UV Filtration

UV water treatment

Using UV technology to treat water is both an old concept and one of the very latest technologies. The method is based on the natural disinfectant action of the sun’s rays. UV lamps imitate the disinfecting rays of the sun, but as they can be thousands of times stronger; no bacteria, viruses, moulds or their spores can withstand this treatment.

Chlorine has been widely used as a primary disinfectant worldwide. However, since chlorine by-products have shown to be potentially carcinogenic, as well as the risk of chlorine resistant organisms growing, UV water disinfection is now, in general, preferred technology.

Some of the main benefits of using UV to treat water:

  • An environmentally friendly alternative to chlorine disinfection and has no disinfection by-products
  • Low maintenance; once installed, UV systems typically only require annual service
  • Clean, cost-effective and low energy consumption
  • Safe as no harmful chemicals are added

As water passes through a UV water treatment system, living organisms in water are exposed to UV light which attacks the genetic code of the microorganism and rearranges the DNA, eliminating the microorganism’s ability to function and reproduce. If a microorganism can no longer reproduce, it cannot replicate, therefore it cannot infect other organisms with which it has contact.

The reaction time between the UV irradiation and the organism to be killed is very short and does not create any by-products at all. The water quality, both physical and chemical, remains identical before and after treatment using the UV technique. The UV disinfection can therefore take place at any conceivable and necessary place in a system.

This process of exposing water to UV light is simple but effective, destroying 99.99% of harmful microorganisms without adding any chemicals to the water. Ultraviolet technology can give peace of mind, knowing that you’re protected from many of the culprits of water contamination.

Major Applications

  • Biological Control
  • Potable Water Disinfection
  • Municipal Waste Treatment
  • Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Control
  • Ozone Destruction
  • Advanced Oxidation

Watertec UV Systems are the answer for demanding UV disinfection applications which require consistent water quality and reliable performance.

  • Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Control
  • Potable Water Disinfection
  • Waste and Recycled Water
  • Biological Control
  • Recreational Swimming
  • Pool Treatment
  • Experienced field service support for installation, start-up and training.
  • Unique vortex contact design
  • Unique quartz tube cleaning mechanism.

If you want to find out more about us and our services, please contact our friendly and knowledgeable team members for more information.