There are several
methods to sterilize tubs and drying shelves between washings. Liquid
products can be sprayed on surfaces but they hardly reach all station
areas and have several drawbacks.
We opted for 36 W
germicidal lamps, approximately 120 cm long with sealed lamp-holders,
ceiling-mounted or hanging from chains over the tub and the drying
shelf. Neon lamps with an emission peak of 253.7 nanometers have strong
germicidal effect against all microorganisms, including viruses.
No resistant strains are created, since this is a physical process
entire lit area is sterilized.
switched on and off by a presence detector switching the lamps off
should a person or pet be in the station. The following diagram shows
the position of the 36 W lamps. Even a single correctly-placed lamp may
diagram shows the position of the 36 W lamps. Even a single
correctly-placed lamp may be sufficient.