When to use Ultra-Violet Purification
Ultraviolet (UV) should be used if disease carrying microorganisms, pathogens, can enter your water supply.
UV is most effective when the water has been pre-treated with another filtration system. This is because pre-filters remove large particles, water cysts, odors and tastes. These impurities can interfere with the transmission of UV energy.
Benefits of UV Purification:
- Environmentally safe- no chemicals
- Effective on a wide range of pathogens
- Low operating costs
- Easy maintenance
How UV Purification works:
Water enters the electro-polished stainless steel chamber and is exposed to high doses of UV light. The UV light comes from a lamp that is enclosed in a quartz sleeve.
Light in this range targets the bacterial and viral DNA of water contaminants. Exposure prevents the microorganisms from being able to reproduce and cells that cannot reproduce are considered dead.