Flashlamps are gas discharge devices filled with xenon gas and designed to produce pulsed radiation (from UV to IR). Flashlamp offers high efficiency and long lifetime (considering the lamp parameters). Flashlamp could be found in many sizes and shapes. The typical range of the plasma size is 20 to 250 mm but it could be higher with a competitive electronic !
The decontamination process is different depending on the industries field and on the decontamination levels required. This article is a short overview of the different decontamination systems used in industry compared to the pulsed light technology.
Pulsed light is one of the new and emerging technology gaining popularity. Non-toxic and non thermal, disinfection is achieved by high-intense light pulses of short durations. If pulsed light as disinfection system is not widely known, technology is developed since the 1980's.