The Technical Society of Knoxville speaker for the meeting on February 8, 2021 will be David Brenner, Director of Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University. He will speak on Far UV light sources that will destroy coronaviruses without harming personnel present. It can be used for indoor spaces such as schools, labs, offices and hospitals. Dr.Brenner has presented 3 TED talks on this subject and he has published 300 papers. http://www.columbia.edu/~djb3/
The program will begin at 11:55 am. This will be a ZOOM meeting and visitors are welcome.
Does this technology have the potential to radically change our public health? Should the Technical Society respond or take action?
Germicidal ultraviolet light, typically at 254 nm, is effective but, used directly, it can be a health hazard to skin and eyes. By contrast, far–UVC light (207–222 nm) efficiently kills pathogens potentially without harm to exposed human tissues.
The ZOOM link for this meeting will be provided on this website when it is available.