The Ultra Violet disinfection systems are specifically designed for both residential and commercial/industrial applications requiring a reduction of bacteria from a single tap.This process is accomplished without adding any harmful chemicals to your drinking water. It is the most ecological way of treating your water… and all this for just pennies a day!
Do i require a pre filter with this?
Yes, a 20 micron pre-filter is recommended to prevent the bacteria shielding behind particles in the water.
How does a Ultra Violet system work?
It has been known for over a century (Schenk 1891) that the ultra violet wavelengths present in sunlight have germicidal effects. The practical utility of UV radiation for the control of organisms followed the devising of the mercury vapour lamp. This form of radient energy induces photochemical reactions involving biomolecules in micro-organisms. The resulting molecular alterations inhibit the growth of micro-organisms, and in higher concentration will kill them The most common method of generating UV radiation is by discharge lamps. Typically, a glass or quartz tube contains an inert gas plus a metal, usually mercury. Electrodes located at each end of the tube, may be cold or preheated. In either case an ignition voltage is required to begin the discharge.
What is in Ultra Violet bulb?
Lamps are based on mercury / argon mixtures these exhibit the highest efficiencies and are the best performing bulbs. During discharge, particularly at low pressures, mercury atoms in their excited states radiate mainly at wavelenghts of 184.9nm and 253.7nm resulting in the generation of UV light. UV-C is used primarily to destroy organisms. The 253.7nm light emitted by low pressure mercury discharge lamps can inactivate micro-organisms such as Protozoa, Bacteria, moulds, yeasts, viruses, fungi and algae. It is this type of lamp that is used primarily in the UV disinfections of water.
How much bacteria will a Ultra Violet Light destroy?
UV disinfection system destroys bacteria to a factor of 99.999%.