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Illuminating the Way Forward: How UV Light is Transforming Disinfection

Ultraviolet (UV) light has recently taken another form in indoor environments. But what exactly does UV light disinfection do, and how can it best be delivered? Here is a closer look at current trends in UV disinfection. 

What is UV disinfection?

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UV disinfection is the practice of using UV light to inactivate microorganisms,

in the air and on surfaces. UV light comes in many forms, but is particularly effective in disinfection processes when it is applied:

  • In a range of wavelengths known as Ultraviolet C (UV-C),    
  • In UV-C wavelengths of 254 nanometers (nm), and
  • To areas that are not obscured by shadow.

UVD Robots are a technology that apply these principles to the process of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI), as mobile robots that emit 254nm UV-C light.


UVD Robots for Disinfection

UVD Robots are a series of self-driving UV disinfection robots produced by the Danish company Blue Ocean Robotics, a company that produces mobile robots for the service industry. As self-driving robots, UVD Robots deliver 254nm UV-C light autonomously to different areas of a room. 

Illuminating the Way Forward02-1The UV-C light from UVD Robots can reach surfaces at close range, if needed,
or locations previously obscured by shadow. In regard to different microorganisms, UVD Robots have been associated with the reduction of:


  • Escherichia coli,
  • Staphylococcus aureus, and
  • Candida Albicans


with an at least 3-log to 6-log efficacy rate, representing a reduction in these microorganisms of at least 99.9% to over 99.9999%.1 


A Mobile UV Disinfection Solution

UVD Robots are mobile UV disinfection robots and have the advantage of being self-driving: that is, they can travel indoor areas and disinfect with limited required interaction. These areas can be mapped – and the robot can be programmed to move around them autonomously.

These robots can also operate with guidance from an operator via a control tablet. In this way, UVD Robots can apply UV-C light to surfaces and effectively inactivate microorganisms common to indoor environments. A mobile, self-driving technology, UVD Robots  can achieve a 4-log reduction (99.99%) or higher.






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UVD Robots provide fully automated disinfection solutions with predictable, and cost effective outcomes in indoor environments.

Click the button to learn how our UVD Robots are using UV-C light to eliminate more than 99.99% of selected microorganisms in the environment by disinfecting with UV-C light.





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1. Andersen, Helle Stendahl. Analysis Report: Test of UV Disinfection Robot acc. NF T72-281. Report Number 754372_Rev. 2. Danish Technological Institute, 2020..