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A Deep Dive into the UV222 Booth

A Deep Dive into the UV222 Booth

In the realm of cleanrooms and controlled environments crucial to industries such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and hospitals, maintaining a sterile environment is paramount. Microbial contamination not only compromises product quality but also poses significant health risks.

Enter the UV222 Booth, an advanced decontamination solution developed by UV Medico, designed to bolster microbial control in such sensitive environments. This article dives deep into the features, operation, and benefits of the UV222 Booth.

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What is the UV222 Booth?

The UV222 Booth represents a significant leap in decontamination technology, specifically tailored for cleanrooms and other classified areas where microbial control is essential. This innovative solution employs filtered Far-UVC light to disinfect gowned personnel before they enter high-grade clean areas, effectively reducing the risk of contamination.

Key Features

  • Light Source: Utilizes a krypton chloride excimer lamp operating at a wavelength of 222 nm.

  • Touchless: The UV222 Booth is fully touchless.
  • Disinfection Cycle: Designed to achieve operator disinfection in under 30 seconds.

  • Safety Parameters: Features a touchless operation interface with built-in safety measures to protect users.

  • Customizability: Can be delivered as a standalone solution or customized to fit any cleanroom design.

  • Material Transmission: Ensures safe operation, with Far-UVC transmission found to be less than 0.05% for all tested protective equipment.

How Does the UV222 Booth Work?



Operating on a 30-second duty cycle, the UV222 Booth utilizes a specific light source, a krypton chloride excimer lamp, to emit Far-UVC light at a wavelength of 222 nm. This wavelength has been scientifically proven to be effective in inactivating a wide range of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Importantly, the Far-UVC light used in the UV222 Booth is safe for humans, as it does not penetrate the skin or eyes, thanks to its filtering system.

Installation and Maintenance

The booth is engineered for easy installation and maintenance, with components individually packed for secure transport and assembled on-site. Available in two types of medical-grade stainless steel (304L or 316L), it is designed for durability and ease of cleaning. This ensures that the UV222 Booth remains a reliable part of the cleanroom infrastructure over time.


Over 80% of the contaminants present in cleanrooms can be directly linked to personnel. Simply training operators on proper behavior is insufficient to eliminate environmental deviations. This is where the UV222 Booth shines, as it effectively reduces the microbial burden that operators inadvertently bring into the cleanroom's core.

Efficacy tests reveal impressive disinfection rates, including a 99.9% reduction for various bacteria and viruses within 30 seconds. These results highlight the booth’s potential to significantly reduce environmental bioburden and enhance cleanroom sterility.

Using the UV222 Booth: A Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Preparation: Ensure the booth is correctly installed, and all personnel are properly briefed on its use.

  2. Operation: Personnel seeking to enter the cleanroom first enter the UV222 Booth and starts the cycle by activating the motion sensor.

  3. Disinfection Cycle: The operator remains still as the booth emits Far-UVC light for 30 seconds. This light disinfects the surface of their gown and any exposed equipment.

  4. Completion: Once the cycle is complete, the booth signals the end of the process, and the operator can proceed into the cleanroom.

Benefits and Impact

The UV222 Booth offers several compelling benefits for facilities requiring stringent microbial control:

  • Rapid Disinfection: Disinfects in under 30 seconds, minimizing downtime and enhancing workflow efficiency.

  • Safety: Far-UVC light used in the booth is safe for human exposure, ensuring operator safety.

  • Ease of Use: Touchless operation and straightforward cycle make it user-friendly.

  • Compliance: Assists facilities in complying with stringent industry regulations, including the new Annex 1 mandate.

In conclusion, the UV222 Booth by UV Medico is a state-of-the-art solution designed to meet the critical needs of cleanroom environments across various industries. Its innovative use of filtered Far-UVC light not only ensures effective microbial control but also prioritizes operator safety and compliance with regulatory standards. As industries continue to seek advanced solutions for maintaining sterile environments, the UV222 Booth emerges as a key player in revolutionizing contamination control measures.