Organic Light Technologies (OLT): Pioneering UV Technologies for Pathogen Disinfection
Michael Guerrette, COO
For the first time in history, a health crisis has shut down the entire global economy, painfully demonstrating how inseparable healthcare and the economy have become. Personal protective equipment has become an important and emotive subject as COVID-19 is predominantly caused by contact or droplet transmission attributed to relatively large respiratory particles, which are subject to gravitational forces and travel only approximately one meter from the patient. According to the latest guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of the novel coronavirus released by the National Health Commission, the virus is sensitive to ultraviolet light and heat, making ultraviolet radiation an effective way to combat the spread of the virus. That’s where Organic Light Technologies (OLT) comes in.
Providing technology solutions for contamination control OLT—formerly known as Radiant Industrial Solutions or Radiant UV—is one of the industry leaders in sanitary solutions through disinfection technologies. Focused on the application of Ultraviolet, UV Light, Ozone, and Filtration; OLT is providing integrated disinfection and curing solutions to many markets. The company manufactures UV machines that could be repurposed to sterilize PPE for public safety and healthcare workers during the pandemic. “We are the first known in-line UV PPE disinfecting process in the United States,” says Michael Guerrette, the COO of Organic Light Technologies (OLT).
Radiant, a Houston Texas based limited liability company, was formed in July 2015, is a distributor of UVC lighting equipment and developer of IP relating to UVC disinfection. With Research and Development capabilities based in Columbus and Jackson Ohio, the Company is focused on commercializing solutions in the food safety field and expanded its management depth to commercialize proprietary products for Healthcare and other air and surface disinfection applications. Radiant expects to aggressively market its solutions, as well as continue refining and testing its technology to address expanded elements of the Transportation, Health Services and General Air and Surface Pathogen Risk Mitigation Industries.
In an instance, in response to the alarming shortage of masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) nationwide, Carnivore Meat Company donated the use of its ultraviolet (UV) sterilization machine to sanitize and disinfect much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for front-line medical and public service workers throughout Northeast Wisconsin.
We are the first known in-line UV PPE disinfecting process in the United States
On March 29, the facility became the first-known fully operational, in-line UV PPE sterilizing operation in the United States. Radiant’s UV machine is an efficient, continuous conveyor driven machine that is designed to run 24/7. The UVC Conveyor was designed by Radiant Industrial Solutions for Carnivores meat processing. They UV conveyor was originally designed to reduce surface Listeria, E coli and Salmonella pathogens by 1 log on meat surfaces to meat USDA regulations, thus reducing the risk of pathogens into their final product.
Within seconds, a single mask may be sterilized up to five times through the UV machine and full utilization of the machine’s capacity could yield up to 1.4 million clean masks per week. The sterilization machine also lessens the need for new masks and could potentially result in cost savings of $2 million per week. Currently most UV systems used for repurposing PPE equipment will take up to 30 minutes for disinfection. The Radiant UV conveyor can accomplish the same results in seconds.
Further, OLT also provides EVA-1 Air Purification System, which is a medical-grade air filtration combined with UV removes particles and kills airborne pathogens. “This is highly useful for government facilities as science has proven UVC can effectively eliminate viruses. Using UV to disinfect high traffic areas is an additional measure you can take to help protect your facility and occupants,” mentions Guerrette. The medical-grade air filtration removes particulates and kills 99.99 percent of airborne pathogens. Next in line, is OLT’s Conveyor Disinfection System which has been designed to offer advanced controlled disinfection of surfaces with proven 4 Log Reduction in less than 10 seconds and comes with adjustable height capabilities for different size parcels and high-volume capabilities. In addition, the company’s Jaguar Mobile Disinfection Unit can sterilize PPE for public safety and healthcare workers during the pandemic by using high-intensity ultraviolet light to damage the DNA of bacteria and viruses that may be living on surfaces such as hospital beds, medical equipment, countertops, and workspaces.
OLT provides technology solutions through cost and waste reduction measures and supports client operations through environmental controls and measurements. OLT clients gain a lifelong partner for application technology audit control through 3rd party validation. Led by Guerrette, and Tim Bartlett, the CEO of OLT, the company brings organic disinfection solutions cost-effectively, providing integrated disinfection and curing solutions to many markets.
Description Providing technology solutions for contamination control Organic Light Technologies (OLT) is one of the industry leaders in sanitary solutions through disinfection technologies. Focused on the application of Ultraviolet, UV Light, Ozone, and Filtration; OLT is providing integrated disinfection and curing solutions to many markets. The company manufactures UV machines that could be repurposed to sterilize PPE for public safety and healthcare workers during the pandemic. Formed in 2005, OLT provides technology solutions through cost and waste reductions measures and supports client operations through environmental controls and measurements. OLT clients gain a lifelong partner for application technology audit control through 3rd party validation
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