The UVé process is ever-evolving and driven by constant change, imagination, curiosity and results. This is all driven by the ambition to achieve better for overall human well-being. To us, it’s simple. Science is nature. You don’t have to look far to find scientific inspiration- just walk outside. The photosynthesis in plants, the rain from clouds to the rays of the sun. It is éverywhere.
The sun produces all types of natural UV wavelengths. UV-A and UV-B are the most common forms that we live with on an everyday basis. UV-C however, is 95% blocked by our ozone layer. That's a good thing otherwise we would find it pretty unlivable around here as UV-C is also the most damaging to all organisms, including bacteria, microbes and viruses. Scientists then figured out how to harness that power and use it scientifically. Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation is a disinfection method utilized in hospitals to sterilize life-saving tools and equipment for decades. Click on the video above to learn more about how UV-C works.
Ultraviolet means "beyond violet" (ultra meaning "beyond" in Latin), and violet being the color of the shortest wavelength of visible light.
Ultraviolet (UV) light is electromagnetic radiation
UV light has a wavelength that is shorter than that of visible light, but longer than x-ray light. It is invisible to the human eye.
Categorized by wavelength
UV can be subdivided based on its wavelength, as measured in nanometers. It is typically divided into near UV (200-380nm) and extreme or vacuum UV (10-200nm)
The sun is the greatest source of UV light
The sun emits ultraviolet light in both near UV and vacuum UV wavelengths, but because of absorption in the atmosphere's ozone layer, 99% of the ultraviolet light that reaches the Earth's surface is 315-380nm (UV-A).
Proven and trusted
UV is widely used to disinfect drinking water and wastewater worldwide, and has been for many years. UV is also extensively used for industrial applications including food & beverage, pharmaceutical, and semiconductor manufacturing.