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Featured UV Systems Featured UV: American-Lights® UV Air Cleaner UV Disinfection: Portable UV Air Cleaners

UV Water Specials S8Q-PA 10GPM UV Water Special SC-740 40GPM UV Water Special

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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 UV Air Cleaner American-Lights Residential UV System

Featured Commercial UV Air Cleaners for in-room & AHU installation:

Cooling Coils Ultraviolet Disinfection Cooling Coils Disinfection UV Systems
TB Germicidal UV Air Cleaners Wall Mounted TB UV Air Cleaners

  UV Special Offer: Viqua UV Systems Certified Reseller

UV Water Disinfection Purifiers S8Q-PA 10GPM Whole-house UV System

  Viqua is a Trojan UV Technologies Company

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 available. Replacement UV Lamps »

Sporicidin Disinfectant & Antimicrobial Soap on GSA ScheduleSporicidin® Disinfectant Solution - EPA registered as Avian (Bird) Flu, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), virucidal and Tuberculocidal Disinfectant effective against TB, viruses, mold, mildew, pathogenic and odor causing bacteria.

Disinfectant Sporicidin Products - Additional Information & MSDS

Sporicidin Disinfectant meets CDC recommendations for using EPA-registered hospital disinfectants with label claims for non-enveloped virus to combat the potential spread of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever 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 person contact.

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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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.
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* Never expose eyes or skin to UVC light from any source. Prolonged UV exposure can cause burns and temporary loss of vision or blindness.

 

UV News
UV Systems in Air Handlers
UV Cooling Coil Disinfection
Researchers point out the benefits of using germicidal UV in air conditioning systems to reduce energy consumption, improve the indoor environment and realize energy savings.

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GSA Facilities Standards
UV-C Irradiation: Ultraviolet light (C band) systems must be incorporated in all AHU containing cooling coils. The UV-C lamps must be installed downstream of the coils and above the condensate pans. UV-C systems must be designed for the minimum irradiance required to prevent the growth of microorganisms. UV systems must be specifically manufactured for this use.
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Corporate Memberships
International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA)
American Air & Water is a member
of the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA)

Air Conditioning Contractors of America
American Air & Water is a member
of ACCA - the Air Conditioning Contractors of America nationwide association representing the
HVACR industry for over 40 years

International Facility Management Association
American Air & Water is a member
of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA)

Indoor Air Quality Association
American Air & Water is a member
of the Indoor Air Quality
Association (IAQA)

Stop TB Partnership
American Air & Water is a Partner in Stop TB Partnership,
World Health Organization

National Association of Government Contractors - NAGS
American Air & Water is a member
of the National Association of Government Contractors (NAGS)

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UV In The Light Spectrum
Ultraviolet Light - UV - UVC, UVB, UVA

The shortwave UV, also called UV-C or UV C band, is the germicidal UV, utilized in air cleaners and water purifiers.

UV Spectrum UVC Germicidal
 
 

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