Sterilization Systems for High-Speed Surface Microbial Decontamination


User-defined, application-specific configurations achieving 3 to 6 log microbial inactivation for commercial and industrial processing

FEBRUARY 24, 2016 - Wilmington, MA - XENON™ Corporation, the world leader in Pulsed Light solutions, announces the Z-1000 Pulsed Light sterilization system using SteriPulse™ technology. This non-contact process provides a low temperature, non-toxic, non-chemical, mercury-free way to decontaminate surfaces up to 12 inches (30.48 cm) wide. The system produces high peak power UV pulses at irradiance magnitudes and dose flux rates that deactivate microorganisms in seconds and induce microbial sterilization.

XENON Corporation has over 50 years of experience creating innovative solutions with Pulsed Light, designing and manufacturing critical Pulsed Light components, OEM modules and complete systems for both the laboratory and production line. Custom-engineered XENON solutions serve a broad range of industries, and result from working with engineers from around the world to perfect new and emerging applications of Pulsed Light technology.

"Killing dangerous pathogens on food and other products, while reducing the spread of infectious disease are of growing importance for the global community. In addition, we must introduce new technologies that reduce potential hazards from using chemical sterilants," said XENON CEO, Louis Panico. "XENON's SteriPulse™ technology uses high-energy Pulsed Light to optimize sterilization or decontamination applications and provide 3 to 6 log inactivation of dangerous microorganisms."

XENON's Z-1000 SteriPulse™ technology is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for use with food or food surfaces. Providing a high germicidal pulsed UV light treatment, the Z-1000 system delivers microsecond duration pulses with peak power greater than 1 kW/cm2 (over 4,000 times the power of the sun on the earth's surface) and an intensity of 1.27 J/cm2. This results in rapid inactivation of microorganisms, including fungal yeasts and molds, bacteria, rickettsiae and viruses. The Z-1000 Pulsed Light sterilization systems can be used in the lab for research and prototype development and easily scaled up and integrated into existing or new production lines.

Individualized solutions can be developed for a wide range of applications including continuous motion, aseptic packaging and decontamination of food surfaces and food processing environments (e.g., filling machines) across multiple industries like dairy, bottle and beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetics. SteriPulse™ technology provides rapid microbial sterilization in seconds to inactivate pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms on food products to significantly extend shelf life. It can also be used as a post-processing treatment of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as ready-to-eat products such as meats.

More information and discussion about Pulsed Light sterilization is available at the XENON website (, including detailed discussion and resources about using the power of Pulsed Light sterilization for microbial decontamination ( The site has configurations and technical data for Z-1000 Pulsed Light sterilization system as well as information on applications and advantages of XENON SteriPulse™ technology.

XENON is the world leader in Pulsed Light technology for a wide variety of industrial, medical and research applications. XENON works with engineers from around the world to discover and perfect new and emerging applications of Pulsed Light, including optical discs, display technology, semiconductors, printed electronics and sterilization. In printed electronics, XENON's S-Series systems are used to rapidly sinter conductive inks at room temperature, making it possible to print on heat sensitive flexible substrates such as PET and paper. XENON high-performance Pulsed Light systems advance applications for sterilization, UV curing and food enhancement. With 50 years of experience in Pulsed Light technology, XENON has thousands of systems operating on industrial production lines worldwide. For more information, visit




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