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Ultraviolet Rays - Need Resource

  1. Jan 6, 2009 #1
    I am a new product development engineer and am working on figuring out a UV sanitization product.

    Do you know of a good resource to understand UV rays, its properties, using UV, etc.?

    I am not looking for detailed math models and analysis, but rather, a resource that will help me understand enough to spec out the kind of UV bulb needed, the intensity needed and to be able to understand/ predict its efficacy.

    Thank you in advance.
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  3. Jan 9, 2009 #2


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    You could start at wikkipedia.org, and follow the links to other (more reliable) sources...
  4. Jan 9, 2009 #3


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    As berkeman says, try Wikipedia to start with. Here are a few starter links:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultraviolet_germicidal_irradiation" [Broken] which is a general discussion. And
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UV_water_disinfection" [Broken] which is for water.

    Here's a link for small http://www.expertwatersolutions.com...oo&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=j-expertwater" for water.
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