The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has prompted significant economic, scientific, and public efforts to contain the virus. The inactivation of the virus on surfaces and air might be a very effective tool in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
UV disinfection as a chemical-free technology
Several approaches, including heat sterilization, ventilation, chemical disinfectant, and ultraviolet (UV) irradiation, are effective in disinfection. UV disinfection has become a popular chemical-free technology over the last few decades since it is very effective at disinfecting bacteria in the air, water, and surfaces.