With half the world’s energy consumption used for heat in residential and industrial applications, it is no wonder that governments are looking to diversify their heat production.
UV Reflective Surfaces
In 1914, Lord Kitchener was eternally immortalised in the advertisement pointing saying ‘I want you’. In the same way that the British Army wanted to enlist recruits, the battle is on to save the UK high street. So, how can shops and hospitality outlets be fit for business when lockdown 3.0 finishes?
What would Sir Isaac Newton think if he could see the advancements made in reflective technologies since his use of a tin and copper alloy for the objective mirror in his first reflecting telescope? Over 350 years later, reflector technologies are ensuring a brighter future in many applications, including UV air sterilisation systems.
Invisible to the human eye, UV light plays a critical role in a host of physical, commercial and medical applications. As well as being used to detect forged bank notes in shops and to trigger the production of Vitamin D in the body, it has long been used to sterilise surgical equipment and food products. More recently, the outbreak of the global pandemic has raised the importance of UV’s profile in the fight against COVID-19.
COVID-19 has profoundly affected the way we work, socialise and live. One way the virus easily spreads in society is through contact with a contaminated surface. This blog looks at how permanent or temporary copper covered surfaces can help to control the spread of coronaviruses and why copper is such a powerful antimicrobial.