The Science Behind UV-C Light Disinfection Technology

Learn about UV-C disinfection’s efficacy & proven history.

R-Zero UV-C Device controls

Scientists have known about UV-C’s power to disinfect for over a century.

UV-C is ultraviolet light with a wavelength from 200-280 nanometers. It destroys or inactivates bacteria and viruses—from the seasonal flu to E. coli and SARS-CoV-2 —by disrupting the molecular bonds of their DNA and RNA. This prevents the viruses from reproducing or causing illness.

In 1903, the Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to Niels Ryberg Finsen for his work using concentrated light to treat lupus vulgaris. Since then, UV-C technology has been used extensively for disinfecting water, air and surfaces to destroy a whole host of harmful microorganisms.

R-Zero Protocols

Proven science, your best defense.

We’ve thoughtfully designed a holistic approach to effectively disinfect everyday spaces everywhere. We’ve researched the best practices, and consolidated guidelines from the CDC, EPA and local governments and tailored them to specific industries.

Then, we’ve combined the proven technologies, the trusted tools and, most importantly, the expertise into one simple solution. Our Chief Scientist, Dr. Richard Wade, PhD, MBH, has played a critical role in guiding and shaping our disinfection strategy.

Dr. Wade is a leading expert in toxicology, risk assessment, environmental engineering, environmental risk management, microbiological and chemical contamination.