USUVClean was founded by David Greenough and Stephen Bowen.
David first learned of UVC while serving in the United States Air Force as a Munitions System Specialist in 1992. At the time the USAF was using UVC to sterilize the areas where missiles were built and stored. It would be nearly 20 years later before he would encounter UVC again when his brother would receive a kidney and pancreas transplant at Duke University Medical Center. Thankfully, the experts at Duke, utilize UVC to disinfect their rooms and his brother was able to recover fully from the traumatic surgery.
Stephen's story ended much different. Stephen's Grandfather entered a local hospital for a routine surgery and while in the hospital he acquired an infection that would unfortunately take his life.
1 out of 20 Surgeries in the USA result in an infection according to the CDC.
David and Stephen completing UVC sterilization on the Public Transportation Vehicles for Sumter, SC to ensure the safety of the residents that depend on the buses in their daily lives.
After working with the Santee Lynches Regional Council of Government. We began looking for longer term solutions. We knew that the 254nm UVC treatments were effective in treating the buses but they were not practical for everyday. We began to dig further on UVC Technology and decided that FAR-UVC 222nm was the answer. FAR-UVC operates safely in occupied spaces. The image to the right is a FAR-UVC installation on a public bus in SC.
The image above shows where we started with 254nm UVC treating a public bus. The image below shows us installing FAR-UVC 222nm light which operates safely in occupied spaces delivering the same 99.9% disinfection rate.