Reagan, Dulles airports have UV tech to kill viruses

Reagan National and Dulles International airports now have ultraviolet disinfection technology to combat the spread of viruses including Covid.

Lumalier, a Memphis, Tennessee-based ultraviolet technology brand owned by EvergreenUV LLC, created the UV germicidal irradiation technology now installed at both airports, the company said in an announcement this week. The disinfection method that kills airborne pathogens is recommended as a ventilation strategy to prevent the spread of Covid by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and it’s one method used by D.C.-area building owners since the start of the pandemic.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority sought out the technology to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria, it said in its statement of work from June, and continues to be relevant now as travel continues to rebound since the pandemic’s slowdown and summer nears. The airports authority contracted with Patner Construction, based in Merrifield, on the project,…

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