Scientists at Boston University’s National Infectious Disease Laboratory (NIEDL) have found that the ultraviolet radiation from special lamps can quickly destroy the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
According to one of the authors of the study, Dr. Anthony Griffiths, specialists treated inoculated (contaminated with the virus) material with different doses of ultraviolet and could calculate how much radiation is needed to neutralize the virus.
It turned out that at a dose of 5 mJ/cm2 the spread of SARS-CoV-2 decreased by 99% in six seconds. When raised to 22 megajoules by 2 cm, the virus disappeared completely in 25 seconds.
In April, French scientists set the temperature of coronavirus death. Disinfection in most laboratories is carried out when materials are heated to 60 degrees within an hour, it turned out that this is not enough to completely destroy the SARS-COV-2.