UV water disinfection is an increasingly popular and commonly used water treatment technology that leaves no taint, chemicals or residues in the water. Disinfection using UV light is a method used in a range of environments such as water, air and on surfaces. It is quick and clean and no bacteria, viruses or moulds are immune to the power of UV.
UV disinfection systems, also called ‘UV sterilisers’ or ‘UV water filters’, comprise of a stainless steel reactor chamber housing, UV lamp or lamps and the protective quartz sleeves that the lamps sit in. The quartz sleeve normally separates the lamp from the water to prevent the lamp from cooling. The micro-organisms in the water are exposed to UV light generated by a UV lamp enclosed in a stainless steel or (less commonly) plastic chamber. The UV breaks and modifies the DNA contained in the cells of the organisms, stopping the bacteria from reproducing and effectively killing it.
UV water treatment is widely used in the following specialist areas:
- Industrial and Commercial
- Residential Drinking Water
- Effluent Disinfection
- Swimming Pool and Display Water
- Water Filtration
- Horticulture and Hydroponics
- Water Recycling
- Rainwater Harvesting