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What is UV Water Purification and the Benefits of Using it?

With so many water treatment solutions available today, it makes it difficult to choose the correct application and most beneficial one to install.  Most systems have several pros and cons but have you considered using a UV Water Purification System?  Here is how it works and the benefits of using one.

glass full of water from uv water purification system

 

WHAT IS AN ULTRAVIOLET PURIFICATION SYSTEM?

An ultraviolet (UV) water purification system uses UV light to remove contaminants from untreated water.  Its electromagnetic radiation is used to decontaminate the water from various chemicals, bacteria and other materials such as chlorine.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

A germicidal or mercury vapour lamp is used to create UV light.  A glass component of the lamp creates a transparent surface for the shortwave UV light to pass through, which eliminates any bacteria or microorganism that it encounters.  This form of water treatment is quick, energy efficient and 20 000 times more effective than boiling water.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING UV WATER PURIFICATION?

CHEMICAL FREE SOLUTION

UV Water purification does not make use of any chemically-active elements or heat.  Other systems use chlorine, which has a higher toxicity level and makes the water taste bad.  UV disinfection can remove chlorine traces in water.

MINIMAL MAINTENANCE

All that is required after the system has been installed is a yearly service appointment to ensure that the system is performing effectively.

EFFECTIVE

UV systems destroy 99.99% of microorganisms.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

UV is environmentally friendly as it does not make use of disinfection byproducts.

RELIABLE

The system runs consistently throughout the day and night.  It never switches off providing an unlimited supply of safe drinking water whenever the tap is turned on.

COST EFFECTIVE

The only expense after installation is to replace lamps and sleeves annually.

PURIFICATION PROCESS IS QUICK

There is no delay in purification and water flow and there is no need for a holding tank or reaction time.

LOW ENERGY USAGE

Very little electricity is used to purify the water as the production of UV light is cost effective.

EASY

The system is easy to maintain and there is no handling of chemicals or dirty parts to clean and dispose of.

TASTES AND SMELLS BETTER

Chemical disinfection methods change the taste and smell of water and produce byproducts, which UV water purification does not.

UV Water purification is an outstanding way to meet your water purification needs because it has proven to be one of the most reliable, quick and cost-effective methods for disinfecting water.  Call us or contact us via our website for more information on this system or a quote.

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