Ultraviolet or UV disinfection or purification are used in water treatment and is a highly effective means of neutralizing microbes and prolong the life of water without the use of chemicals. Ultraviolet (UV) rays penetrate harmful pathogens in water and destroy illness-causing microorganisms by attacking their genetic core (DNA), this is extremely efficient in eliminating their ability to reproduce. If you are on a private water supply, it is your responsibility to ensure your water’s safety. An Ultraviolet Sterilizer kills the bacteria and microorganisms that can infest water after is has been treated.
Installing a UV system on a municipal water supply provides peace of mind when aging municipal infrastructure fails. Aging infrastructure in many cities can lead to an increase in possible contamination. Ultraviolet technology can give peace of mind, knowing that you’re protected from many of the culprits of water contamination. A UV water purification system effectively destroys 99.9% of waterborne microorganisms.
While there are many advantages of UV water treatment, some attention must be paid to the challenges it poses.
Parts of the UV System
1. Ultraviolet Power Supply Unit
This is the main control of the Ultraviolet system. Some systems have a very simple controller, and others have a more complicated system that includes alarms, lamp change timers, trouble indicator lights, and more. Although Ultraviolet units vary in complexity and size, all controllers do basically the same thing of controlling the electrical output of the lamp and powers the UV-C light needed for water purification.
2. Inlet for untreated water
3. UV System Housing
This part of the system contains the Ultraviolet sleeve and lamp, and also controls the flow of water through the system.
4. The outlet for treated water
5. UV Bulb
The lamp of a UV system produces UV-C, which is Ultraviolet light considered to be germicidal. However, different lamps perform different functions, so the type of lamp used will be contingent on the application and disinfection requirements.
6. UV Quartz Sleeve
The quartz sleeve is made of quartz glass and is there to protect the UV lamp which is powered by electricity from the flow of water. The UV lamp transmits light through the tube into the water. It is important to clean the sleeve (generally when the lamp is changed) as minerals and contaminants in the water can cloud the glass tube.
- Flow Rate: 448 LPH/2 GPM
- Inlet/Outlet: 1/2”
- Diameter: 62,5mm
- Length: 370mm