Application areas of UV-C radiation
UV-C rays are found in the range of 100 and 280 nanometers. In this range they can kill germs. This special property allows the reproduction of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and protozoa to be prevented, and also kills such organisms. This method of killing germs by means of UV-C is mainly employed in the areas of air sterilization, water sterilization, surface sterilization and food hygiene.
UV-C radiation sources are increasingly found in electrical devices. Due to their energy-rich properties, UV-C rays have an impact on most modern materials and products, as they are capable of changing their mechanical and electrical properties. The consequence of this is that cracks or fractures occur in the component, which in turn compromises safety. The suitability of the materials used with regard to UV-C radiation resistance should thus inevitably be provided for in product development.