The current global Coronavirus pandemic has forever changed the way we think about customer and employee health. Safety protocols in the retail and grocer industries have intensified in 2020. Shopping carts are one of the most contaminated items in these industries. Retailers and grocers worldwide are now faced with the monotonous task and costs of quickly and effectively disinfecting the carts to ensure customer and employee safety.
The UVTech T-12 utilizes ultraviolet technology and is capable of disinfecting 6-8 shopping carts in 45 seconds.
Ultraviolet (UV) light contains the optimal energy for inactivating viral, bacterial, and fungal organisms. Inactivation refers to the organism’s ability to no longer infect a host. Viruses can have either DNA or RNA while bacteria and fungi contain DNA. The germicidal effectiveness of UV light is maximized at 265 nano meters (nm), which damages the DNA and RNA structures of the organism (REF 1). Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a reputable method of disinfection dating back to the 1800’s:
Over time, research and development has allowed UVGI to be applicable in water, air, and surface treatment with highly effective outcomes. Hospitals are currently using autonomous robots and other tools equipped with UV-C lights to disinfect surfaces and rooms. HVAC and other filtration units are also utilizing UV-C lights to eliminate mold.