The Durst UVC-R air disinfection system ‘Habitat’ is the solution against infectious aerosols, viruses and germs. As scientific studies in Europe and the USA show, aerosols are primarily the cause for the transmission of COVID-19. Durst Habitat effectively reduces the viral load indoors.


Durst Habitat is designed to reduce the viral load in indoor environments such as offices, schools, restaurants, bars, stores or banks and making the environment safer. The air disinfection system with UV-C technology is highly efficient, whisper-quiet and can be personalized for any environment


Durst Habitat has an airflow-optimized design that efficiently eliminates viruses like COVID-19. The continuously drown-in infectious air is guided past several UV-C light sources via mirrored channels. The fluid dynamics ensure a maximum exposure time and irradiation of the air in the channels.

Developed in Durst Labs and tested by independent, accredited European test laboratories, Durst Habitat achieves an effectiveness of >99%.


UV Power

Airflow Optimized Channels – Exposure Time

Mirrored Channels

Durst Habitat is equipped with 4 UV-C high performance lamps with a total of 96 Watt. This makes Durst Habitat up to 4x more powerful than comparable systems. The slower air flow of the system ensures a low noise level and a longer exposure time and irradiation dose of the infectious air in the channels. The use of UV-C systems to inactivate germs, including bacteria and viruses, has been proven by scientific studies.

During the development of Durst Habitat, the focus was on the maximum exposure and irradiation time of the infectious air in the channels. Comparable systems focus on the maximum volume of air that is passed through. In elaborate flow simulations and CFD model calculations the channels were optimized to irradiate the infectious air with UV-C light for up to 3 seconds. Only due to this exposure time, viruses and germs are effectively rendered harmless, as scientific studies prove.

The airflow channels are mirrored in a sophisticated process. This increases the performance of the UV-C light by up to 30% compared to non-mirrored channels.

Ozone Free

 Silent Mode / Power Mode

 Anti-viral Coated Fabrics

All measurements confirm that no harmful ozone is emitted into the ambient air. Even at maximum output, the value is far below legal requirements.

The Durst Habitat Systems can be operated in 2 modes. The Silent Mode with 40m3/h and a sound level below 30 db(A) and the Power Mode to “ventilate” a room with 100m3/h volume flow.
The external effectiveness test, which evaluates the entire system, confirms the almost complete decontamination of the infectious air after 30 minutes in Silent Mode. (greater than 99%)

The textile surface of the Durst Habitat System has several functions. Firstly, the surface serves as a funnel and feed system to the intake ducts, secondly as a physical barrier and thirdly as a personalizable advertising and information surface. The textile surface has an antiviral coating so that viruses and germs are already killed at this point and touching the surface is harmless to the user.

Personalization / Backlit Function

Easy Replacement of the Fabric

Tested Efficiency

Durst Habitat systems are designed for the maximum reduction of viral load in interiors, but also fit harmoniously into many room concepts. The antiviral surface can be personalized and can therefore also be used as advertising and information space. The personalization is done via an online editor, which automatically forwards the print data to a digital textile printing machine. In addition, every Durst Habitat 100H system is equipped with a backlit function on one side to make it stand out even in a dark environment.

Thanks to classic textile stretching frames and rubber lips, the exchange of fabrics is very easy and can be done by non-experts within minutes. This makes a change of the designs also for advertising & information purposes very easy.

After intensive tests in the Durst Labs with various UV-C modules, the Durst Habitat System was extensively tested at HygCen Germany, an accredited test laboratory for medical technology and disinfectants. HygGen confirmed the Durst internal measurements and the effectiveness of the entire system with >99% after 30 minutes. The UV-C modules used in Durst Habitat are developed for medical applications and have an effectiveness of 99.9%.

No Contaminated Filters / No Maintenance


Habitat is ready for use in just a few assembly steps. The antiviral textile surface is washable up to 30 times without losing its protective function. Since no classical filters are used, which either have to be irradiated or replaced in compliance with strict safety regulations, Durst Habitat systems are maintenance-free.
The UV-C lamps have a life span of approx. 9000h and can be replaced quickly and safely with the help of the operating instructions.

HEPA filters (High-Efficiency Particulate Air), filter germs from the room air. The classifications define the filter characteristics, but to ensure these, a high volume flow rate is required. This means that the fans have to run at high power all the time to force the air through the filters. This leads to faster wear of the fans and regular replacement of the contaminated filters in order to maintain the high protective function. With UV-C systems, this high maintenance requirement is eliminated because the air flow is not obstructed. The operating costs of a UV-C system are therefore at least 75% lower than for a HEPA filter system.






Power consumption

250 W

Supply voltage

240 V

Dimensions (length, height, width)

776 mm x 1651 mm x 92 mm

Dimensions (with pedestal)

776 mm x 1651 mm x 500 mm


45 kg

Max. volumetric flow


Max. volume (1 m distance)


Silent Mode

< 35 dB(A)

Power Mode

< 55 dB(A)
Application recommendationwaiting rooms, lobbies, restaurants, bars,…

Wavelength UV-C source

254 nm

Life span UV-C source

9000 h


*specification may vary


The Durst Habitat’s center disinfection zone measures 4 x 4 x 2.5 meters. However, Durst points out that no specific statements about square meters or volume size can be given as a general answer in terms of efficiency, as the efficiency depends on many factors such as temperature, air flows in the room, ceiling height, number of people, etc. Therfore Durst gives the following example for the efficiency: 4 people sit at a table and are surrounded by a volume of 8 m3. Each person inhales and exhales about 0.5 m3 of air per hour, a total of 2 m3. Durst Habitat disinfects 12.5 times this volume or 25 m3 in 15 minutes and 50 times the breathing volume of 4 people or 100 m3 in one hour. If the Habitat is placed in a larger room, a constant mixing of the room air around the disinfection center is taking place, which means that by the permanent release of purified air the viral load is reduced even outside the central zone.

The Habitat systems can be viewed at the Durst headquarters in Brixen, South Tyrol/Italy. To make an appointment, please send an email to:


The Durst Habitat is not only a preventive measure to reduce the viral load, the devices of the product family also integrate harmoniously into many interior room concepts. In addition, the anti-viral coated membrane can be personalized. The system can also be an ideal information and/or advertising space. The personalisation is done using the anti-viral coated textile panel. The exchange is very easy and can be done by everyone within minutes. Enquiries for personalised systems under