Webinar: Using 222-nm UV Light for Continuous Disinfection of Occupied Buildings and Vehicles. Presented by Boeing and Far UV Technologies, Inc.

By Far UV Technologies and Boeing presented at the Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) – March 2021

For over 100 years, scientists have known ultraviolet (UV) light is very effective at killing pathogens. While 254-nm UV is widely used to clean our water and operating rooms, its broader use has only been inhibited by the potential for overexposure, leading to health risks to the skin and eyes.

Recent studies conducted by Columbia University and others have shown that far UV light wavelengths between 200 and 230 nm are safe for human and animal tissue while effectively killing bacteria and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2.

The 222-nm far-UV systems have been developed that can either be used at high intensity or provided at a lower intensity to provide more continuous disinfection of occupied spaces throughout a full day. These systems are currently being installed at U.S. Department of Defense ground facilities for disinfection. Additional work is ongoing to qualify 222 nm systems for rapid disinfection of military aircraft cockpits and other military vehicle spaces.