Agriculture

UVC Solutions for Indoor Cultivation

Our UVC technology is proven to inactivate airborne viruses, moulds, and fungi ensuring a safer and more productive environment for indoor crops.

Agriculture

UVC solutions for Indoor Cultivation

Our UVC technology is proven to inactivate airborne viruses, moulds, and fungi ensuring a safer and more productive environment for indoor crops.

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PRS UVC technology is proven to inactivate airborne viruses, moulds, and fungi ensuring a safer and more productive environment for indoor crops.

How It Works

Our technology works by ‘killing’ airborne pathogens as they pass through the optical cavity. Units can be integrated into existing air circulation systems or established on a standalone basis.

Originally developed to tackle airborne SARS-CoV-2 viruses, our UVC technology is a powerful and flexible solution which adapts easily to the agri and horticultural environments. As long as air is recirculating PRS will inactivate any pathogen that passes through the optical cavity.

PRS installations in US-based agricultural facilities have proven to remove Aspergillus Niger from the grow environment, leading to significant operational savings.

 

Higher Yields

PRS reduces moulds, fungi and mites, ensuring higher crop yields with less waste

Proven Efficacy

Efficacy proven via lab testing with SARS-CoV-2, Aspergillus Niger, and other pathogens  

Energy Efficient

Highly efficient, calibrated to maximise performance with minimal energy use

Simple Solution

Simple operation with minimal maintenance and infrequent lamp changes required

We offer a complete bespoke solution. PRS units are often integrated into existing air circulation systems, however we can provide standalone or canopy-based solutions to suit the growing environment.

All air passing through the Optical Cavity will be treated with high-power UVC and airborne viruses, moulds and bacteria will be inactivated.

PRS for Indoor Agriculture

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Full Testing Data:

UVC Safety Testing

Live Virus Testing

Electrical Safety Testing

Why PRS

Our proprietary technology is proven to eliminate airborne pathogens, moulds, and fungi, as well as mites, in commercial grow room facilities. The removal of such problems ensures a higher and healthier yield without the need to discard tainted crops or undergo extensive washing processes. PRS installations in US-based agricultural facilities have proven to remove Aspergillus Niger from the grow environment, leading to significant operational savings.

Originally developed to tackle airborne SARS-CoV-2 viruses, our UVC technology is a powerful and flexible solution which adapts easily to the agri and horticultural environments. As long as air is recirculating PRS will ‘kill’ any pathogen that passes through the optical cavity. The exact inactivation rate will depend on the target pathogen and the likely residence time, once this is known we calculate the volume and speed of air flowing through our system and adjusting the power delivery to suit the requirements.

PRS provides sustained economic and environmental benefits, significantly reducing energy costs and importantly, carbon footprints, as well as creating a healthier environment for all

 

KEY BENEFITS

  • Higher yields increase profitability
  • Fast return on capital outlay
  • Uncontaminated crops
  • Lower processing costs
  • Powerful, energy efficient solution
  • Simple operation, low maintenance

 

FAQ

What does the system do?

We offer a range of UVC-based solutions, all using our ‘patents pending’ optical cavity and safety design elements, to inactivate pathogens in moving air and create safer environments – Any Pathogen – Any Space – Any Environment. 

Our system will instantly ‘kill’ any airborne pathogen that passes through the optical cavity. Our technology has fully been tested on SARS-CoV-2, Influenza A, Measles and Aspergillus Niger. 

View our System page for more detailed information.

How do I know it works?

As a science-led company we believe that the highest quality testing should be carried out with ‘live’ pathogens, rather than surrogates, and that test conditions should be as close to real works as possible.

To this end, efficacy testing has been carried out with live pathogens: Measles, Flu A, SARS-CoV-2 and Aspergillus Niger, in a Bio 3 safety level Laboratory, using a modified ASHRAE 185/ISO 15714 single pass testing standard protocol. Our adaptation meant tougher testing: air speed increased from 2.5 m/s to 6m/s, creating a residence time of only a sixth of a second, and the use of live viruses instead of surrogates.

Details of testing can be found here.

Is your system safe?

We have carried out advanced electrical safety testing (to domestic standards) and UVC safety testing. Our patent-pending optical cavity design ensures UVC is contained within the optical cavity and therefore can not damage infrastructure within existing ventilation systems or pose a risk to personnel.

Safety certification details can be found here.

How does your system integrate into my grow facility?

Being a science-based company, we view problems differently. We have solutions, tested efficacy, and scalable design, and we can apply this to Any Pathogen – Any Space – Any Environment.

