American Air & Water®, Inc. - UV Disinfection Systems
American Air & Water ® is dedicated to discovering and delivering quality ultraviolet (UVC) air cleaners and UV water
disinfection systems. The UV air cleaners and
ultraviolet water purifiers utilize germicidal UV (UVC) light to enhance the quality of life and well-being through creating a better
and healthier indoor environment.
The UV disinfection systems, commercial and residential UV air cleaners,
inactivate microorganisms and
literally sterilize air, water and exposed surfaces. UVC reduces or eliminates 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 a health conscious person 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 capture dust, mold particles, mold spores and pollen but some viruses and bacteria are too small for them. Only the ultraviolet
air cleaners can effectively remove the microbes from the indoor air.
Germicidal UV has been included in the facility standards for the public buildings.
The UV air
cleaners 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 products.
American Air & Water featured Residential UV Systems:
American-Lights Residential UV Air Cleaner
Portable UVC Air Cleaner
Featured Commercial UV Air Cleaners
for in-room & AHU installation:
Cooling Coils UV Disinfection Systems
In-duct High Output UV Air Cleaners (HVAC)
Wall Mounted TB UV Air Cleaners
American Air & Water®, Inc. represents companies with complete focus on UV
disinfection systems. We can provide germicidal ultraviolet
specifications for UV air, surface and water disinfection, including custom UV
fixtures, for any facility. A wide variety of replacement UV lamps also
Replacement UV Lamps »
Sporicidin® Disinfectant Solution - EPA
registered as Avian (Bird) Flu, Methicillin Resistant
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
Disinfectant Solution »
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
UV-V ultraviolet with wavelength below 200nm is known as Vacuum UV or
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.*
Click here for
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.