As the healthcare experts globally are working on to develop a fool-proof vaccine to combat the highly-contagious Covid-19, people have prioritized sanitization practices in a bid to curb the spread of the contagion. Assuring a germ-free environment for workplaces and commercial establishments, Mumbai-based Alfaa UV – India’s leading manufacturing major with over 20 years’ experience in UV technology and its applications, recently introduced Stero-360, a high-performance mobile UV sanitizer, to address the rising demand for hassle-free touchless and non-chemical disinfection solution especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Stero-360 uses Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) disinfection method in which the sanitizer emits short-wavelength ultraviolet (ultraviolet C or UV-C) light to inactivate microorganisms by disrupting their DNA, hence destroying the ability of the microorganisms to reproduce and thereby effectively killing them.
Several clinical studies globally have affirmed that UV-C light can combat the novel coronavirus as UV-C falls in the range of 200nm to 280nm of the ultraviolet light spectrum, which is known to eradicate microorganisms, viruses, bacteria, yeast, molds, and fungus, in air and on surfaces. The chemical-free technology has claimed to kill 99.99% of all pathogens with no residue or by-products.
An organism must receive the correct UV dose for it to get inactivated. The mean UV-C dose requirement for the coronavirus group of organisms (of which COVID-19 is a part) is 26,000 uW-sec/cm2 for a 4 log (99.99%) kill rate. Stero-360 is designed to provide a 50,000 uW-sec/cm2 dose to a target surface at a distance of 1.8 meters and height of 2.5 meters within 2.5 minutes.
Ergonomically designed, Stero-360 exhibits six high-intensity UL certified UVGI emitters that are ozone free, proprietary high-efficiency energy distribution system to increase the irradiated UV dose on target surfaces by > 100%. Its real-time performance validation with NIST/ US FDA approved PRISM technology ensures complete sanitation every single time.
Interestingly, Stero-360-6900 comes equipped with app-based control for remote operation; preset functionality ensures that the device is placed in the ideal location in a room every time – eliminating operator error. The device also showcases data logging with a web interface for verification and audit trail.
Commenting on the launch of Stero-360, Ankur Parikh, chief executive officer of Alfaa UV, said, “During these testing times, health, safety and sanitization have been of foremost priority for everybody. To maintain a high rate of precaution against the novel coronavirus, scientists and life sciences experts suggest timely sanitization of high-touch surfaces. While conventional chemical sanitizing by wiping the surfaces with disinfectants can be effective, a well-design and engineered UV system can provide a more effective and inexpensive solution to the need for timely sanitization and disinfection process. The Stero-360 is designed, manufactured, and backed by Alfaa UV. Showcasing diverse features like mobility, App-based remote access, and compact design, etc., the Stero-360 is the right fit for disinfecting commercial spaces of all kinds.”
According to the company, this new product is suitable for all commercial spaces, the compact and user-friendly Stero-360 can be used in gymnasiums, office cabins, hotel lobbies and rooms, cafeterias, meeting rooms, reception areas, elevators, mall and hotel bathrooms and urinals.