The bibliography on these topics is very vast, below we report only some scientific articles and reference texts.



  • Institutes of Health: Effects of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI)
    Effects of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation and swirling motion on airborne  First published:08 June 2012

  • Photochem Photobiol. 2013 Jul-Aug;89(4):764-9. doi: 10.1111/php.12098.
    Upper-room ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) for air disinfection: a symposium in print.
    Nardell E1, Vincent R, Sliney DH.

  • Public Health Rep. 2010 Jan-Feb; 125(1): 15–27.
    The History of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation for Air Disinfection Nicholas G. Reeda

  • The application of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation to control transmission of airborne disease: bioterrorism countermeasure PW Brickner, RL Vincent, M First… - Public Health …, 2016 - 

  • The history of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation for air disinfection NG Reed - Public health reports, 2010 - 

  • Sharp  DG. A quantitative method of determining the
    lethal  effect  of ultraviolet  light  on  bacteria  suspended in air. J Bacteriol  1938;35:589-99.

  • Dreyer G, Campbell-Renton ML. A quantitative study of the action of the ultral-violet light on bacteria. Proc RoySoc B 1936;120:447-72.

  • American  Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. Industrial ventilation: a manual of recom- mended practice. 24th ed. Cincinnati: ACGIH; 2001.

  • Soper H. The interpretation of periodicity in disease prevalence. J Roy Statis Soc 1929;92:34-73.

  • Riley EC,  Murphy  G.,  Riley RL.  Airborne spread   of measles in a suburban elementary school.  Am J Epi- demiol  1978;107:421-32.

  • Abby H. An examination of the  Reed  Frost  theory  of epidemics. Hum  Biol 1952;24:201-33.

  • First MW. Removal of airborne particles  from  radioactive aerosols. In: Goossens W, Eichholz  G, Tedder D, editors. Radioactive waste management handbook. New York: Harwood Academic  Publishers; 1991.

  • Wells WF. Viability of B. coli exposed  to ultra-violet radiation in air. Science 1935;82:280-1.

  • Wells WF. Airborne contagion and  air  hygiene.  Cambridge  (MA): Harvard  University Press; 

  • Riley RL, Permutt S. Room air disinfection by ultraviolet irradiation of upper air. Air mixing  and  germicidal effectiveness.  Arch Environ  Health 1971;22:208-19.

  • Riley RL. Ultraviolet  air disinfection for control of res- piratory  contagion. In:  Kundsin  RB, editor.  Architec- tural design and indoor microbial pollution. New York: Oxford  University Press; 1988.