Gaithersburg, MD - Heraeus Noblelight announced the release of the Soluva Air F, an in-room UVC (UVGI) air purification device designed to disinfect room air. Both the OSHA and the CDC recommend UV-C disinfection technology as an effective and safe engineering control for fighting airborne viruses. UV-C light improves IAQ providing an additional layer of protection that doesn’t rely on human behaviors such as mask wearing. Commercial building owners, property and facility managers, and building engineers can install the Soluva Air F easily and quickly to protect employees, students, patients, and customers.
A second generation in-room device, the Soluva Air F offers many improvements based on customer feedback and additional lab testing. The device is simple to use, either mounted on a wall or placed anywhere in a room using the mobile stand, and plugs into any wall outlet. Its high-quality, unobtrusive design and nearly silent operation mean it is barely noticeable, creating a serene environment in any occupied room.
The Soluva Air F uses UV-C light to effectively clean indoor air of viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. With its high air flow rate and strong UV-C lamps, it provides fast and reliable protection - with a tested virus reduction of 99.99%.
In contrast to comparable air cleaning devices, Soluva Air F works completely without chemicals, produces no ozone or other harmful by-products, and operates without filters, eliminating the need for expensive regular filter changes. And compared to upper-room UV-C devices, the Soluva Air F continuously circulates the room air through the unit to provide faster air changes per hour.
Soluva Air F is particularly suitable for shared spaces such as operations centers and control rooms, kindergartens and schools, cafés and restaurants, doctors' office waiting rooms, nursing homes, offices and retail stores.
UV disinfection is effective against viruses and their mutants
UV disinfection works by inactivating the viruses’ genetic information, which works for the original virus as well as with newly emerging mutations. UV disinfection also destroys flu viruses, cold viruses and other dangerous germs. Due to UV disinfection’s special mode of action, viruses cannot develop any resistance as can happen with chemicals.
Heraeus, the technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a leading international family-owned portfolio company. The company’s roots go back to a family pharmacy started in 1660. Today, the Heraeus group includes businesses in the environmental, electronics, health and industrial applications sectors. Customers benefit from innovative technologies and solutions based on broad materials expertise and technological leadership. In the 2020 financial year, the FORTUNE Global 500 listed group generated revenues of €31.5 billion with approximately 14,800 employees in 40 countries. Heraeus is one of the top 10 family-owned companies in Germany and holds a leading position in its global markets.
Heraeus Noblelight with its headquarters in Hanau and with subsidiaries in the USA, Great Britain, France and China is one of the technology- and market-leaders in the production of specialty light sources and systems. The organization develops, manufactures and markets infrared and ultraviolet emitters, systems and solutions for applications in industrial manufacture, environmental protection, medicine and cosmetics, research, development and analytical measurement techniques.