Ultraviolet (UV) Water Sterilizers

Ultraviolet sterilization is one of the most effective water treatment methods for disinfection. UV sterilizers work quickly in targeting and stabilizing all biological impurities found in water. Additional chemicals are not needed, therefore saving costs, including containing no danger of overdosing.

Once the sterilization process is complete, up to 99% of germs will be killed in under 10 seconds of exposure to the UV light. Ease of installation, no alteration of pH, taste, and other elements of water gives UV water treatment its esteemed reputation.

UV water treatment offers many advantages over other forms of water treatment for microbiological contaminants. Most importantly, it does not introduce any chemicals to the water, it produces no bi-products, and it does not alter the taste, pH, or other properties of the water. Accordingly, in addition to producing safe drinking water, it is not harmful to your plumbing and septic system. Furthermore, it is easy and cost-effective to install and maintain without any special training.

How UV Works

Ultraviolet purification uses a UV light source (lamp) which is enclosed in a protective transparent sleeve (usually quartz). The lamp is mounted such that water passing through a flow chamber is exposed to the UV-C light rays. When harmful microbes are exposed to the UV rays, their nucleic acid absorbs the UV energy, which then scrambles the DNA structure of the organism. The cell is rendered sterile and can no longer reproduce. The cell is now considered dead and is no longer a threat.

What Contaminants Does UV Remove?

  • Vibrio cholerae (Cholera}

  • E.coli bacteria

  • Cryptosporidium parvum cysts

  • Giardia lamblia cysts

  • Shigella dysenteriae (Dysentery)

  • Salmonella typhi (Typhoid fever)

  • Legionella pneumophila

  • Salmonella enteritidis