UV-C Technology in Elite Sports Facilities
In Elite sports facilities results mean everything. Whether it is an individual or team sport millions of pounds are spent giving the players the best chance to succeed by providing them with world class indoor training facilities. However hygiene in the ventilation systems in these facilities tends to be a forgotten area. Where hygiene is insufficient micro-organisms are usually spread via the air from ventilation and air conditioning equipment.
This can result in virus infections, respiratory illnesses, mucus membrane problems and colds in people. Having a player go down with a virus is serious in a results based business but in team sports if this virus spreads to the rest of the squad then this can be catestrophic.
In order to specifically prevent contamination with micro-organisms, Advanced Air Hygiene makes use of the germicidal effect of light in the form of UV-C radiation. UV-C radiation on a wavelength of 253.7nm changes the germs’ genetic blueprint and the cell dies.
This wavelength has a lethal effect on all microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, moulds, yeasts and viruses. Depending on the dosage, the disinfection rate can be as high as 99.9%. Chemical or heat treatment is not necessary and UV-C radiation does not produce any ozone whatsoever. Advanced Air Hygiene disinfection systems represent state-of-the-art technology in accordance with the VDI 6022 standard.
UV-C radiation also greatly reduces the operating and cleaning costs of air conditioning systems and has a large beneficial effect on employee health.
This beneficial effect on health can improve employee absence levels due to microbial-related sickness helping to make the team or individual more successful. Please see our air disinfection systems AirCom, AirStream and AirStream C and contact one of our specialists for an individual consultation.