Sensor Electronic Technology, also known as SETi, a renowned innovator of UV LED based products and technology, has reportedly announced that it was able to achieve 99.9% sterilization of COVID-19 in just 30 seconds.
The tests were performed with a Korea University research group, which is a top-ranking university in South Korea. The test was conducted by using Violeds compound semiconductor technology which was created in collaboration with South Korean company Seoul Viosys.
With the rapidly growing outbreak of COVID-19, SETi as well as Seoul Viosys, which is the fourth-biggest worldwide LED producer of Seoul Semiconductor’s members, focused resources to demonstrate how Violeds tech can sterilize the virus directly.
The aim has been to offer technology for a world that is cleaner, which also includes lessening the spread of coronavirus, meanwhile, the firm would provide sterilization solutions for airborne COVID-19 and virus that is on surface of goods like smartphones and facial masks.
In the Seoul Viosys and SETi study, Violeds technology was used to show how strong the effect of sterilization could be on the virus when it is well-exposed to photons emitted by Violeds for nearly 30 seconds. Tests also shows that the coronavirus becomes more sterile when it is placed nearer to the photon with a longer exposure time period.
Additionally, while testing for COVID-19, the Violeds technology had also proved effective in sterilizing other harmful bacteria like Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Salmonella Typhimurium, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella Pneumonlae, and Staphylococcus Aureus.
Violeds, is the technology’s brand name of which uses UV LED for functions like deodorization and sterilization. The concept of the technology was developed back in 2005 by SETi and Seoul Viosys in order to prevent proliferation of germs by using a light source without using chemicals that might be hazardous to humans.