St William Cathedral, Laoag City, Philippines
June 18, 2021, Laoag City, Philippines - St Williams Cathedral in Laoag City, about 700 kilometers north of Manila sets an example by installing a UV Sanitation Gate to keep away virus inside the Church. A pioneering move is an act not seen in any church even in Europe and the United States.
The stand-alone facility is commonly used in airports and gathering centers used by diplomats and VIPs. This type of Gate is equipped with UV light technology that has been proven to penetrate and inactivate surface pathogens, such as bacteria, parasites, fungi, and viruses. Just step into the Cleanse Portal and make a slow 360-degree turn of Far-UVC.
UV is used to kill SARS-CoV-2, and the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. It makes the germs or viruses incapable of performing the processes that it needs to survive.
The (UV) body and skin-friendly light in the Sanitation Gate has the energy of small radio waves with visible light much less X-rays or gamma rays used to disinfect surfaces, air, and liquids. The Gate was invented for tanning salloon but modification has been scientifically made and as a means to kill germs, bacteria, and viruses.
Studies indicate that there’s no harm to humans from continuous low dosages of 222 nanometers, far-UVC light and effectively inactivates over 90% of contaminants, based on the intensity and brief exposure time described.
The state-of-the-art Korean-made technology employs various combinations to inactivate pathogens, including Far UV-C (200-230nm), UV-C (231-280nm) and UV-A (365nm).
The combination of UV light and air filtration to decrease airborne pathogens in high traffic locations employs UV technology with the Cleanse sanitization process that modifies and destroys the genetic material (DNA/RNA) of bacteria and viruses.
The germicidal properties of UV light, part of the non-visible spectrum, can be harnessed to effectively sanitize the air, water, and surfaces at the appropriate wavelength and fluence (dose), exposure to the Sanitation Gate destroys the genetic material in viruses, bacteria, and mold, preventing replication.
The Korean-made technology was donated by Simon Kim Rakmo, CEO of DMC Asia Solutions Corp in preparation for the San Guillermo Shopping Complex which will be built soon for 2023.
The UV Gate is made for industrial use for any high traffic or critical entry point to significantly reduce infection transmission rates.
The technology is ADA compliant, the standard that all electronic and information technology must be accessible to people with disabilities.
The free-standing Portal is the first in the Philippines among Churches worldwide. It was brought and installed by Ren Sibonga, CEO of Dantru Development Corp, and by Hinoba-an Mujin Construction Inc., CEO Rafael Agcaoili.
The UV Sanitation Gate Portal Installed in St William Cathedral, Laoag City, Philippines