COVID-19 and ultraviolet-C disinfection of porous and non-porous surfaces: modeling, validation, and performance of new devices

The COVID-19 pandemic led to an increased demand for disinfection solutions, including ultraviolet C (UVC) light technologies. UVC works by inactivating microorganisms and show a strong potential to break the chain of infection in hospitals and public settings. CleanSlate and the University of Toronto are exploring this potential by characterizing how the virus that causes COVID-19 responds to UVC, and by evaluating the efficacy of new UVC devices for decontamination of high touch and other common surfaces.

Faculty Supervisor:

Ramin Farnood;Scott Gray-Owen


John Gibson


CleanSlate UV


Engineering - civil



University of Toronto


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