Ultra Violet (UV) purifiers use a specific wavelength of light to disrupt the DNA of bacteria and viruses so that they can no longer proliferate. UV achieves purification without the use of chemicals and the taste of the water is unaltered.
For domestic and small commercial applications lamps which emit a precise wavelength of light shine through a quartz glass tube into the water stream. To ensure effective penetration of the UV light the water must be clear. We recommend that a minimum of a 5 micron sediment filter is fitted prior to the UV purifier. We can advise you on which system will work best for your specific needs.
Ultraviolet Purification Advantages
- Chemical Free: UV purification does not use any chemicals like chlorine or leave any harmful by products.
- Taste & Odour Free: UV does not add any chemical taste or odour to the water.
- Extremely Effective: One of the most effective ways to kill disease-causing microbes by destroying 99.99%.
- Requires very little energy: Uses about the same energy as it would to run a 60 watt light bulb.
- Low Maintenance: Set and forget type of system, just change UV bulb annually
Limitations Of Ultra Violet Purifications
UV systems should be installed as near as possible to the point of use. UV has no ‘residual kill’ unlike Chlorine which to be effective leaves an excess of free chlorine in the supply, the cause of odour and potentially harmful chemical byproducts.
On Tap Water Treatment will appraise each application and advise on the best system to suit your application, taking into account factors such as water demand and plumbing logistics.
Call us now on 01458 274289 to arrange a non-obligation survey.