using light to fight contamination
Posted 18 October 2006 - 10:36 PM
The other is a square house unit rated at 4watts with 2 bulbs and 254nm.
They essentially are the same...correct? Except for strength.
If this is so, Can I top mount the square unit to a box with a window and sterilize my stuff before working to reduce contaminates?
Posted 19 October 2006 - 10:38 AM
Posted 19 October 2006 - 11:09 AM
Siam, would it be possible to post a picture of your uv glovebox?
Posted 19 October 2006 - 11:10 AM
Posted 19 October 2006 - 11:32 AM
very easy and primative but works.
Posted 19 October 2006 - 12:06 PM
Posted 19 October 2006 - 12:20 PM
Posted 19 October 2006 - 01:19 PM
Posted 19 October 2006 - 10:00 PM
So...it not effecting fungii....Would I be able to use this light to clean up samples/specimens? If i have a petri that starts to germinate and expose it to the light will it kill off competing bacteria and viruses?
Posted 19 October 2006 - 10:04 PM
the primary limit would seem to be penetration,
opaque substances might shield bacteria from the germicidal light.
Posted 19 October 2006 - 10:22 PM
Or...still air and uncover...expose...cover....
I'm going to try this out...see how it works. I'll post any experiments i may have. Maybe make a petri up of some mea...and put a fingerprint in the middle....let my germy print germinate...then expose it. On another dish, put some spores with no exposure to my finger...and another with spores and a print. Expose them all and see what happens....like i said...i'll post if i try this.
Posted 20 October 2006 - 12:37 AM
Posted 04 February 2007 - 12:18 PM
They appear to range in price from 70bux and up up and way up.
I was thinking maybe people could use this on work areas for sterility, needle tips before injections, heck, why not even agar after its cooked.
What about a casing that has a corner of trich, could be possible to zap the area and kill everything there, the food source that exists there if any at all would still be usable. And if not, at least the infection wouldnt spread.
just some thoughts.
Posted 04 February 2007 - 01:12 PM
Seems to me that a handheld would increase the risk of exposure to the UV, which can cause cataracts or blindness if it hits your eyes and increases skin cancer risk. People who want to get into using UV should make sure they do some research and understand its proper use, as it is a powerful technology with some potential hazards.
Posted 04 February 2007 - 02:20 PM
Is a flame not both easier to use and more effective.
I was thinking maybe people could use this on work areas for sterility, needle tips before injections,
Posted 04 February 2007 - 03:52 PM
just hold over area and its sterile in 15 seconds
no chance of fire.
is it more cost effective than a lighter
but is it possible that it has its uses, maybe. figured id make a thread and try to see what others thought. :)
Posted 04 February 2007 - 05:27 PM