- Date 29 Mar 2021
Special purpose UV emitter modules from Heraeus Noblelight have been installed in the ventilation ducts of a vaccination centre in Offenbach, Germany, to provide protection to patients and staff against the Covid virus.
Anti-Covid vaccination is now taking place globally and this has involved quickly converting a variety of buildings, from schools to sports centres, into vaccination centres which are fit for purpose. In the town of Offenbach, it was decided that the local civic centre would be suitable for tis important task. However, although all the necessary hygiene procedures were adopted, such as hand washing and maintaining social distance, it was felt that additional safety measures were also required, especially those which prevented the air-borne transmission of the disease.
Consequently, Offenbach’s specialist air conditioning and ventilation contractor, Herbert Wagner Haustechnik, contacted the UV experts at Heraeus Noblelight to discuss the problem. UV light is very effective against viruses and bacteria and can destroy the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its mutations. This has been scientifically proven by stringent tests at establishments such as the Fraunhofer Institute, the Hygiene Institute Biotec and the University of Tuebingen.