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How does UV disinfection work?​

Ultraviolet light has a wavelength of 200 – 400 nanometers (nm). UV light is very adaptable and can be used for disinfecting water, deactivating harmful microorganisms in other liquids, treating surfaces, and in disinfection of air.

The UVC radiation which is most strong at the wavelength of 254 nm, reaches the microorganisms and physically interacts with their DNA. By changing the DNA the cell division of the microorganism is interrupted – it can no longer split and reproduce and so it loses its pathogenic capabilities.

DNA and UV

Benefits of UV disinfection

Destroys more than 99.99% of all pathogens within seconds

No addition of harmful chemicals such as Chlorine or Bromine

No harmful side effects or waste products

Cost effective, efficient and reliable

How Does UV Disinfection Work

Learn more about how does UV disinfection work?

UV disinfection is a purely physical process. The light necessary for UV disinfection is produced by special UV  emitting  lamps. A watertight quartz sleeve which allows the UV light to pass through is the barrier between the lamp and the fluid being treated. The liquid to be disinfected runs past the quartz tubing, being irradiated by the UV light.

The number of UV lamps that each unit needs changes according to amount, flow rate and transmittance of the water. UV Water Filter systems are ideally suited for the disinfection of drinking water, process water, waste water, salt water, ultra pure water and other translucent fluids, e.g. glucose syrups.

Want to know more about UV disinfection?

If you’re curious about how does UV disinfection works and its efficacy in purifying water, our blog is the perfect resource for you. Dive into a wealth of information where we break down the science behind UV water filtration, explore its benefits, and offer insights into maintaining optimal performance.

Whether you’re a concerned consumer looking for a reliable water purification solution or intrigued by the intricacies of UV technology, our blog serves as a valuable guide. Stay informed, make informed choices, and join us as we explain UV light’s beneficial power in ensuring your drinking water’s safety and purity.

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