Sanuvox announces that its UV Systems destroy airborne Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
The Sanuvox UV Bio-Wall Air Purifier has been tested by the U.S. EPA and the U.S. National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC) against biological warfare agents. On a single pass, the Sanuvox UV Bio-Wall Air Purifier achieved >99.97% destruction on S. marcescens bacteria, 99% destruction on the MS2 virus and 93% destruction on B. atrophaeus bacterial spore.
As an example, the Germicidal UV dose needed to accomplish 99.9% destruction on MRSA is ¹6,500 microwatts-sec/cm². The Sanuvox UV Bio-Wall achieved 99% destruction on MS2 virus, which requires ¹45,000 microwatts-sec/cm² for 99.9% destruction.
Given that the MS2 virus is approximately seven times more resilient to Germicidal UV, the Sanuvox UV Bio-Wall can easily achieve 99.9% destruction of MRSA on a single pass.
To read the EPA / National Homeland Security Research Study visit www.epa.gov/nhsrc/pubs/erUVSanuvox062606.pdf .
For more information on MRSA visit www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/ar_mrsa_ca_public.html.
For more information on Sanuvox and its products, visit www.sanuvox.com.
(1USEPA UV Disinfection Guidance Manual, Draft Proposal, June 2003)