Why You Should Use Ultra Violet Water Disinfection

Why You Should Use Ultra Violet Water Disinfection

David Fuller - 2nd Jul 2024

How Do UV Water Systems Work for Commercial Users?

Are you considering a UV water system for your commercial operations? Discover how ultraviolet water systems work and their benefits for industries like chemical and food manufacturing.

What is a UV System?

A UV water treatment system disinfects water by killing bacteria and other microorganisms, providing a reliable supply of safe drinking water. These systems are essential for converting untreated water from sources such as wells, boreholes, and springs into potable water. They are also effective in maintaining the purity of already treated water.


How Do UV Water Filters Work?

UV water systems utilise UV lamps that emit ultraviolet rays strong enough to eliminate bacteria and microorganisms. Here’s a breakdown of the process:

  • The system comprises a stainless steel chamber containing UV steriliser lamps.
  • Water flows around the lamp, which is encased in a quartz glass sleeve.
  • As water passes through the chamber, it is exposed to UV rays that eradicate harmful organisms, resulting in clean, disinfected water.

Benefits for Commercial Users

UV water systems offer numerous advantages for commercial users:

  • Chemical-Free Disinfection: UV systems are environmentally friendly and safe, as they do not use chemicals or produce by-products.
  • Effective Against Pathogens: They are powerful enough to destroy viruses and bacteria, ensuring water safety.
  • Maintains Water Quality: UV systems do not alter the taste, appearance, or pH balance of water.
  • Cost-Efficient: They are quick, efficient, and have low maintenance and operating costs.

Cost Considerations

The cost of UV water systems varies based on factors such as lamp power, flow rate, and system size. For tailored advice and pricing, please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

Potential Drawbacks

While UV systems are highly effective, there are some considerations:

  • Pre-Filtration Needed: UV systems do not remove particles or sediments, often requiring a pre-filter.
  • Electricity Requirement: They need a power source, which may be a limitation in certain areas.

Durability and Maintenance

UV systems are low maintenance with no moving parts, offering longevity. The UV lamps should be replaced annually or after approximately 9,000 hours of use to maintain effectiveness. The quartz sleeve and seals should be replaced when signs of wear are visible.

Safety of UV Water Filters

UV water filters are very safe, using no harmful chemicals and producing no dangerous by-products. They effectively remove microorganisms and bacteria, making them a reliable choice for water disinfection.

For more information or to explore how a UV water system can benefit your business, get in touch with Excel Water Ltd today.

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