American Air & Water®, Inc. - UV Disinfection Solutions
American Air & Water is dedicated to providing
disinfection solutions for various applications through high quality UV systems
for air, surface and water disinfection. The germicidal ultraviolet systems
utilize UV lamps to enhance the quality of life and well-being by inactivating
germs and creating
a better and healthier indoor environment.
The UV disinfection systems for commercial and residential installations
inactivate microorganisms and can sterilize air, water and exposed surfaces. UVC
reduces or eliminates environmental germs such as mold, viruses, bacteria, fungi
and mold spores from the indoor air of homes, offices and commercial buildings,
ensuring a higher indoor air quality.
To fully understand what UV light is and how it is utilized by the germicidal UV
disinfection systems, see our UV At A Glance Presentation: UV At A Glance »
UV light has been proven for decades to effectively disinfect air, surfaces and water. UV air cleaners can help
your family, students or employees live, work or study in healthier environment, especially if any of
them suffer from allergy, asthma or other respiratory diseases.
If you are health conscious and have a concern with the indoor air
quality of your home or public facility, make sure you've seen the UV light. While a good filter
is necessary in your HVAC system, most
filters only capture dust, large mold particles and pollen but the viruses and bacteria are too small for them.
The UV systems can effectively inactivate the microbes and remove them from the
indoor air over time. Germicidal UV has been included in the facility standards
for the public buildings. UV air cleaners with high output UV lamps are becoming
more and more popular with homeowners also.
American Air & Water® is committed to ensuring 100% customer satisfaction on all UVC
systems and disinfection solutions.
American Air & Water featured Residential UV Systems:
American-Lights Residential UV System
Featured Commercial UV Air Cleaners
for in-room & AHU installation:
Cooling Coils Disinfection UV Systems
Wall Mounted TB UV Air Cleaners
American Air & Water®, Inc. represents companies
with complete focus on UV disinfection. We provide germicidal ultraviolet
solutions for UV air, surface and water disinfection, including custom UV
systems for any facility. A wide variety of replacement UV lamps also
Replacement UV Lamps »
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Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and Tuberculocidal Disinfectant effective
against TB, viruses, mold, mildew, pathogenic and odor causing bacteria.
Products - Additional Information & MSDS
Sporicidin Disinfectant meets CDC recommendations
for control of the flu virus, MRSA and TB
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UV Facts - Germicidal UV Light
About Ultraviolet (UV) Light Used for Air Disinfection
by Edward A. Nardell, M. D. Harvard Medical School
What is UV or ultraviolet light?
Ultraviolet light is part of the spectrum of electromagnetic energy generated by
the sun. The full spectrum includes, in order increasing energy, radio waves,
infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, x-rays, gamma rays and cosmic rays. Since
UV is not visible, it is technically not "light", but use of the term
"ultraviolet light" is so widespread that, it will be used here. Most sources of
light generate some UV. For air disinfection, UV is generated by electric lamps
that resemble ordinary fluorescent lamps.
What is germicidal UV? This is UV of a
specific type (253.7nm wavelength) known to kill airborne germs that transmit
infections from person to person within buildings. Germicidal UV is aimed
at the upper room air so that only airborne microbes are directly exposed. Room
occupants are exposed only to low levels of reflected UV - levels below that
known to cause eye irritation. Germicidal UV has been used safely and
effectively in hospitals, clinics and laboratories for more than 60 years. UV
does not prevent transmission of infections (e.g. colds) by direct person to
Is UV harmful? We are all exposed to the UV in sunlight. UV exposure can
be very harmful, or harmless, depending on the type of UV, the type of exposure,
the duration of exposure, and individual differences in response to UV. There
are the following types of UV based on the wave length measured in nanometers (nm):
UV-V ultraviolet with wavelength below 200nm is known as Vacuum UV or UV V.
UV-C (200 - 280nm) - Also known as "shortwave" UV, UVC or C-band UV includes germicidal (253.7nm wavelength)
UV used for air disinfection. Unintentional overexposure causes transient redness and eye irritation, but does
NOT cause skin cancer or cataracts.*
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Ultraviolet Safety Study »
UV-B (280 -315nm) - A small, but dangerous part of sunlight. Most solar UV-B is absorbed by the diminishing atmospheric ozone
layer. Prolonged exposure is responsible for some type of skin cancer, skin aging, and cataracts (clouding of the lens of the eye).
UV-A (315 - 400nm) - Longwave UV, also known as "blacklight",
the major type of UV in sunlight, responsible for skin tanning, generally not
harmful, used in medicine to treat certain skin disorders.
Read the whole UV Facts Sheet »
* Never expose eyes or skin to UVC light from any source. Prolonged UV exposure
can cause burns and temporary loss of vision or blindness.