Archive of December, 2021

Alternatives to Mercury Germicidal Lamps
By Dr. Stephen R. Wilk, Optical Engineer, Xenon Corporation, Wilmington MA Extensive use of Mercury Germicidal Light in the Food Industry Ultraviolet light is used for a large variety of applications in the food industry . With high-performance UV light sources and equipment, water, air, and surfaces can be reliably disinfected, cleaned and treated. UV light has been shown to be effective on most bacteria, as well as viruses and molds. On surfaces such as conveyor belts, UV light can be used to provide continuous decontamination in the form of a module designed to expose the belt to UV as it passes. The...