Does Covid-killing UV tech work?

15 February 2021

Dr Andrew Buchan
Dr Andrew Buchan

The MRI's Dr Andrew Buchan & Dr Eldad Avital showed in a recent study that existing UV technology could be used to combat Covid-19. Dr Eldad Avital and colleagues showed that upper room UV germicidal irradiation (UVGI) could deactivate Sars-CoV-2 particles in poorly ventilated rooms. Scientists are also exploring the use of specific UV-C wavelengths, known as far-UV-C, which are deadly to the virus but appear to be harmless to humans. These lights could be shone directly into a whole room. Andrew Buchan, a Senior Lecturer in Engineering Science at Queen Mary said:

"If you have a very poorly ventilated room then this is an incredibly good mechanism for removing the virus."

Read the full article in Wired


Updated by: Colin J Rainey