Surface Bacterium Disinfection Using Everlight 6565 UV-C SMD
Keywords:Bacterial disinfection, UV-C disinfection, Surface disinfection, Healthcare contamination
Ultraviolet-C (UVC) sourced has been widely used for the purpose of disinfection due to its germicidal spectrum. In this study, the effectiveness of Everlight’s 275 nm Ultraviolet-C surface mounted device (UVC-SMD) to disinfect Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) was investigated at three exposure durations (10, 30 and 60 s) for a standard distance of 5 cm. The inhibition zones were greater with the increment of exposure duration. The highest records of 4.53 ± 0.03 cm were achieved when 102 mJ/cm² of dose was applied at a distance of 5 cm for 60 s. Whereas, on the other side, the lowest inhibition was seen when the exposure was set for 10 s. Thus, the Everlight 6565 UVC-SMD with 275 nm of wavelength is capable in providing bacterial disinfection which could possibly be used for the development of disinfection system based on SMDs at longer exposure duration.