Title

Shining Light of the Effectives of UV-C Light and

Author(s)

Emily Melton

School Name

Center For Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physiology and Health

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The project Shining Light on the Issue of Harmful Microorganism is being developed to create a prototype of a UV-C light lamp. Potentially deadly microorganisms are on the rise in public medical facilities such as doctors offices. Research on UV-C light has be found to eradicate microorganisms which could potentially solve this issue in public medical facilities. The goal of this project is to create a prototype of a UV-C light lamp that will reach all surfaces of rooms used to check patients in public medical facilities. A five head floor lamp and UV-C light bulbs were used to create the first prototype of the lamp. Trials were then completed to test the lamp by creating a simulation of a medical facility room. E.Coli was streaked on petri dishes and positive and negative control cycles were run. The dishes were incubated and analyzed to determine if growth occurred. Multiple trials were completed to acquire an accurate representation of eradication. Both the positive and negative control cycles resulted in E.Coli growth. It was determined that the UV-C light bulbs being used were not effective in successfully eradicating microorganisms. In the future different types of UV-C bulbs will be tested and other variables such as environmental conditions will be taken further into account.

Start Date

3-28-2020 10:00 AM

Presentation Format

Written Only

Group Project

No

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Mar 28th, 10:00 AM

Shining Light of the Effectives of UV-C Light and

The project Shining Light on the Issue of Harmful Microorganism is being developed to create a prototype of a UV-C light lamp. Potentially deadly microorganisms are on the rise in public medical facilities such as doctors offices. Research on UV-C light has be found to eradicate microorganisms which could potentially solve this issue in public medical facilities. The goal of this project is to create a prototype of a UV-C light lamp that will reach all surfaces of rooms used to check patients in public medical facilities. A five head floor lamp and UV-C light bulbs were used to create the first prototype of the lamp. Trials were then completed to test the lamp by creating a simulation of a medical facility room. E.Coli was streaked on petri dishes and positive and negative control cycles were run. The dishes were incubated and analyzed to determine if growth occurred. Multiple trials were completed to acquire an accurate representation of eradication. Both the positive and negative control cycles resulted in E.Coli growth. It was determined that the UV-C light bulbs being used were not effective in successfully eradicating microorganisms. In the future different types of UV-C bulbs will be tested and other variables such as environmental conditions will be taken further into account.