Energy is accumulated in a capacitor, and a high voltage signal sparks an arc in a xenon lamp. This arc sets off a flash of intense luminosity. The flash lasts 300 microseconds. The flash covers the entire white light spectrum, but is particularly rich in UV rays.
A dual effect on microorganisms
The performance of the technology on packaging surfaces is due to a dual effect on microorganisms:
Denaturation effect on the biomolecules by the UV rays
Strong and instantaneous increase of the biochemical effect with physical consequences (temperature and pressure rise in the cells) due to the high power of the flash (short duration – high energy).
The reduction in decontamination is certified by an external laboratory, Fraunhofer.
The power of one flash can be expressed as follows: Power = energy of the lamp/flahs duration = 300J/0.3 ms = 1MW