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Working Principles of UV Light Systems for Water Purification

October 13, 2020

Many residential properties find ways on how to make their water clean and safer for consumption. After all, clean water allows families to carry out activities that need it. From taking a bath to washing the dishes or clothes, clean water ensures that these activities or chores will be conducted safely and efficiently. Using clean water can effectively maintain proper hygiene and avoid harmful illnesses.

To date, there are tons of options that a household can choose to make their water clean. One great option that is being utilised by homeowners today is ultraviolet (UV) light systems. These systems are basically known for their ability to purify the water and remove harmful bacteria and germs.

Working Principles of UV Light Systems

UV light systems generally perform water purification as the primary method of eliminating bacteria from the water. Some types of bacteria that the UV light systems can eradicate are E. coli, cryptosporidium, giardia, and many more. The water purification takes place by allowing UV rays to infiltrate the water and subsequently remove all present harmful pathogens. These UV rays likewise destroy microorganisms that are intended to cause illnesses so that they will not be able to reproduce exponentially on the water. All these processes are easily performed without the need of adding chemicals or substances.

Four main components that carry out the whole water purification process of the UV light systems are the ultraviolet lamp, a high-quality quartz sleeve surrounding the lamp, a chamber, and a system controller. As the water enters the chamber of the system, it will be subsequently exposed to the UV light. The exposure to the UV light, as mentioned, will then deactivate all the bacteria and waterborne pathogens on the water. And as soon as these elements are eliminated, the water is now clean for consumption.

There are two things, however, that should be considered during the water purification process. For one, different pathogens in water would require varying intensities of UV light for their complete deactivation. Additionally, all the microorganisms will only be removed if the rate of the water flow is correct as it determines the time these elements are exposed to the UV light.

Advantages of Using UV Light Systems

UV light systems bring a lot of advantages to the water being used by the property owners and their respective families. For one, water out of these systems will not have any chemical taste or odour, making the consumption of the water easier and more manageable. Secondly, water from UV light systems is guaranteed to be free from any chemicals or harmful products. 

And as for the UV light systems themselves, they can be advantageous for households as they only require very little energy for them to run effectively. The consumption of a minimal amount of energy translates to a smaller utility bill for these systems. The costs of maintaining the UV light systems are likewise minimal compared to other water filtration and purification systems.

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