Register Now: UVC Testing of Materials Webinar
UVC light has been extensively studied for its disinfection properties, as relatively small amounts of UVC energy can kill viruses, bacteria, and fungal spores. Due to the global pandemic, UltraViolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) devices that emit UVC light are being implemented at a rapid pace, raising concerns about material degradation from UVC exposures.
Materials designed to withstand direct or behind-glass natural sunlight may not perform as well when exposed to UVGI devices. There is growing concern that everyday products may fade, turn yellow, become brittle, or experience other unexpected degradation when they are disinfected frequently by germicidal lamps.
This webinar will:
- Define the problem of UVGI/UVC material degradation
- Discuss standard tests for UVC exposures
- Explore potential standardization around an adaptation of fluorescent UV weathering test chambers
Apparatuses like the QUV accelerated weathering tester have used fluorescent lamps to simulate terrestrial UVA and UVB exposures since 1970. A new model, the QUV/uvc, has been designed to simulate UVGI exposures by using lamps that generate UVC light concentrated at 254 nm. The discussion will include initial thinking on correlating tests in a QUV/uvc with the effects of repeated UVGI exposures over weeks, months, or years.
Even if you’re unable to attend, registration ensures you’ll receive an email link to download the presentation and watch the recording after the live presentation.
Click a time below to register and reserve your spot:
- 8am Cleveland = 1am Sydney
- 12pm Cleveland = 5am Sydney