How UV-C energy works in HVAC applications: Part 1

How UV-C energy works in HVAC applications: Part 1

By: Forrest Fencl
Publication: Consulting Specifying Engineer

Date: November 3, 2013

Light energy in the ultraviolet-C (UV-C) wavelength has been used extensively in HVAC equipment since the mid-1990s to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) by eliminating the buildup of biofilms and other organic contaminants on the surfaces of system components, including cooling coils, plenum interiors, drain pans, and air filters. UV-C works by disassociating elemental bonds, which in turn disinfects and disintegrates organic materials.  (read the article)