UV is versatile technology used for disinfecting water, other opaque liquids, hard surfaces and air. Using the same germicidal rays as the sun, but hundreds of times stronger UV offers a reliable, cost effective, environmentally friendly alternative to chemicals and their resulting bi-products.
Ultraviolet light produces germicidal rays in a wavelength of 200 – 400 nanometers(nm). The intensive UVC rays penetrate the cell wall of pathogens and impact their DNA. The cell can no longer multiply and loses its pathogenic effect.
UV disinfection is a purely physical process; organisms can not become resistant to it as they have to chemicals like chlorine. Neither the PH, natural taste nor the smell of the water is impaired by the UV-radiation.
Aqua Ultraviolet’s specially designed UV lamps are enclosed in a watertight hard quartz tubes which allows for 99.9% UV transmission into the water. A high flow 3” body of either UV resistant plastic or 316 Stainless Steel is plumbed in line allowing the water to pass by the lamp at the optimal distance for irradiation.