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Title: Lightweight UV-C disinfection system

UV-C exposure is an effective disinfectant for a range of bacteria and viruses. As such, UV-C treatment, in combination with a chemical wipe, is a common cleaning protocol in medical facilities. Given the increase in severe bacterial and viral agents in society, having access to environmentally friendly disinfectant methods is of increasing interest. In response, we designed, constructed, and validated a UV-C disinfection system from readily accessible components. To improve the UV-C intensity, the enclosure interior was coated with chrome paint. The system is validated usingBacillus cereus, a gram-positive endospore-forming bacteria.

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Optical Society of America
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Biomedical Optics Express
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Article No. 4326
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National Science Foundation
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