‘Virus-free’ campus opens armed with ultraviolet technology
The university members have been examining a mechanism that would inactivate the spread of bacteria, viruses, fungi, spores and similar microorganisms through UVC radiation and whether this method could be applied on the campus against COVID-19. Known as a germicide, UVC radiation has been utilised for decades as a disinfectant to reduce the spread of bacteria. Reportedly, when surfaces are exposed to the rays above a certain dose, viruses are eliminated.
The faculty members, who examined the ventilation and newly installed water source heat pump system of the new campus, assured the public that the equipment installed to disinfect and sterilise near the ventilation system around the campus provides nearly 100% safety for all students and employees.
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