PRS systems can be integrated into existing plant, whether that is a centralised HVAC system, localised fan-coils, or rooms without any existing mechanical air-handling. We look at your space, existing plant, and individual needs, then build a specific solution for you.

To request a consultation please click here.

How does PRS help the environment?

The need for infection resilient environments and better indoor air quality IAQ is a given, trying to balance this with our moral and legislative duty to reduce carbon emissions can seem like opposing goals. PRS with its unique approach, and patents pending design features can help you achieve both.

Being able to recirculate air, because it has been safely treated to inactive pathogens, removes the need to heat and cool vast amounts of air within your environment, saving fuel and reducing equipment degradation, reducing your carbon footprint. 

No other units on the market today produces higher levels of UVC irradiation as a ratio to energy usage than PRS, together with our bespoke design for every environment and world leading test data we are able to maximise efficacy whilst minimising power consumption, again helping your carbon footprint. 

Continuous product development has led to the use of material components that last longer, for example lamps last 60,000 hrs meaning less raw material used.

What is the lifetime of a unit?

If maintained correctly units will last for at least 25 years.

What are the maintenance requirements?

Bio-annual checks should be carried out. As with all mechanical equipment, some parts will need to be periodically replaced over the life of the system. For example:

– Lamps burn for 60,000 hours.

– Ballasts typically last 5 years.

Individual maintenance contracts are designed for each client’s needs.

FAQ

What does the system do?

We offer a range of UVC-based solutions, all using our ‘patents pending’ optical cavity and safety design elements, to inactivate pathogens in moving air and create safer environments – Any Pathogen – Any Space – Any Environment. 

Our system will instantly ‘kill’ any airborne pathogen that passes through the optical cavity. Our technology has fully been tested on SARS-CoV-2, Influenza A, Measles and Aspergillus Niger. 

View our System page for more detailed information.

How do I know it works?

As a science-led company we believe that the highest quality testing should be carried out with ‘live’ pathogens, rather than surrogates, and that test conditions should be as close to real works as possible.

To this end, efficacy testing has been carried out with live pathogens: Measles, Flu A, SARS-CoV-2 and Aspergillus Niger, in a Bio 3 safety level Laboratory, using a modified ASHRAE 185/ISO 15714 single pass testing standard protocol. Our adaptation meant tougher testing: air speed increased from 2.5 m/s to 6m/s, creating a residence time of only a sixth of a second, and the use of live viruses instead of surrogates.

Details of testing can be found here.

Is your system safe?

We have carried out advanced electrical safety testing (to domestic standards) and UVC safety testing. Our patent-pending optical cavity design ensures UVC is contained within the optical cavity and therefore can not damage infrastructure within existing ventilation systems or pose a risk to personnel.

Safety certification details can be found here.

How does your system integrate into my grow facility?

Being a science-based company, we view problems differently. We have solutions, tested efficacy, and scalable design, and we can apply this to Any Pathogen – Any Space – Any Environment.

PRS systems can be integrated into existing plant, whether that is a centralised HVAC system, localised fan-coils, or rooms without any existing mechanical air-handling. We look at your space, existing plant, and individual needs, then build a specific solution for you.

To request a consultation please click here.

How does PRS help the environment?

The need for infection resilient environments and better indoor air quality IAQ is a given, trying to balance this with our moral and legislative duty to reduce carbon emissions can seem like opposing goals. PRS with its unique approach, and patents pending design features can help you achieve both.

Being able to recirculate air, because it has been safely treated to inactive pathogens, removes the need to heat and cool vast amounts of air within your environment, saving fuel and reducing equipment degradation, reducing your carbon footprint. 

No other units on the market today produces higher levels of UVC irradiation as a ratio to energy usage than PRS, together with our bespoke design for every environment and world leading test data we are able to maximise efficacy whilst minimising power consumption, again helping your carbon footprint. 

Continuous product development has led to the use of material components that last longer, for example lamps last 60,000 hrs meaning less raw material used.

What is the lifetime of a unit?

If maintained correctly units will last for at least 25 years.

What are the maintenance requirements?

Bio-annual checks should be carried out. As with all mechanical equipment, some parts will need to be periodically replaced over the life of the system. For example:

– Lamps burn for 60,000 hours.

– Ballasts typically last 5 years.

Individual maintenance contracts are designed for each client’s needs.

Any Pathogen, Any Space, Any Environment:

 

 

Any Pathogen,

Any Space,

Any Environment: