cited in Joint Commission infection-control guidelines. Indoor air quality is a priority of both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Among the contaminants of concern both cite are viruses, bacterium, mold spores and volatile organic compounds (VOCs)—those specifically targeted by UVAIRx technology.
How long does it take for the UVAIRx to clean the target environment once it is operational?
Laboratory and onsite testing confirms a cleansing period from just 20 minutes to 12 hours depending upon the carrying capacity(bio load). Factors affecting the total time may include temperature and the degree of humidity in the air.
Where should the UVAIRx instrument be placed or mounted?
Because air need not pass through the unit to be treated, the UVAIRx operates effectively whether freestanding, wall-mounted, or within an HVAC duct, and can be placed anywhere within the indoor environment.
What are the short-term benefits of the UVAIRx?
Within 20 minutes, the instrument begins cleansing the air of viruses, bacterium, mold spores, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other contaminants.
What are the long-term benefits of the UVAIRx?
UVAIRx technology breaks the first two “links” in the “chain of infection” identified by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Specifically, the photocatalytic oxidation process destroys both the pathogen and the pathogenic reservoir—the place where the microbial lives and grows.
How reliable are UVAIRx instruments?
In terms of performance, the technology has been proven more than 99% effective in killing microbials. Detailed test results. In terms of longevity, the entire unit is warranted for two full years.
Where can you purchase UVAIRx products?
UVAIRx products will be sold by our distribution partners. In addition, they are available from our online sales department at this time. The Ux 105 and Ux 202, Ux 205, and Ux 307 models are available for shipment today. Please see the Products page for more product information.