The Microbiology of HVAC Biofilm (Indoor Environment Connections)
This article highlights how the HVAC system can be an amplification and transmission source of airborne infections and the use of UVC as a safe, effective HAI control strategy. It also stresses the importance of collaboration between infection control personnel and facility engineers for a successful implementation.
American Electric Power, Tulsa, OK
This public utility building housing the Public Service Company of Oklahoma, eliminates employee IAQ complaints as well as their costly coil cleaning program and maintenance staff exposure to chemicals. By bathing the evaporator coils in Steril-Aire UVC lights, they have also experience a substantial power consumption reduction, estimated at a conservative 28% drop in total A/C system energy usage.