UV Water Treatment: Safeguard Against Contaminants In Water
by Connie | Dec 2022
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Surprising Contaminants In Water

Even if the water you are using is chemically treated, you will still benefit from UV water treatment.

We know naturally sourced water (rainwater, streams, bores, and dams) needs to be treated before being safe for consumption in or on our bodies.

It is less well known, however, that water treated with chemicals can still contain infectious microorganisms from bird droppings and other animals.

Ultraviolet (UV) water treatment is a valuable technology that addresses the presence of disease-causing microorganisms, especially in situations where chemical treatments have limitations.

UVC Short-Wave Germicidal lamps are effective in eliminating micro-organisms which can cause disease.

How UV Water Treatment Systems Work

UVC water treatment units inactivate microorganisms that are hazardous to human health. This non-chemical method disrupts the genetic material of bacteria, preventing their ability to reproduce.

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The Problem of Chemical Resistant Pathogens

Chlorine will kill E.Coli in less than a minute, but the Hepatitis A virus can last 16 minutes, Giardia can last up to 45 minutes and, most worrying of all, it can take 10 days to kill Cryptosporidium.

Using UVC to eradicate these pathogens is a more efficient, effective and chemical-free treatment.

UV Water Treatment – The Solution To Chemical Resistant Pathogens

Cryptosporidium and Giardia are parasites that cause gastrointestinal illnesses when ingested and can be fatal for people with compromised immune systems.

They’re often associated with waterborne disease outbreaks (it takes only ten germs to make someone sick), and are resistant to common disinfectants such as chlorine, which makes them difficult to eliminate through chemical treatment alone.

UVC water treatment units are an effective way to kill 99.9% of these micro-organisms.

A High Output UV Solution Is Needed For Cryptosporidium

While general UV disinfectant systems are effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria, viruses, and pathogens, microorganisms like Cryptosporidium and Giardia require specifically designed high output UV systems to penetrate their thick cell walls.

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UV Disinfectant Systems Are Easy To Maintain

UV water treatment units are simple and effective, with only minimal maintenance of yearly lamp replacement and 3 yearly quartz replacement required.

To ensure a UV water disinfection system is in the best working order, naturally sourced water needs to be filtered first. UV light travels in straight lines, and particles can interfere with the light reaching microorganisms. Filters should be replaced as required, depending on the water quality. The knowledgeable team at UVP Australia can provide more information

Ultra Violet Products Australia Are UV Experts

Ultra Violet Products Australia is one of the leaders in the Ultraviolet industry, specialising in non-chemical disinfection and contamination control using germicidal UV lamps.

UVC water treatment units on the mains water supply protect your family or business by eliminating infection risk.

Our domestic use model – Advance D300 – is cost effective, easy to install & maintain. If high-output units are installed, chlorine and fluoride levels can also be neutralized. Chlorine and fluoride, added to the water supply to help eradicate pathogens, are toxic poisons that harm your body. Contact admin@uvproducts.com.au to find out more.


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