GermAwayUV Horticulture Mini Sanitation Chamber
Crop Sanitation for the Small to Medium Grower
When you are producing hundreds of pounds every week, it is quite easy to pay for a service to come and ensure that your end product has a low enough contaminant count and even that you pass all of your microbial contaminant tests accurately. For the more reasonably sized growth operations, it falls on the operators themselves.
Use our Mini Sanitation Chamber to ensure that not only will you pass your microbial contaminant tests, but that your product is of the highest grade possible.
Botrytis cinerea, a.k.a. powdery mildew, storage rot, or grey mold, has been infecting various plant strains for decades and with microbial contaminant tests becoming more and more stringent, it is time to start utilizing a sanitation method that does not put your product into contact with harmful chemicals (such as chlorine dioxide). The GermAwayUV Mini Sanitation Chamber gives you the ability to take the health of your product firmly in your control by leveraging the power of UV light in a small and safe enclosure.
Ultraviolet light is the only practical way to eradicate powdery mildew and other harmful microbes from your plants without using chemicals or other toxic agents.
There are three keys to successfully eliminating grey mold with ultraviolet light:
1. Wavelength: 253.7nm is the exact wavelength needed to completely denature the DNA and RNA in living microorganisms. Our Mini Sanitation Chamber has UV-C irradiating lights on each side that emit exactly 253.7nm.
2. Intensity: Even small 5 watt UV-C bulbs will kill mold over time in theory but in order to do so effectively and in a short period of time, you need as many watts of UV-C light as possible. The GermAwayUV Chamber has over 70 total watts of UV-C killing power.
3. Exposure: UV-C treatments are extremely effective but you must be completely aware of any shadows or blockage. If you completely irradiate one side of a leaf, the mold will quickly grow back from the other side. Only 360 degree exposure is truly effective. The GermAwayUV Horticulture Chamber is the only system in the market that utilizes a 100% pure quartz plate shelf and irradiates the plants from both sides for optimum efficacy.
Designed, engineered, and manufactured in the US, you can be sure that your production will not be slowed down by faulty equipment.
-Quick Timer: The sanitation cycles can be run in 5, 10, 15, and 30 minute increments. This simple and trouble free timing mechanism ensures that a careless mistake does not yield to an insufficient dosage on your precious specimen.
-Removable Shelf: In many industries, the key to profitable production is having a repeatable, safe, and effective process that can run at optimum speeds. Our 4.75" x 10.75" shelf is easily removable to speed up your process. You can even order additional shelves so that you can prepare the next shelf of product while the previous shelf is in the chamber.
-Quartz Glass Shelf Insert: Because our atmosphere blocks nearly all of the sun's rays within the UV-C spectrum, almost no organisms developed any sort of protection from it. This is what makes UV-C light such an effective cleansing agent. Unfortunately, this does not apply to inorganic matter. Most materials block a large percentage of UV-C. A light cloth, plastic, even standard glass blocks enough to attenuate the effectiveness of the rays. The shelf we use is 100% quartz plate, the only material that allows over 99.9% of UV-C light to pass through.
-Safety Glass: A common annoyance with UV equipment is that you must use personal protection equipment at all times. The benefit of this system is that it uses fully UV-safe plastic so that you can see what is in the chamber without risking any damage to your eyes or skin. Of course, we always recommend wearing appropriate long sleeves and eye protection when working in any lab, shop, or greenhouse as per OSHA standards.
-System Size: 20.5" x 8" x 13.25"
-UV Shelf Size: 4.75" x 10.75"
-Watt: 70 watts of UV-C irradiation.
-Made in the USA