What is UV Water Purification & What Can UV Remove?

Ultraviolet or "UV" is a type of energy found in the electromagnetic spectrum, lying between x-rays and visible light. In spite of the fact that we can't see UV light or beams, we are exposed to them each time we step out into the sun. In fact, UV light is responsible for causing sunburns.

UV Water Purification systems utilize special lamps that emit UV light of a specific wavelength that has the ability, based on their length, to disrupt the DNA of micro-organisms. These UV light waves are also referred to as the Germicidal Spectrum or Frequency. The frequency used in killing micro-organisms is 254 nanometers (nm). As water goes through a UV water treatment system, living organisms in water are exposed to UV light which attacks the genetic code of the microorganism and rearranges the DNA/RNA, eliminating the microorganism's capacity to work and reproduce. If a microorganism can no longer reproduce, it can't replicate, therefore it can't infect other organisms with which it has contact. This procedure of exposing water to UV light is simple but effective, destroying 99.99 percent of harmful microorganisms without adding any chemicals to the water.

Contaminants UV Addresses:

  •   Viruses
  •   Bacteria
  •   Cysts
  •   Coliform
  •   Salmonella
  •   Giardia
  •   Flu
  •   Polio
  •   Dysentery
  •   Cholera
  •   E.coli
  •   Cryptosporidium
  •   Typhoid Fever
  •   Meningitis
  •   Infectious Hepatitis

Single UV Lamp Designs

Single UV Lamp Design UCT Series are designed using special low-pressure high output Amalgam type UV lamps which provide high UV output in smaller sizes. This allows for UV systems with single lamp designs which significantly reduces operating costs and hassles while also allowing for incredibly accurate and reliable UV intensity monitoring.


Principle of Operation

1. The water enters the Stainless Steel Disinfection chamber and flows into the space between the quartz sleeves and chamber wall where suspended microscopic organisms are exposed to intense shortwave germicidal UV radiation.

2. Automatic or Manual wiper system facilitates routine cleaning of quartz sleeves without disassembly or shutdown of disinfection systems.

3. Water Leaving the purifier is instantly ready for use.