PETALING JAYA: The sun emits UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C light. UV-C is completely absorbed by the atmosphere and therefore, microorganisms have no natural resistance to UV-C Light.
During a study conducted by Dr. Anthony Griffiths of Boston University, it has been found that UV- C irradiance level of 0.849mW/cm2 can kill SARS-Cov-2 within nine seconds. It was determined that a dose of 22mJ/cm2 will result in a reduction of 99.9999%. The UV-C light has been proven to kill viruses, bacteria, fungi, and even spores.
With the rapid development of technology, humans have been able to produce UV-C radiation that is both efficient and safe, even for use outside of a laboratory setting.
For the first time, a Fully Autonomous UV-Disinfection robot equipped with UV-C Light Tower demonstrated how the light was able to eradicate the foyer of the Pandu Lalu Vaccine Centre (PPV) for the disabled (OKU) here.
Nora and Sofia are the nicknames of the two robots that can be controlled via remote control, respectively.
We can now finally combat the COVID-19 virus with these robots. Alfallah Cleantech (M) Sdn Bhd Executive Chairman Dato' Tan Sing Chia said, "We're at war and we're in battle. Attacking is the best solution rather than defending." Alfallah Cleantech (M) Sdn Bhd is the Authorised distributor of UVD Robots in Malaysia from the largest makers and suppliers of professional service robots in Denmark.
The UVD robots are now popular in 70 countries. During the Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan, the Chinese government deployed 12 units to help curtail the virus, explained Dato' Tan Sing Chia.
“We don’t have any nurses, doctors, or patients with coronavirus since we started using these robots. I expect the robots to be mandatory in hospitals”, said Dr. Christiano Huscher, Director of Oncology Surgery Robotic and New Technologies, Policlinico Abana Padavo Italy.
“UVD Robots are powerful tools that can be applied extensively in a wide range of public institutions including hospitals, nursing homes, workplaces, schools, airports, and shopping centres, to disinfect contaminated equipment and surfaces to prevent and reduce SARSCoV-2 contact transmission”, explained Professor Val Edwards -Jones, Emeritus Professor of Medical Microbiology, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
Initially, the robot, which was completed in 2014 in Denmark was being developed to reduced HAI (Hospital Acquired Infections). There were over 4 million cases of (HAI) in the EU, resulting in over 110,000 deaths annually.
The UVD Robots can operate continuously for 2 hours to disinfect and inactivate viruses, after which it requires 2 hours of recharging at the Auto Charging Station.
Alfallah Cleantech (M) Sdn Bhd is ready to supply as many as 100 – 150 Units of the UVD Robots per month to Malaysia. For further details and information, please contact our hotline (019 243 0688).