From: Betty Cannon (BCannon@KellerCrescent.com)
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 15:42:37
After researching UV lamps I have some questions: I've been told that a larger amount of ozone is generated from UV lamps when they are first turned on. Is this true? If so, why? All the research I've found states that there is a steady value of 0.02 ppm from the lamps when running. If this is the case, is it better to leave the lamps on 24-7 (even if the plant shuts down for holidays or weekends) rather than turning them off during downtimes? Also, why should someone not sniff the lamps while they are on?
In the case of an operator who works around the lamps having the sniffles from a common cold, what would the reaction be? Last, does the amount of ozone emitted by the lamp change depending on the length of the lamp?