Ultra-Violet Water Sterlizer bacteria removal
Ultraviolet (UV) water sterilizers are designed specifically to kill harmful micro-organisms such as bacteria and viruses in untreated water supplies (well water or private water systems). Ultraviolet (UV) systems are commonly installed by homeowners who have received a positive coliform water test result, as well as those with reason to suspect that they are at higher risk for such contamination, and those seeking to have peace of mind that there water is being properly disinfected.
Ultraviolet water sterilizers are popular due to their low maintenance requirements, ease of operation, economical purchase price and operating cost. UV does not introduce any harmful chemicals to your water. Germicidal spectrum UV light is often used to destroy harmful volatile organic compounds in industrial applications.
Advantages of UV treatment
- Chemical free approach - no harmful bi-products or chemicals added to your water
- Effectively kills bacteria, viruses, mold spores, fungi, oocysts (cryptosporidium and giardia) and other microbiological contaminants
- Simple operation, limited maintenance, and easy installation
- Low initial cost and ongoing operating cost relative to other treatment methods
- The UV lamp, which is enclosed in a quartz sleeve, produces ultraviolet light that destroys waterborne pathogens such as bacteria and viruses by penetrating the cell wall and de-activating the DNA so they are unable to reproduce.
Bacteria in Water
Health symptoms may include diarrhea, cramps, nausea, possible jaundice, and associated headaches and fatigue.
Water contaminated with bacteria should not be used for drinking or cooking unless you boil it with a rolling boil for one minute or the water is disinfected by other means.
Coliforms - The presence of these bacteria indicates that pathogens may enter the drinking water supply in the same way if one does not take preventive action. Drinking water should be free from coliform
UV water filtration treatment can kill bacteria in water.
Viruses in Water
Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is readily transmitted through water. HAV causes infectious hepatitis, an illness characterized by inflammation and necrosis of the liver. UV water systems can kill HAV.