IST Metz distributes air disinfection systems by Virobuster

Based on UVPE technology, Steritube systems for air disinfection render the DNA of microorganisms in the air harmless

As an official partner with Virobuster, UV equipment manufacturer IST Metz is now distributing Virobuster Steritube systems, which feature unique, patented UVPE technology (Ultraviolet Pathogenic Elimination) for air disinfection. The Steritube systems are used for the deactivation of micro-organisms that are harmful to humans, the environment and food.

The UV light from low-pressure or medium-pressure mercury vapor lamps inactivates the DNA of harmful germs and thus reduces the number of germs to the legally prescribed maximum quantity – for example in drinking water. Pathogens resistant to chlorine are also eliminated.

The Steritube systems do not use any chemicals for the disinfection process, nor do undesirable or harmful by-products arise during disinfection. The natural taste, smell, colour and pH value of water are not affected by treatment with this kind of UV light.

Eta Plus, the subsidiary of IST Metz, based in Nürtingen near Stuttgart in southern Germany, produces UV lamps and electronic ballasts used for this purpose, for example, in the municipal water treatment plants of Basel, Paris and San Francisco. The UV lamps break down pollutants in drinking water, disinfect wastewater, ballast water on ships or in industrial water treatment.

Virobuster was founded in 2002 and initially established itself in the medical market before expanding into food production. In 2002, Virobuster had already started to develop its UVPE technology (Ultraviolet Pathogenic Elimination) in close cooperation with international institutes.

The reduction of fungi, bacteria and viruses in the air can have significant effects on air quality. The air is passed through the UVPE field and the DNA of the microorganisms is blocked (thymine blockade). This prevents further cell division and makes the microorganisms harmless. The dose required for enough deactivation depends on the type of organisms and their intensity – and on how long they are exposed to the UV field.

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