St Pancras Deploys UV-C Robots to Reassure Rail Passengers - Energy Watch News


St Pancras Deploys UV-C Robots to Reassure Rail Passengers

ST PANCRAS International in London has become the first train station in the world to deploy UV-C lighting robots in the fight against coronavirus. It says the cleaning robots will help eradicate viruses throughout the station’s concourse and facilities and reassure rail passengers that the facility is safe to use. The ultraviolet robot, from Danish manufacturer UVD Robots, was originally initially designed to significantly reduce the risk of hospital acquired infections. Now it will be doing the rounds throughout one of the UK’s busiest railway station, in conjunction with an ultrasonic disinfection atomiser cleaning robot, known as an Eco Bot 50.  The robot’s lamps can kill 99 per cent of viruses and bacteria including Covid-19 on all surfaces and in the air surrounding it in a matter of minutes.  Watch the video:

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2 comments on “St Pancras Deploys UV-C Robots to Reassure Rail Passengers

  1. Doug Steel says:

    “The robot’s lamps can kill 99 per cent of viruses and bacteria including Covid-19 on all surfaces and in the air surrounding it in a matter of minutes.” I am highly skeptical of these claims. First of all, the robot is passing by structures and objects at such a distance that there is simply no way the robot can inactivate 99% of microbes on surfaces it is moving past, especially. since the incident angle of exposure is changing constantly, thus affecting the actual mJ/cm^2 being delivered to a surface. Secondly, how is this unit going to possibly come into contact with the entire air volume of the train station so as to kill 99% of microbes in that air volume? On a continuing basis? These claims fail the “sniff test” and this seems to be just security theater. My final question is, is your intention to pass along all product press announcements regardless of actual veracity, or take steps to ensure that the information posted here has at least a plausible possibility of being true?

  2. BillAttardi says:

    Doug, thanks for your comment. just reporting what the St Pancras train station is doing. we are all on the same team looking for solutions that will protect us from viruses and bacteria. time will tell what works and what doesn’t. i applaud any effort to advance this technology.

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